Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Reunion dinner 2016

This year my spouse cooked reunion dinner (5 dishes) for 5 persons all on his own. Previously in 2014 and 2015, he cooked around 80% of the reunion meal. I was not around this time to help because I was away. Initially the dinner was for 9 persons but on Saturday, due to the heavy traffic, one family of 4 had to turn back home and could not make it on Sunday night so the amount of food was reduced. The 5 dishes are light dishes due to the doctor's advice to the most senior person in the group to be on a low protein diet.

Dry scallops, abalone slices, wolfberries with Chinese cabbage.

Steamed chicken with herbal chicken essence and wolfberries.

Lotus roots, pork ribs and peanuts

Stirfry leeks and waxed meat

Mushroom, lettuce clear soup

38 comments:

  1. Kung Hei Fat Choi Mun!
    Wow those are great and healthy meals for a reunion (it is so different from what my mom used to serve during this kind of occasion haha)
    Of all the foods here, i think the Lotus roots, pork ribs and peanuts is what I love to try the most

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    1. Thanks. Kung Hei Fat Choi to you too! Would like to see your food on your blog too.

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  2. Yummmm!!! I bought leek but have not cooked it yet, maybe I will do it today, fry with egg and lap cheong. Happy Chinese New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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    1. Gong Xi FaCai! Happy cny! Leeks go well with lap cheong.

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    1. Happy cny to you and your family!

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  4. What do you mean you were away? I thought you all balik kampung together? Or actually Penang is not the kampung and you balik separately? @.@

    The meal itself, got abalone leh, nice!

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    1. Kl is both our kampung. This year I spent cny eve with my side all in pg to celebrate my sibling new house near elite while he spent it with his side in kl. Oh so you like to eat abalone?

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    2. Not really, but it is expensive ma, so having it during reunion dinner is nice hahaha! :D

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    3. So you have expensive taste! :D

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  5. Love to tuck in with you, Mun! You're one lucky gal. My pick goes to the abalone dish. Hahaha! xoxo

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    1. Thanks! Happy cny to you and your family!

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  6. Your spouse is so capable, churning out 5 dishes all by himself! The dishes all look very festive and they must be very tasty indeed.

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    1. He is so much more capable than I am when it comes to cooking Chinese dishes. His family has no complaints so I guess they are tasty indeed.

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  7. great effort in decorating the first dish...the decoration for the first dish look as if it was prepared from some restaurant ;-)

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  8. Happy CNY! Salute to your spouse cooking all those dishes on his own. I was struggling to cook for 4 people!

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  9. The first dish is unique!
    Hope you are having a great CNY!

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  10. I would love the first dish...all expensive ingredients! ;D Your spouse is a very good cook and he should cook more often at home as it'll meet your needs of eating healthy compared to eating out all the time.

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    1. He plans to cook at home this year to save marnee instead of wanting to eat healthy.

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  11. I love the first two dishes! :)

    The sliced abalone and shredded dried scallops looks good. Oh you guys eat leeks during CNY too. I wonder why Chinese always eat leeks during CNY but seldom it it in other times, it's like fatt choy, seldom see it the rest of the year.

    Happy CNY to you and your family Mun! :)

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    1. True, fatt choy only appears in dishes during cny but leeks I eat it whenever I see it at chap fan stalls.

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  12. It is so blessed of you to have a spouse who can whip up a storm. Those CNY dishes look good to me.

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  13. Lucky you, hubby can cook! And the dishes looks delicious!

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    1. Yan can cook so can you! Thank you!

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  14. Wow..he is a great cook! I think I will only cook reunion dinner when my children are bigger.

    Wishing you and family a Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai.

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    1. Thanks! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Should be a piece of cake for you to cook reunion dinner since you do cook.

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  15. All look good except I don't think I will like leek

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    1. I had eaten before but I don't like

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    2. I see. Thanks for your reply.

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  16. Of all the dishes, I most like the pork ribs with lotus roots and peanuts

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    1. I haven't eaten that but I guess it is tasty.

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  17. My jaws dropped in disbelief that your hubby could cook so well. I feel so shy and paiseh that I am only good at eating lah.

    The dishes are great looking and would please everyone!!!

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    1. Thank you, thank you. My mother in law required all her children to cook when they were young so that's why he knows how to cook.

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