Monday, February 18, 2008

Chinese New Year; the time to eat, eat and what else? but to eat

Time has just flown by and in a blink of the eye; i realised we are already mid way through February.

Before i could talk about New Year, Chinese New Year zoomed by with Valentines around the corner, i am speechless and seriously lost for words. The promise to talk about so many things and yet it has been ages since i could properly seat in front of the computer to blog ever since my laptop charger died on me.

It appeared to be only moments ago that i seem to remind people that we are forever behind in blogging about events; unblogged christmas dinners during chinese new year and yet i realised the "yee sang" pictures are still seating in my computer rotting away as Streamyx refuses to let me upload it on Flickr with its tortoise like pace bandwidth.

With that some eye opening pictures on the emperor that i feast like the minute i open my eyes during the first few days of Chinese New Year.

The obligatory tossing of shredded vegetables and coloured crackers that will make any wish come true, wealth, health and food!

Hours of braising mushrooms that grow in the winters of Japan, Abalone from the can, sea cucumbers from where else but the sea.

The seasonal lap cheong or waxed pork sausage. The saltiness compliments the abundant white rice served during this brunch. Who says we cant eat this alone though?

Leeks, what used to be a seasonal vegetable in Chinese New Year is finally available all year round but this does not stop us having a huge plate of it as one of our compulsory morning dishes.

After that seat back and relax as the table is cleaned up, the cards are out, the money flows as we share the wealth among each other, laughing and chit chatting as the hours pass by. The days of Chinese New Year does fly, horribly fast too may i add.

To all those who celebrate, happy final 3 days of Chinese New Year. More food to come, i promise as soon as Streamyx is up and running

17 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Aaarghhh....I want that lup cheong! Gosh, I can't believe CNY is coming to an end. So much food so little time!!

sc said...

mmmmm..all the chinese new yearsy food...i've ate so much, and there's still a few days more of feasting. wooohoo!

Precious Pea said...

So so envy!! I have not had any proper CNY meal for years!

daphne said...

all those lovely food... ahh.. miss hte braised stuff especially.

ling239 said...

hmm... so i am not the only one calling and screaming at the Streamyx support staff =.="

mama bok said...

I missed yu sheng big time..!!

kennymah said...

Hmm... At my age, not much angpow di... and if I have to 'loh sang' one more time, I shall go nuts! So I'll play the Scrooge here (mixed metaphors, no?) and state that I for one would be happy to see CNY end...

If only cos I can't wait for the March Sales to start since I have so much stuff to buy that I didn't manage to buy during the CNY sales... LOL.

One last time, Selamat Tahun Tikus, Joe! :D

Nic (KHKL) said...

yeah, i think it's too short too...perhaps that's y we anticipate it year after year...i miss those tiny little pork floss popiah! and dried bbq meat!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ll: thats y there are no longer seasonal..

sc: i cant wait for it to end..my stomach is bursting!

pp: you can have your own wat..haha i can always invite myself to come along..

daphne: those r the really long hours dish..takes ages..!

ling239: i know!!

mamabok: that im afraid, is as seasonal as it can get..

kennymah: dont b a spoilt sport..i just paid up my cc bills..no more shopping!

nic: those popiah look a like is a darn horribe snack..i have to finish it all at one go!!

Rasa Malaysia said...

Aiyoyo, everything looks so good...yummy!

team bsg said...

may you continue to be prosperous and feast like an emperor long after february 2008 and beyond !

wmw said...

I want lap cheong too like Lyrical L! Steamed and served over fluffy white rice :o)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

rasa malaysia: still uploading more home cooked goodies!

team bsg: prosperous want..feast dun wan la haha fat d

wmw: haha i want "yun cheong" also larr...

tigerfish said...

No wonder you have to "count" the slow bandwidth...coz you had too much leek! LOL!

celine said...

Eat & gain weight, hehe...

jason said...

I regret that I ate less this year... *tsk tsk tsk*

Henry Yeo said...

at least some of the red packet this year are getting fatter.