Monday January 23, 2012
I always find myself being sentimental around Chinese New Year, mainly because I'm away from home and I'm missing all the great food you get, like yee sang and Peking duck. I try to go back to Auckland for Chinese New Year at some point during the 15 day celebration - even if I do miss the actual day of Reunion Dinner, we usually do have one and its meaning isn't diminished in any way.
This year, though, my parents are back in Malaysia and I was feeling a bit lonely when my flatmate suggested I do something special for myself. And that snowballed into making my own Reunion Dinner. I've never cooked for that many people before but it turned out well!
Spring Rolls (to appease the masses), Lettuce Wrap, Stir Fry Bok Choi and Cheese and Bacon Mussels
Roast Duck. Thank you Yans!
I know these may not necessarily usually be associated with Chinese New Year foods but I'm not that great a cook :(
To top it off for dessert, we had vanilla ice cream with Alphonso mango puree, and Jono's chocolate birthday cake.
In any case, wishing you all Gung Hei Fatt Choi in the year of the Dragon!