Chinese New Year came so early this year! It is not even February! This short time frame means that I have been rushing to clean and pack my house ever since I came back from my Bangkok holiday. Phew! I think we are almost ready to let the relatives visit our house. Just don’t open THAT cupboard in the corner!
Last year, I shared how my family always have a steamboat reunion dinner to usher in the new year. This year is no exception! Here are pictures of what our steamboat dinner looks like. Don’t be mistaken! We are not vegetarians! It just so happen everyone in our family loves vegetables.
And because I did the grocery shopping and I have a picky stomach, I get to choose the ingredients for the steamboat. Which means my favourites like mushrooms – shiitake, button, hon-shimeji, enoki (also known as golden mushrooms), shabu shabu thin pork bellies slices, tau pok (bean curd puffs) and tofu! The rest are my dad’s favourites – prawns and squid.
This year, Mum remembered (after constant nagging by Dad) to make fresh spicy Chilli dip which is so appetising! It consists of chillies (big and tiny variants), lime juice and garlic blended together into a paste. Add light soya sauce and sesame oil to own preference. So there you go, my Mum’s secret recipe of sorts. 😀
Happy Chinese New Year! Wishing good health to all! And may your wishes come true!
PS: Rusty is suppose to be a year older but it seems that he just got younger in the doodle. Subconsciously rejecting age. Haha!