Friday, February 15, 2013

Chinese New Year Dinner 2013


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We thought all 30-something of us wouldn't fit in Auntie Kiddie's dining room, but with our
suck-in-our-breaths, try-to-project-thinness skills and talents, it was a success!



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Achi Donna's first attempt at decorating the table. Not bad, eh? :)



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 The main event was this "lucky soup" that Uncle Frank personally cooked for all of us.
It's got lucky ingredients like "huat chai" - the hairlike thing that represents wealth and prosperity,
abalone for abundance, scallops for gold/wealth, duck for fertility, lotus seeds for male offsprings,
chicken, mushrooms, etc, etc. This was really rich and tasty that after I finished my bowl,
my stomach felt overly abundant already!



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Eight Treasures Chicken from Mabuhay Palace



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Steamed Lapu Lapu topped with Pork, Bamboo Shoots and Scallions



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Sotanghon Guisado



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Homemade Siomai



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Chicken and Pork Satay



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Green Chicken Curry



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Bagoong Rice



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Pad Thai



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Thai Coconut Pudding with Corn



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Taiwan Almond Cakes



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Korean Ice Cream



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Buko Pandan with Cheese



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Fresh OJ



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Frances gave out packs of M&M's so our 2013 will be sweet and chocolatey



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And Gwama gave out ampaw to the house help so their 2013 will be happy and lucky :)


How did your family celebrate Chinese New Year? :)

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