lundi, janvier 26, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year

I wish all who celebrate this day a happy chinese new year. May the year of the ox brings you health and prosperity.
I brought some snacks to work today and everyone loves it. Yeah, I work on this really important day. This year, we did not celebrate chinese new year. It is due to the fact that I am having back ache and both of us are feeling tired. Seb is down with a cold. Over the weekend, we had a friend over for lunch and I cooked lor-bak (braised meat). She liked it. Cool. I put in mushrooms, pork belly, hard-boiled eggs and fried beancurd. I learnt this dish when I was in uni from a guy friend. I don't remember his name but I remember very well this cooking lesson he gave me.
On Sunday, Seb's father came and helped us paint the baby's room. Guess no one would do that on a chinese new year's eve. I fried noodles and made my favorite mustard veggie with roasted meat soup. And my father-in-law liked it. A few months ago, I made this soup and gave some to my neighbour. She loved it so much that she asked for the recipe. I gave her the ingredients recently and she made it for her mom. This morning, she told me that her mom loved the soup too. Maybe I should go start a chinese mustard soup shop.
After reading about friends and family having steamboat, I think I will do an impromptu steamboat tonight. This will be considered as my way of celebrating chinese new year!

PS: photo of steamboat.

5 commentaires:

SIG a dit…

Hahaha! A chinese mustard shop?? That is so funny!

sohcool a dit…

Just out of curiousity, who knows/tasted this soup that I made?

Carol a dit…

I know and I've tried both the soup and fried version of the mustard but I didn't like cos it's got a distinctive (bitter) taste. Do u know the salted veg is made from mustard as well? I think that's the only time I will eat that mustard when it's prepared that way :P

sohcool a dit…

Oh, I actually like the fact that the soup is bitter and spicy. Yeah, the taste is special.
Salted veg reminded me of those in pig's organ soup. Yummy.

SIG a dit…

Well, I can't say I've tasted it . Haha.