Thursday, January 26, 2012

My 1st Lo Hei (捞起) of CNY 2012

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, it is traditionally that we will have our LO HEI (捞起) or prosperity toss.  It is a colorful dish with raw fish slices, mixed shredded of vegetables, other condiments and sauces.  As what the old folks say, the more Lo Hei that you have eaten, it brings more prosperity and abundance of good luck, health and weath to you. I hope that I get to have more Lo Hei this year.thumbs up 

Here's my first Lo Hei at my reunion dinner with my family. It is specially prepared by my mum.
Thanks Smiley Hearts Animated GifMUM!

 We use abalone instead of raw fish.

Well, I am looking forward to my next Lo Hei tomorrow and many more to come.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chinese New Year 2012 ^__^

My celebration of the Christmas and New Year was just over last December.  Now I am looking forward to welcome the next festive season which is the Chinese New Year (CNY).  As always, I am eager to taste all the CNY goodies that I ordered and received from my friends.  To avoid myself from getting sore throat and ulcers, I have started to drink 凉茶 (herbal tea) and aloe vera drink to cool off the heatiness after consuming so much of the CNY cookies ^.~

Before I started to write this page, I went to read the post on my last year CNY goodies.  Well, it seems like I have bought quite a bit this year.  Now, let's get on to have a look on my delectable goodies.

I receive this multi-layered cake from Boss. Her sister-in-law bakes this cake perfectly well. 

 This is a traditional sweet snacks. It tastes like mochi ~ so soft & chewy. This was made by an ex-colleague's mum and we always get a box during CNY.

This is a packet of BBQ sliced pork (Bak Kwa) from a gift hamper given to our dept.  The bak kwa is in vaccum-packed and instructions given either to place it in a bowl of hot water to warm it up before eating OR microwave the packet (we used this method as it is tastier. Just microwave it for 20mins).  It's fun to microwave the packet of bak kwa as it blows up like a big bubble.  We thought it will explode. But when you remove it from the oven, the packet flattens.  However, I still prefer to buy those freshly BBQ at the stalls rather than the vaccum packed bak kwa.

These tarts are a MUST-HAVE cookies during CNY Smiley.
 They are so many sold in the stalls as well as homemade.  

These are the open-faced pineapple tarts.  The pastry base is buttery and soft which melt in your mouthSmiley
Hey don't get deceived by the unappetizing look of this snack. Let me tell you ~ it's so yummy and I just can't resist to eat more after having 1 piece. This is a great snack to go with bi-ru too.
So I'm gonna keep all for myself ~  hehe!Smiley

Pretty flower patterns cookies.
They taste similar to the Bee Hive cookies that I bought from Home's Favourite last year.

Cornflakes cookies ~ crunchy

Qi Gu Chips ~ This chips are made from Arrow Head plant. The plant is cut into thin slices and fry them.
I still prefer my potato chips...hehe :P But mum and my aunty like it.

Prawn Crackers ~ such a big tub which my friend bought it for me. Thanks E-san!

Biscotti ~ I like to have this together with my cup of coffee.  Thanks Li-san for giving me this biscuits.

These are like mini spring rolls ~ it's wrapped with spicy dried shrimp fillings.  Another type of fillings is pork floss which is non-spicy.

Walnut Sesame Cookies ~ fragrant!

Kueh Bangkit ~ this is my all-time favourite cookies that melt in my mouth.

Such cute shapes and patterns.

Tomorrow is CNY eve and we will be having our reunion dinner at home ~ Big feast again ^0^ 
I will be offline for a few days to enjoy this celebration and promise to be back soon with more foodie posts.

Wishing all a Happy Chinese New Year!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

nEw yEaR eVe's hOpPiNg fEaSt (2)

This update will continue from my previous post.

After blasting our voices at the K-room, we proceeded to Jumbo Seafood at The Riverside Point for dinner.

Drunken prawns ~ fresh crunchy prawns and the soup is very tasty.

Man Tou (Deep Fried Buns) to dip with the gravy ~ 

Scallops wrapped in yam rings

Spinach Tofu with Mushrooms

Crispy Fried Baby Squids

 Spicy Mee Goreng

This is the best way to taste if the crabs are fresh. You can taste the sweetness of the chunky crab meat.

Crabie is posing for me....hehe (o^^o)

Monday, January 2, 2012

nEw yEaR eVe hOPpInG fEaSt (1)

Happy New Year to All fireworks smiley Hope you had a great time during this festive season. Have you made any resolution for Year 2012?  There are too many in my list and I hope that I can realise a few resolutions and one of which is aiming to keep fit Exercise Smilie and not hitting on more kilos :(  It may be difficult but I will try to be more discipline.Please

Well, let's return to my today's post on my New Year eve's feast with my colleagues.  We had our lunch at  Brussels Sprouts, Robertson Quay.  It was a cosy Belgian bar and bistro where you could choose to dine inside the restaurant or alfresco dining.  That day, the weather was hot and sunny; and there was no aircon in the restaurant but luckily, we had our icy cold Hoegaarden and root beer to quench our thirst and made us feel cooler

Open concept with a bar counter in the centre of the bistro. We sat on high cane chairs and tables which I don't really like sitting on it. Perhaps I'm too short11..haha!

Cute beverage coasters

King Crabscrabs on Toast ~ yummylicious!

MushroomsMushroomson Toast

Free refill of fries with every mussels or clams mealfrench fries

VIN BLANC ~ mussels cooked in white wine, butter, celery, onion, parsley

Heart of Butter Lettuce with Belgian Endive, Tomatoes and Hazel Nuts

After filling up our empty stomachs, we continued our celebration at the karaoke and sang till our hearts out.
group smiley