CNY meal at my mum’s house. *slurp* yummy!
We always go back to my mum’s house for a heavy brunch on the second day of Chinese New Year. My sis and her little family would normally have arrived from Singapore already, and we’ll have a good meal together :-)
My mum is a great cook. The dishes below are all prepared by her, sometimes a few days before the actual day of feasting. The abalone above was later sliced and placed into fish maw and fishball soup (soup not in picture). Also missing from the picture above is sea cucumber braised with flower mushroom, my dad's favourite.
A basket of fresh lettuce leaves from mum's garden, for wrapping braised nga ku and pork slices, with a dallop of sweet sauce.
This dish is my siblings' absolute favourite - stuffed dried oyster with fish and pork meat. Mum made 52 pieces of these!
With every celebration there is sure an abundance of good food. To me, food prepared by mum beats any sharksfin or abalone in any top-class restaurant... it is the homecooked flavor, childhood memories and the feeling of togetherness that these food brings, that I really care about :-).
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