Happy Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is on Monday, and I’ve got two dinners to go to (one tonight, one tomorrow).

I’m making a couple of dishes for tomorrow’s meal, and will post photos soon. This is just like Christmas. I have no idea how I’m going to stick to my diet at all! How do you only eat 1500 calories in a day when you have to go to giant family meals? 😦

Happy Chinese New Year!

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy CNY!

(I know, I’m a day late, but hey New Year’s is supposed to be celebrated for 15 days so it’s all good.)

I am slowly learning how to cook Chinese food, and I’m not nearly as efficient at it because my parents and grandparents don’t have recipes. It’s hard to pick stuff up if it’s all in their heads and you have a really crappy memory. So for New Year’s my contribution is usually limited to picking up a few ingredients at the grocery store like dried fat choy (a.k.a. black hair moss) prior to the day or bringing candies as a “thank you for having me over for dinner and cooking me lots of yummy food” present.

I was also too busy eating to stop and take any pictures of the chicken, fish, mushrooms, pork, etc. So in lieu of that, I share with you these very yummy looking CNY blog posts from other bloggers:
Rasa Malaysia’s CNY
Steamy Kitchen’s CNY