It was a long awaited meal. 6 years. Too long have i gone without the festive moods of chinese new year. This year, the feast is on!!
This year's dinner is once again held in my humble abode and i must say, there is no better food than HOME COOKED FOOD!
The star of the show is as usual my granny. She's about 92 this year and still going on strong. Only thing is, she is battling memory problems. But she remembers me. When i visited her after my return, she looked at me and was silent. My aunts were around and for a moment they were afraid that she did not remember me and asked my granny if she remembers me. My granny said with tears in her eyes: " It's Boh-Leng..." (yeah, that's what my relatives call me in Hainanese)
Menu for dinner:-
Stir-fry Prawn Noodles
Vegetable Curry (Lontong)
Hainanese Beef Stew
Scallops & Abalone
Nasi Kunning (Yellow/Tumeric Rice)
Fish Maw Soup
A couple bottles of red & white wine (Courtesy of my Cousin & Dad)
Wow! What a spread! I actually didn't eat a lot but by the time i DID eat, i was rather past the hunger point. My dad kept asking me to bring me this & that...hah! And he kept calling me "Captain"...as if we were all in a restaurant and i was the captain of the restaurant. But i think he enjoyed himself with the wine and food.
Here's some pictures of the food that i shot...
So now it is 10:30pm...not too long before the year of the Dog is ushered in. *Grins* Can't wait to get my hands on the red packets!! I already got one today from an aunt.
Speaking of money, i had a whole wad of $$$ that dropped into the toilet bowl today. Yeah, that sucked. But somehow, Singapore dollars seems to be a little better water proof than US bills. i kinda washed it off and lay it on my room railing to dry.
The restaurant was uber busy today. Wow. I got my feet scalded a couple times from the hot tea, my wrist is kinda throbbing from opening the heavy kitchen door while balancing the trays. And i started to feel hot from dashing around from table to tabel and to & fro the kitchen.
Am gonna go wind down for the night now and get ready for a long day tmw.
*rubs hands in glee with anticipation to receive red packets*
Good night everybody & Gong Xi Fa Cai!