HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!
This year, I was invited to celebrate Chinese New Year with my Singaporean friend. I was reluctant about going with her at first because I didn't know anyone that was going except for her and about 4 other people; but, I'm really glad I went. The celebration was a lot of fun! About 30 of us went to this near by Chinese restaurant (we occupied about half of the place).
The photo above is a Singaporean tradition (sorry, don't remember what it's called). They only eat it on Chinese New Year and each color has a special significance for the new year. It had salmon, pineapples, nuts, cabbage, ginger, mangoes and a whole lot of other Asian vegetables. The traditional way to eat it is for everyone in the table to toss it together with their chopsticks. I have never done that before, so it was really interesting tossing food up in the air-- apparently, the higher you toss it the better. Anyway, it tasted really good and we made a complete mess at our table. Some of the vegetables even got in my tea cup.
Unfortunately, I was unable to take pictures of all the dishes. We were all so hungry, it was just a race to get the food first.
The steamed fish tasted like home. I used to love eating this.
Broccoli, eggplant and tofu. Classic.
There was even lobster!
There were a few other dishes, like the soup, the Yang Chow fried rice and the Chinese broccoli with pork, that I didn't get a picture of. Oh! and, we had hot red bean for dessert.
Ugh! I still feel like a stuffed turkey! I am so full! But, it was worth it. And, it was really cheap too, so that makes me feel even better :)
Happy New Year!