Category Archives: Chinese New Year Symbolic Dishes

Bountiful Harvest – White Spotted Rabbitfish

Introduction: The high sought after  an indispensable fish for Lunar New Year. The rabbitfish has spines on the dorsal, anal and pelvic fins  that are grooved and contain venom glands. 2017 the extra lunar month (leap month) the production of these … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese New Year Symbolic Dishes, Recipe by Category - Fish

Sea Cucumber with Scallops Claypot

  Introduction: The function of a sauce is to add flavour that will compliment the flavor and texture of a dish. Whether served hot or cold should be well prepared and seasoned carefully so as to enhance the natural flavours … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese New Year Symbolic Dishes, Recipe by Category - Scallops, Recipe by Category - Sea Cucumber

Panfried Kueh Bakul with Egg

Introduction: Nian Gao literally means “higher year” is traditional Chinese New Year cake and eating this symbolic cake is supposed to improve your luck for the New Year with a texture similar to mocha. Known as Kueh Bakul among the … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese New Year Symbolic Dishes, Festivities Food, Food Thoughts

Braised Pig Tendons with Fish Maw

Introduction: Most of the time we used dried pig tendons to cook dishes. However, I managed to get some fresh pig tendons from my usual pork supplier and trust me its yummy. Ingredients: 6 pieces fresh pig tendons 2 large … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese New Year Symbolic Dishes, Recipe by Category - Pork Dishes

Lychee Boat Congee aka Ting Zai Zhou

Introduction: Interestingly I found an old wife tale of cooking porridge from a Cantonese housewife who shared table with me while dining at Tim Ho Wan few days back. We spoke in English. This has nothing to with any chemical … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese New Year Symbolic Dishes, Food Thoughts, Nutritious Porridge

Dessert – Pumpkin Parcels

Introduction: The common ingredient for preparing looked alike “Ingots” are minced meat filling. Have you tried using sweet pumpkin to prepare as a dessert instead? Ingredients: Half portion Sweet Pumpkin Round Wanton Wrappers Method: Steamed the sweet pumpkin until softened. … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese New Year Symbolic Dishes, Dessertalicious, Food Thoughts

Auspicious Creations for Chinese New Year

Introduction: “Lap Mei” commonly interpreted as “lap” for waxed and “mei” as aroma. These waxed duck leg with skin and fat wrapped is soaked in oil to preserve the fats melted during storage. A “must have” ingredient for a yummy claypot … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese New Year Symbolic Dishes, Various Methods of Preparing Rice