Monday, March 05, 2007
Final day of the Lunar New Year
homecooked roasted duck - it was super yum. my aunt and grannie made it
Last Saturday was heaven. I totally dig Chinese New Year. Was at my aunt's place for dinner and boy did I had a satisfying meal. It was to celebrate the last day (also the 15th day) of the lunar new year. The actual day was Sunday but we had it on Saturday instead.
Remember what I said about family gatherings and how food is a central part? Seriously, I'm blessed... truly blessed! My fifth aunt did most of the cooking that day, with help from the rest of my aunts and the food was delicious.
I invited Urszula, my Polish classmate and she was truly bowled over by the amount of food. I'm happy to report that she loved everything she tried, including century eggs. She's such a dear... She bought back some Norwegian brown cheese, Chrzan and herbs plus some others from her recent trip to Norway for a conference. I'll post about that another time though.
Today I'm just going to let the pictures whet your appetite.....
Some vegetable dish that tasted good.
You got to check out this yam basket:
It's made from scratch! Looks so much like the ones you have in Chinese restaurants eh? But oh no no no, this one is made by my fifth aunt. I was really impressed!
I couldn't resist taking a photo of it at a different angle:
Yam never tasted this good.... Yummmm...
My aunt made Tiramisu too! I was sooooo happy! This tiramisu was to die for...
She used Martell instead of coffee liquer but you know what.. I think it worked well.
I know I should have taken more photos but I was too preoccupied - with eating (what else?).
We had yu sheng again - a HUGE one.
I'm so happy I have a family who appreciates good food and knows how to cook and bake as well. My aunts rock! I have so much to learn.... I will have to master the yam basket. Man.. it's just so good!
P.S. Sorry for the lack of posts - these few weeks have been really busy for me. Will post as much as I can. :) Have a great week!