I do not know whether my siblings will carry on with this yearly tradition as my mum is getting older, with her knees problem. With the help of my wife, it was quite a task to cook such a sumptuous dinner. Maybe, next year we will opt to eat at a restaurant, but for me home cooked food always taste better!
Tonight, seven dish dinner was a happy and fulfilling one, as everyone was filled to the brim.
1.Mixed vegetables-Chinese long ans round cabbage, bean curd sheet, glass noodle, pork strips, shiitake mushroom, golden lily bud,black fungus-preserved bean curd-a well balanced interplay of texture and flavors-utterly wholesome dish.
2.Char yoke-Stewed 3 layered pork belly with black fungus-marinated with preserved bean curd (lam yee)- a Hakka dish-meaty- intense flavor with every bite.
5.Steamed grouper fish-with grade A soy sauce and garnished with spring onion and coriander leaves- well done, fresh and fine in texture.
6.Oven baked chicken wings and drumsticks-well marinated with teriyaki soy sauce and garlic flavoring -a dish that will appease many.
7.Stir fry Nga Ku (Arrowhead bulb)-with strips of lean pork and cooked with fermented bean curd-crunchy and earthy flavor.