Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Yesterday was the Chinese New Year eve. As usual, I was away from work. I had to be home to prepare the reunion lunch. I finished cooking at 1pm. When my girl wanted to take lunch, I realised that the pot of rice was not cooked. I had forgotten to press the ON button. Anyway, in just a short while, the rice was ready. Both my girl and I quicky took our lunch as I had to send her to the dental clinic for her braces appointment. 

When we reached the clinic, my girl asked me to wait for her as it wouldn't take long. While waiting, my boy called me if he could take lunch. Of course, he didn't have to wait for us as we had already eaten. He didn't have to wait for his father too as he wouldn't come back early even though it was closed at 2pm. 

I waited for 45 minutes. I just played with my phone as I had nothing better to do. When we reached home, it was already 3.30pm. Finally, when my husband came back, it was already almost 5pm. 


 
our reunion lunch menu


I had to reheat or rather recook those dishes..

 I cooked cili sauce for the fish.

I stirred-fried those barbecued chicken and pork.
And I also heated up the sengkuang together with the vegetables.
Also boiled up the old cucumber soup.

Fot the sake of the reunion lunch, I ate again for the second time..

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So the CNY contest was officially closed. The winner is very obvious. She has sent in so many posts of her ang pow creation.
Check out her creation here.

Yesterday she passed her ang pow creation of the 'snake' to my boss. I had asked her to show me the 'snake' as I  was curious to see how it's like in reality.

So I had seen it and it was indeed painstakingly created.
Congratulations, Helen!
You are awesome!

You deserve a big 'ang pow' 
from Chang Jiang.


Comments

  1. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too! And congrats to Helen! Her "snake" is really a work of art.

    Old cucumber soup is one of my favourite soup. A yummy reunion meal - good job, Wenn!

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  2. Does the dentist celebrate CNY? If yes, he/she is so hard working to be still working during CNY eve.

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  3. Delicious looking food! And the ang pow snake is pretty cool! Do you celebrate at midnight like we do on New Years Eve?

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  4. love the pow snake hehe so cute
    happy Chinese New Year... may you have another prosperous year

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  5. GONG XI FA CAI!! Wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous CNY.. May the year of snake brings you lots of health, wealth and happiness!! :)

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  6. away from work but you never seemed to rest at all.. I guess away from work means more chores and errands to be done by the taukesoh, haha.. :)

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    1. I think we can call her Wennder Woman! So strong lady!

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    2. well, I have no choice..no maid to help me with my chores..

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  7. only reunion lunch?? what about reunion dinner?? for me, as usual, we had steamboat dinner.. for the past more than 10 years, all relatives come to our house for steamboat!! haha..

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    1. reunion dinner: just those simple dishes that I have shown..

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  8. Wow the snake ang pao is very nice!

    Gong xi fa cai once again~

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  9. 恭喜發財~ Aunty 红包拿来~

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  10. Happy Chinese New Year to you and family, Wenn! :)

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  11. Our human thinks you are a 'super woman' being able to do so many things!
    Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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  12. The snake is so nice and attractive. Should put this water snake above your aquarium to let it swim.

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    1. sorry no aquarium :)
      anyway, I will return to the owner..

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  13. I wish Wennder Woman and family a very Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year!!!!

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    1. Got fish got chicken git vegetables. Very good already

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    2. got most of them already..but there should be more..

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  15. my apology for my late comments haha
    ive been quite busy meeting some other blogger here

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  16. haha thats why i'm never been quite a fan of
    electronic cooking hahaha
    i mean i prefer to cook with flames

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  17. I just wish my phone has games to play with
    unfortunately my phone was kinda prehistoric hahaha
    but anyway what games do you play?

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    1. I don't hv games on my phone too..

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  18. as of now me and my siblings were quite addicted on
    playing temple run 2,
    first was just great but this second one was really better

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  19. recooked routine after feast was really common
    even ours here we are having the dishes we had on
    celebrations and eat it the whole day,

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  20. the dishes were really great looking
    i just love every chicken dishes
    i guess saucey fish dish was i think quite interesting too

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    1. the cili sauce fish is scrumptious..

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  21. that ang pow snake was pretty clever
    i mean it suits the new year's zodiac
    and it was cutely made too she indeed deserve to win

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  22. have a great day and happy blogging wenn
    take the best of care and god bless you

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  23. Wenn, your reunion lunch looked awesome to you. All dishes look good.

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    1. Thank goodness that I have a MIL who can cook like a storm every year. I don't need to worry about my reunion dishes.

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    2. The winner is well deserved. Congrats to her.

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