Happy Chinese New Year! This place has been deserted for a while because there are so many things to do yet there is so little time. Anyway, I hereby wish you all a happy and blessing rabbit year.
As for this year, I spent my first 3 days of CNY in my childhood kampung, another 3 days in Penang and 1 day in Melaka for a stopover. I took almost all the food photos in my kampung as my brother was also busy taking them, so it was less disruptive for the family dinner. But in Penang, I dare not ask the seniors to wait for me and start eating after my turn, so there were only a few photos for Penang. As for Melaka, we reached there after a few jams along the highway, it was tiring, I managed to take only the Melaka rice ball (which was disappointing as we tried the newly-renovated one, not the original one).
CNY eve: I cooked this for lunch, Hong Kong style steamed fish, stir-fried vegetables and my father contributed lotus root with roasted pork bone soup (which I forgot to take!). He bought the bone (leftover) from the uncle who sells roasted pork in my kampung so he got a lot of them for the soup, it really added flavours to the soup. I used to have this kind of soup but had slowly forgotten the taste since I moved to Singapore, until now. It was my childhood flavour.
For the Reunion dinner, it was Hakka style. I cooked vegetables with abalone, CY stir-fried vegetables, my father ordered Hakka deep-fried pork, Hakka braised pork with yam and dark sweet sauce and oyster and fish paste wrapped in thin sheet of pork fatback 猪网油.