We had this during our one-week long Chinese New Year, simple food for two. My husband was like: huh…. you bought salmon? How do you want to cook it? Teriyaki styled, I replied.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Happy Chinese New Year to all!
This is the most important festival for families to gather for our annual reunion dinner. For me, I love Chinese New Year (CNY) because it is the only time for all siblings and friends to gather and chat. I love receiving ang baos, of course now is giving ang baos because it symbolises giving out happiness and good wishes. I also love watching fire-crackers (though illegal), fire-works (illegal too!) in my hometown where everything is possible! lol. This year is a bit different as it is my first year spending New Year in Singapore because of my baby. In comparison, it is quieter here, but not less joyful with my own family. My husband and I love cooking. So we took this opportunity to cook all the dishes for our own reunion dinner (for two because baby cannot eat our food) and a few meals during CNY.
Traditionally, our reunion dinner will have chicken, pork and fish. Fish is intentionally not finished. The reason for this stems from a paronomasia, as the Chinese phrase 年年有魚/余; (nián nián yǒu yú, or "every year there is fish/leftover") is a homophone for phrases which mean to "have profit every year". But, we finished all, opps!