Date: 28 January 2012
Dish: Braised Sea Cucumber with Oyster & Mushroom, Stri-Fried Prawn in Kam-Heong style, Stir-Fried Abalone , Steamed Pomfret, Steamed Kampung Chicken, Chicken Soup
Call me bias if you wish, but I always find the Chinese New Year dinner that she cooks each year is the best meal of the year. Her cooking mantra of healthy cooking i.e. less salt in no way makes the dishes less tasty as she would replace that with more herbs and the freshest of ingredients. She takes her tasks of preparing for the Reunion dinner very seriously. All the ingredients would have to be sourced and booked in advance. On the designated day, she would start preparation early in the morning to ensure that the meal and table is set by 7pm. She handles most everything herself, my duty only to pass ingredients to her for cooking, setting the table, and washing the dirty plates before and after! :-)
I guess the joy of seeing everyone enjoying the meal is satisfying beyond words for her, and for us, it is really the best meal of the year!
|Braised Sea Cucumber with Oyster & Mushroom|
|Steamed "Kampung Chicken"|
|Stri-Fried Prawn in Kam-Heong style|
|Chicken Soup with Meat & Fish Balls|