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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Happy " DONG ZHI "

Postings about this festival " DONG ZHI " / Winter Solstice were seen lying everywhere in the blogsphere!! My family was no exception in throwing a celebration in receiving this happy day!! I remember some elderly folks mentioned that in China, this festival could be bigger than the 1st day of CNY !!!
Though, not all my sisters could gather for the celebration in my parents' home, i believe my parents were more than happy to just have 3 of their daughters back home with 2 sons in law & grandchildren!! As my 2 other married sisters are staying with their in laws (who so happened to be having d same celebration too at their home), PRIORITY of choice usually goes to the husband's side when it comes to selection on which sides of the family to go to during big celebration like this !!! How i just hate this unfair & favouritism practice......
Anyway, the dining table was full of dishes, thanks to the chef of our home (none oth than my mom of course).....very typical of the cantonese flavours, ......i.e.
steamed chicken (pak cham kai) with spring onion+coriander leafs+soya sauce
roasted duck
stir fried "nga ku" with "kan choi" & green peas wrap by "sang choi"
sweet & sour chillies prawns
but accompanied with RED WINES.....haha !!
(finally our mango wine from Darwin, Aust was well consumed....hehe)


And that's not enough.....we "ta pao" CRABs too........wahh, sooong ahh !!

But then, funnily how come there is no sight of the signature dish of 'DONG ZHI' leh????
i.e. "tong yuen"/glutinous rice balls soup......coz it does not worth a capture by my camera !!! Very unfortunately, my younger sister was WRONGLY entrusted with the task of making that important dish & it turned out to be so horrible.......the balls almost looked like "pan mee" & the soup was so tick like glue !!!! tsk tsk tsk......"memang tak guna punya"(simply useless) !!
Now i missed what i could have done .......
H A P P Y " D O N G Z H I " and hope you had a good one too!!

13 comments:

JO-N said...

What a feast! Here's a tag for you:

http://love4kids.blogspot.com/2007/12/ive-been-tagged.html

Rjoc said...

The dishes look very good Jacss, ah well next time you will have to prepare the main dish eh? Hope the wine went down well, though it might not go well with a spicy dish,
Next time we visit you you will prepare this ???

slavemom said...

That's a big feast indeed. The prawns n crabs r vy tempting! Aiyo... ur poor sis. Don't complain lah.. must encourage her mah. If not, next time she won't volunteer to cook anything. (hehehe I'm a lousy cook, so I know how she feels.)

Anggie's journel said...

wow , nice food u have here .. i had a dinner with in law too ... guess what, my tong yuen also look not nice ... so didnt capture the photo ... hahaha ...

Anggie's journel said...

wow , nice food u have here .. i had a dinner with in law too ... guess what, my tong yuen also look not nice ... so didnt capture the photo ... hahaha ...

huisia said...

wow..that's really a feast!

Tot's Mom said...

Wow, your family really celebrate this festival, huh? ANyway, you're right. It's supposed to be the more important one than CNY but I guess time has changed. Anyway, here's also wishing you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Wen said...

lol! cooked too long is it?

merry christmas to u and ur family!

yenlin said...

*drooling*

Ling That's Me said...

wow! the food made me droooooolll~~~~

Sasha said...

eh better than me la...no tong yuen at all :(

Jacss said...

jo: i'll be late with tags as it's super busy season now....

uncle bob: surprisingly my mom said d wine was tasty thou she might not be a good judge.... and yr good nephew complaint abt d taste....apparently he doesn't seemed to like it... anyway, he always has a fussy taste !!
if u wana try my glutinous rice balls, no problem at all coz it's easy to prepare & most imptly i love it too.....

genie: no lar...not really "kutuk" her...anyway, we r used to speaking in such a way i.e. direct & honest straight to d face...haha

Annie Q said...

Wow..so many food! And the prawns so bigggg plate!