Tuesday, February 25, 2014

We did celebrate Chinese New Year 2014

We did celebrate Chinese New Year 2014, but after the 15th day of Chinese New Year.

We did it during two weekends with two different group of friends. Both time I prepared Yusheng, a dish created in Singapore and is widely accepted in both Singapore and Malaysia during Chinese New Year, but less popular within other Chinese communities.

I couldn't find some of the ingredients so I simply decorated it with seven type of colorful vegetables. I like the gesture of tossing the dish with chopsticks with everyone around the table. Yes, the higher the better!

Making dumplings with the kids. Preparing dumplings during Chinese New Year is a tradition in North of China, but we had never practiced this in my family (our ancestors were from the South). We chose this dish instead of steamboat so that kids can participate and have fun with us.

We also celebrated with a group of French friends who had been to Malaysia and experienced Chinese New Year there. In the earlier years in France I used to invite people over and prepared steamboat or other Malaysian dishes, but these years I was simply not motivated. Instead they invited us over to celebrate. It was very nice of them, we had a lot of fun and so did the kids.

1 comment:

  1. I like your colourful yusheng - any raw ingredients will do as it is just a symbolic dish to have when celebrating CNY. Good that the children enjoyed the dumplings making session. I guess Ang Pows will given to the children too.