Final day of the Lunar New Year

homecooked roasted duck – it was super yum. my aunt and grannie made it

Last Saturday was heaven. I totally dig Chinese New Year. Was at my aunt’s place for dinner and boy did I had a satisfying meal. It was to celebrate the last day (also the 15th day) of the lunar new year. The actual day was Sunday but we had it on Saturday instead.

Remember what I said about family gatherings and how food is a central part? Seriously, I’m blessed… truly blessed! My fifth aunt did most of the cooking that day, with help from the rest of my aunts and the food was delicious.

I invited Urszula, my Polish classmate and she was truly bowled over by the amount of food. I’m happy to report that she loved everything she tried, including century eggs. She’s such a dear… She bought back some Norwegian brown cheese, Chrzan and herbs plus some others from her recent trip to Norway for a conference. I’ll post about that another time though.

Today I’m just going to let the pictures whet your appetite…..

Some vegetable dish that tasted good.

You got to check out this yam basket:

It’s made from scratch! Looks so much like the ones you have in Chinese restaurants eh? But oh no no no, this one is made by my fifth aunt. I was really impressed!

I couldn’t resist taking a photo of it at a different angle:

Yam never tasted this good…. Yummmm…

My aunt made Tiramisu too! I was sooooo happy! This tiramisu was to die for…

She used Martell instead of coffee liquer but you know what.. I think it worked well.

I know I should have taken more photos but I was too preoccupied – with eating (what else?).

We had yu sheng again – a HUGE one.

I’m so happy I have a family who appreciates good food and knows how to cook and bake as well. My aunts rock! I have so much to learn…. I will have to master the yam basket. Man.. it’s just so good!

P.S. Sorry for the lack of posts – these few weeks have been really busy for me. Will post as much as I can. 🙂 Have a great week!

Posted on 4th Mar 2007 in Chinese New Year, family, food


There Are 8 Comments


:: Lavender Cupcaker :: commented on March 6, 2007 at 1:30 am

Cheryl! That yam basket is seriously looking good and delicious too! I am an oh-nee lover being a teochew… 🙂 You sure have a great family of cooks! Cya!


Michelle commented on March 6, 2007 at 2:29 pm

hello! wow the food looks fantastic! anyway i read from your previous posts that you’re doing a local exchange at SMU! im currently studying at SMU too! havent seen you around though. heh hope to see u soon! and i know how mad school can get. next wk’s hell for me. hope you enjoy yr last few wks in SMU (:


Anonymous commented on March 6, 2007 at 3:43 pm

hi! the tiramisu looks so tantalizing. chanced upon ur blog. can foresee myself being a regular of ur blog! Any recipe for the tirmisu?


umami commented on March 6, 2007 at 11:10 pm

the yam basket filled with fat prawns looks amazing.


hui commented on March 7, 2007 at 11:14 am

yup, i truly agree that u are sooo blessed to have a family with great cooks.

& the food (everything) seemed to be so wonderful and delicious too.


Anonymous commented on March 8, 2007 at 8:26 am

Do you think your aunt mind sharing her tiramisu recipe. It look so delicious and professioally done.



jx commented on April 3, 2007 at 7:40 am

Stumbled upon your blog by chance.. wow!! .. the tiramisu looks fabulous!! .. and the yam ring looks really professional.. i’d love myself if i can make this tiramisu.. haha


Manuel commented on July 30, 2014 at 3:22 pm



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