Just take it easy…

I told my missus to just take it easy, relax and I would go out and buy everyone’s favourites for our Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner the other day. Unfortunately, it all fell on deaf ears and she insisted on cooking a few dishes of her own.

She cooked these freshwater prawns…


…the way her mum used to cook it and of course, she insisted on making some ngor hiang

Ngor hiang

…and prepared the salad…


– we had not poured the dressing over everything yet and no, she did not forget her kacang ma chicken

Kacang ma chicken

..and she also cooked this fish maw soup…

Fish maw soup

I went and bought one Soon Hock (marble goby) and she had it steamed…

Steamed Soon Hock

…and yes, it was very very nice. We all enjoyed it a lot.

My sister joined us that night and she brought along this ang chao chicken…

Ang chao chicken

…and I went to a leading hotel in town and bought this, my favourite duck stuffed with glutinous rice…

Glutinous rice duck

…which my girl and I loved a lot. The mum would not touch the bird!

I also got this lamb masala

Lamb masala

…from Payung too.

That sure was a lovely dinner for the 6 of us – my in-laws joined us that night but their daughter, my niece, in Singapore could not make it home in time and would only be back the next day, the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. My missus did cook a few more dishes and yes, I did buy quite a lot myself as well – but we decided not to take everything out as we would not be able to finish. You’ll get to see what else there were in a future blogpost.