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…

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…

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.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

8 thoughts on “Just take it easy…”

  1. Wow! so many luxurious dishes for 6 person. I am sure all of you are very, very full after that if all the dishes are finished. Your wife is a superbly good cook indeed.

    Yes, so very very full…and yes, my missus can cook very well, the best of both mums, hers and mine. Getting on with age though, back pain, knee pain, everywhere pain. Next year, I shall get people to cater because we could not invite our Muslim friends to join in. I put the dishes in the kitchen though, out of sight.

  2. Wow, your missus is a great cook. That is indeed a lot for the 6 of you. What your missus dished out are all my favourite dishes especially the ngor hiang and kacang ma. These 2 dishes are are more than enough for me to keep my tummy happy…..πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

    We just served a bit of each dish since there were only 6 of us, lots more.

  3. I am drooling at the ngor hiang, prawns and steamed fish. Your missus is such a great cook!

    I love the duck too!

    My mom did not make ngor hiang tis year unlike last year she made.

    Oh? They say it is a must-have, an auspicious dish for Chinese New Year, probably by virtue of its golden colour.

  4. Loh Bak looks good & that lamb masala is a bit odd for CNY isn’t it? haha.

    Indeed. Initially, I wanted a Foochow theme but my missus insisted on cooking her curry and her satay beef (see tomorrow’s post) which did not make it to the table that night so in the end, it was a free-for-all. The western salad dish wasn’t quite there either – could have some Foochow fried vegetable dish instead.

  5. Your missus’ still has a lot of energy to cook a few dishes. I salute her! This year my family chose to eat out, so I did not have to slave in the kitchen hee..hee…

    I guess she loves the opportunity to show off her culinary skills, just that you will get the same dishes every year. LOL!!!

  6. Woah, the freshwater prawns look so good!

    Those this size are RM60 a kg. Your friends who were here bought up to RM80 a kg so you can imagine the size. And they said that was cheap…compared to prices in KL!

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