The Reunion

I have always looked forward to this special occasion.
The Reunion.


Family members will gather around the round table in favour of a nice meal, hoping and looking towards another prosperous and joyful year ahead.
Woke up early in the morning, gave parents a hand while they were busying doing the prayers and prepared offerings.

Steamed chicken and roasted pork will not be missed out as offerings when doing prayers.

I could see mom hurrying in and out of the kitchen in order to make sure that the dinner will be put to order. She is really a role model and I have always look upon her devotion in setting up a dinner to accommodate 3 tables of relatives! Though the foods looked normal, but we always loved her customary preparations!

Some of the folks nowadays opted to dine in a restaurant during the reunion, but we are still keen in having it at home, savouring the home-cooked gourmet!

The Steamed pomfret was fresh and its meat was smooth and gentle.

Braised Ginger Duck‘s recipe was descended from my grandma and the taste still preserved well… still has the kick!

Steamed Chicken with its matching coriander + onion sauce is always flawlessly coupled. And proud that I managed to prepare the sauce, a.k.a the ‘it’ factor well enough! *grin*


This has always been my favourite, and I can finish it with just a bowl of rice; the Braised Mushroom. A distinctive flavour generated from the aromatic gravy that I just can’t seem to find elsewhere.

Besides frying ‘ngaku’ chips during this festivity, mom also prepared the Arrowhead with pork belly that got our appetite uplifted further more!

Pickled cucumber with sliced pork is another must have during any special occasion. The sourish cucumber was another appetite booster and was cooked with sliced pork, added with minced taucu sauce 🙂

Sweet and Sour Prawns was cooked to perfection. The giant prawns were unquestionably fresh! and of course… finger licking good sauce ;P

Roasted Duck was bought by uncle on his way to our place.

The Roasted Pork with leeks resulted satisfaction for our tummy as well. Salty roast pork fried rapidly with leeks over a high heat while stirring them briskly was another wonder 🙂

A tradition after the dinner, grandpa will distribute the ang paos! *the first red packet that we’ll all get during CNY*!
Looking back at these depictions made me miss that night’s get together.
Family reunion is one of the best thing I wish for every year.
Hope all of you had a unforgettable one.

and… today’s the ‘V’ Day!!

To all couples, enjoy your sweetest moment & wishing you guys eternal happiness!
To the others *the still available ones* spending time with your family and friends is also as affectionate! 🙂

Wishing all of you Happy Valentine’s Day!

What’s your plan tonight? 🙂

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17 Comment

  1. Jason says: Reply

    I’m always amazed by the spread of food on reunion dinners.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Chris!

  2. ai wei says: Reply

    happy valentine’s day to u n Chris. a biggie suprise from him again?!

    i always like reunion dinner. can get together with all family members and have them all together! i miss mine a lot now…

  3. mimi says: Reply

    My mom always cook the cucumber & the leek dishes when festival….

    Wish u & Chris have a memorable Valentine’s Day!!!

  4. daphne says: Reply

    That looks like a grand spread of food.

    Happy V-day!

  5. ekeng says: Reply

    waaaaaahhh…what a feast..I love all the picture…Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Chris 🙂

  6. alexander says: Reply

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I really miss my mum’s cooking now. Yes! I agree Reunion dinner is the best.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Alexander
    Alex’s World! – http://www.kakinan.com/alex

  7. Nic (KHKL) says: Reply

    braised ginger duck for new year…that’s new to me. the dipping for the steamed chicken looks good 🙂 a very important element for the chicken! love it!

    happy belated valentine’s day!

  8. myCoffee says: Reply

    Such yummilicious-looking home-cooked dishes! Happy CNY and Valentine’s Day to you!

  9. ling239 says: Reply

    wow… so many delicious dishes… ^_^

    Happy Valentine’s Day…
    (one day delay d, sorry ya)

  10. teckiee says: Reply

    you mom sure is a wonder woman. i have always respected my aunt too when she cooks for my whole family (grandma, her own family, my family, my uncles and aunts family). really a lot lot lot of work for the big bang dinner.. and then there’s the clean up too!

  11. wenching & esiong says: Reply

    Happy Valentines Day to you and Chris too! Hope you guys had a great celebration!

    You really had a lot of good food on the reunion day. Yup, this is one day that I enjoy a lot too!

  12. yammylicious says: Reply

    mama-licious reunion dinner!!
    everything look so lovely!!

    Happies valentine day to u and chris ya! muaxx!

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  14. ♥ ♡ Alvin ♡ ♥ says: Reply

    Happy belated valentine day!!! Chris and christine! 😀

  15. ~Christine~Leng says: Reply

    jason~
    thanks 🙂
    and..yea. definitely means much more than dining in a restaurant 😉

    aiwei~
    thx dear 🙂 no surprise.. cos we planned it together ;P
    yours was great too! looking at the spread of foods you had made me salivate ^^ Reunions are always so happy.

    mimi~
    my mom too 🙂
    and.. thx for the wishes. hope you had a memorable one too gal!

    daphne~
    all thanks to my mom :)^^
    happy belated V day to you and your loved one too!!

    ekeng~
    thanks ya! How was your V day? found your better half dy? ;P hehe.

    alexander~
    thanks 🙂
    mom’s cooking is always the best rite. ^^

    nic(khkl)~
    we always have the braised ginger duck during any special occasions, especially festivals. and.. the sauce sure was appetizing ;P
    thanks Nic. Happy belated V day to you too. ^^

    mycoffee~
    thanks ya! 🙂
    same to you too!

    ling239~
    it’s ok 🙂 Hope you had a great one too! 🙂

    teckiee~
    your aunt too 🙂
    all the work and clean ups are really easier said than done.
    ^^

    yammylicious~
    Hope yo had a great time with Mr.B too 🙂
    yea.. like the word: mama-licious! ^^

    d-luaz~
    hi 🙂 thx for dropping by. will contact you to get the details from you shortly.
    Happy CNY!

    Alvin~
    Thanks a lot!
    Hope you had a great one too!!
    Happy belated V day yea.. sorry for the delay ^^

  16. Simon Seow says: Reply

    So, who got the chicken head pointed at?

    I was on the bus with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on the way back from Singapore during Valentine’s Day.

  17. ~Christine~Leng says: Reply

    haha.. used as one of the offerings during prayers 😉
    so you got a date with Harry Potter eh? that’s special 🙂
    so how did you find the book? I haven’t even started to read it… I’m so outdated.. haha

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