Sunday, September 11, 2011

HAPPY MID-AUTUMN (8TH MONTH 15 DAY)

Happy Mid-Autumn Day or Choong Chau Chit (in Cantonese) and as Malaysians, we call it "8th month 15 day!" ... in other words... also called Happy Mooncake...

My mum called us siblings to have dinner in her house
more or less a "gathering" or "reunion" not so much as
to celebrate the Mooncake day ....
no more prayers offered and also no lanterns
cos everyone has outgrown the age of playing candles as well..

So what did we have for dinner?

all theeessssssssseee.....
it has been some time since we have something like these dishes at home...

steamed kampung chicken.. A Must-Have dish!

fried "nam yue" chicken for the younger generation....

braised mushrooms and sea cucumber for the older generation...
hahahaha....

love the sea cucumbers....

stir fried sengkuang...
unfortunately I didn't manage to get some Lettuce to go with this..
Sayang!!

our all time favourite dish!
steamed yam with 3 layers pork....
gosh..the yam was so "yammy!!"
Best!

last and not least... lotus soup ... so sweet!

Getting ready to "wallop"
ok... softer tone, getting ready to savour the food....

after dinner comes the desserts...
the Mooncake Jellies!

A Very Satisfying Meal by my Mum...
She is so happy tonight.... hmmmm...
Our reunion mooncake dinner :)

46 comments:

  1. I miss the dishes!!! :( I come back bring your mum out for makan ah .....

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  2. charmaine: yeah..it was!


    chris: I might be taking your mum to teluk intan.. please pay for expenses incurred.. hehehe...

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  3. Omigawd!!! So much food! All look soooo nice! Yum! Yum! Now, my question - how much of your mum's skills have you inherited? Hehehehehe!!!!!

    Happy Mooncake Festival to you and your family.

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  4. stp: do you have to ask that? hahhaa.... i m so guilty!

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  5. I love cilantro (Chinese parsley)! Love looking at it on top of your dishes. My dad used to grow it in our back yard and I would sell a bunch for 5 cents to my neighbors. Effortless way to make money when I was just 8 years old!

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  6. Happy Mooncake Festival to you & your family too! At first I thought you prepared all these. haha.... Well, it was your loving mom who did this! Mom is the best cook ever, right! :o) enjoy & have a great week ahead.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  7. The mooncakes are beautiful, I have never seen the jelly ones. SO MUCH different food, a feast. And your mom made all this??? Gosh, I can barely make two things at once, she is amazing!!!

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  8. So many nice food. Ur mum really can cook. =D Happy midautumn festival.

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  9. Oooh yummeh! The mooncake colors are lovely! Very nice to have a reunion with the whole family right.. And have a good festival celebration! :)

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  10. Everything looks so pretty, and the chicken dishes look especially good to me.

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  11. Pam: same to you!!


    Gigi: Yes, i like parsley and anything green too...


    kristie: hope one day i will be able to do all those for my kids.. hahaha..


    wenn: so did u have a nice one too?


    ginny: yes, she is simply amazing!


    cleff: same to you too!! enjoy..


    bella: yes, it is the reunion that counts...


    patty: my mum's speciality! hahaha..

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  12. Happy Mooncake Festival, Claire!! the foods looks deliciousssss...:)

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  13. wow!! lots of nice dishes, and hehehe, i also love that "nam yue fried chicken" woh, means i am younger generation?? hahahaha.. happy mid-autumn day to you and family.. :)

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  14. Wow, ho chak :-)

    Happy Lantern festival!!!

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  15. so nice can feast all those food.. i only have some mooncakes :P

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  16. Mmm..so much good food. hey, i see the metal plate which your mom is using for the yam and 3 layer pork. we used to have this plate at home too..when i was a kid. brings back memories :) Happy Chung Chau.

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  17. I no like Autumn festival one lah,, don't know why,, may be because I don't take moon cake or may be may be it too expensive hahahahhaha....i enjoy the best festival is Christmas,,,

    chung chao fai lok to you

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  18. Happy Mooncake Festival Reana! :)

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  19. angelin: very seldom got these food.. :)


    sk: sure u r from younger generation.. hahaa..


    bf: yes..very nice!


    kiasumom: today is the day, right?


    ken: never mind..as long as u r happy!


    barb: must have a giant plate to cook those.. hahaha..


    eugene: more for family makan only..


    richard: thanks..same to you!


    adam: today is the day!

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  20. what a feast ya.......
    very bless indeed.

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  21. So much food! Happy Lantern Festival to you~

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  22. sea cucumber for older generations? I likey wei!! and I'm not THAT old! haha..

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  23. i love eating the sengkuang with lettuce too! Memang sayang u did not get those lettuce!

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  24. Wow at your mother, to prepare such sumptuous meal.I love traditional food, yum~~

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  25. Yippie...am waiting for mine tonite. Also at mom's house..hehhe

    Chong Chao Chit Fai Lok!!

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  26. Wow!...you really have a blast. All the nice and scrumptious dishes. All the dishes prepared by your mum? That's great.

    Anyway, Happy Mooncake Festival And Do Enjoy Eating your mooncake.

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  27. 月圆圆,人甜甜。祝你越来越有钱。
    yuè yuányuán, rén tiántián。zhù nǐ yuè lái yuè yǒu qián。

    月光光,人双双。祝你心情多放宽。
    yuè guāngguāng, rén shuāngshuāng。 zhù nǐ xīn qíng duō fàng kuān。

    贵人齐,小人离。祝你大利又大吉。
    guì rén qí, xiǎo rén lí。zhù nǐ dà lì yòu dà jí。

    祝你与家人,中秋节快乐。
    zhù nǐ yú jiā rén, Zhōng qiūjié kuàilè。

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  28. Gua tumpang makan there can or not ah?

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  29. rachel: yes..blessed indeed..


    hayley: yes, abundant food.. :)


    merryn: yes, just too bad i didnt get the lettuce! sayang!


    yvonne: thanks! i doubt i can prepare all those!


    irene: thanks..same to you too!


    yeeling: mums' are the best!! hahaha..


    bananaz: gosh.. can translate some more or not??? :)


    kathy: now ah? all belongs to labbie already la!! hahaha...

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  30. I just had my lunch..and the foods make me hungry again..I love those foods in mushrooms..

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  31. happy mid autumn festival to you too Claire! :)

    can i have the 3layered pork with yam dish? ><

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  32. all the dishes prepared are very similar to what my mum would prepare! looooooooooooove steam chickennnn! :D

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  33. alv: i agree completely!


    isaac: can can!! by all means.. hahaha...


    medie: yes.. older generation normally prepare this.. :)

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  34. Of course happy as she can see her grandchildren and children. Ha :D

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  35. Wow, Claire, like Chinese New Year dinner you all had! :)

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  36. Mother's homecooked food the best ever in the world.

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  37. Trying to translate lit.

    oon round round, people sweet sweet, wishing you making ton$ of $$$ quick.

    Moon bright bright, people pair pair, wishing you harmony with peace of mind.

    Good shall triumph over evil, wishing you great abundance.

    Wishing you and family a Happy MidAutumn festival.

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  38. So much food!! Yum Yum!!

    We also celebrate it on Sunday night. Cooking at home and with some relatives come over later for the moon cake amd sipping tea and the kids playing lantern. It's a normal tradition in our home, they celebrate most festival. ahhahhahahha.

    Eh, you know what, steam chicken also is a must in our home for any festival.

    Hope not too late to wish you "Happy Mid Autumn Festival"!

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  39. Wow, I want to come to dinner. Everything looks nice. I haven't eaten steamed yam with 3 layers pork in years. "Lau Hou Sui" here in San Francisco...

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