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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Dinner At CJ Hotpot On The First Day Of CNY


As usual, there is no cooking in the house during this festive season.  Mama is lazy, she does not like to do cleaning up especially after the cooking, after all, she is not a good cook... Might as well take this opportunity to go out and look for food.  And since it was a cool evening, all of us agreed to have the special steamboat in CJ Hot Pot in Ipoh Garden East...

Before we arrived, we already thought of Plan B... just in case this CJ Hot Pot is not opened, we will go to another restaurant nearby.  To our delight, it was opened and there were still a few empty tables too!  I was expecting the place to be full since it was the first day of CNY... and half-way through our dinner, the place was full to the brim.  Good to be early diners.... I must say...
Waiting for it to boil....
We ordered a side dish... too dark to recognise what it is?
This is fried mantis with spring onions and dried chillies... 
Cannot expect much during this festive period...
However this did not disappoint us.... 
We ordered some extras....
That is for our dinner on the First day of CNY!


  1. Eating out is a practical solution. I too dread the clean up!

  2. We had steamboat dinner at home on the second day. Thankfully I don't get to clean up that much after that. Haha.

  3. I vote for eating out too! Good choice eating steamboat for dinner on cny day 1.

  4. Every year my mom would cook but we do help in the cleaning after that, many utensils and plates to clean and the floor is oily too, yet we still prefer to eat at home as eat outside during cny is expensive and you may wait long due to the crowd and the quality of food might be compromised hee hee

  5. A beautiful and happy family! The second dish looks the best to me. What is mantis?

  6. We were not celebrating but we had steamboat at home, a simple one, with our bed-ridden mum and that sure meant a lot to her and us.

  7. Hot Pot is always easy but yummy!
    Happy Birthday to you and everyone who reads this blog!


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