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First And Second Day Of Chinese New Year


Very quiet along my row of house this year unlike the past years, fire crackers could be heard on the eve, first day and more noise on the second day of Chinese New Year.  Today is the actual first day of the Year 2021 for Chinese, we called it Hoi Leen in Cantonese, supposedly to be more important than the first day.  Am I right or wrong?  LOL... 

Anyway, as I said earlier, it was a quiet affair, we had our reunion on Facetime, Ipoh, Johor, Singapore, US... we arranged to meet at 12 noon and we interacted for almost an hour.  That is family our reunion for this year 2021.  I invited two friends over on the first day of CNY, just simple brunch.   I just did one dish, vegetarian noodles and a sweet dessert consisting of a few varieties.... 

For the four of us.... 
And today we had these.... 
I cook three dishes and 3 others were "contributed".... 
A new dish my friend taught me.... 
Using garlic, ginger, scallop sauce and kimball chili sauce...
Reminds me of my childhood days... 


  1. Hoi neen, hoi neen! Yes, it is all about food, delicious food! Happy New Year to you!

  2. Prawns look good! So big!!! The dishes in my Reunion Dinner in my blogpost tomorrow...and since then we have been eating the leftovers, still a lot to go!!!

  3. Happy CNY to you and your family! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Good food!

  4. Good that you ate vegetarian on the first day of CNY. I did not eat vegetarian this year as our uncle invited us over to his house for steamboat dinner. Great bonding and chatting over Facetime with your family. The prawns look yummy! Happy Niu Year to you and your family Claire!

  5. Happy CNY to you. Yeah it has been more quiet that it usually sad.

  6. I would like to try your prawn recipe. I think I tasted before but never cook it at home. Still have a pack of big prawns in freezer.

    Here almost as merrier as last year with fireworks and firecrackers in welcoming the new year on the eve.

  7. The prawns look good. You had quite a feast.

  8. I'm glad you had a fun celebration, despite the virus!


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