Chinese New Year 2012 is upon us, this time it's the year of the dragon, and what better way to kick off the new year than with some fiery tomyam steamboat dinner. That was exactly what we had for our family's reunion dinner the night before Chinese New Year. Due to some turn of events, my family decided to have our reunion dinner with my in-laws this year and it was pretty good.
|Our simple Tomyam Steamboat|
Now, the Tomyam Steamboat that we had that evening was really spicy, though I'm not sure exactly what paste was put in. According to Janice, the Tomyam paste was bought from Thailand. Towards the end of the dinner, most of us were already scrambling for some cold water to quench the fire.
|Happy Family Group Shot|
So there we were taking in so much seafood, meat and various mushrooms until I felt my stomach would explode. The thing about homemade steamboat dinner was that we could customize our own ingredients, and customize we did. I personally preferred meat, hence most of the meat ingredients ended up in my stomach. Check out what we had for our reunion dinner.
|We had lots of these..|
|.. and these..|
|Not forgetting these ..|
The Tomyam Steamboat was good, and towards the end of the session, the soup had absorbed most of the flavor from the prawns, fish and meat and tasted even better than when we started. Reunion dinners are a time for fellowship, to sit together in one big table and just enjoy a good dinner.
|Reunion Dinner With The Family|
It was my first year having my reunion dinner with my in-laws, and after that night, I know it wouldn't be the last. Good times indeed, and with family, it makes everything doubly better! Gong Xi Fa Cai and Happy Chinese New Year to all!