My 2012 Chinese New Year Home Cooked Dishes

Like last year, my 2012 Chinese New Year was spent back in my hometown Penang where my family got to enjoy another round of good Chinese New Year Home Cooked Meal dished out by my mother. It was slightly different this time around as my mum had Janice to help her this year, twice the cook, twice the flavour. Check out what we had, and tell me why I shouldn't head home every chance I get.

Sambal prawns
#1 Sambal Prawns
Fried Prawn Fritters with Taiwan Sausages
#2 Fried Prawn Fritters with Taiwan Sausages

This Sambal Prawns dish was new to us, introduced by Janice, and together with Mother, out came this really tasty dish. The Sambal was home made too, spread onto the prawns like butter, which enhances the flavour threefold. Now I love Taiwan Sausages, and it came together with lots of Fried Prawn Fritters which really satisfied my craving for these sausages.

Ju Hu Char or Stir Fried Cuttlefish with Vegetables
#3 "Ju Hu Char" or Stir Fried Cuttlefish with Vegetables

The staple dish of every Chinese New Year would be my Mother's "Ju Hu Char", where generous amounts of cuttlefish was thrown in with pieces of meat, mushroom and assorted vegetables to make a wonderful partially vegetable dish. Taken with Sambal, it certainly meets our expectations of the "must have" Chinese New Year dish.

Loh
#4 "Loh Bak" Spiced Meat
Meat balls
#5 Meat Balls
Wine Chicken
#6 Wine Chicken

Up next was the meat dishes in the form of "Loh Bak", Meat Balls and another new dish to us, the Wine Chicken dish. With chopped up chicken being doused in wine and lightly stir fried with ginger, I must say the taste certainly gave a strong "kick" to my tastebuds.

Assam Fish with Fish Balls Soup
#7 Assam Fish with Fish Balls Soup

The Assam Fish dish was a rather rare dish to pop up on our Chinese New Year menu, but it did come up this year, and it was good. Cooked nyonya style, with various types of herbs or leaves inside, just smelling this dish gave me an appetite of a horse, or more appropriately, the appetite of a dragon this year.

Razor Clams with Brocolli
#8 Razor Clams with Brocolli

Razor Clams with Brocolli, the name itself sounded really exotic to me as I haven't really tried this dishbefore. The taste was a mix of chicken and oyster, with a rubbery texture. Taken together with broccoli, I was contented this year. It was a really good meal at home, and I must say, the tag team of Janice and my Mother works really well and is reflected in the food. I can't wait for my next trip back to Penang. 




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21 comments :

June Tan said...

Wah.. all the luxuries food.. yummy.. u got help out in cooking? xD

Hilda Milda™ said...

Tummy is grumbling now D:

The Dead Cockroach said...

What a feast!

reanaclaire said...

wow..with such good food, you should go back to Penang every now and then!! Better than KL food anytime, huh!

JunFook said...

Look good!

foongpc said...

Wow! All your home-cooked dishes are so delicious!! Drooling....

Nikel Khor said...

homecook food feast.. great one ler..

wenn said...

wow..your mum cooks so well..

Simple Person said...

Hmmm I tot Too many cook spoil d soup.
Y must wait till next cny.......
There is still chap goth mei... Or some weekends....
Soon u b fatty Isaac tan lol............

[SK] said...

wow!! very nice dishes, all meat and little vege somemore, haha!! i love that "lor bak" so much, yum yum.. our reunion dinner has been steamboat always, and the following few days to clear the stock!! haha~~

Jia Ying (Carey) said...

wao!!! can open restaurant liao...

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

look so yummylicious!! when going to bring us go try ur mom cooked dish?? :p

Food Dreams said...

nothing beats mom's cooking.. yours look mighty awesome!! Lucky u.. :)

:: - LoLLy - :: said...

Woww all of the CNY dishes here looks so delicious and tempting !! The taste must be awesome ~ *Drooling*

suituapui said...

Next time I go to Penang, you let your mum know - I will go to their house for dinner! True-blue nyonya...best cuisine in the world.

I hope Janice knows how to cook as well...or will learn and pick up her skills. Most young girls (and boys) today are not bothered - just know how to eat and eventually, the whole culture will fade away. Sad, really sad.

suituapui said...

Next time I go to Penang, you let your mum know - I will go to their house for dinner! True-blue nyonya...best cuisine in the world.

I hope Janice knows how to cook as well...or will learn and pick up her skills. Most young girls (and boys) today are not bothered - just know how to eat and eventually, the whole culture will fade away. Sad, really sad.

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have a nice day!!! (:

mars mell-o said...

Gong xi fa cai.. to you and your family hope it's not to late to wish happy CNY (:

Shuwen said...

:O SAMBAL PRAWNS. Mouth watering food wei !

Small Kucing said...

wahhhh....so yummy...so you added on how many kg this year hahaha

Kian Fai Koh said...

Razor Clam, taiwan sausages and meat balls looks great hehe