Once again, to be invited for such an epic meal at Uncle PG and Auntie Chiah Ming, we can't help but count our blessings and lucky stars. It isn't just about the food - which is unbelievably good considering the number of people they have to prepare for - but the warmth and generosity of our hosts and their entire family, which make the meal a near legendary occasion to look forward to.
This annual crockpot of goodies ought to be re-named "Buddha And All The Other Deities Jump Over The Wall." It's filled with sea cucumber, fish maw, napa cabbage, pork belly, scallops and abalone - in other words, decadence at its peak. If I had gone for that third bowl, I would start bleeding through my nose.
The pig trotter was bigger than Russell's head - and I wanted to kiss it just as much.
A monstrous platter of char siew, roasted pork and suckling pig. Instead of a heatwave this Lunar New Year, we got the full blast of a meatwave. Bring. it. on.
Just some prawns and spinach... Riiight. Honestly, this meal would put some Chinese restaurants to shame.
I might be Hokkien but I grew up eating - and loving - this xin hua ter car fried bee hoon.
A wave of wows engulfed the table when this beast was brought out. Topped with with deep-fried julianned ginger, the steamed fish was about the length of my arm and super friggin' delicious.
An entire platter of cherrie$. Absolutely stinkin' love...
Just in case one needed to feel like they were at a Lunar New Year party, there were mini and golf ball-sized pineapple tarts to stuff their cheeks with.