To be triumphant, one should remain both hungry and foolish. I like to think I have grown wiser - and yes, wider - with age. This time round, I stayed away from the appetizers - a bevy of CNY cookies, pan-fried yam and carrot cakes and fruits that included nectarines, persimmons, guava, pomelo and cherries. Yes, those were just the starters!
After the lo hei jamboree, it was time to get down with the real stufffff...
The amazing Buddha Jump Over the Wall looks less than impressive at first glance but you don't have to dig every deep to fish out a whole lotta goodies. Can't believe I have to wait another for this. Boo.
Naturally there was a whole parade of dishes including old favourites Heng Hwa fried bee hoon but Undle PG and Auntie CM also made and bought new dishes such as:
Roasted duck from Tanah Merah Country Club
Steamed red grouper
Suckling pig from Peach Garden
Salted egg yolk custard buns from Si Chuan Dou Hua
My sister brought a tiramisu from L'Atelier Tiramisu. Tiramisu is one of those desserts I have only started loving in the recent years and this creamy but light rendition was a delightful treat. And now, I am pretty keen to try their green tea flavours.
Since red packets aren't exactly a draw for me, this dinner is something I need to sustain my love for Chinese New Year. Much love and gratitude to Uncle PG and Auntie CM for a most wonderful time!