Monday, March 03, 2014

A Homecooked feast (and I heard there's noodles!)

Just before my brother-in-law and his family flew back for work after spending the Chinese New Year holidays here, we had a feast prepared at home by my mother-in-law which served as some sort of a family gathering to have everyone just stay at home. It was on the 8th day of the CNY.
My mother-in-law loves to cook, which is just a good thing and I just feel so blessed to have someone pampering us (yes, I am spoilt) with good food all the time, and she just enjoys doing it so much that she never finds it troublesome. Sometimes we would tell her not to cook but she will just tell us in turn about the disadvantages of dining out and then persuade us to stay at home instead where she will just whip up something simple.
When she says simple, she really means simple, but yet appetizing to our tastes.

I will let the pictures do the's just a really simple post, no fancy stories, and just the photos to just relate to our family feast :-)

A Seafood tom yam pot (tom yam was made with a paste we bought from the supermarket, but she threw in the coriander leaves, lemongrass and tamarind to make it more flavorful)
Prawns, squid balls, fish balls, onions, Fish Sui Kow (another version of dumplings in Chinese)

Charcoal grilled BBQ Pork (known as Char Siew in Chinese) - apparently everyone in the family loves this dish which was bought from the market

A plateful of Fish balls and Fish Mai (some sort of fish dumplings in the usual Siew Mai style)

Stir-fried Spinach leaves with garlic 
Popeye's favorite vegetable, and mine too!

Steamed fish with Chinese wine, lime and soy sauce then garnished with ginger, garlic and spring onions.

Another dish of Stir-fried vegetables; just plain stir fry version of the vegetables.
It is good to always increase the intake of vegetables, anytime.

I heard there were noodles, and oh yes, we decided to just ditch the usual rice for a little adventure with noodles for our feast that night.
Of course, the kids could still have rice if they wanted to (the kids just loved their rice!)

A simple family affair, rather than a feast she says...what say you?
I'd say it was a simple feast then! :-)


  1. That sure looks more than simple to me. I have to agree with you, simply a feast ;-)

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  5. What a feast!
    We love Chinese food and these beautiful pictures inspire me to visit a Chifa ( that's how the Chinese restaurants are called in Peru) ASAP.

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  7. Algodao, thanks for dropping by for a visit! :-)

  8. sprinkleandsauce, LOL, hope you enjoyed the variety at Chinatown too! Thanks for dropping by, and nice to meet you! :-)

  9. Daniela Grimburg, oooohhh, Chifa is a very unique name, I will keep that in mind and look out for it if I ever go to Peru ;-)

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