Chinese New Year 2012

Gong xi fa cai   to all my readers! Chinese New Year – a second chance at renewing those resolutions you made back in January 1. 😉

Today is Chinese New Year’s Eve, which is the day Chinese families have their Big Dinner.  Our family of six  had our feast as well.

Chinese New Year 2012 Spread

Portuguese Grilled Fish

Homemade Char Siew (Chinese Barbecue Pork)

Homemade Siew Yoke (Chinese Roast Pork)

The above two were homemade, not take-away (as I’ve done in previous years!).

Claypot Tofu and Prawns

Cabbage, Carrots, Glass Vermicelli and Lotus Root

Chinese Broccoli (Kailan)

I was a bit stumped as to what we should have for dessert.  Then I remembered that oranges are a popular fruit to have and to exchange with family and friends during this festive season. Furthermore, the word orange is a homophone for ‘luck’ or ‘fortune’ in some dialects.  So, I thought it would be great to incorporate that into our dessert.

Orange Cake

Orange Cake Slice

We had our fill and had some left over.  Leftovers are ‘obligatory’ as it symbolises having enough to carry over into the new year.  I’m happy to report that I didn’t go overboard this year and we didn’t end up with too much leftovers.

Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year wherever you may be!


About yewnique

I am a Malaysian-born woman who is married to an Australian and now live in Melbourne, Australia. I am a mother to four children. I home school. I like reading, writing, and cooking -- not necessarily in that order. I care about grammar and spelling, but am nonchalant about the Oxford Comma. I try to follow Christ's teachings.

Posted on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012, in Celebrations, Cooking, Family, Food, Life and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. All the food looks so good!

    Happy New Year!


  2. Thank you, Carrie! Happy New Year to you, too!


  3. Love the red tablecloth!


  4. @ Rachel, I post pictures and all you can do is comment on the tablecloth? 😉

    Must have red, mah!


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