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Monday, February 15, 2010

Our 1st Day of CNY

In the Yap family, it has been a long tradition that everyone eats vegetarian food on the 1st day of the CNY. This year my mil is around to celebrate CNY with us. The last time she celebrated CNY with us was exactly 5 years ago. She was back then as I was about to deliver Sherilyn by elective c-section. Sherilyn was born on the 8th day of the Chinese New Year. Tomorrow, my little rascal will turn 5. How time flies!!

We got to enjoy my mil's homecooked vegetarian food this CNY. These are the dishes that she cooked yesterday:

1) 'Jai choi' (braised vegetarian dish consisting of wood ear fungus, golden needle mushrooms, dried mushrooms, glass noodles, Chinese cabbage, soy bean sheets all cooked with 'lam yue' (red colored fermented soy bean cakes).

2) Stir-fried vegetarian vermicelli consisting of big onions, carrots, cabbage, wood ear fungus and vermicelli.

Macro shot of the jai choi (vegetarian dish), eaten with red cut chillies.

My 3 gals helping themselves to cookies and snacks while watching TV. They have been nibbling on these cookies the whole day. Check out my cili padi, hogging the canister of cookies!

How not to resist those cookies, chips and snacks when these goodies are all placed conveniently on their table?

How did you spend the first day of the CNY yesterday?
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