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post #1 of 12
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Sunday the 18th is the start of the year of Boar. Not that I'm into Zodiac nor am I Chinese. But an excuse to eat good food and expand cultural awareness is good enough for me.

Who has plans, special dishes or a menu?

We have an invite to some coworkers to celebrate so I don't know what the menu will be. I'm looking forward to it though.

Phil
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post #2 of 12
You'll probably get Long Life Noodles -- very long wheat noodles stir-fried with bits of meat and vegetable, nothing all that unusual but a lot of fun to eat. :lips:
Will they have a Lion Dance? That's always neat to see; just be sure to have a little money to stuff in the lion's mouth.

I sure hope it's okay to eat the year's honored animal. Mmmmm, boar. :lol:
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post #3 of 12
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I was guessing we'd have some shu mei topped with carrot rounds to symbolize money bags. That's usually pork. Mmmmm.

And I'm a disaster with chop sticks. I'd be a lot thinner if I ate with them exclusively.

Phil
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post #4 of 12
We're havin a Gumbo/Crawfish boil, go figure:blush:
Maybe I'll put up a very loud red and yellow sign that reads
ALL U CAN EAT BUFFET
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post #5 of 12
Blanched shrimp (with shells and head on) in a soy-based dipping sauce is a very simple and traditional thing to do. Fat choy (a desert plant that looks like black hair when cooked) with stewed dried shitake mushrooms is also traditional.

I'll just be having dinner with family, so we'll see what's going to be served.
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post #6 of 12
Peking Duck and steamed buns (In this case I am getting it from the Chinese Grocer who has them already made!) Mmmmm head and all!
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post #7 of 12
Our traditional CNY celebration feast has been one from each food group. :D

Last year:

Chinese Roast Pork (Cha siu)
Steamed rolls
Pan fried noodles with shrimp
Steamed fish
Orange beef
Roast duck
Sticky rice
Steamed Gai Lan and oyster sauce
Chicken and mushrooms (I think)
Ma Po Tofu

"Tau fu fah" for dessert
post #8 of 12
My MIL usually comes over to our house and cooks for the family. She threw her back out the other day and says she is in too much pain to stand and cook all day so it's up to my wife and me. No menu planned yet. We'll be doing a New Year's Eve thing on Saturday. Should be interesting!!

Jock
post #9 of 12
It will be a meatless reunion lunch as my mil is on her Easter fast. Will be preparing hot & sour soup, chilli crab, baked fish, stir fry leeks (for luck!) with shrimps, and longans with almond jelly for dessert.
post #10 of 12
We are gonna have steamboat!
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post #11 of 12

Chinese New Year

We're going to this restaurant where they serve Fried Pigeon, Crispy Fried chicken, steamed Lingcod. Yummy. Kung Hey Fat choy to all!
post #12 of 12
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It was quite a feed.

fried Sticky Rice
Shanghai Noodles, like Suzanne described
Shanghai Chicken
Oysters and Mushrooms
Duck Feet with Sea Cucumber
Mongolian Lamb
Sea Bass
Pork Ribs
Skewered something or other of ground meat. Tasty
Roasted pork with crackly skin
Longevity Buns
Taro root paste and lily bud
Lotus root soup
Hot and Sour soup
A bean puree soup
Five spice beef
Jellyfish salad
Cuttlefish
Vegetarian Duck

Dessert bar was only about half as extensive and more americanized.

There were probably 60 or so people 15 of whom were not Asian.

Good times. I'm so stuffed.

Phil
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