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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Gong Xi Fatt Chai 恭喜发财 Xin Nian Kuai Le 新年快乐

It's the first day of Chinese New Year. Let me wish everyone here a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year . Oh ya.. learn this from my friend "恭喜发财 ,紅包拿來,  不给红包,不准进来". So ...ahem ahem... just joking

Anyway, how was your reunion dinner? Okay? This year Ah Kong and Ah Mah(Grandparents) came to town instead of we "balik kampung"(go back home town) and they stayed for reunion dinner.


This year, Tesco was selling frozen abalone very cheap. Mamarazzi also grabbed a few but how to cook ah? No idea but after asking a few some Youtube video... okay la. Can cook la.

Last week Papa was asking wanna cook what for reunion dinner ah? Mamarazzi was saying dunno.. no plan yet. Ah Ma said cincai eat la. Eat pizza also can la.

Then... then... then... the influence of Facebook again. So many picture of poon choi dish  pop up. Seem like this year "heng"(trendy/popular) having "Poon Choi"a.k.a. Treasure Pot. Poon Choi is basically a collection  of good food served in a big claypot.

We had had Pooon Choi at restaurants before and tasted good though it was quite pricey. But to cook Poon Choy...how ah? How to cook?


Mamarazzi being Mamarazzi... of course pakai hentam (simply wack) again la. Just sumbat(stuffed) everything into the pot and boil... errr...sorry no claypot... normal pot also can la. Don't know how to make the broth/gravy ...so just used back the water from boiling abalone, dried oyster and scallop as soup/gravy base la.  Added into the pot are..cabbage, yacon, broccoli, super shy prawns, dried oyster, stuffed mushroom, abalone , roast pork...alamak...not enough space for roast pork... okay just do magic la.


Magic show... roast pork becomes a separate dish by itself. Add some fried chicken. 

Some "treasure bags" aka fried wantan and Fried enoki mushroom wrapped in wantan skin. Papa added some century eggs.


Super-duper sweet lotus root soup. Added into the soup was peanuts, dried oyster, scallop, yacon , goji, red dates and "phoenix claw"(chicken feet la).


Another magic dish. Not enough space to stuff into the Poon Choi Pot. The extra sweet pea and broccoli becomes another dish after she added some enoki mushroom a stir fried again. Kinda over cooked but can la....

What's the moral of the story? You'll need a bigger pot to cook Poon Choi. *LOL* Overall, Poon Choi was not that hard to make . It looked good and tasted good. Plus it's quite economical as compared to cooking all the dishes individually. Doesn't waste food too, as you can estimate how many pieces of goodies to put in for each person who is eating.

Blurp..... super-duper full dinner. Wash it down with an Ice-cream and also play some Pop Pop at the car porch. Yea.... now can't play fire works anymore.



Papa asked Mamarazzi to prepared some ang pau. ... I also wanna "help" la. Received a few angpau via Ah Mah's courier service. Thank you very much.

Ahem... guess what.... despite the heavy dinner, I was hungry again an hour later. Went and cook Yee Mee to eat and added TWO eggs into the noodle. Mamarazzi said she thought this is the year of Pig. Not the year of snake...how come the eggs in the fridge gone missing so fast ah???

Tonight, had another heavy dinner...but that's another story...maybe. ....

Meantime, goodnight and sweet dreams.






29 comments:

  1. It sounds as if you had a very delicious dinner. I hope you and your family have a very happy and healthy Chinese New Year!

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  2. Happy Chinese New Year to you!

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  3. Happy CNY,it's time for angpau and good food.

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    1. YESSSSSS...especially the angpau Kakakakakaka

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  4. You need a lot of food frequently because you are growing so fast. Mamma is a true master with cooking beautiful and tasty dishes, seems to know instinctively just what to do.

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  5. Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family, lil kitten! … The food looks so good … Sometimes I wonder how "Chinese" our food is here in our North American restaurants … but I also found that an hour after eating I am hungry again … smiles … Be well, lil kitten … Much love, cat.

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    1. Hahaha.... there must be something in there that makes us hungry all the time

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  6. Wahhhhhhh!!! Abalone! What a lavish dinner! Where's the fish? Did you reserve an ang pao for me or not?

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  7. Happy New Year - may it bring joy and good fortune.

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  8. Xin Nien Khuai Le! I enjoy poon choi and if you can make it at home even better because the restaurant one is damn expensive.

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    1. Yea.. and at home you can put in the stuffs that you know you like to eat

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  9. Happy Chinese New Year to Kucing family!

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  10. Happy Chinese New year! Delicious looking food!

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  11. What a feast you had. Wonderful.

    May you and yours have a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. 😎

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  12. Gong Xi Huat Chai ahhh to the Kucing family!!!

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  13. GXFC! Not bad the pizza became so many magical dishes.

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  14. Hello, wonderful photos and yummy food. Happy New Year!

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  15. Great that you can make the poon choi yourself. We also bought one for dinner from outside that cost RM300+!

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  16. Happy New Year! It sound as if you had quite a meal.

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  17. Happy Chinese New Year to you! This post abounds in delicious dishes and nice aroma from them, smiles, and festivity. In spite of the year of pig, many pigs in Japan are suffering from hog cholera for the first time in 26 years. Wish you and your family well-being throughout the year.

    Yoko

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  18. Happy New Year to you and family! Coincidentally I also decided to make poon choy. I also hentam only la....somehow jadi la....Save a lot of cooking.

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