Tuesday, February 12, 2008

大年初一 1st Day of Chinese New Year

The long waiting Chinese New Year had passed for 5 days… and noted that not many bloggers have updated their blog. Hehehehe… so do I.

Well, let me start with 1st day of New Year, what normally Cantonese will have for their lunch?

Mom has been practising having vegetarian food for 1st day of New Year, and this has been practising for nearly 30 over years. This is something that we will yearn for days just only for this dish.

Mom used the fermented bean curd to cook the sauce, the dish is actually Chinese cabbage, and some black fungus. Simple yet delicious, with this dish, all of us could have 2 to 3 bowls of rice.
To add on to the dish and make it more appetizing, mom will add those deep fried bean curd skin and vermicelli.

I asked mom once, who taught her that, she said it was her mother in law that taught her such dish, and this dish is mostly Dai San/Sing Ning (台山/新寧) people authentic cuisine.

Well, here it is… will you be tempted to add few bowls of rice??

11 comments:

yammylicious said...

look so crispy and delicious!!!~
=)

Gong Hei Fatt Choi!!! =)

ling239 said...

hahahaaa... cool ~
we had chai too on the first day of CNY with tong shui ^_^

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

yeap..pure vege on the 1st day!..although at nite we ventured to meat..now that would always remain a mystery..for me at least

wmw said...

This is chai choy but crispy version. I love chai choy! Haven't tried this version before.

Jason said...

Yep, vegetarian on 1st day. Happy CNY to you!

Rasa Malaysia said...

Vegetarian food for first day? That's interesting. Gong Xi Gong Xi.

daphne said...

Love the crispyness that will go so well with beehoon.

wenching & esiong said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you!

Yeah, my mum will cook vegetarian food for lunch too!

Sweet Jasmine said...

hi... Gong xi fa chai...got a new year gift for you....can share this nice vegetarian recipe..eh..? i need to change diet after all the food this festive had given me constipation and joint pains....

wenching & esiong said...

The food looks great! The prawns and the sea asparagus look delicious. What a celebration! :)

Anonymous said...

That's my favourite dish that my mom cooks on !st day of Chinese New Year. Oh miss it so much.