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Thursday, January 29, 2009

How to lose weight during Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner?

23 dishes for CNY reunion dinner ... I can never lose weight during CNY!
  • This post is bout my family CNY reunion dinner ...
  • All my relatives will gather at my Uncle's place for reunion dinner as we normally takes turn to host the reunion dinner every year. Previously was at my parent's house.
  • Basically, I love the reunion dinner a lot .... not just the food and gambling session is important to me but the harmony in the family is the most important .... it is like an annual gathering for my entire Tay's family to gather and chat with each other.
  • How nice if my aunt's and uncle's from US and UK back for this CNY reunion dinner ... will be a much merrier reunion dinner.
  • My reunion dinner is very a special occasion .... every of each family will cook their own dishes and bring it over to the host house. Mostly it will be home cooked dishes.
  • As usual, my family favourite dishes will be my mom's cooking (Mee Siam, Har Lok Prawns & Hokkien Noodles) ... sure sapu habis one!

Before the lou sang and the dinner....every of us helped out to setup the place .... Bout the wine bottle ... two wine bottles brought by my sis from aussie ... a 1998 wine ... very smooth and nice to drink. My reunion dinner will start with the family lou sang ... is a must tradition in my family.


My family is full of different nationality.... my aunts love to married to kwai lou people ... my family consist of aussies, austrians, british, americans, malay and indonesia chinese. We have wine, champagne, beers and shandy .... must get tipsy before the gambling session ... so that when everyone is high, they will put in more monopoly money in!!!

The Maestro Chef - Mr. Robert ....
  • Robert brought the beef and pork directly from Australia to be cooked at my uncle's place.
  • He is a good chef cause he works as a restaurant manager in Quay Restaurant. He shows us his cooking skill by roasting the beef and pork with his own recipe .... walaueh .... taste superbly nice cause I can smell it from outside the gate. The meat is superbly nice to eat!
  • Another reason for my sis to gain more weight!


Early morning, brought Robert to Tesco Puchong to shop for his sauce recipe and the ingredients. Thanks to him for bringing the pork and beef all the way from Sydney. No wonder his luggage is superbly heavy. Look at the juicy beef .... no wonder my sis is gaining weight and his restaurant bagged another top fine dining award in Australia!

The FOOD ...

  • Yes, 23 dishes for this year ... cause this year, we have Western foods in my reunion dinner!
  • Western Dishes: Potato Salad, Macaroni, Lasagne, Roast Pork, Roast Beef, Mixed Potato and Onion Salad.
  • Chinese Dishes: Curry Fish, Goose Meat, Duck Meat, Mee Siam, Prawns, Eggs, Mushroom Brocoli with Abalone, Sea Cucumber, Fried Fish, Eggs, Meat Ball, Char Siew, Acar, Mixed Vege in Yam basket, Hokkien Noodle, Fried Yam and Curry Chicken.

My mom's mee siam ... was suggesting to my mom to sell her mee siam but she say she is too lazy to cook and do business.


I can't imagine I went for two rounds for the 23 dishes .....


Char Siew and Lasagne .... I took it few rounds ... small bite ... the tao pao back and wallop it finish. Bad for my cholesterol and fats level ...damn it .... eat first, regret later!

The Best Part - Gambling session ...
  • After heavy food and drinks ... it is time for some fun to make extra wealth.
  • Another of my family tradition ... is card games .... normally we play mahjong, black jack and 9 points. But for this CNY reunion dinner, we played black jack.
  • Given the honor to become the banker for Black Jack cause I am very good in dealing black jack cards.
  • 1st half:- I got a good few rounds at the beginning getting black jack.
  • Halftime break:- We took a break for Ang Pow distribution. Took a break to eat desserts and rejuvenate myself. Summary:- After 1 1/2 hour of the first session .... I did not earn anything ... my capital remains the same.
  • 2nd half:- Warn the players that I've sharpen my hand liow and ready to slaughter during the second half ... From 10 players and one by one seems quitting from the table .... my luck was on the rollthou according to the feng shui review for Goat people will be very bad luck. Summary:- After 1 hour, left 3 players at the end .... banker make a big winning end of the day.
  • Final summary:-
    1. Double A's gotten by Aunty Irene, I need to pay her tripple.
    2. Ben (my younger brother) got the first 5 cards show hand, I need to pay double to him.
    3. First 5 cards for 21 strike by me.
    4. 3 times in a row I got black jack.
    5. Big winner - Banker ... Big winner for Player - Michael which he manage to earn monopoly money RM 2. He got very lucky at the last bet which he strike a 21.
  • Curious to know how much we play..... Min. bet monopoly money RM1 and no. max bet.


Despite everyone losing ...we have a good laugh and fun. After 2 1/2 hrs of dealing cards, my finger feeling the pain after the game. Dear police, remember it is monopoly money used in the game!

18 comments:

Ashleyteng said...

hark?! gambling photos?! you're not afraid that the police might go after u?! haha

Josephine said...

so rich loh!
Got private swimming pool and own pool table!!!

Agnes said...

nvmlar..eat first...later only think about diet

Angie Tan said...

With a spread like that, how to diet-la? Hahahaa..

Anyway, Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

oLive said...

woah.. u are having a happy family..
warm feeling from all the pictures..
you have tried out alot superbly nice nice foods... i want to try oso la!

7号街隐士 said...

omgz!
So man nice foods
>< Envy*

foongpc said...

So much delicious food! Drooling...
Got swimming pool and pool table? So rich! Must be very "yit lau" on the reunion dinner night! : )

Anonymous said...

wow..have been visiting your blog for sometime..this time must leave some comments, I cant imagine 23 dishes,what a sumptuous reunion dinner! Happy Chinese New Year!

H@Zel said...

wow,all is delicious food!!
i like it XDD

vialentino said...

ashley: not scared lah...using monopoly money and playing for fun mah...kekeke.....

josephine: not my house ler...me not rich 1 ler if u know me....

agnes: too late to diet liow...aihhh.

angie: yeah...actually too late to diet liow....

olive: u also have makan a lot of food and nice reunion dinner from ur blog ler...

独侠令狐冲 : aiyah bro....nothing to jealous....different family got different kind of tradition and culture...hehehe

foongpc: aiyah...not rich one ler....yeah, after dinner, my aim is to win all the money from my rich uncle and aunty....

seongyee: thanks thanks...my honor to see ur comment here...yeah, 23 dishes is a lot ...now dun dare to see the weight measurement ler...

西西: cham ler

Carrie Tai said...

What a sumptuous reunion dinner!

I will skip rice for my dinner in order to maintain my weight.

Happy CNY!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

So much food! I envy you lar. Haha...I also don't dare step on the weighing scale now!! :P

YilingL said...

better than a buffet spread!

oLive said...

haha.. that one not my reunion.. i just be a "kuli" there. haha

Rosemount said...

that mee siam looks super nice!!!

Agnes Sim said...

wow...ur foods make me hungry le..

jlshyang said...

omg. looking at the food itself can faint! superb

Sydney Restaurant said...

looks like you guys had a great time~ !

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