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Gung Hay Fat Choy!!

For those who have tried my mom’s cooking, or have seen pictures of her cooking, you know how good of a cook she is. That’s why I don’t need to be a good cook. In fact, I just need to know my food and know how to appreciate her cooking. This Chinese New Year, she put together an awesome menu, making 7 out of the 8 dishes we had:

2013 Chinese New Year Dinner

2013 Chinese New Year Dinner

For Chinese new year, it’s quite normal in Cantonese food culture to make dishes that have special meanings. (more…)

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Today we celebrate the Chinese New Year – Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Different regions of China celebrates the new year differently, especially in the culinary area. Part of my own family tradition is to make rice cake. Ingredients include glutinous rice flour, cane sugar and coconut milk.

Rice cake to celebrate Chinese New Year

Rice cake to celebrate Chinese New Year

After mixing all the ingredients together, my mom would pour the mixture in moulds that she bought in Chinatown.

Steaming moulds found in Chinatown

Steaming moulds found in Chinatown

And all it takes is to steam them, then voila, we’ve got some yummy rice cakes in different shapes and sizes.

Mixture in moulds, waiting to be steamed

Mixture in moulds, waiting to be steamed

Lastly, I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous year of the Rabbit!

Bunny-shaped rice cake to celebrate CNY 2011

Bunny-shaped rice cake to celebrate CNY 2011

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