Sunday, February 14, 2010

Chinese new year at Vermont

I didn't think we'd be celebrating chinese new year at all this year, but we were invited to a friend's gathering in Vermont, so we went. This was the only chance we'd get to have authentic malaysian food cooked by malaysian aunties / uncles [far better than any restaurant] !

this was the first thing we saw, the Fried whole snapper.
these are all the CNY goodies like pineapple tarts, fish crackers, love letters [kuih kapit] and peanuts.
Yee sang - just before we mixed it around. It's sort of a chinese salad, with shredded veggies and sesame cracker strips and a thick dressing, with slivers of raw fish [here we had smoked salmon] mixed in.

These were probably store bought.

Everyone mixes it up with chopsticks until it becomes well incorporated and then we eat it! We also had lobak, mee siam, otak otak, jiao zhi [dumplings] and tau yu te [soy sauce pork] but I was too busy eating to take any photos.

So, despite being in a foreign land, these people managed to maintain some chinese traditions.
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