Monday, January 23, 2012

My 2012 Chinese New Year in Perth

How is everyone's Chinese New Year?? Today is just the second day! If I'm in KL, I am most probably sitting on the couch right now, watching CNY TV shows munching all the pineapple tarts away.. and sipping chinese tea~

But since I'm not in KL with my family.. I celebrated CNY the whole weekend with my friends and my cousin here in Perth! Yes.. we both missing home and trying to make our CNY as festive as possible! For me, I started my CNY pretty much 1 week earlier by watching tons of TVB Hong Kong drama and listening to CNY radio station while making my Chinese New Year Cupcakes! That also one of the reason why I didn't blog for a whole week! haha busy busy making cupcakes and catching up on the HK dramasss!

On Friday night, a group of us that didn't go back for CNY had our Yee Sang at Lok Fuk Restaurant!

Lok Fuk's Yee Sang taste yum! :P

We had Lobster Noodles too.
It was great to celebrate the festive season with our close friends with lots of laughters!!

We had a box of fortune cookies too that is not very fortune haha

Read what we have! They are not fortune words! I'm gonna fire the people who print this hahahah

Putting my Fish Eye Lens to good use :D

Saturday, we had the house cleaned and went for CNY groceries shopping. Bought some live crabs too for our reunion dinner!

I went shopping too to buy myself some new dresses for CNY! It's a tradition to wear new clothes new shoes on the first day of CNY. I ended up with 2 dresses for work, 1 top and 1 short pants. Oh and a pair of pretty sandals. :D

Sunday~!!! REUNION DINNER!! I was feeling quite excited for this day because I'm making my very first Yee Sang!

Bought some mandarin oranges too!

Tadaa!!! Yee Sang made by me! It was really easy and tasty! I followed Adam Liaw's Dragon Yee Sang Recipe!

I change the lobster to salmon instead because I don't know if I know how to cook the lobster hehe.. but Salmon is good too!

All fresh ingredients which is great!

We had a feast at home! So much good food!!! Everyone can't wait to dig in! :D

The dishes were prepared by everyone! Thanks for everybody's effort!
First we dig in and toss the Yee Sang! The Yee Sang was great! I like it because it's fresh and healthy!! Nom nom.

Alan's Beef Tribe Salad - DERISIOUUSSSS

Frances' Butter Prawns - SUPER DIRICIOUUSSSSS

Joe's Singapore Chilli Crabs with Mantousss - ALL GONEEEE

Vicky's Beef Brisket - YUMMMMM

Everyone in our group can really cook! I think I need to catch up on cooking more Chinese food :P

What do we do after dinner??
GAMBLE of course!

We played Black Jack and In Between!

In Between is a killer game. It's all from pure luck and it's kinda like a roller coaster playing this game. It's all good fun!

On the first day of CNY, it was my workmate's birthday too! I made some Yee Sang too for them to try.

They have no idea what it is but I told them it's the Chinese version of salad and what they need to do is toss it high and it gives you good luck!
They are keen on the good luck thing then anything else I think.. hahahaha Look at how we toss! All over the place! hahaha

It was good fun :D
after that we had yummy chocolate mudcake! It's so chocolateeeeeeeey!!! Yum.

Oh I saw Lion Dance too just outside Hawker's Cuisine! That just complete my CNY celebration :D

There will be Lion Dances in Northbridge if you wanna see the performance!
I know there will be one at Uncle Billy's tonight 9.15pm.
Probably some other restaurants too starts around 7pm. :D

If you are interested and wanna join in the CNY fun, check this out!

Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!! Get lot of Hong Bao (Red Packet) !!


Mans said...

Happy Chinese new year to you and your Bf!
I hope you both will have a very wonderful year and plenty more.
I love the cupcakes you made. Too bad I only saw that post two nights ago! Wouldve loved to order them for a friend. Next time! :)

Btw, where did you get the fresh crabs from? Would you mind telling me? You guys made chilli crab! Yummmmm..

Jo Serwey said...

Hi Mans! Happy chinese new year to you too! Hope you get lotsa ang paos!

Thanks for liking the cupcakes! I am planning to sell Valentines Day cupcakes soon! Stay tune!

We got the Crabs from Atlantic Seafood in Northbridge :D and chilli crabsss is to die for!! YUM!!!