Friday, February 11, 2011

Chinese New Year 2011 @ Home

I invited my friends to come over on the 2nd Day of Chinese New Year. What I prepared is with somewhat Japanese Taste with a twist to link what food should be eaten on Chinese New Year. Here are some of them and their meaning.

While waiting for others, as a traditional saying I have here different kind of nuts for longevity and having more children (lots of descendants) for the coming new year.

Hot pot is what we have in the center of the table, constant simmering symbolizes continuing financial success for the upcoming new year. Some greens, for lengetivity. Fish balls for family reunion, and also perfection since the shape is round.

Here's an appetizer, egg tofu in sweet sauce symbolizes happiness (fu). I love this!

 Mix of anchovy and peanuts, fish should be larger and it symbolizes plenty of food to go round; peanuts as blessings to give birth soon.


White radish for good omen and cake symbolizes for promotion.  


I just added this cake made of yam and glutinous rice. Mostly the sauce is sweet soy sauce.

Pan-Grilled Miso Chicken (should be a whole chicken), symbolizes a flourishing as a whole family and prosperity.

Sukiyaki Spaghetti (Noodles), symbolizes long life; to have a son to carry on the family name; prosperity.

For our desserts, we have fruits, green tea gelatin, and Chocolate Cheesecake. Tangerine symbolizes auspicious; fortune; luck, etc.

There are more food the Chinese New Year that have lots of meaning. I hope you enjoy what I share with here in my little banquet :)

17 comments:

Guiltless Grub said...

They look so yummy! I'm wondering what's in the center of the table...heheh...

imriz said...

wow, so many foods. i like the boiled peanuts.

happy ftf.

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Cheerful said...

everything looks yummy...and the soup surely taste delicious! happy chinese new year! happy food trip friday!

maiylah said...

what a feast! same as Guiltless Grub, am wondering what are the ingredients inside that huge food container in the center... ;)

lyzacruz88 said...

I was I was there to taste all the food :)

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Clarissa said...

what a foodie parade!!your nabe looks yummy!!

Happy FTF!

♥FoodTripFriday♥ said...

wow! Those are a lot!!!

gengen said...

All is so yummy...Happy FTF!

Mauie Flores said...

Now, that's a feast!

Happy Food Trip Friday! Hope you can also visit my entry here.

Luna Miranda said...

oh, good...now there's a lot more food here.:p i had Blooger problem, too, last night (or after midnight pala).

i don't which one to pick up first. what a spread!

Jenn said...

The egg tofu looks so delicious! I sure want to taste that.

my Food Trip Friday post

momgen said...

Oh wow i love all the foodies...Happy FF! and i follow you also hope you follow back...See you.

darly said...

i love chinese food- drooled over your hot pot, yummm

Kung hei Fat Choi

Happy FTF, check out my entry too

inday_adin said...

Thank you so much for sharing us these information. That is amazing! I love all the food that you prepared. Hmmm.... I love it! I think I might want to do something like this next New Year. :) Thanks again!

Adin B

Jay-agent112778 said...

i love to have those chicken

heres my Food Trip Friday Entry

heres my Food Friday Entry

[pinkc00kies] said...

oh yummy!

Belle said...

You really had a great celebration with plenty of delicious foods :-)

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