Travelgirl's Chinese New Year Eve Dinner
Tomorrow is Chinese New Year and for New Year Eve we went back to my in laws place for dinner after we picked up the kids from after school care. We normally don’t go back to their place during the week due to the afternoon traffic but for this special occasion we did it but still sat in traffic for more than we liked.
As usual, my MIL would prep a lot of food and this dinner was no exception. There were lots of seafood, home made sweet rice cakes, chicken, abalone soup and more. This year the rice cake was delicious as my MIL found a good brand brown sugar to make it, I ate most of the plate. There will definitely be left overs but I guess she doesn’t want to undercook and we go home hungry.
Dessert they bought some traditional China sweet called Tanghulu made from mountain hawthorn and loads of sugar. The kids were a fan of them but it’s good to give it a go so they know what other desserts are like around the world. To those who celebrate Chinese New Year, have a wonderful day and enjoy it with friend and family!
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I had never seen this traditional China sweet called Tanghulu but it looks very tasty indeed
yah its old school stuff when i watch tv haha ... its too sweet for my liking.
The table is full of delicious food items. Your MIL really loves cooking. TBH, I am seeing this short version of mother-in-law for the first time.
Most of the dishes look unfamiliar to me except that of noodles and prawns. That is prawn, isn't?
yes they are prawns and lots of other seafood. MIL always prepare too much when we go over just like all parents.
Happy Chinese New Year! I'm just curious of the two colors of the tanghulu. Does it have a meaning?
Hey thanks for dropping by! They are just the same except one is plain and the other had sesame seeds. My little one refused to give it to me for a photo so I can only hold 1 of them haha.
I see. I thought there's a symbolic meaning between the colors green and red. You may also wanna try self timer so you can also have a photo with the both of them :D