Friday, 27 January 2017

It's Chinese New Year Eve!


Tomorrow is Chinese New Year. And hello there! This is the latest bloom from my Bunga Kantan (Torch Ginger) plant.

I love Bunga Kantan in asam laksa, kerabu and asam fish. I have also added some into coleslaw. Hah!


It hardly flowers. And when it does, I am so excited.


I used to buy Bunga Kantan from the supermarket whenever I wanted to make kerabu. But it is not always available. 


Ironically, the last few times when it bloomed, I did not make use of it except for this one time


Today is the eve of Chinese New Year and I know some of you are running helter skelter with last minute preparations. 

Well, that was me last year. This year, I kick off my shoes, sit back, relax and eat kacang.

Ini semua Hainom punya pasal.

For a bit of nostalgia, I am putting the links below to my previous Chinese New Year capers for when I feel bored.

My Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner (2014)

My Chinese New Year in Kuala Terengganu (2014)

Pre-Chinese New Year Disaster (2016)

Chinese New Year Reunion (2016)

Chinese New Year Day 1 (2016)

Chinese New Year Day 2 : Lunch (2016)

Chinese New Year Day 2 : Dinner (2016)

This is also my last post for the month because I am taking a short break.

So to my all my friends and readers, let me wish you a very Happy and Prosperous Rooster Year!

Gong Xi Fa Cai and happy holidays! 

26 comments:

  1. Happy Lunar New Year to you and family...

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  2. Hahaha...... banyak free ha this year PH, boleh rilex rilex lagi makan kacang lagi!....

    Bunga kantan sekarang mahal kan PH. Cecah RM3 henggit sebatang. Tambah lagi kalau musim Raya. Elok sangatlah u tanam PH, nak masak petik aje kat taman hihi

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  3. Hi Phong Hong, I love the aroma of this torch ginger and it looks beautiful. Good idea to use it for floral decoration [long lasting]. Me too will be busy after CNY and probably not much time to post often. How I wish, I can sit back and relax but this is only possible in the comfort of my own home after next Sunday. At times, wish I have a different kind of heart...is it possible.??? Anyway, relax as much as possible. It is good to treat ourselves better [CNY resolution], hahaha!

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  4. Wishing you a great break - and plenty of good times spent with your loved ones, Phong Hong! May this year bloom into something as beautiful as your bunga kantan :D

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  5. PH nak gi mana? Balik terengganu kr? Wish you happy holiday, happy Chinese new year and all the best lah.

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  6. Hello Sweetie!
    A happy Chinese New Year to you and all the best for 2017!
    P.S. Beautiful flower :)

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  7. Enjoy the break. Hope you have the Me Time.

    Happy Chinese New Year to you

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  8. Wishing you a blessed Chinese New Year! Enjoy your break and have a good time.

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  9. Happy New Year, my friend! What a gorgeous flower!!!

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  10. Good good, sit back and relax and eat till you drop! Gong Xi Huat Chai!

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  11. CH pun suka bunga kantan..
    Menyedapkan lagi aroma masakan kita kan..
    Emmmm mcm nak buat laksa pulak cuti CNY ni..

    Bestnya kacang..
    Terjebak juga ko PH dgn kacang mak hainom tu 😆😊

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  12. A Happy Chinese new year to you and family.PH
    Makan banyak-banyak dan sedap-sedap hari ni dan keep smiling..

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  13. happy cny to you and your family! eat and relax! gong xi fa cai! see you next month here!

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  14. Gong Xi Fa Cai PH ....
    Masak apa weyh? Haha...

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  15. I would love to try and plant this! They look nice plus can use in my cooking.

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  16. Hey dear, that's a very pretty flower! Happy CNY, PH! xoxo

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  17. Happy Chinese New Year to you and family, PH!

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  18. Happy Chinese New Year, PH... yes, I am a bit late here.. like you, I was busy here and there...eating! hahahahaa.. yes, so busy that I neglected my blog for a couple of days...

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  19. Sitting back and relaxing....with no cooking to do is the best! ;) Wishing you and your family a Happy Lunar New Year (I'm just back to KL yesterday evening) :)

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  20. Hi Phong Hong,
    Gong Xi Fa Cai to you !

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  21. Beautiful flower. And I love the kacang too. Macadamia is one of my favourite kacang and then walnut and cashew nuts!!

    Gong xi fa cai!! Huat ar!

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  22. Wishing you Phong Hong and family A BLESSED YEAR OF THE ROOSTER.

    Blessings
    Priscilla Poh

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  23. It a bit looks like water lily, beautiful~
    PH, wishing you & family a prosperous & fruitful year ahead!

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  24. This flower is very elegant and nice! Some brides should carry a bunch of Bunga Kantan blooms for a change.

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