Wednesday, 1 February 2017

My Quiet Chinese New Year Makan


Hi! I am back (actually I never left). To all of you who left greetings and wishes in my previous post, thank you! 

Chinese New Year is not officially over until after Chap Goh Meh. But I suppose the celebration is more or less done and everyone is back to work. 

I did say that I was going to sit back and relax and eat kacang (nuts). The kacang part came true. As for sitting back and relaxing, well not really because my partner and I had to eat. 

Oh no, eating out was not an option because I know for a fact that eating out during Chinese New Year is no fun. We ate out at a nonya restaurant some years ago and the cooking was lousy. Besides, it was crowded everywhere.

So madam did some home cooking. Easy dishes of course. 


What could be easier than roasted chicken legs and broccoli? That lot is all for me (not eaten at one go of course) because...

...the man did not want to eat chicken. I fed him chicken for two days straight until he complained. He claimed that chicken is pumped full of antibiotics at the farm and after ingesting chicken, he experienced aches and pains.

So I had to cook something else for my laling.


Sweet and sour pork patties. He does not eat beef and the evening before, I fed him mutton curry. While eating, he pondered if mutton would cause a stroke. Haiz....


Since he did not finish the mutton, I had the leftovers for lunch the next day. No, I was not worried about getting a stroke.


This one I cheated because it was cooked way before and stashed in the freezer. How convenient, right?


So that was my not-so-exciting makan over the Chinese New Year. But I was happy. So happy :)

30 comments:

  1. For me, my mom did all the cooking so... :D :D :D

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    1. Thanks! Small portions eaten in moderation is ok :)

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  3. Agree with The Yum List, healthy and delicious...

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  4. Haha PH, you crack me up...

    Happy CNY to you!

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  5. Oh dear, if your partner has issues with beef, mutton and chicken, then it looks like you're left with pork and seafood only to cook for him (and I know you don't cook much seafood)...unless he can eat salads and veggies all the time....hehe! >.< It's also not good to consume too much pork. I guess that's why everyone says moderation is key...just eat a bit of everything and we should be fine! ;)

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    1. Yup, only oinks and fish hah..hah.. But it's OK, quite manageable. As for seafood, well I do fry him the occasional fish. I hardly do fish/prawns because he has issues with freshness. So that leaves me with pork most of the time and I am relieved because frying fish terrifies me >.<

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  6. I wouldn't mind the chicken and the pork patties, look really good...nor the mutton curry either. Hey! I saw a photo on Facebook - somebody had Liza masak hitam - you did not cook any? Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. hee..hee..masak hitam is awesome! Should cook some soon :)

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  7. All the food you ate look so delicious! I will gladly eat the mutton dish that you cooked. I am sure that it is delicious. I don't think eating mutton will cause stroke on its own. What did you eat for the CNY reunion dinner?

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    1. Thanks :) I had a quiet reunion dinner with chicken and lots of salad. For once there was no overindulgence during the festivities.

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  8. the food you made looks absolutely tasty! and my husband also refuses to eat chicken with the same explanation:)

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    1. Thank you! So, you have the same problem hah..hah..

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  9. Your laling is so cute. Haha.

    Like your sweet and sour pork patties. Never cook before but hope to get my hand down to it some day.

    Yes. It feels like everything is back to normal today when kids back to school and hubby went back to "jungle" for work yesterday morning. Lol.

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    1. hah..hah... The holiday passed by so fast :(

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  10. Welcome back. Your food looks good.

    Has your half never cooked you a meal before?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, he cooked for me once when I was not well :)

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  11. So far my kitchen is still closed, my kids are super happy cos they do not have to do the dishes after eating... LOL...

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    1. Hah..hah...washing up is the worst part :D

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  12. After one week of eat out, my kitchen was finally "hoi gong" on yesterday afternoon :P

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  13. LOLOL. I wanna be friends with your lahling! He sounds like the grumpy me with my poor wife having to tolerate my nonsense at times. I better eat up and talk lesser in future. We also had a week long quiet but relaxing CNY.

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    1. hah..hah..aiyo..you also like that ah? It's good to have some quiet and relaxing time.

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  14. Haha....lahling kena dera, 2 hari berturut turut makan ayam!

    Yelah kan baik makan besar kat rumah kalau sendiri masak lagi sedap daripada Chef masak!

    Mana yee sang?

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    1. PH malas nak buat yee sang hah..hah...

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  15. I guess you must be the one who always cheer and amuse your lahling up while he being the grumpy one, LOL

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    1. We take turns to be grumpy hah..hah...

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