Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy New Year!

Gung Hay Fat Choy (Best wishes. Have a prosperous and good year). This post is different than the others since today is Chinese New Year, Year of the Ox. Here I will show you readers what most Chinese eat during new year. We do eat a lot. Today, I did not cook.

In the morning, we only eat vegetables that my mom made since 7 am. We tend to eat a great variety of food.

From top to bottom : Arrowroots (seegoo), green beans, Chinese melon, broccoli raab, rice noodle, black bean, nappa, seaweed, bok choy.

For supper, my friends and I went to Beijing Restaurant (92 de la Gauchetière O.) to eat their New Year's special. This dish is monstrous might be good for at least 10 people, but we were 7 to eat this dish. This dish must be ordered at least one day in advance.

When we preorder this dish, we have no idea what was inside, all we know that there is a variety of meats, vegetables, seafood, roots. We will know what we eat as we dig in. At least noone has a food allergy.

Here's what we think that is inside:
Meats: BBQ duck, Steamed Chicken, 2 kinds of chinese sausage (lap cheong), roasted pork. Probably no beef.
Seafood : Fish, Dry Scallops, Sweet and Sour shrimp, Shrimp Bread, Squid, Octopus, Seaweed
Roots : Lotus root, Taro (made two ways)
Lots of Vegetables: Broccoli, Nappa, Water Chestnut, Bok Choy, White Carrot
Misc. : Shiitake Mushroom, Bean Curd Skin


  1. That looks like tons of food. Did you guys manage to finish it?

  2. We were supposed to be 10 people, 2 of my friends forgot about it, and 1 has too much homework, we ended to be 7, there was like a 1/4 of the food left, considering 3 big eaters too (excluding me).



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