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Several of our relatives (Uncle G, Aunt R, Aunt M, Aunt E, cousins P &B, C, The Cat and I) got together last night for dinner here.

I think Uncle G picked the restaurant, he seems to know the whole town and where to eat.

We started off with fish soup with mustard greens.

Soup!

Normally, at other restaurants, there’s not that much greens in the soup. The reason this time is that Uncle G brought the mustard greens from his own garden. Uncle G also raises orchids, carves narcissus bulbs, cooks, bakes, etc., a true renaissance man (sorry girls, he’s married). 😉

The rest of the food.

Egg Fu Yung

Steamed Pork Hash

Steamed Fish Fillets

Sorry, couldn’t take pictures fast enough before the serving spoons started flying.

Fried Rice with Chinese Salted Shrimp Paste

Here’s the link for information about the shrimp paste, I’m not going to even try to spell it in Chinese. Think anchovies.

Chinese Pot Roast Pork with Taro

Another dish I’m not going to attempt to spell in Chinese. This was my favorite dish of the night. The dish is cooked with fermented soy bean curd (fermented shrimp paste and now fermented bean curd, all those healthy bacteria, Yum!). The pork was tender and moist. The taro absorbed the flavors of the pork and bean curd. Etiquette dictated I had to share this, sigh. Sometimes family is more important than food. 😉

Walnut Shrimp

Preserved Mustard Cabbage with Pork

Here’s more information about suan cai (Chinese preserved cabbage).

For dessert, Auntie M brought a dobash cake. Got to have dessert, even with Chinese food.

Food, family, and fun (not necessarily in that order). Does it get any better? Thanks everyone.

If you try this restaurant, tell them Uncle G sent you.

It will be futile to ask, I’m not telling. 😉

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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