Archive for May 2nd, 2011

Dinner with the Family

Last night, Aunty M hosted a dinner here for some family members and we were honored to be included. Cousins P & B and D & G were visiting from the mainland.


Aunty M went the set menu route.

Seafood Tofu Soup

Chinese Chicken Salad

There were bits of canned pineapple in the salad, a pleasant surprise.

Roast Duck and Char Siu

Steamed Fish Fillets

Kau Yuk with Taro

The dish is flavored with “pickled” or preserved tofu. Here’s the description from Wikipedia:

Pickled tofu (豆腐乳 in Chinese, pinyin: dòufu rǔ, lit. “tofu dairy,” or 腐乳; chao in Vietnamese): Also called “preserved tofu” or “fermented tofu,” this food consists of cubes of dried tofu that have been allowed to fully air-dry under hay and slowly ferment from aerial bacteria. The dry fermented tofu is then soaked in salt water, Chinese wine, vinegar, and minced chiles, or a unique mixture of whole rice, bean paste, and soybeans. In the case of red pickled tofu (紅豆腐乳 in Chinese, Pinyin: hóng dòufu rǔ), red yeast rice is added for color.

There was some discussion between The Cat and P about how good the dish was. I won’t go into details but both rated it above average.

Beef Broccoli

Honey Walnut Shrimp

Minute Chicken Cake Noodle

Dessert was a choice of

Almond Tofu

Tapioca Balls in Coconut Milk


Grass Jelly

Grass jelly is supposed to be good in balancing the body. A better description is here.

Including dessert, that’s nine courses with lots of leftovers.

Typical in our family, while we’re eating, the main topic of discussion is past meals, future meals, and how to prepare certain dishes. Nothing wrong with that.

Good food and laughing with family = a good dinner.


The Mouse

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