Year of the Dragon – The Feast

Earlier I posted about the outfit I wore for Lunar New Year’s Eve, but I’m just now getting to the real New Year’s Eve story: the feast.

My husband and I joined several of our friends at his parents’ place for an absolutely amazing 12-course, all-day feast.

We started out with 4 courses of appetizers:

  • Gow Choi Gau Zi (shrimp and chives dumplings)
  • Lo bak go (daikon cake)
  • Trio appetizer platter: 5-spice beef, jellyfish, BBQ pork
  • Minced chicken in lettuce wrap
Clockwise from upper left: gow choi gau, lo bak go, trio appetizer platter, and minced chicken with lettuce wraps

Clockwise from upper left: gow choi gau, lo bak go, trio appetizer platter, and minced chicken with lettuce wraps

Then moved on to the main courses:

  • Dried scallop soup with chives and crab meat
  • Sautéed prawns and scallops in XO sauce
  • Beef and broccoli florets in oyster sauce
  • Stir-fried crab with green onions & ginger
  • Steamed whole fish
  • Pea sprouts in garlic sauce
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Clockwise from upper left: dried scallop soup with chives and crab meat, sautéed prawn and scallops in XO sauce, beef and broccoli florets in oyster sauce, and roasted crab with green onions & ginger

And finished up with 2 courses for dessert:

  • Don tats
  • Fortune cookies and orange slices
Fortune cookies and orange slices

Fortune cookies and orange slices

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