Chinese New Year (2014) ~Year of the Horse~
Lotus seeds and Dates for “8 treasure Ba bao fun”
Some delicious sparkling Sake’ called Hana Awaka.
Some New Year’s snacks to share! >o<
Table is set~ So many places!
Cooking and cooking!
Soaking Lotus Root, looks interesting doesn’t it?
This was the hardest part! The Peking Duck took three days of various prep! He had to hang for several hours so the skin would tighten for crisp! I didn’t have a hook so…I had to improvise. –_– Wouldn’t it be concerning to see this in someone’s house?
More cooking! I had five different dishes going all at once!
Yay! Everyone is here to enjoy!
My first ever Peking Duck.
Ba Bao Fun.
This is called Nian Gao, its a sweet rice cake.
You keep the fish whole on new year so your upcoming luck will be whole! This fish was so good! One of my friends ate the eye! >_< Bleck so gross~
I had a lot of fun cooking and serving everyone on Chinese New Year, most of my friends and family who were there never had these dishes so it was fun and educational for everyone. It was nice to share the story of Chinese New Year and the traditions that go with it. I can’t wait till this next year!
Have you ever celebrated Chinese New Year? What did you eat or do? Tell me about in the comments!