Category Archives: Festive Gourmet

Festive Food

Steamed Pomfret In Soy Sauce Recipe ‘囍宴港蒸鯧鱼’ (Festive-dish)

“Restaurant standard, without MSG.”

This is the same steamed fish you always get to taste when attending wedding Chinese banquet dinner. Some called it Hong Kong Style, whilst others called this steamed in light soy sauce… There were even more names in Chinese menus.. Whatever name to be called as desired, I knew this would be so well liked by anyone, both the adults and children. :)

Why steamed fish for festival?
Sure thing, this is a festive dish. That must be the reason why this was seen so often in the Chinese festive occasions. Of course, you wouldn’t omit those auspicious garnishing and sides in the plate, too.. Let me explain.

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Love-Wings ‘比翼双飞’ (Air-Fried)

“Wing-to-wing for all couples in this Lunar New Year!”

If you are still thinking of chicken dish for the coming reunion dinner, but tired of fixing a whole chicken… Chicken wings could be ideal for the lunar new year celebration. Afterall, who doesn’t want to be wing-to-wing with your beloved spouse. Yes, having wings at your reunion dinner is to symbolize flying together, wing to wing like a pair of bird… Walking hand in hand with your loved one… Sweet. :)

Serves 2-3
Ingredients
6 pcs of large 3-joint chicken wings
1 tablespoon of light soy sauce
2 tablespoons of Chinese braised sauce (or some brands called it Chinese Marinade sauce. In Chinese: 卤水汁), store-bought
1-2 tablespoons of XO sauce
1 tablespoon of Chu Hou paste (柱候酱)
1 teaspoon of coarse my grounded black pepper
1 heaping teaspoon of sugar

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Seaweed Crisps (Air-Fried)

“One of the easiest air fried CNY snacks”

Yes, I considered this the easiest and relatively healthier snack for the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, adding on to its healthier cooking method, air frying.

This snack could be made in various ways and flavors. No doubt, those added with seasonings taste better, at the same time, less healthy. I reckoned homemade with minimal (better types of) ingredients. Mine? Moderately good, in term of taste and nutritional value, good enough to let your older toddler to enjoy it. :)

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Easy Butter Cookies

“It’s that melt-in-the-mouth butter cookies…”

Yes, you guessed correctly. It’s that in-trend butter cookie making. My copycat of “the copycat (of) Jenny bakery cookies” from a blog which I happened to chance upon one day. I have not tried the original Jenny bakery cookie yet, and had no intention to ‘challenge’ this popular bake. I just thought the recipe shared in this blog, JoyMadeThese (thank you) looked really easy to make, with just simple ingredients needed. So, I baked.

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Devil’s Eggs

“Friday, the 13th, devil’s…….. eggs.”

Actually there wasn’t a relationship between Friday, the 13th, and Devil’s eggs. It’s just for fun!

Back to no joke, this egg recipe is great not only to serve on meals, it’s great to serve during tea or a treat during parties. Simple, quick to fix, presentable and delicious. The egg isn’t over-whelming, even to serve and eat on its own, it’s easy on the palate. Thus, nice as munch.

So, Christmas is coming.. Give this a try, to impress your guests.

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Raspberry Yogurt Cupcake

“Happy SG50, Singapore! It’s cupcake for your celebration party!”

Pink cupcake is my son’s favorite cake. So for me, making pink frosting was my choice. So for you, making red frosting for the Singapore National Day should be more appropriate, if desired.

Cupcakes are surely well-liked, especially over the parties and gatherings. They sure are the hit, making the party table look fabulous, they would make a delectable sweet treat to your guests as well.

And, since I made these mainly for my toddler son, buttercream frosting was spared. Forget about fancy cream and whatsoever, I used just a light whipped cream frosting here. It’s my all time favorite frosting, anyway!

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