Category Archives: Festive Gourmet

Festive Food

Golden Prosperity Tofu Dish(金玉满堂)

“Gourmet of Fortune for this festive celebration!”

Moon, asked if I am cooking any festive food. Yes, Moon. Here is it. In fact, the idea of creating a category for Festive Gourmet arose, just to house all possible festive food recipes I have cooked or going to cook, for all festive season, e.g. Christmas, Dong Zhi (冬至), CNY, Valentine’s day, and etc. For easy reference. Do check it out (smilling)!

So, here’s a new one for this CNY. Tofu aka bean curd, in Chinese, it’s 豆腐,the word ‘Fu’ (腐) sounds similar to Fortune (福). Hence, eating Tofu (豆腐) during CNY celebration symbolizes possession of fortune (Doufu – ). I added dried scallop in making the gravy. Dried scallop is another staple ingredient you can’t miss in cooking CNY festive food. read more

Stir-Fried Assorted Vegetables with Fresh Shitake Mushrooms (Family Reunion: 合家欢)

“Eat more vegetables to keep you in the pink of health!”

More vegetables everyday. Mixture of different colours of vegetables with at least 2 cups of amount daily. Regular and substantial amount of vegetables intake helps me stay slim, and healthy, as far as I am concerned.

I love all kinds of vegetables, even root vegetables such as bitter gourd and white radish, or chives and celery. There is this vegetable dish where you can combine many types of vegetables together, and make it very delicious! read more

Homemade Tang Yuan in Ginger flavoured Sweet Soup (姜汤手工汤圆)

“Hand made Glutinous Rice Balls filled with loves for this festive celebration, Dongzhi Festival (冬至)”

Today is Dōngzhì Festival or you called it Chinese Winter Solstice Festival (in Chinese: 冬至). One of the important festive celebrations to Chinese. Chinese calls this celebration as Gua Dong (过冬). Normally 冬至 falls on 22nd December, but this year falls on 21st December instead.

The most essential festive food in 冬至 is Tang Yuan (汤圆) aka Glutinous Rice Ball. 汤圆 symbolizes reunion. Eating 汤圆 together with the family is the best celebration in this festival. read more

Hearty Chocolate Fondue Make at Home, for Our Valentine.

Chocolate Fondue, everyone’s favourite! Make this on the Valentine’s Day, for your Valentine..”

Besides having chocolate fondue at Häagen-Dazs which costs you about $30+ for 2, you can actually enjoy this decadent dessert from home! I like to have it at home, a homemade one!

That’s another way of enjoying fruits, as dessert, too. You can have it served in minutes.

Make your own chocolate fondue isn’t difficult. Have it after dinner, weekend tea time, treats for friend’s visit to your house, and etc.. It is too simple to enjoy it at home everyday indeed, if you wish… read more