Happy Chap Goh Mei or 元宵节快乐！ Chap Goh Mei (literary translates to 15 nights) marks the last day of Chinese New Year celebration. I served Mala steamboat for an early Chap Goh Mei celebration. I used packet mala paste and because of the spiciness of this soup base, no dipping sauce is required.
I found a smart way to reduce washing dishes! That is to put all the ingredients into these two containers!! If I put all the ingredients into individual bowls or plates, imagine how many dishes I have to wash. Since we have been eating lots of seafood and meat during the Chinese New Year, I wanted something light with more fresh mushrooms, fish and vegetarian based ingredients. Fish fillets, DoDo fish balls, fried fish rolls, pork balls, baby corns, scallion.
Romaine lettuce heart, nai pak, oyster mushrooms, beech mushrooms, fried tofu sticks.
Homemade ground pork chive dumplings
ChongQing Mala Hotpot Paste, just add water.
My two girls in cheongsum wishing everyone Happy Chinese New Year and
Happy Chap Goh Mei!!