Monday, February 06, 2012

Happy Chap Goh Mei or 元宵节快乐!

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

Glass vermicelli

ChongQing Mala Hotpot Paste, just add water.

My two girls in cheongsum wishing everyone Happy Chinese New Year and 
Happy Chap Goh Mei!!


sock peng said...

元宵节快乐 ~~


Juliana said...

I love hot pot, and yours look great with all the yummie ingredients that you have.
Your daughters are so cute...lovely picture.
Hope you have a great week :)

tigerfish said...

Good idea to minimize the washing ;p

So fast! It's the last day of CNY :(

Anh said...

your two girls are so cute!!

Belinda @zomppa said...

They are too adorable in their red dresses!!! Those dumplings are gorgeous - happy new year!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Your steamboat sound so easy! Your two girls with cheongsum look pretty and cute!

Nava K said...

Seldom I hear steamboat for Chap Goh Meh but sure its a great change and love all the veges for adding into the broth. Btw, your little ones look so adorable and cute with the colors of CNY.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Sock Peng. I am touch that you still remembered the CNY cookies that I gave you three years ago. :) Priceless!

Thanks Juliana.

Yes Tigerfish, no more CNY already! :(

Thanks Anh.

Thanks Belinda.

Thanks Sonia. My steamboat is really very easy, just a pot and a trip to the Asian market would do. :D

Thanks Nava. Because this steamboat is too easy to prepare, much much easier then cooking several dishes. ;)

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

looks wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing a bit of your life with us and such pretty girls!

Thanks again, Dave

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Dave. :)