Our Reunion Dinner

It was so nice to be part of my friend’s important dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year. Usually Chinese families around the world get together for their Reunion Dinner. Last night, Bethany was unable to be with her family except for her son, and it was sweet of her to extend the invitation so that we may join in their celebration.

For starters we had Chawanmushi, a savoury egg custard dish in a cup. It’s Japanese, but just something Bethany was good at making and we all love so why not. It was delicious. So light and fluffy.

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Chawanmushi steamed for about 10 to 15 minutes

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It can be made with a variety of fillings. Here we had slices of mushroom, prawn and crab meat.

After that the fun and feasting with the steamboat and teppanyaki began. Bethany prepared the entire dinner by herself, and there was so much food. We were so touched because she does not have guests over for meals very often because she is often too busy working. We were so well fed and I’m still stuffed, hours after the meal.

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By the time dessert was brought out I had forgotten to snap a photo of it, because I was too busy groaning about how full I was, although I did finish my bowl (haha). It’s a shame I forgot to photograph it because it was another thing she cooked from scratch. It was a delicate sweet soup that Bethany said is a Hongkong recipe. I think it’s this dish I found online. Although it looked different somewhat, the ingredients are very much the same.

Happy Lunar New Year!

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This post is Day 8 of ‘100 Happy Days‘.

Happy meter: Happily stuffed

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