Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Loh Hei

Jason (right) giving the thumbs-up to his 10th yee sang dinner for this year. Next to him is his new ladylove Vanessa. And then there's Joe, the one with no love interest just yet..

The Abus' annual Tahun Baru Cina dine-out; buttered prawns, squid with dried chillies, beef ginger, claypot tofu, lemon chicken and steamed garoupa asam style (not in pix).

Lemon chicken, tangy and absolutely yummy.


The Abus are a bunch of kaki makan, so it's no surprise that they always seek to enjoy food together, come what event. Any festival is a good enough excuse to dine as a family.

Each year we'd have the traditional yee sang (we loh hei too, just for the heck of it), followed by a six-course Chinese dinner, at Royal Lake Club's halal Chinese restaurant.

This year we had it a bit late because it was getting difficult to get everyone together due to prior commitments. In fact, eldest son Naj was absent; he was down with fever the same evening.

But my adopted son Jason was able to be there, this time with a lovely lady on his arms (finally!). Single dad Jason has a daughter, Judith, who is now 8.

Joe's buddy Melvin, in the meantime, got caught in a gridlock in PJ and had to abandon all ideas of loh hei-ing with us. Poor Melvin; never mind, there's always next year, Insyaallah.

I think next year I'm going to buy a crate of oranges and get the kids to throw them into the sea at Port Dickson during Chap Goh Meh (and then we'll collect them all back, hehehe). Sounds like fun... :-D

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jgn kasi 'ustad' tengok/tahu Kak. Nanti tak dapat cop "HALAL". Kena tangkap macam org yg pergi makan-makan celebrate Velentine's tu nanti. He, he, he....

Sue

Aishah said...

So "meriah" and definitely yummy! Yummy-looking to us folks "yang tengok";)

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Sue - to us it's just an excuse for yet another family makan. As for that orange-throwing bit, acah ajer tu..lol

Aishah - i get utmost satisfaction from feeding people, be it family or friends. our 'feeding sessions' have always been meriah!

Pp said...

i used to love yee sang...tapi dah lama sanat rasa nya tak makan...at least about 10 yrs already...
Puetri tau ka gaul2 itu yee sang?

yes, family who eats together, kenyang together~!

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Pp - waitress yang gaul. kita cuma poke our chopsticks into the plate and angkat setinggi boleh..lol..
[psstt: the abus are still waiting for Pp & co to balik so we can take them all makan2..]

mamasita said...

hahahahahha.love the last part!
Mummy and her ever-zany plans..lanyak jer!
Bolehker kutip balik..tak menjadi nanti..:D

Kama At-Tarawis said...

huda - hehehehe... rugi worrr, buang limau dalam laut. ambik bawak balik, boleh gak masuk blender buat fresh orange drink..

Anonymous said...

Ms Putri Kama,
To Anon..Sue 3.17pm (Dengan Izin)

Joke aside,

Takde siapa yang makan2 real food on Valentine D kena tangkap!

Yang "maybe" kena tangkap yang "over pegang2" Non Mahram tu.

OK?

A sane person.

Kama At-Tarawis said...

anon - lesson to be learned.. jangan dok over2 pegang kalau dengan bukan muhrim. kalau buleh toksah dok pegang lah lagi baik. bawak bertenang sampai dah kawin, lepas tu nak 'over' apapun ok..:D

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Puteri,
Ada ke patut gambar steamed garoupa yang takde? purrrr.....meow!

Kama At-Tarawis said...

hehehe cat - steamed fish lambat sampai, last to arrive..

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Puteri, don't quote me ahh, someone told me 'Loh Hei' are meant for 'stirrers & 'tossers', coz of the action....kekeke

Kama At-Tarawis said...

ya loh tommy, me toss and stir all da time wat.. hehehe..