CNY Dinner at Home


It was the second day (chor 2) of Chinese New Year (CNY) and also a Friday. Terry and I have planned to prepare a special CNY dinner for our Kiwi flatmates Hannah and Murray. I have decided to make the traditional CNY vegetarian dish (zhai-choy), a vegetable stir-fry, pork stew and of course, Yee Sang (Rainbow Raw Fish Salad)….!!

In accordance with CNY culture, I have asked everyone to wear something red for dinner that night. The highlight of the dinner was the Yee Sang which we insisted that Hannah and Murray join us to toss the salad as high as possible while shouting prosperous CNY greetings.

In case you were wondering why Terry and I were laughing most of the time or if you were trying to make out what Hannah and Murray were rambling about….Terry had prepared a list of typical CNY greetings, complete with parody translations and Cantonese pin-yin which we asked them to blurt out non-stop during the low-sang! It was good fun πŸ™‚

After dinner, Hannah won us all over in a game of Monopoly!

Lots of laughter, lots of warmth and lots of fun are some of the phrases I would use to describe our little CNY party that night. Thanks Hannah and Murray for making us feel like CNY at home!

Wishing everyone year year got fish…..haha! (εΉ΄εΉ΄ζœ‰δ½™ – May you always get more than you wish for every year.)


12 comments on “CNY Dinner at Home

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  2. shinloo says:

    OMG that’s fun!!! πŸ™‚
    Glad you have “lou sang” though you’re not back at home. And thanks for introducing the “lou sang” culture to your kiwi friends. πŸ˜‰
    Oh and the “yee sang” looks very much like the ones made in Msia at one glance. Good job!

  3. fariza says:

    That’s fun!! πŸ˜€

  4. nadia says:

    I didn’t know about the low-sang tradition; but it definitely looks so much fun! I was laughing with you guys whilst watching the video. I was reading the CNY greetings prepared by Terry, and trying to ‘low-sang’ with you all πŸ˜€

    Please do post the recipe of yee sang.

  5. carlietapsz says:

    FUN ! πŸ™‚

  6. vixter2010 says:

    Monopoly – bringing people together πŸ™‚

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