Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Christmas Binge Continues...

I've heard of certain communities in India where the festivity feasting goes on for weeks. Well, Christmas is something like this here, but of course not to that extent.

It has always been a tradition for my side of the family to celebrate Christmas with a large family gathering. Since we always do potluck, you can tell by the increase in the amount of food on the table that the number of new family members have also increased.

Strangely enough, soup has always been an indispensible dish on the Foochow dinner table. I don't know why, but for certain reasons the Foochows have a very wet palate. Maybe it has something to do with their old tradition of making everything soupy so that it fills the stomach. This must have worked well for them in the rubber tapping past when they were living within minimal means. I guess somehow this old habit got stuck till today.

This was my mom's silky smooth chicken & ham dish. She'd make this everytime there's a big family potluck. We grew up on this & it has become her trademark specialisation.

I couldn't take pictures of every dish on the table. But you can tell that some of them were home cooked while the others were bought from outside especially this BBQ fish here.

And the satays as well. These were all brought in from the four corners of Kuching.

Nee has always mentioned that there will always be the Four Heavenly dishes at every potluck - The Fried Noodles, Fried Bee Hoon, Fried Koay Teow & Fried Rice. Well, the Celestial Heavens were not completely aligned that night, so only two turned up - The Heavenly Fried Noodles & Bee Hoon.

This is what I'd always be on the lookout for in our family potluck - My aunt's Super Red Chicken Curry with those solid whammy potatoes.

Tomorrow, I will drive to Stutong Park, put on my Nikes & do a 1 mile run. But for now, I shall feast.


sarawakiana said...

A belated Merry Christmas to you both.

Nice always...

ahlost said...

Wahh.. Really super red curry chicken !! Is it spicy?

and and.. silky smooth chicken & ham dish looks so yummilicious !!

Roger Ting said...

I have seen you done Western, Malaysian and Chinese food..Wondering when are you going to start Japanese... Crispy and dry tempura with cold soba noodle should test your skill...

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