I subscribe to the adage that life is beautiful. Even when the going gets tough, I try to be upbeat and see the lighter side of things. This usually works, especially because I know that I never walk alone. My Lord walks with me! This blog is about events and people that colour my life, observations and opinions of life around me, a celebration of life...hence the name "La Bonne Vie" (which means The Good Life in French).
Monday, 30 January 2017
Experimenting With Reunion Dishes
Hubby was away in Kelantan for several days. Needless to say, I missed him a lot and was also worried about him, as the flood situation there was worsening. Praise God for journeying with him and bringing him home safely.
As Chinese New Year was only two days away and I was already on holiday, I decided to prepare a simple reunion dinner for the two of us. They were both new recipes in my kitchen so I decided to spice things up a little by giving the two dishes glamorous names.
Golden Balls of Prosperity
Golden Balls of Prosperity are actually marinated minced pork and shallots rolled into little balls, before being dipped into beaten egg, coated with breadcrumbs and deep-fried. These balls were a great hit with hubby.
Abundant Treasures in the foreground
Abundant Treasures is, in reality, a common vegetarian dish served during Chinese New Year and other occasions. The treasures include vermicelli, mushrooms, long cabbage, black moss (fatt choy) and dried beancurd skin, all of which are braised with oyster sauce and fermented bean curd (nam yue).
It was not an elaborate reunion dinner but it meant a lot to me to have hubby back home again, and enjoying my cooking. Gong Xi Fa Cai, darling!