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Friday, February 1, 2019

Chinese New Year, Year of the Pig, 2019

Menu for 2019 Year of the Pig

It is always fun to visit the Asian Market especially before Chinese New Years.  I can now get most of the ingredients at our local supermarket.  However, I was looking for specific items, ginger preserved in syrup, pickled plums and anise extract, which I did not find.  In returning to my local supermarket, I did find fresh plums which I will use for the duck.  I also find fresh Shiitake at the Asian Market which I wanted to use for the Stuffed Shiitake Mushrooms instead of dried shiitake.  I will be added the recipes and pictures next week. 

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Our Mascot will be this Vintage Piggy Bank that my mom bought for my son, who will attending. I have also extended an invitation to his in laws who are Korean.. Talk about adding extra pressure on me. 

I had such fun planning Chinese New Years for Year of the Dog and Year of the Roaster,  that I decided to plan a menu for this Lunar New Year.  Here is my planning menu


Shrimp Toast, Baked 
Pearl Meat balls
Shrimp Cakes
BBQ Pork Buns
Stuffed Shiitake Mushrooms
Asian Drums of Heaven

Crispy Duck with Plum Sauce
Chinese ‘Char Siu’ BBQ Pork 
Long Life Noddles


Tiger Tiger Ice Cream
Ginger Pear with LycĂ©es 

Menu for Year of the Dog, 2018*

*All the recipes are in the same in the same blog

Cantonese Duck Recipe 2*

Long Life Noodles for Chinese New Year


Sushi rice with Asian flavoured Coleslaw
Stir Fried Bok Choy 
Asian Pork Ribs 


Strawberry Mochi (Ichigo Daifuku) 

*The two Cantonese duck recipes are very different  One marinades the duck, the other plunges the duck into boiling hot water