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Thursday, 25 February 2016

Chap Goh Meh (15th night) Dinner Gathering.

The previous time we gathered at this friend's house was to usher in the new year 2016. And here we were again, this time to celebrate Chap Goh Meh i.e. the 15th day of the Chinese New Year 2016. It was a good opportunity to celebrate with food and good company.
A friend bought this "Prosperity Toss" from a restaurant.
We all love this "Prosperity Toss" salad.
We topped it up with lots of crunchies, crushed toasted peanuts, toasted sesame seeds, special sweet sour sauce, salmon slices, etc. Then its time to toss and mix the salad.
This curry chicken with potatoes was cooked by the lady host.
She also cooked the following food.
Stir fried vegetarian rice vermicelli with cabbage.
Pan fried "nian gao" or sticky sweet glutinous new year cake with egg batter.
Sweet drink dessert - lotus seeds and dried longan with cane sugar. A very tasty dessert.
A "we-fie" for sweet memory.
The string of fire-crackers 8 feet was tied to the palm tree before we started our dinner. Now it is time to light the fire-crackers to end the new year celebration.
 Today its "Good Fences" day.
 This is the back view of Ipoh Railway Station with the creepers slowing covering the fencing.
Linking to Good Fences.
Another time he asked,

"Who ever heard of someone lighting a lamp and

then covering it up to keep it from shining?

No, lamps are mounted in the open where they can be seen.

This illustrates the fact that someday everything in men's hearts

shall be brought to light and made plain to all.

(Luke 8:16-17, TLB)

78 comments:

  1. Ok thanks for adding the follow via email, I am now signed up and will be back so much you will get sick of me.

    Why does the food other people make look so good, I am not a great cook, I won't kill you with my food but I am just an average cook and my food rarely looks as good as food others make

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    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne. Lol! you are most welcome! I do cook but I admit that I am also an average cook. Ha ha...

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a beautiful day!

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  3. Yummy gathering to end the CNY! Now I hope the prices of food are back to normal... :)

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    1. Thank you, Claire. I do not know about that, we will have to check it out at our frequent haunts to see if the prices will go down or not.

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  4. Nancy, all the dishes look so good, even the simple vegetarian bee hoon. In particular, I like the prosperity toss.

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. I too like the prosperity toss the most and also the sweet lotus seeds desserts.

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  5. A good way to gather by having home cooked food with some food being bought from nice eateries. I like the dessert at the end the best!

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    1. Thank you, Mun. Oh yes, I like the dessert too!

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  6. Looks like you had a good time with friends. So nice that your host cooked all the food!

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    1. Hello Joyful. We are blessed that the host is a good cook.

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  7. A lovely gathering and food.

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  8. CNY Eve & Chap Goh Mei, toss for prosperity, guess by now everyone has prosper in one way or another. That's a lovely gathering not only in terms of food but fellowship. Thumbs up.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Lol! Indeed we all have prospered, especially I because my weight has increased! Time to sweat it out!

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  9. Another mouth watering post. Is longan the same as a lychee, they look very similar? We used to grow them in South Africa, another fruit I miss here. Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Longan is not the same as lychee but do look similar.

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  10. the fried pan looks are similat to our pancakes..

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Have a wonderful day!

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  11. Que fotografias deliciosas.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a great day!

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  12. I loves the curry chicken with potato cooked by the lady host...

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Oh you chose rightly, her curry chicken with potato is very special, very yummy too!

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  13. Hello Nancy!!:) The chicken did look good, but all the other dished looked appetizing as well.It's good to have these get togethers, and you all look so happy on the photo.

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    1. Thank you, Breathtaking. It was a wonderful get together and the food was good.

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  14. All the dishes look SO good, Nancy! You have certainly enjoyed much good food and fellowship this New Year!
    The Ipoh train station is very nice building and the fence looks pretty with the vine covering!
    Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. It was a good fellowship with yummy food. Have a lovely day too!

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  15. Good friends + delicious food = excellent gathering.

    The happiness of your friends and you shows in the we-fie.

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    1. Thank you, Ishmael. Have a happy day!

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  16. Hello Nancy, the salad looks delicious. I love the we-fie shot, very nice group photo. Enjoy your Thursday and the weekend ahead!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

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  17. This entire dinner looks so yummy. So many things that I like to eat all at one time. Nice fence, too. Once the vines cover it, it will be lots prettier.

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    1. Thank you, Genie. If the workers didn't remove the vines, it will really cover the fence.

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  18. so much yummy food and you are all so thin!!! well done!!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. We are complaining we have put on so much weight!

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  19. Hi Nancy, what a great way to celebrate the 15th day of Chinese new Year. I love the we-fie and the name too. You look beautiful. Now I can put a face to your blog.
    The food looks tasty.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. Have a beautiful day!

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  20. Happy Chap Goh Meh evening, Nancy, it looks wonderful!
    ~

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a great day!

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  22. All of that food looks good to me. I enjoy trying food from other cultures. Firecrackers are fun and that is a nice fence.

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    1. Thank you, Peggy Jones. Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Have a beautiful day!

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  24. Very interesting Nancy & the food. I think I would try to eat some of this. The photo with your group, they look very happy and full.
    Have a wonderful Thursday Nancy. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Thank you, Paul. Have a happy Friday!

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  25. Nancy ~ Great 'foodie shots' and neat fence shots too ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Have a happy week too!

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  26. A fun post Nancy! Loved the weekend and all that delicious food. Happy New Year to you all :)

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    1. Thank you, Denise. Have a lovely weekend!

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  27. You know how to celebrate the new year. Good friends and good food. Yummy.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a fabulous day too!

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    1. Thank you, Vildana. Have a happy day!

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  29. Sounds like you had a wonderful time together!

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    1. Thank you, Marleen. Have a wonderful day!

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  30. That looks so delicious :)

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  31. You have very interesting celebrations there. The firecrackers would have scared me, I don't like loud bangs. - The food as always looks good but is very different from what I'm use to eating. Nice shot of the fencing with the creeper on it.

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    1. Thank you, Ida. I too do not like sudden loud bangs but since it festive season, there is no avoiding it.

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  32. i like the station's roof design. the prosperity toss is a neat idea.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. Have a great day!

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  33. Oh mine, look at the curry chicken, looks so delicious, I can almost smell it now

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    1. Thank you, Libby. That is one tasty curry chicken.

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  34. I'm a big fan of the prosperity toss salad. I don't need so much dressing as what is often added, but I do like the fresh crunchiness of it all.

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    1. Now we have to wait till next CNY to enjoy the prosperity toss salad.

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  35. That toss salad looks so tasty....

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Have a beautiful day!

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  36. Had me drooling over the chicken curry, Nancy. I do love curries!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I too love curries especially the potatoes.

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  37. the fence looks so pretty with the vines growing on it.

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    1. Thank you, Felicia. Have a wonderful day!

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  39. That salad and dessert make me drool, Nancy. What a great celebration and beautiful scripture. Love the photo of all you good looking people!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Have a beautiful day!

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