Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Dinner 2nd Day CNY 2023

On most days, I only have to cook dinner. Many eateries were closed on the 1st and 2nd day of Chinese New Year 2023 (Sunday & Monday). Those that were opened were fully booked. So since Sunday, I have been cooking both lunch and dinner.

Blanched Chinese baby kai lan, drizzled with garlic oil, oyster and soy sauce.
Poached Bearded Chicken.
There is a vast difference between a steamed and a poached chicken in texture and taste. My whole family prefers poached than steamed chicken.
Pounded ginger mixed with a bit of salt and with some hot garlic oil poured over it. A great condiment to eat with the poached chicken. Preferably add in some chopped spring onions but I didn't have any. I thought I bought some but couldn't find any spring onions in the fridge.
2 Sundays before Chinese New Year, there was a sponsored buffet lunch at The Salvation Army Perak Home For The Aged in Jelapang. It was a combined celebration of Christmas 2022, New Year 2023 and Chinese New Year 2023.
An old fashioned house front in Penang. The house looks like nobody has been staying in it as you can see all the letters were not picked up.


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44 comments:

  1. Your cooking always looks just as good as in a restaraunt.

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  2. I have no idea that there is a difference in taste and texture between poached and steamed chicken. I love the pounded ginger condiment.

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    1. Yes, but I was lazy and will usually steam the chicken. For this new year, my elder requested that I should poach the chicken, even though it will take some time to cook the chicken plus the cold bath. But I agreed that it was worth the time and effort.

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  3. Before I could cook (and bake) Ingo only cooked on the weekend.
    Other bread or salad only.
    Now I sometimes do quick-cooking :-)
    The gate is beautiful!

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    1. When it is hubby and I, my cooking will be simple and quick. It is only when my sons are back home, I will make a point to cook something special for the family.

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  4. Same as PH, I don't know the difference between steamed and poached chicken. I thought they are the same thing. In Hokkien, we call it pek chang kay.

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    1. Yes, pek chang kay is white cut chicken. I guess from now on, I will be poaching the chicken instead of steaming the chicken.

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  5. Blanched bearded chickens are something I don't get to have a lot in Australia

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    1. For this poached chicken, it is cheaper to cook at home.

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  6. Both chicken and baby kai lan look so fresh and flavourful!

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  7. Oh the food. I love your food.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, Nancy. ♥

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  8. ...thanks Nancy for sharing this stylish door. I hope that you are enjoying the Year of the Rabbit.

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  9. I'm having homemade Mexican chicken soup for lunch. I made the broth and all. Yum.

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    1. Mexican chicken soup sounds delicious. We love soups.

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  10. Yum. Happy CNY.
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  11. The buffet lunch for the aged, sounds like a nice triple celebration ( Christmas, New year, Chinese New Year)!

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  12. Your dishes look as good as the restaurants. I like that triple celebration idea! Made me smile. I am grateful I could stop here today. Have a blessed week.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by. Have a blessed week too.

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  13. Your food looks great. I notice that the Chinese New Year is getting more popular here in Tulsa.

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    1. Thank you, Yogi. CNY celebration is a lively one.

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  14. Happy new year to you!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/01/play-time.html

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  15. Feliz año chino, te mando un beso. https://enamoradadelasletras.blogspot.com/

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  16. Hope your day is full of kindness.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Thank you, Dora. Hoping the same for you as well.

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  17. Your cooking looks amazing and the sponsored buffet lunch sounds like a lovely way to have a triple celebration. Julia x https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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  18. Thank you Nancy! The food looks tasty and the flower arch is so pretty. Did you make soup with the water used to poach the chicken?

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    1. I packed the water in the freezer for later use.

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  19. I don't think I'd know the difference between poached and steamed chicken.

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    1. Poaching is to cook the chicken in simmering water with low heat without the water actually boiling.

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  20. Yum, yum... On the plate you have only delicacies.

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