Happy Chinese New Year!!!!

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Happy Chinese New Year to all! We are welcoming this year with the Year of the Horse!

This is our New Year’s Eve meal with the family, feeling scrumptious!

We can’t help but sharing to all, how our Mom is the best cook in the world (because her daughter and son say so), and she really puts effort in making all New Year food from scratch.

It had been a busy 2 weeks for us helping Mom buying ingredients and doing food preparation.

Our grandpa comes from a village besides Shanghai, which is now the suburb of the big Shanghai, where the area is enrich with food due to its nice weather.  This is what we were having last night-extravagent homemade food all by Mom of traditional Shanghainese dishes!

 

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Mom has prepared this soup for a week! There is a big chicken, dumpling with skin made from egg wrap, meatball, bamboo shoot, and Chinese onions in it.

1st day- chicken bone and chicken feet

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扁尖筍 

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Tong Po Ru. Chinese fatty pork.

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Shrimp with tomato, onion, 酒釀

蝦浸番茄洋蔥酒釀汁

前幾晚媽媽在炖高湯時也開始製作此道菜的醬汁。首先洋蔥炒番茄,之後將番茄皮與洋蔥濾掉,我大概濾了兩個多鐘頭,來回弄了六、七次,才有濃縮的番茄洋蔥汁。除夕夜時,再將炒蝦進去,最後淋上酒釀帶出甜味,整個蝦、番茄、與洋蔥的味道因酒釀而蹦出來。

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烏魚子 

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烤麩

金針、木耳、胡蘿波、毛豆、冬筍
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如意菜

每一家上海家庭一定會吃象徵十全十美,事事如意的如意菜。

由10種菜組成,每一樣菜都有新年祝福之意,切每一樣菜時,要將菜切得長長的,祝福大家長命百歲。

是一道非常費工夫,充滿家人愛心的一道菜,每一樣菜都先自己炒過,再全部由顏色淺至深全部炒在一起,詮釋完美的如意菜。

冬筍:象徵步步高昇。

木耳:象徵耳聰目明,新的一年前程似景。

金針:象徵

紅蘿波:象徵運氣紅不讓。

香菇:象徵富貴,由於好環境才能吃到香菇。

百葉:象徵學業進步。因從千張發成的百葉是一片一片的,可以翻頁像書一樣,希望莘薪學子們能夠越來越進步。

芹菜:象徵「勤」勞。

豆干:象徵升「官」。

大頭菜:象徵可以吃苦,因為大頭菜很苦。

豆芽:象徵財庫滿滿的金元寶。 要將前面的豆芽頭與梗分開,象徵金元寶,花了六個小時將豆芽的頭與梗分開。

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醉筍枸杞

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紅豆鬆糕

所有中式甜點中,除了棗泥鍋餅,紅豆鬆糕亦列在我的前三排行榜上。

吃過很多家紅豆鬆糕,圓山飯店的紅豆鬆糕是吃過口感綿蓬鬆度剛好,裡面棗泥很綿密很香,是前總統夫人蔣宋美齡夫人最喜歡的甜點。

一月初的時候在圓山官網訂購,還可以指定日期送達,四個以上免運費,來時是由冷凍車送達,甜點就這樣送上口了~

好難拍出那個顏色,還是實際吃下肚最好!

以上分享我們的年夜飯。

祝大家馬年,一馬當先,馬上發財,馬上封侯!

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Beauty & Travel, LIFESTYLE BLOG in a nutshell here: http://tiffgoesto.com/ It's in English and Chinese, come and take on the journey with me! :)

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