My mum is visiting from Singapore and brought lots of Chinese New Year goodies with her! Hooray!
She even brought along a package of ingredients for lohei, a kind of salad that is eaten during the new year for good luck. And we invited some friends over for a new year celebration dinner.
Yusheng is a new year tradition found only Singapore and Malaysia. At least it seems that way. Our friend from Hong Kong didn’t know about it, and you don’t really find it in Chinese restaurants here in the Bay Area, many of which are Cantonese style restaurants.
The package comes with some pickled vegetables, crackers and sauces. We shredded carrots and radish and pomelo and added some smoked salmon. Usually sashimi salmon is used but we didn’t have any. As a kid I used to detest yusheng, except for the crackers but as an adult I just adore its sweet-salty-sour-bitter combination.
The kids loved the tossing part but none of them ate it!
Everyone in Their Place: The Summer of Commissario Ricciardi – Maurizio de Giovanni
To be Young, Gifted and Black – Lorraine Hansberry
The usual – The Grand Tour, Mad Men, Parenthood
Nothing at the moment!
Homemade waffles for breakfast
Chicken and potatoes
17 Books to read this February (Lit Hub)
Book recs from the 7 countries targeted by the travel ban (Book Riot)
Added to my TBR:
BookDragon reviews The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap by Gish Jen
Kerry talks about Among the Ruins by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Stir by Jessica Fechtor and a tomato soup recipe (Kahakai Kitchen)
Blue Bloods – Melissa de la Cruz, Robert Venditti, Alina Urusov (Illustrator)
Captain Marvel: Rise of Alpha Flight – Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Kris Anka (Illustrator), Tara Guggenheim, Felipe Smith (Illustrator)
Death in the air – Agatha Christie
Back to the Classics: A Raisin in the Sun
I want to eat at your house.
Enjoy your visit with your mother! I am reading comics, too, and really enjoying them!
Great to see you here in the blogosphere too – apart from Litsy! 🙂
Thanks for the link to my blog! 🙂
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