As some of you know, the Lunar New Year just passed late last week. As an annual tradition in my family, we have a big feast to celebrate the festivities and to bring prosperity, health, luck and happiness into the home for the new year.
As a tradition, my mother makes sure that there is at least 9 different dishes set on the table and that is to ensure that we all live long lives. The number 9 phonetically sounds like “long” in Chinese signifying longevity. I can’t really say that we’re really superstitious, I would just call it being very traditional.
Unfortunately since I cannot accommodate the hundreds of Piquey Eater readers for dinner, you shall enjoy it vicariously through my pictures and descriptions below.
Honouring my roots from the Taishan province I shall say “gong hee fat toy” to you and your family. May you have an abundance of great luck and happiness for the year of the horse.
Until we dine again,
-The Piquey Eater