15 Chinese New Year visiting photos

CNY Visiting 2015

1. Food! I went to just a few open houses this year – close friends and relatives. The good thing is that more people are serving hot food, which makes for a more substantial meal than snacks and cakes and such – it’s a nice savoury change.

Prawn Fried Noodles

2. This is a thin fried yellow noodle with hints of Thai chilli sauce and prawns. It’s very good, so much so that I went back for second (and third) helpings.

Beef Satay Sauce

3. There’s also beef in satay sauce…

Ketupat

4. …with the accompanying ketupat.

Kacangma Chicken

5. Arthur also broke out the kacangma chicken. I was reminded of a joke another friend told about cannabis, he said he accidentally pulled out a packet of the good stuff to pay for a meal and only later realized it wasn’t a wad of cash. Luckily the auntie who was the (unintended) recipient said “What’s this? Kacangma herbs?” smirk You just had to be there.

Baked Chicken Wings

6. This is some great baked chicken wings to complete the feast. I had an awesome lunch here on the first day.

HB Arthur

7. Here’s a photo of me with Arthur!

Honeydew Cake

8. One of the more unusual cakes I had – the lowest right is a honeydew cake! It’s not sweet at all and just had a hint of the melon. Delicious! I had this at Alex’s house and was happily munching on some macadamia nuts he had on hand too (love them, they’re my favorite type of nuts).

Huge Nasi Briyani

9. Huge pot of nasi briyani at another friend’s house.

China Snow Beer

10. An unusual Chinese snow beer that weighs in at 4.7% alcohol. Very refreshing stuff, you can’t get it outside. Funny story, as we were visiting this house, there was another guy which I didn’t know there. The host suddenly brought up the topic of weed and how it relates to sleep. Thus, I joined in and said “Yeah, ganja is a lot better than alcohol, at least you won’t have to wake up at 3 am to pee” and saw my friend laughing. He later asked me “Do you know who the other guy is? He’s with the police and he’s in Narcotics.” -_-

HB Eddy Jona

11. With my bro Eddy and his wife. I hung out here most of the time, it’s nice to feel truly welcome instead of having someone be snarky and calculative behind your back. Eddy has always been solid, he’s always got my back regardless of what I did and I’ve learned a lot from him. You can tell the ultimate measure of a man by the friends he has in real life and this person probably has more than anyone can count.

Macallan Whisky Makers Edition

12. Drinking The Macallan Whisky Maker’s Edition.

Philippines Pork Belly

13. Pork belly cooked with a spice mix found in the Philippines that’s the most awesome thing I had – ate here three meals in a row.

Philippines Food

14. It went very well with the daging masak hitam (beef cooked in black sauce) too. Tons of flavor!

My Niece

15. Me with my niece, who’s getting bigger now! :)

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13 thoughts on “15 Chinese New Year visiting photos

  1. Thanks for dropping by, Huai Bin. Sure was great to see you again. When my in-laws came for dinner a while later, they all loved the noodles I fried and they were gone in no time at all. Hope the Year of the Goat will be a great one for you! Cheers!

  2. I see a lot of non-Chinese food which is a refreshing change when one has eaten too much traditional Chinese food already. Like the looks of that mee goreng and those beef dishes. Wishing you and your loved ones a great year ahead!

  3. nice pics! can you believe it’s technically not even halfway through the CNY season, since it’s only the fifth day right now. i feel all CNY-ed out, especially after all the arrowhead crisps and pineapple tarts i’ve pigged out on :D p.s. i like your opinion on how people deserve the friends they get :)

  4. Happy CNY to you and your family, Huai Bin! =) There’s not much of the CNY hype over here; life goes on as usual, I guess. Annoying ketupats, you say? Uhh, I take it you’re not a big fan of it?

  5. Been pretty busy lately, today start work liao.. I see all food, haha.. We have 15 days of cny, and everyday is about food and cookies, really.. Everyday is about shandy, pineapple tarts, bak kua and ngaku chips.. (Pssstt, those are my favourites actually).. And everyday is about white steamed chicken, braised meat with mushrooms and lou sang.. Food, more food and some more food !!!!! Gain any weight?

  6. Gong Xi Fa Cai! May you and your loved ones have a prosperous and happy “Goattt” Year!

    Nice photos and super delicious food!

    So the narcotics police man did not take down your details! LOL!

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