Sunday, April 6, 2014
Chinese New Year in Melbourne 2014
Happy belated Chinese New Year! I'm actually thought I have posted this during back then. Opssieeee, just realized when I was trying to see what I have under the draft section and I found this. Blur me!
I usually celebrate this festival back in Malaysia. Due to my work commitment, I decided to skip another year of not celebrating it with my family and stay in Melbourne. No doubt, I knew that I will be missing a lots of fun especially the good food in KL. Thankfully, this year Melbourne held few events in different locations to celebrate chinese new year ! Also, I managed to join group of friends for reunion dinner on the first day of cny! Hey, I'm not alone!
Can't believe that we can buy Yee Sang in Melbourne! It considers as traditional dish that we must have during CNY. It serves as a appetizer due to its symbolism of "good luck" for the new year. All diners at the table then stand up and on cue, proceed to toss the shredded ingredients into the air with chopsticks while saying various wishes. The higher you toss, it is believed that more growth in fortunes.(copied from wikipedia =P )
Joshua was the one who in charge of explaining what we should do with this dish. Quite a number of people had this dish for the first time! The flavour and texture of yee sang, is quite similar to what we had in my hometown.
Her apartment was gorgeous. Really, how i wish i could stay in the city!
The table was full with different variety of dishes.I always enjoy having potluck dishes as people would bring different things! It's always exciting to try new new food !
Card games ON!
Second day of CNY, we went to Box Hill for night market. It started from 10am till 1 am. There were a lot of food stalls but the queue was so long and I can't be bothered to line up. So we went to a Hong Kong restaurant for dinner. The roast pork that we have ordered, was delicious. I could have just eat the rice with the sauce as well. Even the rice also taste fragrance. Wondering were we too hungry on that day? All we had just roast pork and rice. We almost finished the bucket of rice too!
Sugar cane juice. We went to Vietnamese chinese new year celebration on last year at Richmond. Surprisingly, their sugar cane juice isn't the same compare what I used to have. But this one, definitely what I've been looking for!
Third round of celebration at Chinatown.
Dragon dance, lion dance and fire crackers - one of the best time to absorb lively performance that Chinatown has to offer.
We also walked to Federation Square to check out Japanese Festival.
Walked toward South Bank and we found market too!
Due to the extreme hot weather, the temperature is up to 35 degrees, I just have to order ICE KACANG! One of the dessert that you often find in a malaysian restaurant. I know some of my friends especially DC find it's disgusting to have corn as sweet dessert. He would always argue that corn is supposed taste salty! Is anyone find corn as dessert - something that is unacceptable?
Yea, he's the boss of the cafe. Hah, just kidding!
If anyone have chance to visit chinese new year festival in Melbourne, make sure you don't miss it! You'll definitely find a lot of interesting things to watch and eat to experience what's the celebration like.