Friday, October 06, 2006

Festive dinner

600I took this photo at my parents' Mid-Autumn Festival dinner last night (the festival is today but my family traditionally gathered the day before). Zero on presentation and no surprises in terms of the dishes -- we used to joke that Mom photocopied the dishes and put them on the table for every festive gathering; of course, now we appreciate that having the usual people, the usual place and the usual dishes are actually the precious things.
Have a happy Mid-Autumn Festival wherever you are :-)

These dishes are: (clockwise from top left) fried vegetables, steamed chicken, roast pork, some meat and abalone from the soup, fried celery with prawns and scallops, stewed mushrooms and dried oysters, steamed fish (my favorite) and at the center, stewed dried seafood.

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Comments on "Festive dinner"

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 06, 2006 5:44 PM) : 

Hummmmmmmmm tu nous ouvres l'apétit...moi qui suis fan de la nouriture asiatique, je serais au paradis

 

Blogger Andreea said ... (October 06, 2006 6:08 PM) : 

this is such a great festive display. share some of the recipes, pleeeeeeeeease :)

 

Anonymous w said ... (October 06, 2006 6:17 PM) : 

You are so lucky to have a mom who can prepare such delicious looking dishes. They all look yummy. Steam fish is one of my favorite also. Happy Fesitval Day :)

 

Anonymous michelle said ... (October 06, 2006 7:01 PM) : 

Thank you so much for your photo, Lisi !!
Hummm, they make me so hungry!!! I like them all and my favorite steam fresh fish, chinese mushrooms, and chinese vegetable choi-sum!! Only the one in the middle on the right that i can't recognise from the photo... is it bamboo ? or abalone i guess ?
Anyway, thanks again! and happy festival to you!

 

Blogger SeanclaesDOTcom said ... (October 06, 2006 10:08 PM) : 

Wow. I don't think I've eaten anything that is displayed in that photo! That looks really good. Happy Friday!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 06, 2006 10:52 PM) : 

wow lisi i'd pay lots of money for this dinner. can i invite myself to one of your gatherings ;)

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 06, 2006 11:42 PM) : 

:)
hee hee...each time I planned to take a photo about the dishes for specail gathering.But I always forgot to take, for I saw the nice dishes, all other things would be forgotten!!
:D
so nice dishes,Lisi!
I ate my festival dinner too!
happy days there!!
....Jing

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 06, 2006 11:49 PM) : 

Your mom must be a good cook just by looking at how the green onion is cut.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival.

 

Anonymous min said ... (October 07, 2006 12:17 PM) : 

i thought we were suppose to take vegeterian food on 15th? how come i saw fish on your dining table? keke~
actually,i understand that not all people take vegeterian on 15th...like me...i dont take but just happen yesterday took it...hmm~ i still prefer meat stuffs! LOL

 

Blogger Lisi said ... (October 07, 2006 2:16 PM) : 

Olivier, while I like Chinese food, I also like French cuisine, especially Bouillabaise ;-)

Andreea, the recipes are in my mom's brain...but those are very common ones.

W, Jazzy and anonymous, thank you, I will let my mom know about your compliments.

Jing, that happened to me too...

min, no, we usually have the biggest feast possible for the 15th, lol

Thanks for the footprints...have a good weekend.

Michelle, those are abalone from the soup...

 

Blogger Lavender Lady said ... (October 07, 2006 2:17 PM) : 

Lisi, your sentiments about family and being together are right on! The dishes look wonderful! Your momma can cook for me anytime!
I hope you had a wonderful festival.

 

Anonymous michelle said ... (October 07, 2006 5:50 PM) : 

Very cute remark from Jing ;) guess i would also forget to take photo in front of dishes :D
Goosh, how i miss the soup from my mother! and abalone !!... hummm... :!! worth taking a plane ticket :P

 

Blogger Curly said ... (October 08, 2006 3:17 AM) : 

Invite us all round Lisi, your mother must be a GREAT cook!

Curly's Photoshop

 

Blogger Felicia said ... (October 08, 2006 1:25 PM) : 

The food looks delicious! I guess it is the children's right to be critical of the food. We start to appreciate it more when we have to do all the cooking ourselves!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 08, 2006 2:45 PM) : 

the plate the fish is on. I remember my grandma had those too. Love those traditional plates. Reminds me of granny :-)

 

Blogger Kala said ... (October 09, 2006 4:00 PM) : 

wow - your mom cooked all that??? Looks delicious - I'd love to have some of that.

 

Anonymous Frankie said ... (October 10, 2006 3:40 AM) : 

Where is the Mooncake ?

 

Blogger Meg Nakagawa said ... (October 15, 2006 5:31 AM) : 

Table for two for this evening? I'm seriously thinking of booking a short holiday to Hong Kong for some nourishment, not that my body needs it, but I didn't realise Hong Kong was so far away - it was something like 10 hours from Auckland, almost the same as Tokyo, and I hate flying longer than, say, 45 minutes. That REALLY limits the places I can go to on a short notice when we live where we live.

 

Blogger Lex said ... (October 16, 2006 8:13 PM) : 

Lisi, who gets to eat the eye of the fish?

 

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