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I love Chinese New Year. Aside from the long holiday, it is also the time when I get to meet up with most of my relatives whom we usually don’t have much opportunity to catch up with since they are all over the world.

One of my favourite days is the Reunion dinner. The day where all the immediate members of my family sit down for a grand feast.  There will be many different special dishes from stewed pork with sea cucumber, steamed chicken, stir fried prawns, roast pork, braised abalone, and many more.

When I first join hubby’s side for Reunion dinner, I was shocked. They have steamboat ! I later learn that it’s pretty common for a lot of families to have steamboat during reunion dinner. I really enjoy having steamboat for reunion now. In fact, even my mum enjoyed it so much that she adopted steamboat for reunion dinner now too ! hahaha.

2014 CNY eve dinner

This Year’s Steamboat. Nom nom nom… The most important ingredient is the beautifully sliced sakura pork and also the wagyu shabu shabu slices. Followed by Fresh kampung eggs, fresh mushrooms, white soft tofu, freshly sliced salmon belly, tiger prawns, beancurd skin and tons of vege. Not forgetting the garlic oil and specially blended sambal sauce !!!

We were all so full ! The best part about steamboat is any unfinished food can be easily packed away… and to be use again for some other dishes. We usually use some of the leftovers ingredients to prepare a big pot of meehoon noodle soup for breakfast the next day before heading out to make the customary visits to relatives place.

I can’t wait for the next Reunion dinner.