Happy Chinese New Year 2011!

Just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all my Chinese friends a very Happy Chinese New Year 2011 - The Year of the Rabbit! This time of year, I feel especially homesick being away from my family and friends back in Malaysia - but thanks to Facebook and Twitter I get to see "live" pictures of their reunion dinner last night. 

Also, nothing is stopping hubby and I from starting our very own family tradition in Australia:


I was running late coming back from work last night so I got some semi-authentic takeout from Chadstone - Hainanese Chicken, Beef Brisket in Hot Claypot and Sambal Belachan Kang Kung! Almost like the real deal, lol. Our own "family reunion" dinner!


Also this morning I had the privilege of a Grand Tour inside Ralph's Butcher Shop in South Melbourne. The friendliest butchers in town I reckon! I was there nice and early this morning to pick up a massive 6kg pork leg for a Chinese New Year potluck gathering tomorrow night. I'm planning to cook one of my aunt's signature dishes we used to have all the time during family festivities. Will blog all about it after tomorrow night!

P/S: Sorry for the low quality Blackberry photos! Not my usual DSLR quality post :p

GONG XI FA CAI !!


21 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you too! Are you going to tell us what you're doing with that much pork? :D

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  2. Hi Kimba! So fun to go on a walkabout with you. I love seeing where everyone 'lives' and what is in their daily food life. We all should do a video of our food excursions so we can go along together.

    Are you safe from the impending storm? Sounds scary.

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  3. have a great potluck gathering tmrw nite, happy chinese new year and may the rabbit brings joy and good health to you and your family!

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  4. Way to start your own traditions! It'll make holidays that much easier for you, being away from family.

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  5. Kimba, Happy Chinese New Year to you and your husband. Given it's the year of the rabbit I hope it will be a calmer year. Australia has really been hit with some nasty weather.

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  6. Happy Chinese New Year! Let us know what you do with the pork leg!

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  7. Kimba-Happy Chinese New Year to you and your hubby! I hope you have a wonderful celebration.
    BTW-I have a really awesome award for you, stop by my blog, and grab it. It's a couple previous posting, and you will find your name on the list.
    Congratulations!

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  8. Gong Xi Fa Cai, Kimba! Hope you have a great Year of the Rabbit!

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  9. Must get an iphone 4! Pictures are much better. :D teehee.

    Happy CNY to you and your family!

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  10. Happy Chinese New Year to you Kimba!

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  11. Happy CNY Kimbaaaaaa!!! Yes dear...that Kimberly is U!!! Pls accept the card from me ya.

    U must be having great time there!!! Enjoy and take care...

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  12. Hope you have a happy New Year. All prosperity in red for you!

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  13. Your New Year Day table looks great! Happy New Year!

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  14. Happy New Year, Kimberly! I'm glad you're making your own family traditions there :) Everything looks delicious!

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  15. Happy New Year! Hope this year is a wonderful & blessed one for you and your loved ones!

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  16. Gong Xi Fa Cai!!! Love the dinner...haven't had Hainanese Chicken in a loooooong time. I look forward to your pork leg post. :-D

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  17. Happy Chinese New Year to you! Your meal looks amazing!

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