Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Chinese New Year Delicacies - Wordless Wednesday

I'm busy making preparations for Chinese New Year. After giving the house a good thorough cleaning, it's time to go shopping for Chinese New Year goodies. It is also the time to thank our clients and business associates for their support for the past year. Gifts or food hampers are sent. As married children, it is our custom to buy New Year delicacies for our elders as well.

Cookies are served to visitors on Chinese New Year.

Chinese traditional cakes are offered during prayers.

Waxed meats as gifts, one of our traditional Chinese New Year dishes.





78 comments:

  1. I so miss those waxed duck!!!! Aiseh! Where can I find some? Plastic duck not so authentic..

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  2. eastcoastlife,
    Wah! Those cookies quite cheap at Singapore hor? Here...RM10+ at least...

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  3. LB,
    Yah, waxed. Make sure he's got no hair. wahahahaha.......

    Can send waxed duck to Italy anot? I send one and also waxed pork and lap cheong.

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  4. Kok,
    Cheap but quality not so good. I prefer to bake my own cookies.

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  5. Such preparation for a Happy New Year! Eastcoast I put up a Chinese character just below my WW on Tuesday post. What do you think?

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  6. yummy!

    I miss my chinese neighbor in here since they left already. we used to celebrate chinese new year with them.

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  7. Such a delicious time of the year. Food does have a celebration quality that makes you feel satisfied and happy.

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  8. Time to stock up on 'fuo tui' those chinese ham!! :P After CNY, so hard to find in Singapore :(
    Ur pictures constantly reminding me that CNY is drawing nearer and nearer leh..heehee

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  9. looks so yummy!!! Xin Nian Kuai le! hope you'll visit mine too...

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  10. Great photos. Chinese New Year is a big occasion here as well. Wishing you a wonderful celebration ahead.

    You may find my WW here.

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  11. Got waxed meats in Singapore?! I love those waxed duck. But isn't Singapore a bit too warm to keep those hanging in air like the ones in picture? I usually see those waxed duck during winter in HK. Very good ... very unhealthy ...

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  12. What's that black black cakes? Over here no see before geh... O.o

    My favourite is pineapple tarts.. just love 'em! Esp. those soft soft ones... where the pineapple filling is inside the soft cookie (?)... yummmm... not easy to find fresh and nice ones here.. also very expensive...

    Wah talk so much I also hungwee liao! Gong Xi Fa Cai, ECL!! Fatt fatt fattt!!! (Eh, not fat, ok haha)

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  13. Those look tasty! I wonder what waxed meat would taste like?

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  14. Hi hi!

    Sorry I have been such a stranger as of late. Trying to kick start my business has taken up a lot of my time.

    You really have me in the mood for CNY now. I can hardly wait. Dreaming of dinners and cookie boxes. Ducking kids begging for ang pad. kekeke. Kidding a bit.

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful time together for the holiday.

    Hey I am catching up on Scrabulous too.

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  15. Well, this sounds like great fun. I've never heard of waxed meat before though. Have a great WW. :)

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  16. woooohh reminds me of the imminent CNY! and holidays! wheee!!! cant for for it to come! tong tong tong tong chiangggg!

    ang pow ang pow come come come! :P

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  17. Wow, beautiful colours everywhere. It must be so great to live there. Happy WW!

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  18. Yummy looking foodies there:) Can I have some of those? hehe

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  19. we are celebrating this year with our Chinese daughter and I can't wait!! Have a wonderful CNY.

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  20. Thanks for the culture lesson -- and beautiful pix! Could you explain 'waxed meat' to this Canadian?

    Happy WW and New Year!!

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  21. happy early chinese new year! lots of delish there! :)

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  22. Oh Yes! Chinese New Year is few days away. I can't wait to taste those goodies again. Over here, we have them sold here at China Town. My favorite are Tikoy, Tikoy rolls, moon cake and others.

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  23. Would love some cookies.
    Everything looks good!
    Happy WW.

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  24. Ah! CNY is just a week away! I'm very looking forward to it. Happy
    WW! :)

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  25. Wow, it's neat coming by here. I feel like I've been traveling. Thx for sharing.

    Come by and see mine -- more of a statement, actually. I'm about to get a makeover and change my name. Tho't I'd let you know. Happy WW :)

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  26. Hhhmmmm ! when I see all this it makes me homesick ! The best chinese food you can find in Europe is probably in London in China town. There I once dropped in when it was just new year celebration and had the best waxed duck ever ! and all the rest .... Most of the chinese Restaurants are too much adapted to European taste. The worst I found in Germany ! I think these chinese were born in a German village ! It was just disgusting.

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  27. Wah... I miss those delicacies.. Usually my auntie in Jakarta will make the most delicious pineapple tarts ever.. Together with chocolate or cheese cookies.. And many other food..

    Sigh.. I'm not going back this CNY..

    Can gimme ang pow, ecl? LOL =P

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  28. those cakes had brown color??

    photos taken in Chinatown?? dun think i will go there to squeeze with people!

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  29. Great, now I'm hungrier than I was before. :) It looks like fun, a lot of work but fun.

    Happy WW!

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  30. My family celebrates Chinese New Year too! So I can relate with those cakes and all!

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  31. I know those cakes...but hasn't tried those waxed duck! How are they like?

    Happy WW!

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  32. yep you gotta have sweet in the house right?!I'm sure your Chinese New Year will be a big blast..

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  33. There are a lot of Chinese people here in Hawaii, so there are also a lot of Chinese New Year celebrations every year, too. Happy New Year -- coming up soon!

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  34. Marytheteach,
    My Mom and aunts used to make preparations for Chinese New Year one month early. There are lots of things to do.

    Clean the entire house, paint, repair where necessary. Put on new curtains, new year decorations. Shop for new year goodies and gifts. Baked and cooked..... It's a joyous festival for the Chinese.

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  35. awww ... mousey!
    Want to come celebrate with me? hehe....

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  36. Teacher Dave,
    For the Chinese, every celebration there is food.... and plenty of it.

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  37. napaboaniya,
    You can find fuo tui in Upper Cross Street any time of the year. Chinatown sure has everything Chinese!

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  38. wilfrid,
    Singapore has almost everything in the world, as long as you are willing to pay for it!

    I agree the weather condition isn't too good for the waxed ducks exposed in the open. I usually buy from familiar shop where it is air-conditioned.

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  39. My angel,
    That black kueh is a traditional Teochew snack. I'll blog about it and the waxed meats in my next post.

    I love pineapple tarts too. They are a must have during CNY. ong lai, ong lai.... good luck coming!

    Wishing everybody have a fatt fatt (prosperous) year!

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  40. simple American,
    *piak piak SA bum*

    MIA for so long. You should be helping your missus prepare for CNY too. And fretting over the ang pows. hehehe.....

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  41. sandee (comedy +) and valley girl,
    My next post is on waxed duck and some traditional CNY food.

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  42. Great photos and information about CNY traditions.

    Thanks for visiting my WW post. I answered your question here.

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  43. We are preparing for the New Year here too. I love the Chinese New Year!! I can't wait to eat all that gooooooooood food!!!

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  44. Gattina,
    Make plans to come to Singapore for a tropical holiday and lotsa delicious Chinese food! Have 3 meals a day, promise you there is no repeat of dishes,.... you can eat different dishes everyday for at least a month!

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  45. Leonard,
    Yes, the photos are taken in Chinatown, that's where I'm at almost every day now. Shopping and shopping and spending to boost Singapore's economy! hahaha.....

    The brown cakes are a traditional Teochew snack.

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  46. Mariposa,
    Waxed duck tastes like wax. hahaha.... My next post will be on the waxed delicacies. :)

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  47. liza,
    Yes, lots of sweets to symbolise happiness and no hardship for the rest of the year! Lots of auspicious items will be displayed during CNY!

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  48. Mike,
    Aren't you glad you're celebrating CNY?! It's a fun and awesome festival, isn't it? Not just the food. :)

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  49. Wow, look at all the lupcheongs!

    I paid GBP£5.40 for 400gms of lau yea lupcheongs!

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  50. judy,
    Wah! That's expensive! Those in the photos are not so good quality ones. I buy from the shop that is reputable. Pay a bit more for good quality lup cheong.

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  51. Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy all of the tasty food. We will be heading to Tanjung Lesung Sailing Club in west Java for some rest and relaxation over the holiday.

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  52. I wish we had places like that here...I think outdoor markets are so cool:) Happy WW and thanks for stopping by.

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  53. I wish I could come and partake in the celebration!

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  54. Wah... so many cookies! My Mom and I only managed to bake about 40 normal plastic containers )= Haha....

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  55. I love all of them they sure looks yummy to my mouth lol! Thanks for sharing. Happy WW!

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  56. I'm waiting for my pineapple tarts, cornflake cookies, chocolate-coated cookies, bee hives, kueh kapek, 春卷 etc etc.

    Wahahahaa~ can't wait for CNY!

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  57. You must be super busy now... Perhaps we should meet after CNY for coffee :)

    You bake your own CNY cookies? *ENVY*

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  58. Oh my goodness. How yummy for you! I want some please? can i can i? :D

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  59. I just finished my lunch. Now I saw these pictures and I'm hungry again... you can tell they're good!

    My post: Clowns in stripes

    Happy WW!

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  60. Oh...I've given you an award on my blog. :)

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  61. Waxed meat.....hmm I bet it's delicious, but it sounds like would be X rated if it was a movie title!!

    Feb 7th almost here!! Happy Year of the Rat!!

    I appeared during the year of the dog, so I guess my picture makes sense!!

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  62. I missed everything of CNY so much..!! everyone send me something.. muahahahhaha!!!!

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  63. I miss those "bak gua" and keropok with archa. They're my favourite!

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  64. ahhh, you just reminded me to go CNY shopping in the next 2 days before the reunion dinner. mustn't go empty handed, hor?

    I think I'll skip the waxed duck though... lol!

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