February 12, 2013

Chinese New Year 2013: With Grandma

Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the year of the snake! To celebrate, my family and went to dinner at Sam Woo Seafood Restaurant (my grandmother's favourite place) this past Saturday. The food is always consistent and the service is overwhelmingly friendly and attentive. Oh, the perks of being regular customers! Being that it was the Chinese holiday of the year, the restaurant was filled to the brim. They stuffed more tables into the dining area than usual so yes, while it was a little cramped, there was a pleasant atmosphere being that it was totally bustling and full of happy people!

Here's a look at what was on our menu. 

Crispy roasted pork on a bed of marinated jellyfish salad

Dried scallops, oysters and black moss with cabbage in a savory seafood sauce

Stir fried shrimp and yu-choy greens

A bowl of crab and shark fin soup, with a spoon of red vinegar

Baby bok choy adorned with whole abalone and abalone sauce

Stir fried crabs with soy, ginger, garlic and scallions

Steamed fish with garlic, parsley and green onions served with sweet soy sauce
Deep fried pigeon served with salt and lemon
Chinese egg noodles in broth with yu-choy and ham

Steamed sticky rice mix with bits of Chinese sausage and shredded egg

Glutinous rice balls with black sesame paste served in a sweet soup made of red dates, snow fungus, longan fruit, and lotus seeds
Wow, that was a lot of food. In case you weren't counting, that was eleven courses altogether!

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