The Chinese Lunar New Year (which was on 1/28/17) is a holiday that emphasizes the importance of being together with family and sitting down to a nice meal together. Every year, my family (and hundreds of other families) prepare a wonderful meal to ring in the new year, and what does a semi-broke college student miss more? Home-Cooked Meals.
Being home and eating delicious food with loved ones is often the thing many students (including myself) miss the most during this time of year (especially winter term, #amirite?). However, I was fortunate enough to travel home for the last weekend to spend the holiday with my family. While not every student could travel home to have a seat at the table with their family, let me invite you to take a seat at the table with mine.
Khao Soi, a coconut curry noodle soup with chicken, served as an appetizer.
It's a tradition that every year we eat dumplings (AKA The main course, there were a sh#t-ton of these btw) on Chinese new year, and every year we hide dimes in these dumplings to see who can get a dime first (so don't bite too hard).
Naem Khao Tod
A little bit of old, mixed with a little bit of new. Naem Khao Tod (literal fried rice) is a crispy rice salad served as a delicious side dish.
Chinese Tea Eggs
Chinese Tea eggs, with soy sauce braised seaweed and cold tofu, served a side dish (feat. some fried fish in the back).
What's a feast without some dank egg rolls on the side?
Sliced Beef Chuck with Tripe and Cow Tongues
Something a bit more for the bold, Sliced beef chunk with tripe and cow tongues.
Couldn't ask more for delicious food and good company. I would like to thank my family and cousins (Annie, and Jon) for all making this delicious meal together. I hope you all are having a wonderful (Chinese) New Year! Happy Year of the Rooster!