Kung Hei Fat Choi and many you enjoy these recipes for a Happy Chinese New Year too!
I write at the tail end of a busy project. Indeed, it’s one of the most exciting accomplishments I’ve been a part of, during my time as a designer. I’m both grateful, saddened, excited and relieved to see it to fruition.
The Serpent’s Table combined so much of my current loves and passions, in Food Styling, Storytelling, Asian Culture, Traditions & more. The more bit, would be the set, the costumes, the ever evolving task of working with an incredible team to make it all happen. Yay Team!
A year & a half can go by so quickly… That is how long this journey took us to get to Sydney Festival 2014.
In regards to all ‘other’ things traditional for the actual Lunar New Year, you might remember my all time favourite tradition for festive eating? Including the Lo Hei ‘Prosperity Noodle Toss!’
Long Noodles for long life,
Carrots for Wealth.
Cucumbers for luck
Spring (onions) for cleverness,
and so much more!!!
Just in case you missed the previous post and recipe from 2013, clicking the picture below will take you to these Longevity Noodles.
Lo Hei & the Prosperity Noodle Toss
I’ve also round up a few of my favourite recipes from all the year round. Including some quick & easy meal ideas for Asian eggs on rice.
…For those days you want to get into a pickle. Do you remember my experimentation with Homemade Kimchi for Beginners, (again, click the picture below) to go direct to the link.
Lastly, because we want to end the Year of the Snake on a sweet note, a classic recipe for the very tasty Sticky black rice, with salted peanuts & kaffir lime. Recipe via picture link…
However you choose to welcome in the Year of the Horse, I genuinely hope that you enjoy these recipes and (perhaps,) they might make it onto your list of international & Asian cuisines for the New Year. Just remember that it’s always lucky to wear red underpants during this time. That you can never eat too much yum cha. That it’s totally okay to accept money in red packets from strangers, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_envelope (and return them too!)
And if you should happen to see a bunch of revellers tossing noodles at a table, shouting out in glee and wishing at the top of their lungs…well come on over and say hi ;)
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