Earlier, I had my first reunion dinner with rif and his family in Malacca. Instead of my regular Hock Chew dishes, we had Peranakan dishes prepared by his mum. Chicken pongteh, babi buah keluak, sambal udang, ju hu char, steamed fish, yee sang and double-boiled soup with abalone, pacific clams and mushroom — all prepared by his mum. The buah keluak was properly treated and marinated, so the end result was a creamy, nutty and fragrant mixture. Good stuff, really!
It’s pretty crowded in Malacca, unlike Sitiawan where there are fewer cars on the road. Dataran Pahlawan was full of people walking around and doing their last minute CNY shopping. Most eating places in Malacca are open for the first 14 days – I like that because there’s plenty of things to eat, like dim sum for supper at How Her Siang.
Anyway, I hope your reunion dinner was both enjoyable and memorable.
Gong Xi Fa Cai to you all!
May the year of the dragon bring you abundance of joy, happiness,
good health and good wealth!