This year we had our reunion dinner at Copthorne Hotel, Penang. The atmosphere was lively with cheerful chatter from every table. Service was good too and the food was delicious. They had someone dress up as the God of Prosperity to go around the hall stopping at each table to give out ang pao packets filled with a chocolate coin and lucky numbers for 4D.
Our reunion dinner:
|Reunion Dinner (Yee Sang, Prawns, Broccoli with Fatt Choy, Fish, Lotus Rice and the Dessert|
Early next morning, MIL made her signature herbal chicken soup to go with mee sua aka longevity noodles. It is our first meal of the new year. Live long and prosper - that's what this signifies.
|Herbal Kampung Chicken Soup|
|Mee Sua aka Longevity Noodles with Boiled Egg and Herbal Chicken Soup|
Then, we headed out to see the lion dance. This is said to bring good luck.
The first day of the Rooster year was spent welcoming visiting relatives and exchanging ang paos. When it comes to giving or receiving ang pao from MIL (in our family at least), we would bow or kneel and wish her well.
|Bow, Wish Your Parents Well, Accept|
These are the CNY cookies served to the guests. It made our lunch too. I think we ate half of it!
In the evening, it was a steamboat dinner.
And that's just the first day of the Rooster year. Let me tell you about my second day...in another post. Lol.