Chinese New Year Day 1 (Horse 2014) - Vegetarian Day
Every year, without failed, my mom will prepare vegetarian cuisine on the first day of Chinese New Year. Abstaining from meat consumption on the first day is believed to enhance longevity. Additionally, a vegetarian dish helps to purify and cleanse out the body as well as it honors a Buddhist tradition that nothing living should be killed on the first day of the New Year.
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Family PhotoEarly in the morning, children will greet their parents by wishing them healthy and happy new year, and receive money in a red paper envelopes.
Youngest brother getting angpow from us.
Golden Rice Cake
Mom creation of Golden Rice Cake consists of homemade rice cake and yam wrapped with popiah skin, deep-fried till golden brown.
Stir-fried Rice Vermicelli with Assorted Vegetables
Movie in the afternoon
Followed by window shopping before dinner.
Customs dictates that most families begin the 1st of Chinese New Year with a vegetarian meal to counteract the effects of the excessive feasting on New Year's Eve. The choice of vegetables may include exotic types of mushrooms, bamboo shoots and bean sprouts. The meat-free meal is also considered fortuitous for garnering good karma by refraining from eating anything that has been killed.
Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Fish
Vegetarian Fish is made from soy bean. Pan-fried till golden brown and topped with sweet and sour sauce, its goes well with rice.
Vegetarian Platter consists of Mocked BBQ Pork, Mocked Goose, Mocked Duck, Fried Beancurd and pickled cucumber.
Braised Vegetables with Fermented Red Beancurd
In Hakka tradition, Braised Vegetables with Fermented Red Beancurd is a popular home-cooked dish. Its usually used black fungus, mushroom, cabbage, carrot, ginkgo and glass noodle as main ingredients.
Choy Sum with Mushroom
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