Chinese New Year

Sufficiently recovered from the housewarming, we ventured downtown – in minus freaking 20-something celsius temperatures – to Blee’s for a Chinese New Year luncheon with two traditional Chinese New Year’s delights … do you  what these are?…

1) this Chinese New Year treat is made with taro root; 2) this Chinese New Year dessert is sliced then …

3) coated in egg and pan fried; 4) the final product … what is it?…

Afterwards we headed to the Soho Metropolitan for cocktails before a lovely dinner at Xam Yue on Spadina complete with whole steamed large mouth bass; chicken in lotus leaf; huge scallops on the shell and shrimp-stuffed tofu (sans pictures as we were too hungry and simply dug in).

5) the bar at the Soho Metropolitan; 6) Blee ponders the drink choices

7) Blee and G silently slumber on the way to Xam Yue; 8) Sunday morning: Birthday boy Gary celebrates at Tennis Star Suzie’s Birthday Cake Party on Queens Quay

Happy Chinese New Year … and welcome to the Year of the Ox!

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7 Responses to Chinese New Year

  1. ElusiveWords says:

    Happy New Year to both you and G! Ah… that must be the Spadina streetcar. How’s the food at Xam Yue nowadays? I haven’t been there in a while now.

  2. kunhuo42 says:

    i only had the second one, which in hawaii we all just call “gau.”happy year of the ox!

  3. christao408 says:

    Happy new year to you, too!

  4. CurryPuffy says:

    Happy New Year!恭喜發財!! I had those New Year treats too…yummy!!

  5. Fatcat723 says:

    The boss forgot it was New Year! So no special treats. Happy New Year!!

  6. brooklyn2028 says:

    Happy New Year. Hope the Year of the Ox was better than the year of the Rat!

  7. Anonymous says:

    i have both those traditional chinese new years food.. which one do you like the best?!

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