Friday, February 19, 2010

Lunar New Year Lunch @ Guild House

This was today's lunch. It's our company's annual lunch. Many companies organise "dinner and dance" at the end of the year, but for ours, we always have our Chinese New Year Lunch.

The lunch is usually held on the 7th day of the Lunar New Year. But since the 7th day is on a Saturday this year and we don't work on Saturdays, the lunch was held on the 6th day instead. (i.e. today). The 7th day of the Lunar New Year is known as Everyone's Birthday. We usually celebrate our birthday with everyone in the organisation. :-)

The first dish was the Salmon Yu Sheng.

Salmon Yu Sheng

It seems all the tables have a double plate of salmon. (yey!). Probably to have a 'hao zhao tou' (auspicious)?

That's the server preparing the 'ceremony' for us.

Salmon Yu Sheng

Sorry sharks. But it was not me who ordered this.We ate it because we did not want you to die in vain.
The Braised Shark's Fin with Crab Meat and Golden Mushroom.

Braised Shark's Fin with Crab Meat & Golden Mushroom

When it says crab meat in the menu, there's real and not fake crab meat inside!

Braised Shark's Fin with Crab Meat & Golden Mushroom

The Poached Live Prawns with Chinese Wine.
This was good! Fresh prawns always taste good!

Poached Live Prawns with Chinese Wine

We had Steamed Live Soon Hock Hong Kong Style as the next dish.
Steamed fish always taste good. But we realised that it's two small Soon Hock instead of 1 big one.

Are they saving money ordering smaller fish? Or good things always comes in pairs? :-p

Steamed Live Soon Hock Hong Kong Style

The Roast Duck was next.
Nice roasted duck! Not too fatty too! Everyone wallop it all up instantly!

Roasted Duck

For the 'vege' dish, we had the Braised Shell Abalone and Bailing Mushroom with Seasonal Vegetables.

You know something? I think cooked lettuce is nice! Some vegetables that we usually have it raw taste nice cooked. (Same with cucumber! Stir fry cucumber with eggs taste good too!)

Braised Shell Abalone & Bailing Mushroom with Seasonal Vegetables

This dish is to stuff people up if they are still not full at this stage of the lunch.
We were already quite full!

It's Fried Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausage. After frying it, it becomes super super sticky!

Fried Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausage

Super sticky so that we won't say anything bad about the bosses for the coming year? hehe....
I like it. Sticky but it was tasty.

Fried Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausage

After sticking our mouths, we are served sweet desserts.
Chilled Mango Cream with Sago.

Chilled Mango Cream with Sago

Here's to all readers who have followed my food diary a very "Sweet Year ahead!".
May everything you do, be as smooth as this mango cream too!

Chilled Mango Cream with Sago

Not sure who prepared the food.
Lunch was held at the NUSS Guild House ballroom. (So many tables it looks like a wedding feast)
We guess it's probably done by the Scholar Chinese Restaurant situated at the Guild House.

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Dutchie said...

Must put a dent in the annual budget already ya ? OK, OK, just being a sour little grape here :-{

Our New Year's reception (4/1) consists of one fried goulash ball on a toothpick n a glass of orange juice in the office. Every year the same ... plus hv to listen to the director lament abt the low sales, budget cuts n rising operating costs *sigh*

On the bright side, we get 75 EUR with every public holiday, tax free some more, so that offset the lack of a sumptuous treat from the big cheese (chief).

This is not a country for a great feast. Folks r too down to earth to even bother, I think. The only great eats I get r during gatherings with other Asians, whereby we each bring a generous helping of something good to the meet ! That includes my Iranian, Turkish, Surinam, Moroccan n Thai friends. We all share the culture of warm hospitality unlike u-know-who !

*Harris said...

Happy Sweet Year to You too! :)

Keropok Man said...

I happened to see the receipt that the big boss' sec was holding. yes, it's a huge bill! :-)

Wow, that would be a great feast to try out food from the countries you listed! Yum yum!


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