Monday, January 30, 2012

Year of the Dragon

This is a bit overdue but with New Years, as with wedding gifts, we have all year right? 

A few weekends ago my immediate family traveled from 3 Southern points (Raleigh, Asheville, and Atlanta) to converge at my brother's place in Charlotte, NC, the effective half-way point, to celebrate Chinese New Years!

The Lunar New Year has been a big deal for my family as long as I can remember. We're a family of many heritages, so the Lunar New Year gets as much attention as Christmas. 

The event is always supplemented with a feast cooked by Mom, which hasn't hurt its estimation within our family.

This year, she really outdid herself. 

The picture above is curried duck with kaffir leaves. Below, a roasted bass.

 Tempura shrimp.

 Barbecued pork.

 The chef herself.

 Calamari salad (a new addition to the table, and one we'll be looking forward to next year!).


And a great time was had by all!  Happy Year of the Dragon!

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