CNY Eve Reunion Dinner@Demona’s home in Taiping

 Apek Shandy greets Giong Hee Huat Chai! My dog will only raise his front paw when there’s food dangling in front of him. Useless fella…

 Sometimes the best food come in the most humble way… Roast pork from Aulong market. Really, really good pork. All raw, jumbled and packed in plastic and wrapped with old newspaper. Unlike the nicely presented, well laid roast pork in chinese restaurants.

My house being the hub every CNY gathering. Relatives from all over drove up to Taiping. Not enough space to park in the compound.

 My cousin brothers getting all steamy and hot by the charcoal heated grill. Cousin sisters and aunts, sit back and watch while sipping icey cold drinks. And ‘patiently’ waited for the food.

 We had all kinds of grilled meat: Chicken wings, stingray, salmon, prawns, fishballs, meatballs, sausages, porkchop, burps!

Tender juicy fattened chicken wings. Yums! Meat marinater chef cousin brother of mine, brought his trademark herbs all the way from KL. Respecto!

 On top of marinating all those meat, he also made sangria. According to him, the key ingredient is the lemon slices. Pretty nice to drink, especially over spicy hot grilled food. As expected, I was one of the only few ones who enjoyed drinking. The rest of the boys went hardcore and followed my dad to bottoms up shots of hard liquor. Jameson and JW Black Label, finished in 1 -2 hours, leaving behind boys puking by the drain and some other happy high. Spirit of CNY!

Gigantic piece of pork chop… all for me and me only!

I collected all the bones and one dog became lucky this CNY, bones supply for 1 week. Lucky Hazel!

Good morning Taiping breakfast!@chinese kopitiam behind Bismillah

I was glad that the journey back to taiping started at 430am. Else, i would have spent 6 hours on my brakes, yawning, frustrated and having to hold my bladder.

The journey only took 3 hours, just in time to see the sunrise and driving past the thick misty, hilly areas along ipoh to taiping ( you can only encounter this around 630-7am). Almost like harry potter and the chamber of secrets, your car driving in the midst of the fluffly clouds.

Once i arrived at Taiping town, kopi satu! Warm, sweet, refreshing. With a kaya butter toast to dip in with.

Breakfast ain’t complete without a roti canai. Tapao! From Bismillah next door. And in addition to that, puree and thosai from the old indian lady who runs the stall under the wing of this chinese kopitiam.

It’s good to be back home!

Happy Chinese New Year to all! stay tuned for BBQ food picts for reunion dinner tonight 🙂