Saturday, February 11, 2017

Mandarin oranges


Salmon rice (onigiri)
Steamed Gyoza
Tamagoyaki (with spring onion)
Steamed Pumpkin (placed bottom of Gyoza)

It was a luxury nowadays if I ever made a bento for him.  And he still loves it. The salmon onigiri was supposed to shape like a pair of mandarin oranges but looked odd.   I should have used tomato sauce instead for a deeper colour.  It was mandatory in our Chinese culture to bring a couple of mandarin oranges for house to house visit. 

My boy drew a family portrait using Chinese New Year as the theme.    His inspiration came from his experience with the sight and sound of firecrackers and fireworks in Malaysia. Amazingly, he even concluded that Mummy has a round face and Papa got an inverted triangle face.  As for himself, how about making a guess?  Other details he sketched like Papa was holding ancient Chinese gold nuggets, Mummy with the mandarin oranges and the boy has a handful of red packets.  Absolutely adore this picture !

We wish everyone 恭喜发财 Gong Xi Fa Cai and a prosperous year!

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