CNY period menu

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CNY period menu

Postby Jennifer » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:52 pm

Please share your CNY period menu

I am thinking of these:

1. popiah (cook a big pot, can eat for at least 2 meals)
2. stewed pork belly (cook a big portion, can eat for at least 2 meals)
3. beef lasagne (use frozen assorted vegs, shiitake mushrooms)
4. chicken curry with potatoes (no green vegetables required)

The above should get our family some decent meals for 3 days without the need to buy seafood (expensive now) or store too many vegs/meats in the fridge while the wet markets are closed and fresh produce at supermarket are almost non-existent.

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Re: CNY period menu

Postby MrsKiasu » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:59 pm

No need cook vegetarian food on Day1?

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Re: CNY period menu

Postby MrsKiasu » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:00 pm

No need cook vegetarian food on Day1?

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Re: CNY period menu

Postby Jennifer » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:05 pm

fluffyboy wrote:Steamboat...leftover soup keep warm in thermal pot and reheat next day with leftover liaos.


we usually have porridge on the next meal after steamboat, with all the leftovers :wink: at in-laws' place.

MIL has 2 fridges, so food storage is not an issue to her.

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Re: CNY period menu

Postby Jennifer » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:05 pm

MrsKiasu wrote:No need cook vegetarian food on Day1?


only MIL eats vegetarian food on first day.

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Re: CNY period menu

Postby MrsKiasu » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:12 pm

Can buy roast pork, roast chicken etc?

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Re: CNY period menu

Postby Jennifer » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:16 pm

MrsKiasu wrote:Can buy roast pork, roast chicken etc?


from supermarkets?

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Re: CNY period menu

Postby MrsKiasu » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:25 pm

Jennifer wrote:
MrsKiasu wrote:Can buy roast pork, roast chicken etc?


from supermarkets?


Dunno those stalls selling roasted meat will open on 2nd day hor.

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Re: CNY period menu

Postby Funz » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:37 pm

My own fridge is usually empty during CNY. Menu at relative's place goes a bit like this

Braise Duck
Hee Piow soup
Otah
Chap Chye
Dumplings
Assam Curry chicken

This will be eaten over 2 meals at 1 relative's place. At another relative's place

Bak Wan soup
Sambal prawns
Kong Bak Pao
Otah
Roast Chicken
Sayur Lodeh

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Re: CNY period menu

Postby slmkhoo » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:59 pm

Jennifer wrote:Please share your CNY period menu

I am thinking of these:

1. popiah (cook a big pot, can eat for at least 2 meals)
2. stewed pork belly (cook a big portion, can eat for at least 2 meals)
3. beef lasagne (use frozen assorted vegs, shiitake mushrooms)
4. chicken curry with potatoes (no green vegetables required)

The above should get our family some decent meals for 3 days without the need to buy seafood (expensive now) or store too many vegs/meats in the fridge while the wet markets are closed and fresh produce at supermarket are almost non-existent.

Just get a cabbage or similar and carrots, and that should keep you going for a couple of days. If you don't mind frozen assorted veg, you can stock a packet of those too. I don't like corn!

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