Good evening, dear friends 😀
On the eve of the Chinese New Year (CNY) , it is a long standing tradition that a Family Reunion Dinner is held, usually at the home of the oldest members of the family. In China, younger folks usually leave their villages in the country side to work in the larger cities.
They would return to their hometown to celebrate the CNYor Spring Festival with their parents or grandparents. So, the older folks back home would prepare a huge lavish meal in joyous anticipation of seeing their children or grandchildren come back home and having a big meal as one big, happy family.
In those days in the Chinese culture, all the extended families would live under one roof….but in the modern times these days, the trend is nuclear families living separately of each other and the parents usually stay with the eldest son and his family. So, on CNY eve, people would go home to their parents’s house and reunite there for dinner – hence, the “Family Reunion Dinner”. 😀
My Family Reunion Dinner last year in 2008
Homemade Traditional Spring Rolls or Chun Kuen or “Gold Coins”
Steamed White Pomfret in Soy Sauce or “Nin Nin Yau Yue” or “Every Year There Is Over Abundance”
I will post the photos and recipes for this dinner menu next week. I would like to wish you a happy Family Reunion Diner with your loved ones this Sunday! 😀
With peace and joy,