A Feast For My Beloved Late Mother-In-Law’s Memorial Day

Hi there, dear friends πŸ˜€

According to the Chinese calendar, tomorrow is the 18th day of the 6th lunar month, which is also the memorial day of my beloved late mother-in-law. She had passed away in 2004.Β  However, I decided to do the memorial prayers today so that I could rest tomorrow (Sunday).

I was up early at 6 am and cooked my way through 7 traditional Chinese dishes to offer to the ancestors before 11 am.Β  Joss sticks were lit and prayers were offered by my family for our ancestors’ blessings.

Here’s what I cooked ===>

A slab of pork belly roasting in the oven

Crispy Skin Roast Pork Belly aka Siew Yoke

My Mother-In-Law’s Yummy Chicken & Potato Curry

Braised Shitake Mushrooms with Broccoli Florets and Sliced Limpets

Peppery Pig’s Stomach and Pork Ribs Soup simmering in the claypot

Traditional Steamed White Kampung (Free Range) Chicken

Longevity & Prosperity Noodles Stirfry

Assorted Vegetables

These dishes are usually what we will have on Chinese festivals similar toΒ  my :-

Winter Solstice Festival or Tung Jit

Chinese New Year Eve Family Reunion Dinner

The main “star” of the feast was, of course, the Homemade Yummy Crispy Roast Pork Belly or Siew Yoke.Β  Because my husband and children were drooling over the slab of roast pork when I was cutting it up, I would give them each a piece of roast pork to whet their appetites and I always love to see their eyes lit up in delight when they bit into the yummy roast pork! πŸ˜†

Do have a wonderful weekend!

With best wishes,

choesf πŸ˜€


6 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    eddie ng said,

    hi Choesf

    it is such a blessing that your late mother in law has a filial dughter in law like u to do such memorial prayers

    may she be reborned as a happier being and that u guys will enjoy a blessed smooth life.

    read about your perimenopausal symptoms…may you find strength and comfort to pass thru this stage soon, you are a good person so you will be blessed and may help ppl going thru the same in the future



    • 2

      Hi there, dear eddie πŸ˜€

      Thank you so much for your well wishes and blessings. May you and your family be well, happy and peaceful always! πŸ˜€

      We look forward to the memorial prayers – it is a good way to remember our departed beloved as well as teach our children about filial piety. πŸ˜‰

      In our Asian culture here, we don’t talk openly about perimenopause/menopause and after gathering enough information, I will post soon on that. πŸ˜‰

      Do have a wonderful weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€


  2. 3

    Pkok said,

    wah…nice feast!


    • 4

      Hi there, dear Pkok πŸ˜€

      I haven’t cooked so much at one go since the Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner and so, my husband and children enjoyed stuffing themselves on the traditional Chinese food. πŸ˜†

      Do have a wonderful weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€


  3. 5

    Elaine Lim said,

    wow impressive, how u managed to so many dishes? *tabik* I have found your website while i was googling for dragon fruit enzymes. I have made them in a easier way using Ecoparadise’s (A japanese hot bed antioxidant therapy centre) Magic Pail – infused with antioxidant agents/ substance, therefore i made my very 1st dragon fruit enzyme in 1 week time only.
    Looking forward to learn more cooking recipes from you! Happy Merdeka! πŸ™‚


    • 6

      Hi there, dear Elaine πŸ˜€

      Happy Merdeka Holiday! Heheh, thank you so much for your *tabik* ! πŸ˜†

      The cooking part was easy – I just spent about 3 hours cooking that morning the various foods in my oven, and in a wok plus 2 pots on 3 stoves! Hahaha…if you had pop into my house, you will see one crazily busy makcik cooking away in the kitchen. πŸ˜†

      The previous day was spent buying the stuff at the pasar (wet market), cleaning and preparing them e.g. cutting and marinating. So, that’s made the process easier. πŸ’‘

      Thank you for sharing your experience in using the Magic Pail to make your dragon fruit enzyme. I have heard about the Magic Pail before…I should try that out, too. πŸ˜‰

      With best wishes,

      choesf πŸ˜€


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