Friday, February 4, 2011

Chinese New Year Eve 2011 in Russia

How I celebrate my Chinese New Year eve at Russia?
After 5pm, I went back to haunted house as usual.
We start to prepare food for tonight.
I start to cook curry chicken and rendang chicken at the same times.
Before that, we plan to have a snow fighting at the garden.
Day getting darker and darker…
At the end, we cancel the activities.

After finish cooking, it is 7pm here.
I make few calls back to my family.
When I call back to my daddy, he totally cannot recognize my voice.
He thought I am his friend in KL.
Maybe, my russian slang is too strong.
At another side in KL, my wife and my little Vanessa are waiting my call too.
I feel really good when my daughter greet to me:
新年快乐” and “恭喜发财

This year Chinese New Year is bit calm.
No fire cracker sound around.
No holiday, nobody celebrate it in Russia.
Am I alone here?

After finish my call,
I went to kitchen to prepare all the stuffs for dinner.
Suddenly, my fellows’ friends and 3 Russian translators greet to me:
I feel shocked a bit! Wakakaka
Food we prepare for the dinner. 
 Curry Chicken Or Rendang Chicken?
 Rendang Chicken or Curry Chicken?

Look almost the same!
Honestly, I don’t know to cook Rendang Chicken.
Just throw the recipes inside the bowl and cook.
Anyhow, all the food is inside our stomach now.
It is a simple dish for my reunion dinner.
It is not easy for 3 Russian friends to finish the food. J
I still need to improve my skill a bit.

Friends with me – Chinese Re-union dinner.

P/s: I hope that next chapter is Snow fighting between 3 Russian with 3 Malaysian.
I need your wishes to win this game.


[SK] said...

yeah, at least you have a mini version of reunion dinner for CNY mah.. bother nothing about the chicken-curry-like-rendang-chicken or rendang-chicken-like-curry-chicken lah, as long as you feel there's a special occassion then ok lor, still got people with you and you are not alone there.. :)

[SK] said...

actually the fried beehoon looks nice woh.. and will be even nicer if eat with the curry/rendang gravy lor.. what is lacking maybe is a vegetable dish lah, but OMG i didn't expect you can cook woh~~ :D

suituapui said...

Food looks good. Well, at least you get to celebrate the auspicious occasion with your friends there...

amycheah said...

Hey, boleh lah tahan jugak, got 3 Malaysian with u....haha!

Happy CNY yah!

Anonymous said...

Happy CNY! :)

இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

Is that you Mr Booh or your Russian twin? Cant be! You looked so young compared to your last pix..

இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

Surprised me you can cook bro haha..Whatever chicken or gai, curry or rendang does not matter as long as you are happy at that very moment is most important. Glad you spoke to Vanessa & wife and family members on the CNY eve.

Reanaclaire said...

the hot curry is best during the cold winter!
I think i can feel how it is to celebrate cny without your family..

anyway, hope u have a good one in russia for now..

xin lian kwa le...


cHrIstInA_YY said...

Erm, 1st one is rendang, second one is curry? Hehe~

Happy Rabbit Year, CH!!! I celebrated my new year's eve with friends too, since I'm far away from my family ;)

MeRy said...

Curry and rendang..all my favo food...

Gong Xi Fatt Chay..

Medie007 said...

wooooo! Snow fight! may the best team wins!

wenn said...

I love the rendang which is drier than curry.

WendyinKK said...

All also spicy chicken.
They can eat ah?
Next time bring those Cosway premixed sauce pack over. Very convenient and tasty.
Happy Rabbit Year to u ah.
DOn't jump too much ok.

CH Voon said...

SK: I am not alone here. Yupe, i am agree with you. However, the feeling is totally different celebrate with family - i miss those fire cracker sound.

About the bihun, it is not cook well. Look good but taste so so.

CH Voon said...

suituapui: yupe, i feel lucky than i am not alone here.

CH Voon said...

amycheah: 1Malaysian mah :)
Happy CNY to you too.

CH Voon said...

Mei Teng Happy CNY to you too!

CH Voon said...

Bananaz: hahaha this is good greeting for CNY, i look young? Wakaka. Thank you.

Food is second - family and friends are first!

CH Voon said...

claire you understand me. Hot food during winter is good, but if we eat steamboat outside the house, it is the Best!

CH Voon said...

cHrIstInA_YY Happy CNY to you too.

Just like stay at the palace named as far far away palace.

CH Voon said...

Mery the rendang is not like redang - dont know how to make it right.

CH Voon said...

Medie007: sure we won the games hahaa

CH Voon said...

Wenn: yes, the rendang is not look like rendang... too much water!

CH Voon said...

wendyywy @ Table for 2...: hehe i bought some from hypermarket and my friends bought some from cosway too.

Hahaha i am not rabbit la... how to jump so frequently. i used to walk...

foongpc said...

Your food actually looks good. Feeling hungry now! Yum! : )

Annie Q said...

Aiyooo..poor you. Chinese New Year and yet you have to celebrate it at foreign land. :(

But glad that, you got friend to celebrate together with you. :)

Next time learn some simple dish from STP blog.