My mum and I were lucky enough to catch the lion dance on our annual CNY trip to Wing Yip!
I mentioned the significance of the Chinese New Year cake 粘糕 nián gāo in my previous post. Here's the homemade one I bought from the bakery:
It certainly lived up to its name: it was so sticky, it took me a good ten minutes to coax it out of the container! It was well worth the effort though: so much tastier than the supermarket ones.
It even has a little jujube in the middle! So cute.
Just a little slice will do, since it's such a dense sweet.
Yum! Yes the slice is smaller than the crater in the cake- the other slice was for Mum. Honest!
The main event, of course, was the evening meal.
I love Chinese New Year. For anyone who's interested, my fortune cookie told me 'try your luck in acting.' Huh.
|Lion: Just a lion, doin' mah shoppin'...|
Shop floor: Ermahgerd a lion!!