Monday, 11 February 2013

Happy Chinese New Year!

I am totally not up to speed with my blog post these day! I am really exhausted for the past weeks, I don't even manage to get online everyday after work. Oh well, just to let you know I returned to work following 10 months maternity leave. And I changed to a new job, new environment and plenty of new stuff to learn. Besides, my wee boy demand more cuddling when coming back from nursery every night, he needs more reassurance and time to understand that mummy needs to go to work and come back to him after finish work. Also he probably need some time to get settle into nursery after staying home with me for about 10 month..This is not an easy start for me, and for baby Jun but I do hope it will get easier.

It is new year's time, Chinese New Year suppose to be happy isn't it? 过年笑哈哈! I am cooking prawn for the new year, we called prawn 'Har' in cantonese, Har Har means laugh happily! After you eat it, you will also laugh happily, hahaha....

Steamed Prawn with Minced Garlic
蒜茸蒸虾 (原食谱来自小小米桶零油烟厨房-书籍)

鲜虾 12只
蒜末 4 大匙
姜末 1/2 小匙
葱花 适量
米酒 1小匙

酱油 1大匙
热开水 1大匙
麻油 1小匙
糖 1/2 小匙

1) 调味料预先混合为酱汁,备用。鲜虾洗净,剪掉长须,取出泥肠后,用刀在虾背由虾头直剖至虾尾处,再将腹部的筋剪断,备用。
2)将做法1)的鲜虾一只一只 摊开整齐的排於盘中,淋入米酒,再撒上蒜末,姜末,放入水滚的蒸锅中,以大火蒸5分钟至熟后,取出淋入预先调好的酱汁,再撒上葱花,即完成。

Happy New Year to All My Friends and Family, Wish You Have a Wonderful Year Ahead!


  1. Happy Chinese New Year!!! =]

  2. Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family. This looks like a very delicious dish, good to enjoy the natural sweetness of the prawns.

    1. Hi Yen,
      Happy Chap Goh Mei!
      Yes, I love the natural sweetness of the prawns!

  3. Your prawns are mouth-watering, Stephanie. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

    1. Happy Chinese New Year! Wish you and family have a great year ahead

  4. Gong Xi Fa Cai!'
    That is a delicious plate of prawns! Yum!
    All the best wishes in your new job!

    1. Happy New Year Joyce!
      Thanks for your wishes!

  5. Hi Stephanie,
    I miss you.
    I am here to share your 'Har' :p and also to wish you a
    Happy and Prosperity Chinese New Year!!


    1. Hi Mui,
      GOng xi gong xi!
      I miss you too...
      come come, I have some extra rice to go with the Har...

  6. Yummy prawn dish! I realized myself that updating a blog is time consuming. With work and in your case kids, it is a challenge! Just take your time, blogging after all is meant to be relaxing and fun, not our full time job :) Oh, not too late to wish you Gong Xi Fa Cai!

    1. Happy Chinese New Year Phong Hong!
      Thanks for your understanding! life has changed since baby born, not more free time for myself, but this shouldnt be an excuses for updating my blog, I will try my best to keep up to speed!