Celebrating Chinese New Year In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Chinese New Year, also called the Lunar New Year, is set to fall on 12 February this year. It marks the beginning of a new year according to the traditional lunar calendar, and heralds the arrival of spring.  Here in Malaysia, Chinese New Year is a pretty big thing, since people of Chinese descent make up more than 20% of the population (about 6 million … Continue reading Celebrating Chinese New Year In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Chinese New Year Promotion @ Chin Swee Vegetarian Cuisine Restaurant, Genting Highlands

Celebrations almost never stop in multicultural Malaysia, where you have some sort of festival every other month. Now that the (Western) New Year has passed, it’s time to gear up for the next – Chinese New Year, which falls on January 25. Celebrate the reunion dinner differently this year with a vegan or vegetarian meal at the Chin Swee Vegetarian Cuisine Restaurant in Genting Highlands. … Continue reading Chinese New Year Promotion @ Chin Swee Vegetarian Cuisine Restaurant, Genting Highlands

Food Galore – Chinese New Year in Ipoh 2019

It’s a little worrying that at barely 30, I’m already having trouble remembering things, lol. There’s just an overload of information coming in on a daily basis that it’d be impossible to function without clearing up some ‘space’. Which is why it’s so important for me to keep blogging, no matter how busy I get. How else can I look back on what I’ve been … Continue reading Food Galore – Chinese New Year in Ipoh 2019

Review: Delight Seafood Restaurant, Kampung Jawa Ipoh

Happy Chinese New Year, folks! Celebrations have been quiet ever since my grandmother passed away. I read somewhere that matriarchs/patriarchs of a family act like glue, holding the fam together. Once they’re gone, it’s hard to get everyone together in the same place. Some cousins have migrated, while others are travelling with their own nuclear fams over the festive season. Traditions like cooking for reunion dinner … Continue reading Review: Delight Seafood Restaurant, Kampung Jawa Ipoh

CNY 2018 in Ipoh Day 1 – The Practice of Bai Nian (Visiting Relatives)

At the stroke of midnight on the first day of CNY, loud bangs and blasts were heard all over Ipoh: the sounds of fireworks being set off to usher in a new year and new beginnings. Ten years ago I might have been among the revelers, but at 28? Tucked snugly into my mattress by 11PM. When the fireworks started, I was mildly annoyed and … Continue reading CNY 2018 in Ipoh Day 1 – The Practice of Bai Nian (Visiting Relatives)

CNY 2018 in Ipoh – Qing Xin Ling Cultural Village / Reunion Dinner Night

I like Ipoh. It’s much more laid-back than Kuala Lumpur, the people are nice and friendly, and most importantly (for me at least) there’s plenty of good food. But because I come here so often (parents are from Ipoh), I’ve run out of new places to visit lol. While Googling, I stumbled upon a place called Qing Xin Ling Cultural Village, which literally translates to … Continue reading CNY 2018 in Ipoh – Qing Xin Ling Cultural Village / Reunion Dinner Night

Review: A Lunar New Year Feast @ Li-Yen, The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Famed for its award-winning Cantonese cuisine, Li-Yen at The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur welcomes the Lunar New Year with a specially designed menu by Executive Chinese Chef Leung Kwai Hong, featuring the resto’s signature dishes alongside a seasonal selection of dainty Dim Sum. Was privileged to be invited to a preview tasting of some of the dishes they have on offer! Kicking off with a must-have at CNY luncheons/dinners … Continue reading Review: A Lunar New Year Feast @ Li-Yen, The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur