Aunt’s Birthday Dinner


It was my one of my aunt’s birthday dinner back in November. I finally took the time to transfer the photos onto my hard drive so I can post them.

For birthdays in my family, it’s either we go to a restaurant or stay at home and have a feast. For my aunt’s birthday, we stayed at home and ordered take-out. It’s always a mixture of different Asian dishes – mainly Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese. Enough jibber jabber, let’s get on to the food!

 

Fried wontons.

Fried wontons.

Spring rolls. (A staple order for every big occasion we have.)

Spring rolls. (A staple order for every big occasion we have.)

Asian biscuits. (I don't remember exactly what they are).

Asian biscuits. (I don’t remember exactly what they are and I can’t read Chinese).

Duck. (My favourite!)

Duck. (My favourite!)

Siu yuk aka roasted pig belly. (I never like to eat this. It always gives me a sore throat.)

Siu yuk aka roasted pig belly. (I never like to eat this. It always gives me a sore throat.)

Yi mein. (There's a plastic cover on it, if you're wondering what that clear thing is.)

Yi mein. (There’s a plastic cover on it, if you’re wondering what that clear thing is.)

Shrimp cocktail.

Shrimp cocktail.

Vietnamese rice paper rolls. (So good!)

Vietnamese rice paper rolls. (So good!)

Sushi platter!

Sushi platter!

Imitation crab meat sticks.

Imitation crab meat sticks.

Banh Bot Loc aka clear shrimp dumpling - a Vietnamese dish.

Banh Bot Loc aka clear shrimp and pork dumpling – a Vietnamese dish.

Rice. (What's an Asian feast without rice? Haha.)

Rice. (What’s an Asian feast without rice? Haha.)

I don't remember what this is but one of my aunt's made it.  I think it has red bean in it. I know it's sort of sticky.

I don’t remember what this is but one of my aunt’s made it. I think it has red bean in it and I know it’s sort of sticky.

 

Aunt's birthday cakes. The left is a mango mousse cake and the right is your typical Asian cake (normal soft cake with icing and fruit).

Aunt’s birthday cakes. The left is a mango mousse cake and the right is your typical Asian cake (normal soft cake with icing and fruit).

My plate of cake. I'm pretty sure I had seconds, or even thirds, as usual.

My plate of cake. I’m pretty sure I had seconds, or even thirds, as usual.

What kind of dishes do you and your family usually have at big family gatherings?

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