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Chinese New Year 2013

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Are u preparing any special dishes>

I am going to Chinese Market in Sunrise to purchase whole fish to prepare.

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  1. I will be meeting some former coworkers for lunch who are of Chinese heritage at a local Chinese restaurant.

    1. My mom cooks up a feast.

      Dumplings and a whole fish are obligatory (even though she's vegetarian).

      1. We'll most likely be dining out - as we usually do - at one of our two favorite spots.

        1. My mom, too, will be preparing a huge meal. Then I'm organizing a lunch for co-workers with another huge meal next week, after which we'll slip into a food coma.

          1. what are your favorite dishes?
            what foods do u expect to be served?

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            1. re: jpr54_1

              My favorite food is White Rabbit Candy ... 5 or 6 of them stuffed into my mouth at one time! [blushing]

              Actually, in all seriousness, it's either Fa-Gao (發粿) or Longevity Peach Buns (壽桃包).

              On the savory side, it's the dumplings my mom makes. Always just *this* much better than mine. And I'm always hoping and looking for that one dumpling with the hidden coin or treasure in it.

              1. re: jpr54_1

                Lo Han Jai, also sometimes known as "Buddist's Delight" since it's supposedly vegetarian. (Not sure how that jives with the dried oysters that are a common ingredient, tho!) LHJ looks awful - like it's been eaten once already - but it is wonderful.

              2. Huge feast at my inlaws who cook for days. Lion head meatballs, nian go, noodles, shrimp/scallop/broccoli stir fry/ various fish (whole and fried filet), egg rolls (my mil's are the best), duck, roast chicken, fried steak w/ onions, but it varies. I usually bring dessert. I used to try to make it chinese, like those fried smiling sesame cookies, almond cookies, custard/coconut tarts but now I make whatever is requested. Probably cheesecake.