Count down to the new year in style with a selection of glamorous party dishes designed to share.
(c) GMV - Got My Vote! ❤️
New Year's Eve is always important and lavish at our household. We all gathered around doing count downs in merriments & happiness. Ample food and drink should last till the wee hours into the new year's morning!
Festive food always take some thoughts & preparations. My contributions to tonight's party menu are:
Appetizer - Mentai Potato Salad
Entree - Korean round Dumplings in kimchi and Pork & Chive flavors
Main - Grilled Wagyu Beef
Sushi - Salmon Chirashi Platter
Call me superstitious, but I like to start the year with food that will bring wealth, prosperity and abundance.
Sharing the meanings behind my dishes and see how quickly the guests rush for a serving of those :)
After the champagne toast, it's time to feast! We are welcoming the new year and a symbolic time to eat food that bring good luck and fortune in 2014.
Mentaiko (明太子) cod-fish roe and their red colour symbolize bounty in the coming year.
Like most round food, green peas symbolize the colour of money. One boy was most fascinated by his impending wealth after eating all the green beans :)
In Pork & Chive Flavour
In Kimchi Flavour
(Manufacture by Kyoja Dumpling
149 Georges River Road Croydon Park NSW 2133 Tel: 8004 9661; 0434311715)
I specifically pick Pork & Chive flavor. Pork always have positive association to wealth & prosperity. Chive is symbolic of richness of life for a long time (韮=久)
This is (鏡餅) 'Kagami Mochi' decoration and is displayed as a good luck charm.
It is stacked together from 2 rice cakes (mochi) and an orange (代々) placed on top. It symbolize the continuity of generations and longevity.
While we young people may not think too much about it, but I am the elderly parents appreciated the thought.
A year filled with loads of happiness,luck, love and of course food!!!
Lots of Love xoxo