22 January 2009

Chinese New Year prep, part 1

J and I have decided to have a proper Chinese New Year celebration. Ok, so it'll be on Chinese New Years Eve (this Sunday), but still. We're going to make a bunch of yummy Chinese food, which we're both excited and kind of nervous about. Why nervous, you ask? Because neither of us have ever made any of these dishes before. And we'll be serving them to guests. So we'll see how it goes.

I think we've finally got almost all of the ingredients, so today I started prepping stuff.

Chinese barbecued pork - sliced and currently marinading in the fridge. We'll cook it either tonight or tomorrow.

Egg noodles/wonton wrappers - dough is resting, and will be flattened and sliced into noodles using our super awesome KitchenAid pasta roller/cutter setup shortly. If that works well, I'll make some more and cut it into wonton wrappers while Doodle is napping.

More updates as we make progress and learn what to do (or, probably more accurately, what not to do) when trying out some new Chinese dishes.


Kim said...

how fun!! can't wait to hear how it all turns out! :)

Amy said...

Good luck!

Knotty Britta said...

When I was learning Chinese, all our teachers were from China so we got a good idea what holidays were like. They all said that as a child, during the new year's dinner there would always be a fish on the table, and they'd always want to east some but no one is allowed because it's just there as a symbol. In Chinese the word Fish sounds like the word Luck.