The dinner will start with Champagne and the tossing of the Lo Hei salad. The family gathers round the dinner table and tosses the salad ingredients while loudly expressing well wishes to usher in good luck.
Then on to dinner which is definitely not traditional and consists of the family’s favourite Singapore dishes:
Black Tiger Prawns with Sambal Belacan
Calamari with Spicy Sauce
Teochew Braised Duck
Egg Tau Foo with Minced Pork
Crab Meat rolled in Spring Roll sheets (I don’t know the name of this dish!) and of course rice with a choice of green tea or Tiger Beer.
Julie is busy preparing the dinner but I will open the champagne, wash the dishes and hand out the “Ang Pow” - little red packets with money enclosed - which since the boys are bringing girlfriends is going to be expensive!