January 28, 2009

Happy Chinese NEW YEAR!!!

Chinese New Year celebrations seem to go on forever! It's now the third day of the new year; and everyone seems to still be doing a friend/family hop about town.
I went for a quick breakfast hunt this morning with the dad and family from out of town. WOW.... Ipoh is PACKED! the hawkers were out full swing; dishing out their famous fare; most of them selling out within a couple of hours. The hungry tourists were spilling out the sides of dim sum joints and lines of tables were spread out along the sidewalks. Undeniably; everyone comes home to Ipoh for the food. We speak about lunch at breakfast; dinner at lunch..and discuss whats for supper at the dinner table! haha It's a funny habit us Ipoh-ians have developed.
Whilst running errands with mom on new years eve; I spotted a quaint little old time confectionery and bakery in the city. It brought back many memories. I couldn't help but to go in and spend a fair bit on sis and I's childhood favourites.I'm sure us kids from the 80's and 90's can relate to these being sold in school and night markets. After having been exposed to world class pastry and understanding ingredients in baked goods from cookies to candies... I have to admit; these seem to have taken a back seat in terms of flavour; though the nostalgic feeling they give me will always remind me to stay true to my roots.

I'm so glad I've gotten my New Year orders and deliveries done early this year. Thanks everyone for being so understanding. It's nice to have a the opportunity to spend my New Year cake/cookie free.Happy CHinese new yEAR MALAYSIA + and the rest of the world :)
Take a moment to celebrate your culture and heritage today. Enjoy the local fare! Take a gaze at favourite corners of your hometown! Devour a piece of homemade family secret filled with love!

Love and well wishes;


Selba said...

Happy "Niu" Year, Su! :)

Babe_KL said...

May the year of Ox bring you all the happiness, good fortune, health and prosperity you wish for.

shoeboots said...

I saw a picture of a giant gold ox in a mall in your part of the world in my local paper! I thought of you and all those cookies! Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

that biscuit with a little bit of colourful sugar on top is my favourite. I always search for the pink one. What's your favorite?

rokh said...

gong xi fa cai! yea i do remember the childhood favourites...sugar first den biscuit hehe :)~

Ali said...

I used to LOVE those little biscuit things with the colourful icing piped on top... I always used to eat them when I lived in brunei in the late 90s... I had some awhile ago and you're right, they're not really as good as I remember them either! I think I just liked the colours...

Anonymous said...

No matter how old I am, I still love those biscuits with the sugar swirl on top...they bring back childhood memories and make me happy!! or it may just be the sugar rush...hehe Happy New Year, Su!

Ms Red Hat said...

Dear Su,

May i know where exactly is the confectionary shop located? Love to go there one day.

Perth Australia

Su-Yin -D├ęcorateur said...

hi guys! haha i know im SOOOO late with the response ! Major apologies; i've been catching up with life and all its glorious responsibilities lately; i think i should be posting a decent recipe real soon. Feel pretty bad not doing so :P hehe


rokh: hahah YES!! so true~
Ms Red Hat: It's on the same lane as the mcdonalds across from SUperKinta main wet market in the city. Ipoh is real small; if you describe it that way to a local; he will definitely know what you mean! hehe if not; shoot me an email! If im home ill take you there! :)