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On the 7th day of Lunar New Year, my 2nd bro hosted this year’s reunion dinner at his home. For various reasons, most of us couldn’t make it on the LNY’s eve, as is the tradition, so we decided to have the family reunion dinner on the 7th day, which is also renri 人日, the common man’s birthday, the day that everyone is one year older.


"Abalone" yu sheng.

2nd sis-in-law prepared the yusheng ingredients, which I then plated. No, that’s not abalone, but canned king topshell, which tastes very similar to abalone but only at a fraction of its cost.

Instead of white and green radish, 2nd sis-in-law used fresh apple and Korean pear strips instead, making the yu sheng extra sweet, crunchy, and refreshing! I much prefer this fruit-based yu sheng to the usual version.



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"Big fish big meat"

On the second day of Chinese New Year, we had an informal dinner at eldest bro’s. As is the usual practice, we had a potluck.


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