Alvinology’s family reunion dinner (团圆饭) 2012

Like last year, the previous year and the year before, we had our family reunion dinner at Pu Tien Restaurant (莆田菜馆). The restaurant serves Heng Hwa (兴化) cuisine. Heng Hwa is the Chinese dialect group of my family.

Alvinology family
Alvinology family

This year, we have a new addition to the Lim family – my son, Asher Lim Yu Yi, 5 months old! This is Asher’s first reunion dinner. We dressed him up in a Nepalis costume and shoes given to him by my mother-in-law. I wore a matching Nepalis shirt to accompany him.

Asher in Nepalis costume and shoes
Asher in Nepalis costume and shoes
Doing push-ups
Doing push-ups
Asher with mum and with dad
Asher with mum and with dad

We were happy to be able to secure a table at the main branch of Putien restaurants at Kitchener Road. The food was good as usual and the service excellent, despite the large dining crowd. We met and exchange greetings with the friendly boss and some old staff who are friends with my parents.

Prepping the Yu Sheng
Prepping the Yu Sheng
The Yu Sheng is ready for tossing
The Yu Sheng is ready for tossing
Lou Hei!
Lou Hei!
Me tossing to health and harmony
Me tossing to health and harmony
Shark's fin soup
Shark's fin soup
Sweet and sour lychee pork
Sweet and sour lychee pork
Crispy chicken
Crispy chicken
Abalone with broccoli
Abalone with broccoli
Fried yam cubes - Rachel's favourite
Fried yam cubes - Rachel's favourite
Steamed fish
Steamed fish
Garlic prawn
Garlic prawn
Signature Heng Hwa noodle
Signature Heng Hwa noodle
Tang Yuan with black sesame filling in red bean soup
Tang Yuan with black sesame filling in red bean soup
My bowl of Tang Yuan
My bowl of Tang Yuan

Asher was very excited to be out today and managed to stay awake throughout. Once we got home, he concussed in bed like a little piglet.

Asher with my mum and dad
Asher with my mum and dad
Asher loves to look at fishes
Asher loves to look at fishes
Asher was very awake the whole dinner, observing his surroundings
Asher was very awake the whole dinner, observing his surroundings

While most people wishes for luck and fortune, Rachel and I will be very contented with a happy family, good health and harmonious relationships in 2012. Happy New Year everyone! May you have a great year ahead in 2012! 🙂

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