Wednesday, February 26, 2014

年年有余 in celebrations for Abundance through the year

I've probably had ten of these in the 15 days of the Lunar New Year.
And they came in all shapes and sizes with different people groups.

But this.
Was 年年有很多鱼!
Bountiful set for 4-6 persons with 18 slices of salmon.
With add-ons of 12 slices of salmon and kajiki.
Do the math.
That's 42 slices.

There's a lot of camaraderie in the tossing of colorful fresh and preserved vegetables alike.

And then you mumble some awkward random chinese prosperity phrases.
But when people just play with the vegetables on the surface, you know some massive help is needed.

Like that.
Otherwise, somebody's gonna end up eating a whole blob of sweet plum sauce.

There's just a lot of fish in there.
And as the chinese saying goes,
my dining partners insisted that we keep one slice of fish aside.
Hopefully that little slice bodes well for us four in the year 2014 :)

Putting size into perspective with the lemon wedge.
These were baby sized shisamos.
I have never seen them like that.
And frankly,
we were hardly pleased.

The hanasaki ika tempura was also more batter than anything actual squid.
I don't know what went wrong there.

Thankfully we had these edamame peas that were faultless.
And really the saving grace after our massive tossed salad.

It was a miss that night at Ichiban Boshi Ngee Ann City.
But I'll be back again.
And see how all that goes.
For the love of affordable Japanese food and the expanse of space and high ceilings at this outlet situated so conveniently in the heart of town.

To a great year of the Wooden Horse ahead!

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