I went up to Terrigal for Chinese New Year dinner. It was a traditional Singaporean Chinese dinner with the Raw fish salad (Yusheng) as the starting meal. In my family we never celebrated the Chinese events, though occasionally we went to Asian-Australian Family Association gatherings, such as for the Autumn Festival. Since I have been in Sydney I have been learning these traditional meals from Billy and Keat that I have not had in my time here in Australia.
Billy has a post here about the meal and he describes all the dishes he made.
I headed north on the train. I had not checked for track works, but luckily there were none. When I changed trains at Town Hall there was a train at the platform, so I hopped onto it. Over the next few platforms I worked out that it did not go to Turramurra, but went through the tunnel to Epping. So I changed trains at St Leonards.
At Turramurra, I met up with Amy, Rob and Michelle and Rob drove us up to Terrigal. As we were a bit early we went to the coast and did some rock hopping.
The signature dish is Yusheng (魚生). You start with a dish of various vegetables and toss it in the air for good luck using chopsticks. I have to be amused. This traditional dish was not invented in the poshest of Singaporean restaurants until 1964. We left Singapore in 1967. So even if we did do Chinese New Year things, we would never have eaten this dish, becuase the dish itself is not traditional!
After we finished this we had a good, maybe a bit to sweet, corn and sesame soup which had a delightful texture.
Followed by Billys Pineapple Rolls.