Gōng xǐ fā cái!

Phew!  What a long and tiring semester it has been!  As I write this, I'm taking a much anticipated holiday in Abu Dhabi.  I haven't seen much yet, because there has been a sand storm for the last two days...but boy, oh boy...the food!  We started off my culinary adventure with a mixed grill at a fantastic Lebanese restaurant.  Fear not, photos to follow.

So, tomorrow my first priority would be to find a good bookstore and buy some cookbooks, something I always do wherever I go in the world.  I have a stack of them on my nightstand and read them like novels.

Any way, it's that time of the year again, if you follow the Lunar Calendar, of course.  Tomorrow will be the 1st day of the 1st lunar month, so I would like to wish you all....

 過年好 (guò nián hǎo), which means "Happy New year!"

If you have any friends of Chinese decent, remember to say,

 "Gōng xǐ fā cái!", which means "Congratulations and be prosperous!"

May the Year of the Rabbit be a prosperous one for us all!  Gōng xǐ fā cái!


  1. Happy New year! As a Taiwanese Canadian who also loves to cook (although not as good as you :P) I will be following and supporting :)

  2. Thanks for visiting JDUB! I love your bell pepper trick. Thanks for following and supporting - I'll do the same!

    Happy Chinese New Year!

  3. Hope you have a lovely holiday, and may you also be prosperous.

  4. Thanks Adele! I am having a great time in Abu Dhabi. I had a stroll through Carrefour Supermarket yesterday. They had Ina Paarman sauces and even Ouma Beskuit!

  5. I am SO grateful to have stumbled across your blog through Bloggers in Taiwan; as a fellow food/cooking enthusiast living here, your blog is heavensent (I'm amazed at what I've done in the absense of an oven/proper stovetop...). Wishing you a very happy new year, and I'll certainly be reading :)

  6. Wow, thank you so much for the positive feedback, Jenny!

    You're right - sometimes we have to look a little harder for the things we need and sometimes we have to improvise, but we we can still cook delicious food!


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