Thursday, March 13, 2008

A special birthday...

...for a special grandma - 82!!

Fruity cake

Chinese words say: Happy Birthday, Grandma! Inside, a very light, fluffy cake, with a layer of whipped cream and mixed fruit. A healthy cake?!

Longevity peach buns

A steamed treat: sweet cakey outside, with a rich red bean paste filling. Never seen the green leaf decor before, but it sure adds some nice color! Before the birthday dinner began, the birthday girl (grandma) tore up the HUGE peach bun in little pieces to share with everybody - we all had to eat a little piece of it. This appears to be a symbolic tradition, in which one can share his/her good fortune of a long life with family and friends through the sweet bun. I learn something new daily!

A LOT of food: veges, noodles, shrimp, chicken, duck, pork, beef, fish balls...

No, this is not a restaurant buffet. It's a mix of store bought and home cooked food! A whole LOT of it...

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