Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to everyone that celebrated it! If you didn’t already know, we Chinese celebrate these special days with a TON of food… and I usually get a bit scared because eating can get out of control.  Luckily I have been practicing portion control and focused on more veggies rather than rice this year.  I didn’t try all the dishes as I was sitting at the end of our dining table and was too busy feeding my toddler.

Here’s what my family cooked up:

Chicken is a must, and it must be a whole one with the head and all.

Abalone on “choy sum”.

Vegetarian dish – my staple for the night! I love the oyster mushrooms, baby corn, gluten nuggets, wood ear and tofu.

Fish, and again, it must be a whole.

Lotus Root with Pig Tongue.  I can never eat lotus root this way… only if it’s very thin or chopped up and mixed with something else!

Roasted Pork – not sure where my mom picked this one up at.

Pork Hock – my mom picked this one up at the same place as the roasted pork.  These were sliced way too thick and didn’t taste that good.

My contribution: Roasted BBQ Duck from Sun’s BBQ Restaurant. There is no doubt that they serve the best BBQ meats in Calgary.  When I was there lining up for BBQ meats there was a huge line up as everyone was buying it for this festive day.  I waited 35 minutes in line and when I left the line was even longer! Note to self… next time order in advance on the phone!

Also from Sun’s BBQ Restaurant – BBQ Pork.  I usually get them half lean and half fatty, and these ones were a bit too lean.

We did not finish off with mooncake this year as we were too stuffed and honestly don’t really care for it.

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One thought on “Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

  1. We have been searching for good BBQ again in Calgary since Happy Valley become Vic’s. We will give it a shot, we loved getting our meats with the peanuts under, kids would fight for the last bits of crispy pork and duck. We ate dinner at Suns on Friday night not aware you can’t get BBQ at that time. We will be going back for sure. Looks delish

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