the day before new year's meal, the first one, was simple, consisting of dumplings and 8 treasure glutinous rice cake. it was the time to honor family members who passed away.
the new year's eve meal, the second one, was sumptuous. the most unusual thing i ate was jelly fish, which i thought was a vegetable dish. the thousand year preserved duck eggs in the middle are dipped in vinegar before eating. they are an acquired taste, or i should say an acquired aftertaste. the fried fish fillets were delicious. there was a pork dish i did not sample. these days i'm a pescatarian ovo lacto vegetarian. that's a mouthful.
the third day's meal was more vegetarian oriented. It included an ear mushroom and root vegetable dish, gluten fillets, a steamed fish dish and a soup.
the fourth day's lunch consisted of fried dumplings filled with cabbage, bamboo shoots, mushrooms and sunflower seeds.
dinner consisted of glutinous rice soup in a rice wine, 8 treasure glutinous rice cake, lotus roots filled with glutinous rice and sesame seed filled glutinous rice balls.