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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

London Chinese New Year

This was waaaaaaay before the freak snow storm......

We had a cold and quiet Chinese New Year in London. For CNY eve dinner, we had English Gastro Pub food, aips had bangers & mash while i had pork burger... with beer. What a CNY eve dinner eh....

But after that, we just had to have the CNY spirit, martin put on some Chinese radio station from Hong Kong and we played cards. Chor tai ti!! then we played poker....with Monopoly money. Not as fun as playing with chips and i jokingly said that I'd buy poker chips the next day.

Next morning, Martin went jogging.... and guess what he brought back....

POKER CHIPS!!!

£20 for nice clay chips in an aluminium case...VALUE!!

he also managed to bring home some sacred coffee....all this after a jog

blue skies for CNY

We had CNY lunch with the dim sum Martin brought back from Royal China....supposedly the best place for Dim Sum in London

loh mai kai

siew mai

char siew pau

At least our 1st CNY away from home was kinda a bit more memorable, still got gambling....and got Chinese food.

And this is how Chinatown looks like as it gets ready to spread the CNY mood here in London...


6 comments:

Allen said...

Beautiful shots of Chinatown Steve. . . Amazing how the blue sky came out. . .

stevetan; aiping said...

that's what the sky looks like at 4:40pm....twilight time...

WaiKit said...

steve, you must be trying your best not to eat beastly on all the dim sum...considering the quantity is so lil. ahhaha..

nice poker sets man...buy for me also i want hehehe....

so now i have ordered
1. 1 can of snow
2. 1 poker set.

Tell me the conversion rate so that i could start saving hehehe.

Gia Min said...

gong hei fatt choy!!

*keeping tab*

2009: 1st ang pow owing

Ai Ping said...

hahahah.. we were thinking of buying back a poker set as well coz it is so VALUE!!! so you really want to order a set? conversion rate now is currently at1 pound = 5.24 ringgit

Anonymous said...

Hey guys! Happy Chinese New Year! I know way too late now but better late than never ya! Miss u guys loads!

Kim