It's the Year of the Pig here in Sydney...Happy Chinese New Years...
This entry was posted on 2/23/2007 2:53 AM and is filed under Australia.
Happy Chinese New Year! The Year of the Pig!
We went to China Town in Sydney for a first hand glimpse of how to properly celebrate the Australian Chinese New Years.
The gates state it clearly, "Within The Four Seas All Men Are Brothers". Amen to that!
China Town covers quite a few blocks of down town Sydney. It reminded us very much of our wonderful week in Hong Kong.
The stores are all gaily decorated with red and gold.
Dancers were practicing in the park for the parade.
stood in front of this store front and watched this young chef make
octopus balls. He would pour a soupy dough mix into each half
circle and then add the octopus mix and cover it with more dough
mix. Deftly using his chopsticks he would turn them over and over
again until they were browned all over. They looked beautiful.
Watch the movie of him making these...click here...
from him was a girl making these muffin like sandwiches. She
would pour the dough in and make both the tops and bottoms, then scoop
a filling in between before closing them up. The fillings were
aduki bean, chocolate, custard or pork. The designs on top of the
buns distinguish between the different flavors.
Here's a movie of her making her muffins. Click here...