Sunday, February 24, 2013

Chap Goh Mei with Korean Gimbap

"Chap Goh Mei" (in Hokkien) means the 15th of Chinese New Year which also marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebration. This day is not celebrated with a bang hence I supposed this day is not well celebrated in Singapore? The most stunning celebration of Chap Goh Mei must be the Chingay Parade!

No treasure pot (pen chai), no feasting in restaurant. How do you celebrate? I celebrate it by a special dish at home.

I try to cook at home most of the time, including weekday. I cook simple dishes on weekday and if possible, something special on the weekend. Personally, I prefer home cooked meals and feel bad to buy takeaways for my daughter. As a mom, I thought home cooked food is always healthier. Many families have moved from cooking and eating at home to eating out or takeaway because we are just too busy or because it is more convenient? I work full time, lunch is always eating out; my girl goes to childcare, not sure if she is eating well during lunch. To give everyone at home a balanced and healthier, nutritious meal, therefore I cook.

Today's dinner, I have specially prepared Korean Gimbap (Korean sushi?). I saw the mouth watering Korean Gimbap on the website shared by a Korean-American mom and I just have to try my hand on it. I can't do it on weekday, hence I planned for the weekend.

Here's my creation:

Happy Chap Goh Mei!



  1. Korean sushi is tasty and addictive! thumbs up!

    1. Yummy yummy! The beef and radish pickles make it taste real good!