I am denouncing….

I have struggled long and hard over this matter and I think once and for all, I am going to denounce…meat. For 40 days.

No meat from Chinese New Year onwards….Only fakey food like the below pandan chicken.

vegetarian pandan chicken
(fake aka vegetarian pandan chicken)

I feel damn hypocrite. But I must try. I think I can, if I start eating more now. LOL.

joo hoo char
(in case you miss out my step-by-step of making jiu hoo char, go to my recipe here)

For days and weeks, I have been asking myself if I have the discipline to avoid eating meat starting from Chinese New Year.

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. To do that, I have been cooking Chinese New Year dishes to eat first before New Year. Today, I am making too tor th’ng.

Pig's maw (stomach) soup with gingko
(old photo of too tor with gingko)

Arrggh..now that I openly declare it, there is no return. No meat, no sharksfin, no prawns, no sea cucumber, no fish maw, no kiam chye ark, no steamboat except eggs and vege…ptui!…..I want to cry already.

But I think I can. 40 days, starting Chinese New Year’s day. Until Good Friday. Thank God, our Pope exempted us (Catholics in Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia) from fasting on Ash Wednesday which is Chinese New Year’s eve and allow us to move it to the following week. Thank you, Pope!

Hunting for pigs to kill and roast….

9 thoughts on “I am denouncing….

  1. Oh wow, no meat on CNY *salutes*…personally, i simply can’t imagine that, lol! maybe u can try to suppress the temptation by eating tons of cheesecakes, chocolates and ice creams instead? u go lilian!

  2. How time flies…it is the time of the year again. Good luck on your quest to vege diet. Hmmm maybe I shd do it too huh??

    I am drooling over your pig maw’s soup…my fav.

    Anyway, Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Lenten Season!!

  3. No meat…. eeewwww… no can do. hahaha… But, jia you jia you to you. I know you can do it. You 5xmom bo! 5 months no meat also can.

  4. wow!! very brave of you to attempt this (esp during the festive season)!! but i’m sure you can do it!!
    my mom has also lately gone vegetarian (while the rest of us still remain carnivores). must have been tough for her to salad etc while the rest of us munch away on fish/chic etc etc… i sure kenot one…too many temptations…!!
    you can do it!!!

  5. Fake food is nice..I know near my house there’s one very very nice one..I rather take that, than take real meat..The meat texture made of toufu is so nice.

  6. I tried not to eat meat every Friday also kantoi oh! Always forgot..hehe Hope u can make it until the 40days! All the Best..
    **Fake Food pun sedap mah!

  7. AYAM BEK!!!

    McD prosperity burger, fillet o fish, char siew, siu bak, bak kut teh, roast lamb, lamb shank, chicken wings, satay etc…… Bwahahahaha!!!! Niamah!

  8. Terence – ingrund nice kah? You come penang only vegetarian CKT. NO sihum no lard no prawns bwahahaha.
    I writing fm P1 so reply the rest later ok?

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