Sunday, 18 February 2018

Mosaic Monday # 73 - Chinese New Year 2018 - Year of the Dog.

At the supermarket this week I saw that they were promoting a range of ready made Chinese meals in celebration of the Chinese New Year 2018 - "Year of the Dog".
I gathered up some sauces, a packet of crispy rolls (Nems), and another of riz Cantonais (special fried rice) then headed to the grocery department to pick up a green bell pepper, pak choi, onions and mushrooms. There was a theme developing here................
After stopping off at our local Boucherie in Trevieres for a piece of fillet steak all the ingredients were in the bag for a Chinese style dinner for two.
Setting the table to suit the occasion quickly came together using a selection of white plates, bowls and platters mixed with vintage red and white English transfer ware, red napkins, rattan placemats and spare chopsticks found in a drawer!

hot pork and vegetable spring rolls (Nems)
aigre douce (sweet & sour)
citron et gingembre (lemon & ginger)
sriracha (spicy, hot, red pepper sauce)

a fragrant bowl of stir fried beef
with mushrooms, red onion, pak choi and green bell pepper
in a black bean sauce

Happy Year of the Dog from M'selle Fleur and me.


  1. What a lovely meal you created in honour of Chinese New Year. We have several Chinese students in our school, and the New Year celebration is a time when they become very homesick. In fact, a few of them left for China for a couple of weeks without letting the school know until they arrived home!
    Your white and red table setting looks very in tune with the celebration. Gung Hay Fat Choy!

  2. Your celebration looks wonderful - a lovely tribute.

  3. What a lovely Chinese meal you created.The table setting with the white plates, red napkins and rattan placemats is so elegant.
    My ancient town Nara, Kyoto and Osaka are full of historical and sightseeing spots. Many tourists from China visit our places this time of the year.
    Beautiful mosaic with your dog on the green grass!
    Thank you for your host,Maggie.

  4. What a delicious looking Chinese meal you prepared, Maggie! It was made all the more special by your table setting. Happy Year of the Dog!

  5. Thanks most sincerely both for your always wonderful and interesting posts, and for hosting, Dearest Maggie!

    Wishing you a beautiful Monday

    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

  6. What a lovely dinner you came up with. I also enjoy preparing Chinese meals, but have never heard of black bean sauce here. It sounds and looks wonderful. I love your doggie picture shares, what a handsome one. Have a blessed week Maggie~

  7. Looks delicious, Maggie! Happy Chinese New Year. Now, 2018, what is that in dog years? ;-)

  8. Happy 2018; Year of The Dog
    Luv chinese cusine,!!!
    i dont cook it, i just eat it

    much love...

  9. Hello Miss Fleur, you look gorgeous.

  10. What a tasty meal and cute pics of your dog! Happy MM! Hugs, Diane

  11. Maggie, this is a lovely tribute to the Year of the Dog. I want to set a special Chinese New Year table as well, but this year I've not yet made a plan. I must! After all The Year of the Dog is a lucky year! Hugs to you and the mister and Fleur from our Texas home.

  12. I think Mlle. Fleur is going to get quite the big head during a year just for her! Do they have Chinese dog treats?!

  13. Thank you Maggie for your 73rd Mosaic Monday - Happy Chinese New Year to Mlle. Fleur and you too.

  14. I am impressed that you had all you needed at home to create such an authentic-looking Chinese table! Lovely! I am sure the food rose to the occasion. Thanks for hosting MM!

  15. Happy Chinese New Year. We have an event happening soon which I hope to share some photos from.

  16. Sounds like a good meal! M'selle Fleur looks quite distinguished for the occasion.


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