During the run-up to the Lunar New Year, there is a lot of food preparation going on - ingredients that requite a lot of time to prepare - weeks, in fact. This year I started on two main ingredients about a week ago ....
On the 2nd of January, I started preparing a special kind of dried bamboo shoot called "ming dried bamboo shoot" (明笋干).
On the 8th of January, I started preparing the sea-cucumber （海参).
Once done, I will put up the entire processes of preparing these two amazing food ingredients.