We had steamboat last Thursday on 元宵节; same as for our Chinese New Year reunion dinner. My mom spent a lot of effort on preparing this meal. She used a toothbrush to manually scrub the shells of every single cockles we dipped into the steamboat that night.
There were less leftovers this time round compared to the reunion dinner. This time, my mom was better able to estimate the amount of food we can all consume.
It was a satisfying meal and we all were too blotted to talk when it was over. 🙂