You know my craziness about food? My apple fell right under the tree (with some roots now in Japan as well). For Christmas, my family always celebrates with a full-on Cantonese dinner of at least 10 courses. My dad’s favorite job is to plan the night’s menu, and he always takes it very seriously. He always includes everyone’s favorite foods. My dad always plans a few surprises, but a few dishes haven’t changed over the years like this dried abalone.