Chinese banquet — the real reason for big family get-togethers. This feast was for my grandmother’s 99th birthday, so it was all out. It always begins with sliced meats and soup. Hainan chicken, two kinds of roast pork, lobster, abalone, crab fritters on sugar cane, shrimp and scallops. Crispy Peking duck skin with green onion and hoisin sauce on a steamed bun, come on.