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Here Are The Best Treats To Serve This Chinese New Year

by Cindy Chan / Feb 08, 2021 03:26 AM EST
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Chinese New Year is just right around the corner. This year, it will be celebrated this February 12th, and the Chinese all over the world will gather once more over food, "ang pao's," well-wishes, gifts, and so much more. It is also the time for families to bond together in the kitchen. Without further ado, here are the best foods you can serve to welcome the Year of the Ox. 

Good fortune fruits: Wealth

The tradition of serving round fruits during the New Year could have begun with the Chinese. Symbolizing wealth and fullness, fortune fruits like oranges and tangerines can bring good luck. Meanwhile, pomelos will bring continuous prosperity. 

Chinese dumplings: Wealth

Served during Chinese New Year for over a century, dumplings are a classic lucky food. They consist of minced meat and finely-chopped vegetables wrapped in elastic and thin dough skin. Fillings include fish, vegetables, ground chicken, minced pork, and so much more. They can be cooked by steaming, baking, frying, or boiling. 

Glutinous rice cake: Promotion or higher income

Glutinous rice cake believes that serving this on the table means they will get promoted in their career or will receive a higher income. The main ingredients of this delicacy include rice, chestnuts, sugar, lotus leaves, and more. 

Noodles: Happiness and longevity

The Chinese likewise are into serving longevity noodles that symbolize the life of the Chinese New Year revelers. They could be fried noodles or boiled to serve in bowls with the noodle broth. 

The seven lucky foods for the Chinese New Year include dumplings, spring rolls, wontons, noodles, glutinous rice balls, fish, and glutinous rice cake.

Various foods eaten during Chinese New Year are regarded for their symbolic meaning. People serve lucky food during this 16-day festival season, especially on the dinner on Chinese New Year's Eve, the treats believed to bring good luck for the upcoming year.

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