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Food for the Lunar New Year

Updated: Mar 3, 2022

By Mei Yee

I wasn't sure if I should make a post about what kinds of food are typically eaten during the New Years. However, I like food and decided to share some family favorites.

I will start with Longevity Noodles. As you may have guessed, they represent longevity. They normally are longer other noodles, the longer the noodles the better!

Next up, Spring Rolls. They got their name as they are typically eaten during the Lunar New Year (aka the Spring Festival). A common saying when eating Spring Rolls is "a ton of gold", as fried spring rolls look like gold bars.

Another family favorite is Sweet Rice Balls. They are associated with reunion and being with family. These can be made different ways. Filled or unfilled. Different flavors. Big or small. Fried or boiled in a hot broth/syrup.

The last one I will share in this post is Good Fortune Fruits. Fruits that are round and "golden" in color symbolize fullness and wealth. (Like oranges, tangerines and pomeloes.)

恭喜发财 (Gōngxǐ fācái) Wishing you happiness and prosperity.

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