Monday, January 26, 2009

2009 Chinese New Year (Food Bazaar)

The Food:

Food prepared for Chinese New Year:

Year Cake - getting promotion every year!

Turnip (White Radish) Cake - good beginning!

Spring Candy - to welcome the arrival of Spring!

Melon Seed - a lot of children

Lotus Seed - having children continuously

Peanut - longevity

Large Tangerine - big luck and big profit (金橘子, jinju)

Spring roll - gold bar

Dumplings - silver ingot (餃子, jiǎozi)

Fish - having surplus every year (魚, yú)

Dragon eye (longan) - wealth and family reunion

Dates - having intelligent children soon

Hair seaweed - having a jockpot

Treasure bar - full of gold and jewelry


Gōngxǐ fācái

"Congratulations and be Prosperous"

While the first two words of this phrase had a much longer historical significance, in practical terms involve surviving the harsh winter conditions.

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