Lucky Year of the Dog eats

Lucky Year of the Dog eats

Eat your way to health, wealth, and happiness during Lunar New Year.

Because of their symbolic meanings, certain dishes are eaten during the 16-day festival season. Traditional Chinese foods, including noodles, dumplings, fish, and spring rolls, symbolize good fortune for the year ahead.

If you’re in need of some extra luck in the new year (who isn’t?), dig into these seven good luck foods:

Dumplings for wealth and financial success in the coming year.

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Noodles for happiness and longevity.

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Tangyuan (sweet rice balls) for family togetherness because the round shape is the symbol of family reunion.

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Tangerines and oranges for fullness, fertility, and wealth.

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Spring rolls for wealth because their shape is similar to gold bars.

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Nian Gao (glutinous rice cake) for higher income or status.

Whole steamed ish for an increase in prosperity since “yu” means both fish and prosperity in Chinese.

Good luck in the Lunar New Year!

Info from ChinaHighlights.com.

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