Are you getting ready for the Lunar New Year?
Chinese like “good luck” and “good fortune” for the coming year, therefore, eating “nian gao” (rice cakes) is almost a must during Chinese New Year.
The pronunciation of niangao sounds like ‘year high’ (年高), and it has a symbolic meaning for having better fortune, better opportunity, higher job position for people who are working or doing businesses, and growth of children. Hence, people like eating rice cakes at the Spring Festival.
Each place has its own ritual, and people will eat some speciality during this festive season. Let’s learn about it.
鸡肉包子 chicken steamed buns
红豆包子 red bean paste steamed buns
莲蓉包子 lotus paste steamed buns
菌类饺子 mushroom dumplings