If you're celebrating Lunar New Year this Thursday, here are the food that are said to bring good fortune and start the year right!
This is an essential New Year's Eve food for families and is usually eaten at midnight. The dumpling is shaped like an ingot, which personifies wealth. In addition, it means ringing out the old year and ring in the new.
2. Rice Cake
This sweet dish is also called nian gao (literal translation: year cake) and the word "gao" means "tall". Therefore the cakes symbolize achieving new heights in the coming year.
3. Long Noodle
This dish is symbolizes longevity in life, so it's often eaten uncut.
4. Long Leafy Greens
Green veggies especially mustard greens are a standard vegetable dish for the celebration. They are generally called perennial vegetables because it symbolizes longevity.
5. Whole Fish
This dish also symbolizes abundance and it has to be serve as a whole to ensure a good start and finish and to avoid bad luck throughout the year.
Mandarin oranges and pomelos are usually eaten to signify luck!