1. Seeds (lotus seeds, watermelon seeds, etc)
Visit an Asian bakery during the Chinese New Year, and you’re likely to find a wide assortment of snacks with different types of seeds in them. The seed-filled treats represent bearing many children in Chinese culture.
2. Fruit – Tangerines, Oranges and Pomelos
Tangerines and oranges are passed out freely during Chinese New Year as the words for tangerine and orange sound like luck and wealth, respectively. As for pomelos, this large ancestor of the grapefruit signifies abundance, as the Chinese word for pomelo sounds like the word for “to have.”
And what about the sweet, steamed cakes that are so popular during the Chinese New Year season? Cakes such as Sticky Rice Cake have symbolic significance on many levels. Their sweetness symbolizes a rich, sweet life, while the layers symbolize rising abundance for the coming year. Finally, the round shape signifies family reunion.
4. Don’t Forget the Vegetables!
Chinese garlic chives symbolize eternity, while cone-shaped winter bamboo shoots are a symbol of wealth.Do not disregard the dish—it is more than just, simply food combination. Bear in mind the culture elements—appreciate the blessing within.
That is all.Thank you for your reading.