8 Traditional and Lucky Foods to Try in Hong Kong and Singapore During Lunar New Year 2021
With Lunar New Year right around the corner, here are 8 auspicious foods you should try!
Why are Certain Foods Consumed During Lunar New Year?
There are many wonderful dishes that are consumed during the 16-day festival period of Chinese New Year in Hong Kong and Singapore. Some of these foods are commonly consumed throughout the year, but there are a select few – usually consumed during a Lunar New Year Eve banquet – that have truly special significance.
These dishes are consumed because of the auspicious symbolism behind the pronunciation of their names and the special meanings behind them. Other dishes are consumed because of how the food looks and mimics good luck symbols. For many, not only do the dishes themselves matter, but also the process of preparation, serving and consumption, itself. Below, you can find 8 lucky foods consumed during Chinese New Year.
1. Tangyuan (Sweet Rice Balls) – Symbolizes Family Togetherness
2. Dumplings – Believed to Boost Wealth
招财进宝 Zhāo cái jìn bǎo /jaoww tseye jin baoww: Bringing in wealth and treasure!