Foods for the Chinese New Year

Lucy Nieboer

The Chinese New Year is upon us once again. What better way to celebrate than with a feast. Many foods for this holiday have symbolic meanings and if you eat them on the New Year, they will bring you the gifts that they represent throughout the coming year. Enjoy and prosper!

Egg rolls signify bars of gold bullion (or wealth). 

Whole roast duck is representative of a healthy family. Serving the duck sliced would mean family ties will be severed in the coming year.

Eating long noodles signifies that the eater will enjoy a long life. 

Fish and meat balls are served to portray family reunion. They are always served in even numbers to give "double happiness" to the family in the new year.