Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Happy Chinese new year food recipes and menus 2016

Happy Chinese new year food recipes and menus 2016

Mention Chinese New Year Food, dumplings, fish and a gathering dinner may come into mind; but, these are not the only foods related with the plentiful New Year Food– a sign of Chinese food culture. Every dish has its symbolism deeply rooted in Chinese culture. Different kinds of food have different meanings, which express people’s good wishes for a new year.Here we are going to recipe some special food which can be cooked on the special occasion of china that is all happy Chinese new year


Chinese Dumplings
The Chinese dumpling now enjoys worldwide popularity. Its history can be drawn back to South and North Empire (420 –589). It was very popular to eat dumplings during the Chinese New Year during the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing Empire (1644 – 1911) in North China. Dumplings are often eaten at the midnight. This kind of custom has a meaning of changing of years, because “jiao” has the meaning of changing. There are two other reasons to eat dumplings: the dumpling’s shape resembles the Chinese tael, which hopes to carry in wealth and riches in next year. The second reason is that the dumplings have filling, in which people often put lucky materials secret. In some places, people even put a clean coin into the dumplings, because they think the one who eats the coin will become richer.
Nowadays, dumplings are the major food on the New Year's Eve and the first meal on the first and the fifth day of New Year. 

Fish on Reunion Dinner

Fish is an essential dish on the gathering dinner, because Chinese public give it many kinds of meanings. Fish has its Chinese pronunciation as ‘Yu’, which means having more than just a basic need each year. In southern China, some people just eat the middle part of the fish on the New Year Eve, exit the head and tail to the next day to denote fullness. In China, there is a blessing speech as ‘Nian Nian You Yu’, which means ‘May you have extras and giving crops every year.’

Also being named Gathering Dinner, it is very large and costly and contains meat and fish as well as all kinds of vegetables. The pronunciation of fish makes it a homophone for ‘extras’ and the fish is not eaten fully, as the Chinese idiom “may there be extras every year” sounds the same as “let there be fish every year” in Chinese pronunciation. Sweet food is also essential in the wishing of a tasty life in next year. The number of dishes also important, the number is always six, eight or ten, which means smooth, getting wealthy then perfect respectively. Now more and more people choose to have the gathering dinner in restaurants instead of cooking on themselves.

Rice Dumplings
Since the Song Empire (960 – 1279), people have had the custom of eating Yuanxiao during the Lantern Festival (Yuanxiao Festival). Now Yuanxiao are eaten on the morning of the first day of New Year (Jan. 1st of first lunar month) in southern part of the country. But for most places, it is eaten during the Lantern Festival (Jan. 15th of first lunar month), because the round shape is the sign of family gathering.You may also more searches onChinese new year couplets images, Chinese new year couplet wallpapers, Chinese new year wishes in Chinese, Chinese new year quotes in Chinese, Chinese new year blessings in Chinese, Chinese new year greetings in Chinese

People in north and south of China have unlike eating habits and making processes of rice dumplings. In south part of the country, the rice dumplings are called Tangyuan in Chinese. The making process is like with that of the traditional dumplings. Currency made by glutinous rice powder is made first and then use the currency to shawl the filling such as bean paste, brown sugar and all kinds of fruits and nuts. But in north part of the country, the rice dumplings are called Yuanxiao, and are made by packaging glutinous rice flour onto filling. Fillings are made first; then flour is put into a bamboo bag and then fillings into the basket. Shaking the basket, the flour can stick to the fillings, so that the rice dumplings can be finished.
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Spring Rolls
It was first eaten on fourth day of February in Eastern Jin Empire (317 – 420). Fresh vegetables or parts in spring time are covered secret and people eat it to welcome a new spring. Now it has also become a sweet in some places in the gathering dinner, which contain people’s wish to welcome a new start.

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Glutinous New Year Cake was originally used to worship the gods and ancestors during this festival. In the south of China, it is customary to make and eat it during the happy event. The Chinese pronunciation of the Cake (Niangao) has a homophonous meaning of ‘increasingly prosperous year after year’, which gives people new hope.The cake is made of glutinous rice powder and can be cooked by frying, steaming, stir-frying or boiling.

Laba Congee
The preparation of the Chinese New Year started from the Laba Festival (the Dec.8thof lunar calendar), so Laba Congee is also stared as a kind of festival food.Laba congee is a traditional congee dish eaten during the Laba Festival. It contains different kinds of rice, ormosia, dates, peanuts and melon seeds. It created in Buddhism, in which the congee was only served for the Buddha. In Ming and Qing empires, people sacrificed Laba congee to their ancestors or sent it to relatives, as a blessing. The emperors would give the congee to their ministers as well as temples. Chinese people also expense the Laba congee to the Five Cereals Gods. These kinds of ceremonies disappeared, but the custom of having Laba congee remains.You may also more searches onChinese new year traditions, Chinese new year 2016, Chinese new year celebration ,Chinese new year cards, Chinese new year facts, Chinese new year music ,Chinese new year recipes, Chinese new year clothing ,Chinese new year pictures ,Chinese new year greetings

Hot pot is a needed dish in some places in the country. Eating hot pot makes people feel warm and the atmosphere is very kind. The red color shows that the following year is booming.

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