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Taste of Chinese New Year

Symbolic well wishes are present in many dishes to bestow you with either wealth, luck, fertility, or even a long life through the upcoming Year of the Snake.

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Tangyuan

The round shape of these glutinous rice balls, called tangyuan, signify family togetherness and are eaten on the first full moon after the Chinese New Year, also known as the Lantern Festival. A traditional dessert in the South, it has changed color from white to multicolor based on new ingredients like chocolate, bean or pumpkin paste. In the North, the dish is filled with savory items and is called yuanxiao.

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