Chinese New Year is the best time of the year to pig out, and being the year of the pig, we have all the more reason to do so. Snacking is a huge part of the celebrations and often we find ourselves emptying entire boxes of pineapple tarts, bak kwa, love letters and cookies faster than our arteries can handle.
Sure, these classic favourites hold a special place in our hearts but perhaps it is time to step away from tradition and go for something a little more unconventional this upcoming Chinese New Year.
We explored the streets of Chinatown and found a couple of oddities—some are creative, while some are just plain exotic. Feeling ballsy? Here are 6 unconventional snacks to get this CNY.
The Chinese Lunar New Year is an annual festival where many traditions culminate from exchanging of oranges to the receiving of red packets and more. Still, as far as the Chinese New Year goes, the iconic yu sheng toss remains at the helm of all things festive.
Yu Sheng, otherwise known as lo-hei or prosperity toss, is something that we’ve grown terribly fond of. A vibrant centrepiece dish comprising various elements, each boasting its own unique flavour and meaning behind it, the yu sheng is always the first order of business at any family gathering.
Yet, as we find ourselves going through the motion of this tradition year in year out, how many of us millennials can actually say that we truly understand this practice and its significance? To a season dedicated to good fortune, family reunion and feasting, here is our guide on lo hei, what it is and what it represents.
10 at Claymore at Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore is a popular name when it comes to value-for-money buffet spreads and this Lunar New Year, it is no exception. Capturing the flavours of both new and traditional favourites, you can expect a lavish myriad of gourmet delicacies, diners with an affinity for gourmet delicacies that capture the essence of traditionally cooked dishes are bound to be spoilt for choice.
Indulge in a selection of auspicious delicacies that have been specially curated and masterfully executed. Luxurious as the line-up is, we are giving you an opportunity to experience it all without breaking the bank. Simply quote ‘LIC-CNY’ to enjoy the indulgent feast at S$42++ for two for the à la carte set lunch and S$108++ for two for the dinner buffet.
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Locals and holidaymakers will be pleased to know that while most restaurants will be closed during the Lunar New Year, 10 at Claymore will be operating as per normal—and with a bigger and better menu comprising fresh seafood on ice, a divine dessert spread as well as an array of delicious international and Chinese New Year dishes. Now, have we got your attention yet?
One of the most highly anticipated festivals for the Chinese has to be the annual Chinese New Year. Based on the lunar calendar, the festival falls on the first day of the first month which is unlike the international New Year, and it differs every year.
Chinese New Year is the time when families get together, and for foreigners who make use of this holiday to travel back to their hometown for a family reunion. An important aspect of this festivity is also its traditions which have been kept for many generations.
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The annual celebration of Chinese New Year sees endless baked treats and other savoury delights being sold, served and consumed by Chinese communities in Singapore throughout the 15-day festive period.
Ever wondered why the exchange of Mandarin Oranges is so important, and why there would always be pineapple tarts in each home?
The repetition of Chinese New Year Goodies is no random occurrence, as each snack is essentially symbolic of a meaningful purpose. The next time someone in the family asks, “Why do we always have to eat xxx during Chinese New Year?”, you will find the answer(s) to him/her here in our beginner’s guide to the Auspicious Meaning Behind 8 Chinese New Year Goodies.