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Traditional food for Chinese holidays and celebrations [Copy link] 中文

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In Chinese, the name is a homonym for the phrase "good things."

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Chinese New Year Cakes

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There are two main types of cakes. Nian gao is a sticky, chewy steamed cake made from rice flour. This cake is not leavened. It is quite a bit like mochi but is usually more stiff and dense. Sometimes it's referred to as a pudding. "Nian gao" also sounds like the phrase for "high year" in Chinese. Niangao is more common in Southern China and Taiwan.

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There is also fa gao which is made with wheat flour and very fluffy. The name sounds like the phrase "to prosper."

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Lantern Festival

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15th day of the first lunar month, to conclude the New Year's celebration. It is traditional to eat chewy little round dumplings (tang yuan or yuan xiao) made from rice flour and boiled in water.

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The rice balls may be plain or have sweet or savory fillings. Plain tang yuan can also be fried and dipped in syrup. They symbolize peace and unity.

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