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

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Dragon and Phoenix

The dragon and phoenix represents the ying (the female phoenix) and yang (the male dragon) that come together in a marriage. Showing this combination in a banquet can be done various ways.

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Usually a chicken dish represents the phoenix. Lobster or sometimes eel can represent the dragon. Also a "cold platter" of jellyfish and various meats arranged in dragon and phoenix shapes may also be served.

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New Baby: When a new baby is born, the family will host a feast. They can serve most any dish they want, but there are two that are almost always served on this particular occasion.

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Seaweed Soup


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This soup uses a particular type of seaweed (fa cai) called "black moss" in English. This type of seaweed looks like strands of black hair. The soup is supposedly very nourishing for the new mother and the guests. And "fa cai" is also a Chinese homonym for "prosperity."

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