Monthly Archives: February 2024

  1. 3 Innovative Glutinous Rice Ball Creations to Light Up Your Chinese Lantern Festival

    On the 15th day of the Chinese New Year, a jubilant atmosphere fills the air as people across China come together to celebrate the Lantern Festival. As the Lantern Festival approaches, people around the world are gearing up to celebrate this vibrant and joyous occasion. Marking the end of the Chinese New Year festivities, the Chinese Lantern Festival (Yuanxiao Jie - 元宵节) is known for its dazzling displays of lanterns, traditional performances, and, of course, delightful culinary treats.


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  2. Crayfish Stir Fry Noodles: A Delight for lunar new year celebrations

    Join me on a Lunar New Year culinary adventure as we explore the realm of Crayfish Stir-Fry Noodles – a delectable dish intertwining the lively essence of succulent crayfish with the cosy embrace of stir-fried noodles. This recipe serves as a celebration of the Lunar New Year, blending tradition with innovation to craft a meal that embodies the spirit of festivity and joy. Its simplicity and ease present a delightful way to usher in the New Year, creating unforgettable moments perfect for sharing with loved ones during this auspicious time.

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  3. Savouring Love: Valentine's Honey Citron Cake Recipe

    As approach the season of love, what better way to celebrate than with a homemade treat that captures the essence of sweetness? Join us in creating a delightful Valentine's Honey Citron Cake – a culinary masterpiece infused with Starry Mart Honey Citron Tea and affection. Let's embark on this baking journey together and craft a dessert that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also warms the heart.

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  4. Celebrating Humanity: The Significance of the Seventh Day in Chinese New Year 大年初七

    On the seventh day of the Lunar New Year, the festivities take a meaningful turn as we celebrate a unique occasion – People's Day or "Ren Sheng Jie (人胜节)" also known as "Ren Qi Ri (人七日)." It's more than just a date on the calendar; it's a day embedded in Chinese mythology, marking the creation of humanity by the goddess Nuwa.

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  5. A Daughter's Return: Reuniting with Family on the Second Day of Chinese New Year

    The second day of the Chinese New Year, also known as "Kai Nian" in Mandarin, holds special significance for many families as it marks the beginning of the official celebrations. Amidst the festive atmosphere, a heartwarming tradition unfolds as daughters return to their parental homes, bringing joy, laughter, and a sense of familial unity. This annual reunion is a cherished custom that not only strengthens family bonds but also symbolizes the continuity of traditions across generations.

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  6. Embracing Tradition: Exploring the Customs of the Fourth Day of Chinese New Year 大年初四

    In the rich tapestry of Chinese folklore, today (13.02.24) the fourth day of the Lunar New Year holds a distinctive significance. According to tradition, this day marks the inspection by the Kitchen God (灶王爷), prompting households to stay indoors.

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  7. Celebrating Lunar New Year: The Radiant Tradition of Hanging Lanterns on the 12th Day

    As the Lunar New Year approaches, the air is filled with excitement and anticipation. Among the myriad customs and traditions that accompany this festive season, one timeless practice stands out - the enchanting display of lanterns on the 12th day of the lunar calendar. This age-old tradition not only adds a touch of jubilation to the surroundings but also symbolizes hope, prosperity, and collective aspirations for a brighter future.

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  8. Lunar New Year's 11th Day: Father-in-law's Feast Tradition

    In the tapestry of Chinese traditions and customs, the Lunar New Year is a vibrant and joyous celebration marked by various rituals and observances. Among these, the 11th day of the Lunar New Year holds a unique significance, as it is the day when fathers-in-law extend a warm invitation to their sons-in-law for a special feast. This age-old custom symbolizes familial unity, respect, and strengthening bonds between two families.

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  9. All You Have to Know on The First Day of Chinese New Year

    As the vibrant colours of lanterns light up the streets and the tantalizing aroma of festive delicacies fills the air, we joyfully welcome the first day of Chinese New Year! This auspicious occasion is steeped in tradition, each ritual carrying centuries of cultural significance. Let's delve into the enchanting customs that mark the beginning of this joyous lunar celebration.

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  10. Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls: A Crispy Delight for Chinese New Year

    As we usher in the auspicious Chinese New Year, elevate your festive feast with a delightful recipe that perfectly blends the rich flavours of Vietnam with the spirit of celebration. Presenting our Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls – a crispy and satisfying treat that's bound to become a highlight of your Lunar New Year spread.

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