I SPY: Year Of The Cock

Jan 27, 2017

What is special about today?  It is officially the first day of Chinese New Year, and it is the year of the cock.  Or rooster if that previous word bothers you!  Much like how Christmas is the most celebrated holiday for Westerners, the same applies to Chinese New Year for Chinese.  Lucky me celebrates both!



This has been our standard Chinese New Year crew for the last 8 years!  A table full of ABC's (American Born Chinese), with black, white and Filipino roots.  The true melting pot, eating hot pot, Mongolian style at Little Sheep.



Yes it's unconventional and not your usual Chinese New Year celebration meal!  However, it did include the main symbolic dishes, considered to be lucky food to bring you good fortune... Dumplings (wealth), Fish (prosperity), Noodles (longevity).  Here's a list of other good luck foods to add to your order if you really want to get traditional.



Our feast was so YUM.  Kids had fun cooking at the table, and it was a great time spent with friends, which like Christmas, is what the festivity is all about.  If your wondering what to do this weekend, gather friends to go eat and join in the Chinese festivities.  Chinatown will be filled with red and gold lanterns, dragon dances will be performed on the streets and in restaurants, red packets (hongbao's) filled with money will be given out to kids, and oranges will be in abundance.  Enjoy...Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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