1. Fish – Prosperity
Word 'fish' in Chinese sounds similar like 'surplus'. Therefore, fish is an important dish to be eaten during Chinese New Year celebration. In addition, eating fish also symbolizes an increase in prosperity for the year ahead.
2. Chinese dumplings – Wealth
Chinese dumplings, which are eaten during Chinese New Year celebration, are usually made to look like Chinese silver ingots. Chinese silver ingots are boat-shaped, oval, and turned up at the two ends. L…
History of Traditional Chinese Foods
13 January 2017
1. Dim Sum
Dim Sum has become a popular dish not only in China but also in Indonesia. Dim Sum is commonly served as either breakfast meal or complimentary foods during tea time at afternoon (yum cha). Dim Sum consists of several foods in small portion inside steamed baskets. The history of having dim sum started when many people travelled and stopped by at a teashop. However, different types of tea were paired with heavy meals that were considered less suitable for a relaxing afternoon. Therefo…
Facts About Christmas
23 December 2016
Christmas is coming very soon. As we all know and agree that Christmas is the time for stuffed turkey, puddings, loads of baking, family time, and pretty decorations. You may have been familiar with all these Christmassy things in air but did you know there are some fun and interesting facts about this festival?
1. Christmas colors
Have you ever wondering why Christmas is associated with some specific colors such as red, green, gold, and silver? Yes, you may think that it is becau…
Happy Brownie Day!
08 December 2016
Did you know that today is a Brownie Day?
According to the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, December 8th is celebrated as a “Brownie Day”. Brownie is undoubtedly correlated with chocolate. The history started in 1670 when chocolate was a popular ingredient among the British American Colonies.
The first brownie recipe included butter, sugar, and significant amount of chocolate as well as cake flour and eggs. Interestingly, …