Hey guys, it’s Mike! It’s Dan like we mentioned from our celebrating Chinese New Year video… We’re gonna be reposting this from my strictly dumpling channel And this is basically all the foods that you should or should not eat During Chinese new year that I learned a lot from this video, bro Like you guys should make this your Chinese New Year food bible right out Well, hopefully it helps you out, and if it’s too late, then I’m sorry Misfortune has Fallen upon you I’m just kidding man, but yeah, don’t do certain things be careful Take a look. Hey, everyone. Hope everyone had a awesome new year Now you know the Chinese are serious about food and the Chinese people consider food a major part of traditional Chinese culture and every year Certain foods are always expected to show up on the dinner table during New Year celebrations And some foods are to be completely avoided Here’s a list of the eleven food items that you should or should not eat to ring in the New Year Make sure to eat some noodles in the new year and also noodles symbolize longevity But remember never cut them where else you will be cutting your longevity like who will want that also remember that some of these noodles Especially homemade ones could be really really long so breathe out before you start slurping Eat oranges if you want good luck oranges or tangerines are often called Jin Zhi or Golden oranges or Golden tangerines? So Chinese believe oranges will bring Fortune in the New Year also in Chinese the ju and ju zhi also sounds like ji or ji li which means good luck Are you afraid of chicken hands well Join the club But they are Important whole chickens represent togetherness and rebirth it’s symbolic of the family and can also signify unity and prosperity As a group although you can have a whole chicken anytime it is a must during family gatherings and special Holidays and don’t forget the head and feet must remain on to represent unity whole chickens are also popular Offerings to gods and ancestors Chinese love pomegranates because of all the seeds bundled together It symbolizes unity and is a favourite during the New year You should also eat those fruits on your wedding day because pomegranates has a lot of seeds or in Chinese zhi Which also means child so you know eat a pomegranate? Maybe you will soon be blessed with the child or zao sheng gui zi as we say in Chinese But not every pomegranate seed will turn into a child because that would be just a lot of kids Sunflower and melon seeds are traditionally eaten as they are of course called seeds or zhi and like the pomegranate it symbolizes fertility And having many children Nian gao or sometimes known as Chinese pudding is a must have Nian gao which literally translates to sticky cake also sound the same as Nian gao or year high meaning a more prosperous New Year This is a must to celebrate New Year’s as dumplings are said to be filled with luck and their shape look like years and also Chinese silver ingots I will explain why the year reference is important in my origins of the dumpling video so watch out for that It’s traditional to serve a whole fish on New Year’s the Chinese word for fish is yu which sounds like the word for Plenty in Chinese which is also yu some Chinese even save part of the fish for later which ensures Abundance for their future also don’t take off the head as fish shares are considered the best part of the fish by many Chinese Egg rolls or spring rolls are eaten during the new year because after they’re fried they look like little bars of gold Whatever you do. Do not serve white foods to celebrate the New Year White foods are things like tofu This is because Chinese symbolizes the color white with death Don’t eat squid on special occasions? Especially not in a new year because squid in Chinese is called yo yu in the olden days Workers would have to travel far from home to work often bringing personal belongings rolled up in a blanket And when they were fired, they would roll up their blankets and leave at the time there was a popular dish called chao you yu Or stir-fried squid people noticed that when the squid was cooking in the pen it would curl up like the workers rolling up their blankets That’s stir fried squid or chao you yu was used to tell the workers that they were laid off So if you think your boss just told you he’s gonna take you out for some stir-fry squid. That’s probably not what he meant Also guys Chinese parents always say what you eat is what You will be so eat the fish eyeballs and your eyes will become brighter and better Eat the chicken brain or any other brain if you prefer and you will be smarter So after this video Relax your eyes by a go munching on some fish eyeballs guys don’t forget to subscribe to my channel like me on Facebook and Happy New Year!