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Whizzzzzzzzzz…BANG!” Yes, it’s that time of year again. A time where streets are lit up with bright flamboyant lights, sounds of crackling fireworks can be heard a mile away, smells of freshly baked moon cakes play with our nostrils, and the laughter of jovial people fill the air. No, it’s not Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Thanksgiving, or Labor Day. It’s the Chinese New Year! This is a time where all worries and sorrows are left behind and the only rule is to be merry and celebrate. Each year represents a different animal of the Chinese Zodiac and this New Year is the year of the horse. Why is the Chinese New Year so awesome? Three reasons: 1) It tells of an amazing origin of the Chinese culture, 2) It is when Chinese cooking and cuisine goes all out, and 3) We celebrate it with our own style and flare. Chinese New Year one of the most amazing holidays known to man and that’s a fact.
When we celebrate the Chinese New Year, we are celebrating China’s rich, fascinating, and prosperous his
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If a camera were to span across the table, it would take pictures of specialty dishes such as: double lobster w/ ginger and green onion, double-cooked pork, Vancouver king crab, seafood lo mien, steamed oysters & clams, dim sum items, seafood & veggie dumplings, Shanghai-style wonton noodle soup, steamed pork buns, steamed red bean buns, assorted moon cakes, and the list goes on and on. Back in the days of the ‘Dynasties’, the year revolved around the lunar cycle and when the new year came, the emperors would hold gargantuan feasts in honor of the gods who would in turn bring forth a new year filled with prosperity, fortune, and happiness. Afterwards, we turn in and fall fast asleep knowing that a new year has arrived filled with new opportunities and joy. It was and still is a sight to behold. After the feast, the families would have moon cakes in honor of the gods and bring good luck into their future. We make red bean pudding cakes and eat freshly baked moon cakes.

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