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.