Friday, January 9, 2015

[Yakson House] How other countries celebrate their New Year?

Hi, Everyone, 

How is your New Year?

It is 2015 and I hope that you are having amazing January. 

In Korea, Every New year, we eat Tteok-kuk to start off. 

In your country, what do you eat to celebrate New Year?

Let's find out what other countries' New Year food. 

1. China "Nian gao"

Niangao is  Chinese New Year's cake. It is a food 

prepared from glutinous rice and consumed in Chinese cuisine. 

While it can be eaten all year round, traditionally it is most popular during Chinese New 

Year. Nian Gao implies promotions or prosperity year after year. This association makes 

Nian Gao a popular gift item during the New Year period.

2. Japan "Osechi" 

Osechi is what most people in Japan eat at the beginning of the new year.

New Year's is a time for family in Japan. No ball drops and champagne popping over 

there. just quality time spent with family. There are many New Year's traditions in Japan, 

but the most delicious tradition is the eating of osechi ryori, special food eaten to give 

thanks and wish for happiness and prosperity in the new year. 

3.  Singapore "Yusheng"

It usually consists of strips of raw fish, mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of 

sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yusheng literally means "raw fish" but 

since "fish" is commonly conflated with its abundance, Yusheng is interpreted 

an increase in abundance. 

Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.

4. Swiss "Fondue"

You all know Fondue right?

Fondue is to melt in French. 

You stick any bread, or fruit in the stick and dip it in the pool of cheese.

Sounds delicious right?

5. Italy "Cotechino with Lentils"

This hearty Italian dish from the northern Italian region of Umbria is said to bring good 

luck because the lentils look like coins when they are done cooking. It is the traditional 

food eaten on New Year's for good luck."

Was it interesting to you? 

I hope you prosper and be healthier in New Year.^^

Don't forget to eat a lot of delicious food~

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