Kung Hei Fat Choi!

There is a lot of eating to be done during this festive period and it all starts from a reunion dinner with the family. Bringing the family together for this occasion symbolises unity for the coming year. So what exactly should you be eating during the Chinese New Year period? Check out below.

Sweet dumplings are glutinous rice balls filled with peanut, sesame or red bean. It is a common tradition to eat Tong Yuen during the New Year, as they symbolize reunion and togetherness.



Also known as Pun Choi or“big bowl feast”, it is a Cantonese dish served in a giant basin. It is a hodgepodge of abalone, dried mushroom, prawns, chicken and many other local dishes, symbolizing auspiciousness, prosperity and family harmony.





Rice cake, aka Neen Go and Nian Gao, is a sweet snack made from glutinous rice flour and brown sugar. As Neen Go has the same pronunciation as “year” and “high”, it signifies greater success for adults and growth and height for children in the coming year. It is best served pan-fried coated with an egg batter. It will be crunchy and crispy on the outside, with a soft and chewy center.


Turnip Cake
is actually a savory Dim Sum dish made of shredded radish, Chinese bacon, and Chinese sausages.  It can be served steamed or stir-fried with Chinese chili sauce.








The Candy Box is a CNY staple for all Chinese families and is filled with all kinds of treats, from traditional snacks like deep fried sesame balls and dried candied fruit, to nuts and seeds as well as chocolate and candies. It’s supposed to bring you good luck and keep your new year sweet and full of joy…