Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year – blending old and new traditions

February 11, 2011
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Gong xi fa cai! Wishing you: The vitality of dragons and horses (龙马精神, long ma jing shen)  >  good health A dragon’s vision and a tiger’s power (龙精虎猛, long jing hu meng)  >  good health Safety when going to and fro (出入平安, chu ru ping an)  >  safety and good health A long Centurian’s life […]

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Chinese New Year and a recipe for Zhaoqing diced pork and green mango

January 31, 2011
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With another Chinese New Year peering around the corner, it seems ripe for reflection again. With the recent publication of Amy Chua’s controversial book: “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” and the arguably even more inflammatory publicity in the Wall Street Journal, Chinese parenting has taken a hard knock in the media in recent times. […]

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Strange Chinese tales about oysters

February 17, 2009

I recently stumbled across a hilarious website called My Mom Is A Fob. It got me thinking about my parents and the “strange and bizarre” tales my parents have fed me over the years. So, in homage to that site, here are two food related stories that belong on it. They both happen to contain […]

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Happy Chinese New Year!

January 27, 2009

It’s Chinese New Year! Like most Chinese families, we had a family gathering on CNY eve to enjoy each other’s company and eat lots of great food. Traditionally, Chinese families will splash out on this meal as great CNY eve banquets in turn reflect on the wealth and prosperity of the family – a sign […]

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