Kung hei fat choi!
Wanted to share some great veggie Chinese recipes for the Chinese New Year! This year is the year of the dragon!
On new year’s day, it is customary to eat Jai, a Buddhist Chinese vegetarian dish. Jai is meant to bring good luck for the coming year and is also served because vegetables cleanse the body. So true, so true! So on Monday, eat some Jai and get a fresh start on the year of the Dragon.
Restaurantbaby.com has a pretty awesome recipe for Jai. You can also check out chow.com’s cooking with Grandma series below.
Other lucky foods to eat on the new year are:
• long noodles– the longer the better as they are symbolic of long life
• tangerines and oranges– these symbolize wealth and luck
• long leafy greens and long beans– these symbolize long life and luck for your parents
So, Kung hei fat choi everyone! Click here to see your Chinese Horoscope for 2012– the year of the Dragon.