Top 8 Must-try Food during Chinese New Year in Singapore
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with family and friends is a major component of the celebrations in any
festival, and Chinese New Year is certainly no different.
Singapore, a lot of emphasis is put into preparing the right foods for this
special occasion. Not only is it important to enjoy the get-together with loved
ones, but the food involved should have an element of auspiciousness to it,
inviting fortune, health and wealth in through the doors with open arms. But
what is the true meaning behind choosing these special
foods for Chinese New Year? Gift Hampers Singapore is more than happy to explain.
are the lucky foods and what’s the meaning behind them?
Chinese New Year food symbols are all the
rage when purchasing your batch this coming festival. A trip to Chinatown in
Singapore will bring you face to face with some of the most popular foods at
this time, including a wide variety of delicacies and gourmet items, different
types of dried seafood, and the most expensive fish maw.
Some lucky foods can be eaten on their own,
but usually they come in various traditional Chinese dishes. They are usually
particularly popular during Chinese New Year because of their distinct
symbolism, which embraces some good luck meanings and their individual positive
attributes. Here is a list of some of the most popular foods at this exciting
- Bird’s nest: This extravagant
delicacy is usually made into a soup. It is said to promote youth and beauty as
well as maintaining a long life. The symbolism of freshness and longevity is
closely associated with it.
- Abalone: This expensive sea
snail is not only very textured and delicious; it is also rich in protein and
omega 3 fatty acids. The words for abalone in Chinese are homonymous to the
words “guaranteed abundance”, a sign of prosperity.
- Dried scallops: Golden dried
scallops resemble Chinese coins. Therefore, they are thought to bring wealth
into the household.
- Dried shiitake mushroom: These
mushrooms have been used in Chinese medicine since ancient times, and so, they
symbolise longevity. They also connotate new opportunities.
- Fat choy: Another homonym for
wealth and prosperity, this is a good food to serve to anyone who are looking
to expand their business.
- Fish maw: Fish maw is generally
tasteless, but it has a distinct slithery, almost crispy texture and absorbs
other flavours well, making it a great addition to soups. A delicacy, it is
considered to be good for business.
- Sea cucumber: Normally cooked
with abalone, having sea cucumbers in the meal represents good wishes for a
- Dried oyster: The Chinese term
for dried oysters is homonymous with the phrase ‘good happenings’, making it a
very popular ingredient in Chinese New Year dishes.
Gifting is a major component of the
celebrations. Here, we have compiled our top three hampers that include
wonderful Chinese New Year gifts to give this coming festival.
Different Styles of Chinese New Year Hampers
1. Nothing is a better corporate gift than wishes of prosperity and our Sweet Gold hamper. Price: SGD$228
2. Welcome in new beginnings and bright opportunities with our delicious Chinese New Year gourmet, carefully packed into this Spring Happiness hamper. Includes a wine or champagne option. Price: SGD$308-385
3. What could be more important than having good health? Give the gift of wellness and longevity to the elders by delivering Health & Wealth to their doorstep. Price: SGD$208