It extends about 1, miles from southern China southward to the Gulf of Thailand. It is bordered on the west by Laos and Cambodia and on the east by the south China Sea. At the center of the "S," Vietnam is less than 30 miles wide. The northern and southern parts of the country are somewhat wider, with the north reaching a maximum width of miles.
It is one of the biggest and most important holidays in Asia. Today, we learn about five foods considered lucky during the Lunar New Year.
Spring rolls are often made of finely cut vegetables, such as carrots and cabbage, and pork meat. They are wrapped in dough that turns crispy and golden as it fries.
To fry is to cook in oil over high heat. The fried spring rolls are said to look like large pieces of gold.
The food is a symbol of wealth and financial success for the coming year. Spring rolls Vietnamese red sticky rice In Vietnam, one food you will find during Tet is orange-red sticky rice. The special dish is called xoi-gac.
It is made with gac, a fruit that only grows in Asia. In English, it is known as baby jackfruit. The inside of the fruit is a beautiful, deep red.
This gives xoi-gac its orange-red color. And it is the food's color that makes it especially popular during Tet; red represents luck, happiness and celebration in many Asian cultures.
Xoi-gac is made by steaming white sticky rice with the fruit, coconut milk and sugar. The result is an exceptional, sweet taste. Eating a bowl of it is said to bring a person a long life.
Eating tteokhuk also represents growing another year older. The round shape it said to symbolize old Korean money. So, tteokguk is said to bring riches, too. Radish cake is made with thinly cut pieces of radish, rice flour, fatty meat, spices, shrimp and dried mushrooms.
It is cut into pieces and fried. The result is a savory snack. This dish can be easily found all year long. But, it is said to bring good luck for the next 12 months if you eat radish cake around the Lunar New Year. And there is another homophonic connection in China. The Mandarin word for fish yu sounds like the word for surplus, which means more or extra.
So, fish also symbolizes wealth. As a New Year's dish, it is often steamed with ginger and soy sauce and topped with greens, like cilantro and spring onions. But do not eat all of the fish. To be especially lucky, there should be some left for a meal the next day.
That suggests your riches will continue throughout the new year. Chinese New Year falls on Feb.
If so, what are some of the lucky or traditional New Year foods where you live? Let us know in the comments section!New Year Holiday between the United States and Vietnam New Years is an exciting holiday in many countries.
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