Culinary Ginger : Chinese New Year good luck foods

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chinese New Year good luck foods

Today is the Chinese New Year, Happy New Year to all of my Chinese readers.  The number 5 is considered a lucky number and is associated with the five elements, water, fire, earth, wood and metal. So here are 5 of the foods we should enjoy to ensure a prosperous and happy year to come.

Chinese New Year good luck foods

Long noodles to symbolize longer life

Long noodles
1. Long Life Noodles from Steamy Kitchen

Dumplings  for prosperity

Pork dumplings
2. Pork dumplings from China Sichuan Food

Nian Gao (higher year) for achieving new heights

Nian gao
3. Nian Gao from Anncoo Journal

Tangerines & oranges for wealth and luck

Tangerine salad
4. Tangerine salad from Eating Richly

Pomelo fruit for prosperity and status

Mango sago soup with pomelo and dragon fruit
5. Mango sago soup with pomelo & dragon fruit from Zen Can Cook


  1. Hi Janette, Thank you for featuring my Nian Gao here.
    Happy Chinese New Year to those who celebrate! :D

  2. You're welcome Ann, thank you for stopping by. Happy New Year to you.