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Bring in good luck with these 8 lucky dishes this Chinese New Year at Lucky Chinatown

  • Lucky Chinatown
Jan 30, 2019

Chinese New Year is already a few days away! As you start 2019 with a good note, Chinese traditions play an important role in all families -- whether Tsinoys or just purely Pinoys. Different traditions are followed by everyone as it is believed to welcome positivity in one’s life.  

Did you know that there are dishes you can devour and bring in good luck this Chinese New Year? Keep yourselves full and lucky with these 8 lucky dishes you can find at Lucky Chinatown: 

This list is inspired by China Highlight’s website

FISH 

Fish is a traditional Chinese New Year dish that somehow represents “surplus”. It’s believed that Chinese people like to have a surplus at the end of the year, and if managed properly they can make more the following year -- same as how a fish can greatly multiply!

A plateful of fish at Tao Yuan 

Photo by: Tao Yuan

Where to Get It:  

Tao Yuan

Location: Second Floor

DUMPLINGS 

According to Chinese beliefs, eating dumplings on Chinese New Year brings in wealth. If you eat a lot, the more money will come to you for the rest of the year. Dumplings are so good anyway, so might as well eat a lot!

A big serving of dumplings at King Chef 

A big serving of dumplings

Photo by: King Chef

Where to Get It: 

King Chef

Location: Second Floor

SPRING ROLLS 

If you wish for prosperity, digging into spring rolls is a good idea! While it also brings in wealth, spring rolls also represent “a ton of gold” because of the golden fried color of the dish.

Yummy fried spring rolls at Pho Hoa 

Photo by: Pho Hoa

Where to Get It: 

Pho Hoa

Location: Third Floor

RICE CAKE 

Rice cakes bring in success in terms of higher positions -- career, business, education, etc. It basically gives improvement in one’s life when eaten during Chinese New Year, making you higher and higher.


Colorful and delicious rice cakes at Dolor’s Kakanin 

Photo by: seekertravels.com

Where to Get It: 

Dolor’s Kakanin

Location: Ground Floor

RICE BALLS 

Its round-shaped dish is mostly known as a representation of your family’s togetherness. Its sticky texture reminds of how a family should stick and become one.

A delicious bowl of rice balls at Shi Lin

Photo by: CNN.com 

Where to Get It: 

Shi Lin

Location: Ground Floor

NOODLES 

Noodles represent happiness and longevity. Just the same as your birthday tradition where you eat noodles or pasta for long life, eating this on Chinese New Year can bring your a happier and longer life.

A tasty bowl of noodles at Noodles Everyday 

Photo by: pepper.ph

Where to Get It: 

Noodles Everyday

Location: Fourth Floor

ROUND FRUITS 

Invite good vibes to your home when you serve round fruits this Chinese New Year. It’s recommended to have some of those in its “golden” color -- tangerines, oranges, pomelos, etc. Have this at your home and you’re sure to have great fortune this 2019. 

Round fruits from Metro Supermarket 

Photo by: Metro

Where to Get iIt: 

Metro Supermarket

Location: Ground Floor

Dibs on these lucky dishes and have the most auspicious year yet! 

Celebrate Chinese New Year with us at Lucky Chinatown! Find out your fortune, follow the lucky rituals, join the Chinese New Year countdown with us, shop for our Lucky Sale, and more by visiting our website

Chinese New Year is already a few days away! As you start 2019 with a good note, Chinese traditions play an important role in all families -- whether Tsinoys or just purely Pinoys. Different traditions are followed by everyone as it is believed to welcome positivity in one’s life.  

Did you know that there are dishes you can devour and bring in good luck this Chinese New Year? Keep yourselves full and lucky with these 8 lucky dishes you can find at Lucky Chinatown: 

This list is inspired by China Highlight’s website. 

FISH 

Fish is a traditional Chinese New Year dish that somehow represents “surplus”. It’s believed that Chinese people like to have a surplus at the end of the year, and if managed properly they can make more the following year -- same as how a fish can greatly multiply!

A plateful of fish at Tao Yuan 

Where to Get It:  

Tao Yuan

Location: Second Floor

DUMPLINGS 

According to Chinese beliefs, eating dumplings on Chinese New Year brings in wealth. If you eat a lot, the more money will come to you for the rest of the year. Dumplings are so good anyway, so might as well eat a lot!

A big serving of dumplings at King Chef 

Where to Get It: 

King Chef

Location: Second Floor

SPRING ROLLS 

If you wish for prosperity, digging into spring rolls is a good idea! While it also brings in wealth, spring rolls also represent “a ton of gold” because of the golden fried color of the dish.

Yummy fried spring rolls at Pho Hoa 

Where to Get It: 

Pho Hoa

Location: Third Floor

RICE CAKE 

Rice cakes bring in success in terms of higher positions -- career, business, education, etc. It basically gives improvement in one’s life when eaten during Chinese New Year, making you higher and higher.

Colorful and delicious rice cakes at Dolor’s Kakanin 

Where to Get It: 

Dolor’s Kakanin

Location: Ground Floor

RICE BALLS 

Its round-shaped dish is mostly known as a representation of your family’s togetherness. Its sticky texture reminds of how a family should stick and become one.

A delicious bowl of rice balls at Shi Lin 

Where to Get It: 

Shi Lin

Location: Ground Floor

NOODLES 

Noodles represent happiness and longevity. Just the same as your birthday tradition where you eat noodles or pasta for long life, eating this on Chinese New Year can bring your a happier and longer life.

A tasty bowl of noodles at Noodles Everyday 

Where to Get It: 

Noodles Everyday

Location: Fourth Floor

ROUND FRUITS 

Invite good vibes to your home when you serve round fruits this Chinese New Year. It’s recommended to have some of those in its “golden” color -- tangerines, oranges, pomelos, etc. Have this at your home and you’re sure to have great fortune this 2019. 

Round fruits from Metro Supermarket 

Where to Get iIt: 

Metro Supermarket

Location: Ground Floor

Dibs on these lucky dishes and have the most auspicious year yet! 

Celebrate Chinese New Year with us at Lucky Chinatown! Find out your fortune, follow the lucky rituals, join the Chinese New Year countdown with us, shop for our Lucky Sale, and more by visiting our website!

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