8 Symbolic Chinese New Year Dishes in LABy Lesley Balla | January 28, 2014 By Lesley Balla | January 28, 2014
The Lunar New Year, which starts on Friday, January 31, is one of the most important holidays for many Asian cultures. For the Chinese, it’s the Year of the Horse, or year 4712, which is celebrated with parades and feasts throughout the Southland. Here in LA, Chinatown’s annual weekend-long New Year’s celebration kicks off on January 31 with a temple ceremony and 500,000 firecrackers. It continues with the 114th Golden Dragon Parade and Chinese New Year Festival on February 1 and 2.
Not surprisingly, the Chinese New Year is also a time to come together with food. Here are eight dishes that symbolize and promote wealth, happiness and good fortune for the Year of the Horse, and where to eat them. Gung Hay Fat Choy!