Lunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations of the year among East and Southeast Asian cultures. The New Year celebration is usually celebrated for multiple days and this year, Lunar New Year begins on February 1, 2022. The year 2022 is slated to be the year of the water tiger. 

Each culture celebrates the Lunar New Year differently with various foods and traditions that symbolize prosperity, abundance and togetherness. In the Chinese tradition, each dish has a special meaning. Some dishes are believed to bring wealth, and others good luck or family togetherness. How about the sweet treats? 

For the sake of our sweet tooth reader, here are 3 traditional Chinese New Year sweet treats that is believed to bring luck. 

  1. Steamed New Year Cake

    Steamed New Year Cake is China’s most famous and most popular New Year dessert which symbolizes increasing prosperity and promotion year after year. It’s made from glutinous rice flour and brown sugar and its round shape represents togetherness and completeness.

  2. Rice Dumplings
    Rice dumpling plays the most important role in Chinese festival. This consider to be one of the top Chinese New Year desserts. These sweet rice balls are often infused with black sesame seeds or mashed peanuts. It symbolizes unity within the family.
  3. Steamed Sponge Cake
    The Chinese name for steamed sponge cake is Fagao which symbolizes for making a fortune which many Chinese people eat it for breakfast.

So those are the top 3 traditional dessert that are specially made for Chinese New Year festivity, have you had of those? Last but not least, we wish you a Happy Chinese New Year 2022! May prosperity and longevity coming your way this year.