This story is sponsored by T&T Supermarket.
The Lunar New Year celebration will begin again in February, marking the start of a new year on the traditional lunisolar calendar. For two weeks, families perform special traditions that say “goodbye” to the old year while bringing good fortune and prosperity for the coming year – the year of the tiger.
But the most important thing is the perfect excuse to gnaw yourself into a food coma while spending time with your loved ones.
Along with enjoying delicious Asian food, Lunar New Year traditions also include dragon and lion dances, fireworks, and exchanging thoughtful gifts with others. The best celebrations end with a mouth-watering photoshoot-worthy feast before guests fill their plates.
To help you throw a stress-free and memorable Lunar New Year party, T&T Supermarket has all the gifts, decorations and groceries on your shopping list. A busy schedule doesn’t have to stop you from impressing your guests with a table laden with lucky foods.
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In addition to fresh coconut buns and roast duck, the T&T supermarket offers a selection of Traditional Lunar New Year Dishes which will leave guests pleasantly satisfied.
The essentials of the menu
Pan cai is a layered dish of seafood and meat delicately presented in a large bowl. This tasty recipe is usually eaten during Lunar New Year celebrations as the high quality ingredients symbolize prosperity and abundance.
Squirrelfish is one of the most important symbolic dishes included in a Lunar New Year dinner, as the fish’s head and tail indicate a good beginning and a good end. When fried and plated, the fish takes on the shape of a squirrel, giving the dish its unique nickname.
Fried crab claws are also an essential part of any memorable New Year celebration, as the dish brings prosperity and fortune. Because fried crab claws are a fusion-style dish, they’ll make a delicious treat for all your friends.
Sides like dumplings, braised shiitake mushrooms, and longevity noodles can be great accompaniments to traditional Lunar New Year dishes.
And of course, no feast is complete without a sweet dessert that will tantalize your taste buds.
During the holiday season, rice cakes are a very sticky and popular treat made with glutinous rice flour and brown sugar. Eating rice cake in the annual celebration is symbolic of growth, success and signifies a prosperous year ahead.
The T&T supermarket also offers online grocery store with delivery options for those pressed for time. Shoppers can take advantage of next day delivery for products in all categories, including fresh produce, meat, seafood, dairy, bakery, cooking, snacks, groceries essentials, beauty products and household items.
For more information or to see special offers, visit www.tntsupermarket.com.