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Are you celebrating Chinese New Year, the year of the pig tonight?
Around the world, people are putting a lot of care and thought into the menus for one of the most important holidays on the eastern calendar. Celebrated around the globe, Chinese cuisine is one of the world’s most popular, second only to Indian in the UK.
Each dish that is consumed on the New Year celebrations symbolises a wish for something in the year ahead:
Fish. An increase in prosperity
Chinese Dumplings and Spring Rolls. Wealth
Nian Gao, Chinese New Year Cake. Higher income or position
Sweet Rice Balls. Family togetherness
Noodles. Happiness and longevity
Tangerines and oranges. Fullness and Wealth
Celebrate here on the Isle of Wight with a visit to Royal China in Sandown, Dragon Pearl in Shanklin and Ming Garden in Newport. Eating in at home? Try Hong Kong Express with premises in Newport, Ryde and Freshwater; Golden Dragon in Cowes; China Garden in Ventnor and The Jade Garden in Bembridge.