蘿蔔糕 luo bo gao (Mandarin) | lo pak gou (Cantonese)
The Chinese turnip cake/radish cake. You can order this when you´re going to eat dimsum, Chinese people call it yumcha 飲茶. It´s one of my favorite food :). This is made from mashed daikon radish mixed with dried shrimp and pork sausage that are steamed and then cut into slices and pan-fried.
年糕 Nian gao (Mandarin) | lien gou (Cantonese)
糕 Gou, in Cantonese pronounces the same as the word 高 height. By eating these Chinese cakes, children are blessed to grow faster and taller (年高). When adults eat these cakes, their business sales will grow more and more every day and hopefully they will also get a job promotion (年年高升). That’s why it´s important to eat these Chinese cakes during New Year.
pictures found through google search.
What do you eat during New Year?