Chinese Food Culture

In this page of Chinese food culture, I introduce some food tradition we have for different Chinese festivals.

For example, what are the tradition for Chinese New Year celebration, and what are the typical Chinese new year dishes. In China we also have other famous festival like Duanwu Festival, also know as the Dragon Boat Festival, which is also introduced in this section. There will be more to come. I have planned to write somethings for Middle Autumn Festival (Moon Festival) in the future.

Chinese Food Culture & Festival Food

 Chinese Food for Festivals

Whether Chinese celebrate the Christmas and are there any special Chinese Food for festivals? Here I gave some examples of Chinese home cooking dishes when I was invited to another Chinese family during Christmas.

Chinese New Year Food (1) Dumplings (Video)

In the northern China, the most important New Year dish is dumplings. In the south, people eat more rice than wheaten food and have rice cake for celebration. In this page I show you how we make dumplings at home (including a video).

Chinese New Year Food (2) Glutinous Rice Food

In the southern China, people eat more rice than the wheaten food. Food like sweet rice balls, rice cake or eight treasure rice pudding is the traditional Chinese New Year food in the south.

Chinese Eight Treasure Rice Pudding

Here is our family version of eight treasure rice pudding, or Chinese Sticky Rice Pudding, a popular Chinese sweet treat popular for the festival time.

Chinese New Year Dish

Apart from dumpling and food made from glutinous rice, there are more family dishes for our Chinese New Year food party including fish, spring rolls and chicken feet...

Chinese New Year Dishes

Chinese New Year Tradition (1)

Although nowadays some old traditions may seem have faded in the urban life, there are certain things we still do for today’s Chinese New Year celebration. 

Chinese New Year Tradition (2)

More about some old traditional New Year decorations, New Year Eve TV show, playing firecrackers and Bai Nian.

Duanwu Festival Food (1)

What are the popular foods during Duanwu Festival in Hunan China, and what is the historical story behind the traditional festival food, Zongzi? Also I introduced one food many foreigners may hate, the Chinese century eggs.

Duanwu Festival Food (2) (Video)

More about our homemade Zongzi, a glutinous rice dumpling wrapped by bamboo leaves. Also more about the salted duck eggs. Including a video of my mum making zongzi at home.

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