Today is the Chinese New Year. After the new year, it will officially usher in the Spring Festival. What's the best food for the new year? There are many delicacies for the New Year custom, such as dumplings, New Year cakes, rice cakes, zongzi, etc. What do you want to eat in the new year? I'll check 12 kinds of food for you.
What to eat in the new year?
Xiaonian in the north is used to eating dumplings in the evening, which means to see off the kitchen god. It means' send off dumplings to face the wind '. At the time of offering, the dumplings should be put on the altar. In addition, there is a folk saying that "delicious but dumplings". Every Spring Festival, dumplings become an indispensable food.
2, sticky cake
There are folk songs of "23, sticky cake and sticky" in Luxi area of Shandong Province. Every year on the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month, it is a day for every family to steam and eat sticky cakes, which means to stick the mouth of the kitchen king and let him say good things, not bad things. Sticky cake with yellow rice, red dates and other raw materials, sweet and strong way, soft entrance, take the 'high year by year' meaning of auspicious. In addition, Hainan people use coconuts as ingredients to make coconut cakes for eating and praying, taking the auspicious meaning of "annual high".
3. Sesame candy
There is a saying in the northwest of Shanxi that "twenty-three people can't eat sesame sugar and nibble their fingers". It is said that Xiaonian is the day when the Kitchen God goes to heaven. He wants to report to the emperor about the consumption of food and clothing and other things that the emperor wants to know. That is, the report day of the kitchen god? Eating sesame sugar is to make the kitchen god's mouth stuck by sugar, and not to report the delicious and luxurious situation of the world to the heaven, so as to avoid punishment for people who love to eat and drink -- famine in the new year, and looking forward to a safe and fruitful year.
4, rice cake
On the 23rd of the lunar month, the folk is commonly known as "Xiaonian". There is a custom of making rice cakes in Wuxuan, Guiping and other places in Guangxi. Rice cake is made of glutinous rice flour, peanuts, sesame and white sugar. It is made into a round shape by putting it into a mold, and then steamed at high temperature. It tastes unique and has the meaning of "round and round".
5. Kill pig
In the Langdong of Lianhua, Xinhe of Xiling, shuibin mountain village of Guanyin and other places in Gongcheng Yao Autonomous County, there is a custom of killing pigs for the Spring Festival. After the new year's Eve (December 23 of the lunar calendar), the lively play of killing New Year's pigs will be opened. Select the best meat, stir fry or stew, cook carefully, and fill up with a glass of wine. Invite relatives and friends to share the first fresh meat after the slaughter of pigs - soup.
On the day of sacrificing to the kitchen, besides eating cooking sugar, burning is also a special seasonal food. On the day of sacrifice to the kitchen on the 23rd of the twelfth lunar month, the business of the pancake stall in the city is very prosperous.
7, annual rice dumplings
Nanning people have the custom of eating "new year dumplings". The new year dumplings are auspicious symbols of the new year. As the saying goes, "new year dumplings, new year high school (Zong)". It has filling, big and small, long and short, round and flat. After peeling off the leaves, the skin is glutinous rice, and the stuffing is mung beans and pork. Some people also put their favorite food as stuffing.
8. Popcorn candy
Jingan county is known as the saying of "little year, pop rice and sugar sweet". On the day of 'little year', people make popcorn candy with maltose and popcorn, which means that the new year's fortune is great and life is sweet.
After the 23rd lunar month, most of the people in Shandong Peninsula are busy making jujube cake (also known as big steamed bread), reunion cake, longevity peach and other flour flowers, which means that the whole family is reunited and lives more than every year. It's troublesome to make this kind of noodle. Wake up after the dough is made, knead and wake up again, and then make all kinds of dough shapes. Wake up again after the dough wakes up, and then go to the steamer. The steamed dough is also called "dough". It's very delicious, but it takes a lot of time.
10. Guandong sugar
Guandong sugar is also called Zaowang sugar and big sugar. During the year, it is only sold around a small year. Guandong sugar is a kind of sugar product made from malt and millet. It is used to sacrifice the kitchen god. The Milky sugar is placed on the square plate. It is generally three inches long, one inch wide, flat and in the shape of a silk strip. The newly made large sugar, which is crisp, fragrant, sticky and has a special flavor, is a kind of sugar loved by men, women, old and young in Guandong. It has come down from the sacrificial table of the kitchen god and is widely enjoyed by the people.
11. Stir fried corn
In the southeast of Shanxi Province, there is a custom of eating fried corn. There is a saying in the folk proverb, "23, do not eat fried corn, but pour it in one pot at the beginning of the new year.". People like to stick the fried corn with maltose, freeze it into large pieces, and eat it crispy and sweet.
12, sugar cucumber
The kitchen candy is a kind of maltose, which is very sticky. The candy stick which is drawn into a long shape is called "Guandong sugar". When it is drawn into a round shape, it is called "sugar melon". Put it outside the house in winter, because the weather is very cold, the sweet melon is solid and there are some tiny bubbles in it. It tastes crispy, sweet and crispy, with unique flavor. There are two kinds of sweet melons: sesame and non sesame. They are made of sugar into melon shape or northern melon shape. The center is empty and the skin thickness is less than five points. Although the size is different, the transaction is still calculated by the weight. The large sweet melon weighs one or two Jin, but it is used as a cover and few people buy it.