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Good food for good fortune

Ducks represent fertility. King Chef’s whole roast duck is marinated with 10 herbs and spices, salted and roasted to perfection.
Ducks represent fertility. King Chef’s whole roast duck is marinated with 10 herbs and spices, salted and roasted to perfection. 

Continue the celebration of Chinese New Year with a sumptuous spread of good food and good fortune from SM City North EDSA’s Chinese restaurants. Or give a gift of good fortune from the mall’s Chinese delis and bakeries. Here’s what to keep in mind when celebrating a delicious and auspicious Chinese New Year with family and friends

A whole fish highlights family togetherness and abundance while ducks represent fertility. Oranges, tangerines, and pomelos are believed to bring good luck and happiness. Eating wontons in the new year also symbolize a wish for a good start.

Dumplings — such as Tim Ho Wan’s dimsum starters — are said to represent prosperity because their shape resembles ancient Chinese money.
Dumplings — such as Tim Ho Wan’s dimsum starters — are said to represent prosperity because their shape resembles ancient Chinese money. 

Dumplings, which resemble ancient Chinese money, are called pockets of fortune, Share the good fortune with delicious dumplings from Tim Ho Wan (Ground floor City Center), Mann Hann (2F City Center), King Chef (GF The Block), Hap Chan (The Block), Fat Fook (GF City Center), and DECS (SM Supermarket).

Oranges are a popular symbol of good luck and happiness. Taste all the luck with Panda Express Original Sweet and Savory Orange Chicken.
Oranges are a popular symbol of good luck and happiness. Taste all the luck with Panda Express Original Sweet and Savory Orange Chicken. 

Spring rolls, also called ‘spring pancakes’ are a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Try out Chowking Lumpiang Shanghai with Rice Meal or Group Platter, David’s Tea House (North Towers) Shanghai Spring Roll filled with pork, vegetables, and deep-fried to golden perfection, and Mann Hann’s Meaty Crunch Fried Spring Rolls.

Noodles are a symbol of longevity. Enjoy Fat Fook’s spicy beef noodle set.
Noodles are a symbol of longevity. Enjoy Fat Fook’s spicy beef noodle set. 

Noodles symbolize a wish for longevity, and are said to be even luckier when not cut or when eaten without biting through the strands. Try out Hawker Chan’s Michelin Star Charsiew Noodles and Panda Express’s Chow Mien.

Chinese delis and bakeries like Eng Bee Tin, Soy and Bean, Salazar Bakery, and Polland Hopia, are also a treasure trove of lucky food. Nian gao or tikoy symbolizes progress, advancement, and growth. Hopia is also considered a lucky food because of its round shape and sweetness.

Welcome the Chinese New Year, move fast and feast like a tiger.

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