Chinese New Year of the Monkey and its significance

Kung Hei Fat Choy, the Year of the Fire Monkey started TODAY, February 8 and festivities continue till February 22.   So what’s the significance of Chinese New Year?

Monkey-2016 Chinese New Year gives you another chance to wipe the slate clean and start over if you’ve fallen off the wagon with your New Year resolution. It’s an opportunity to start new ways of doing things and kick old habits.

Traditionally, Chinese New Year is a time to spend with family and friends and celebrate LIFE!  Eat foods that bring you luck, good health and prosperity (see list below.) Do new things that bring you happiness.  Most importantly, cook at home more often and invite friends over. This is something I plan on doing more myself.

If you’re a Monkey, don’t listen to the superstitions surrounding your future and wealth, otherwise it’ll affect your behavior!  For a roundup of Year of the Monkey, it’s traits, compatibility, predictions of fame and fortune, celebrities who are Monkeys.

These dishes symbolize luck, good health and prosperity, let us know if they worked!

Pineapple Fried Rice, an all time favorite and most commonly requested dish

Crispy Dumplings

Buddha’s Delight, a vegetable side dish that goes well with anything

Bazi InteriorDon’t want to cook? Come join my HOH WOK CLUB for a Chinese New Year feast at BAZI, Sun. Feb.16 at 4pm for a delightful 3 course dinner at $50 incl. tips and tax!

 

 

 

Want to experience a Chinese New Year Festival?

Here are some Miami restaurants celebrating Chinese New Year, contact them to find out about menus etc. and order some of those good luck foods…

Hakkasan (my HOH WOK CLUB celebrated there last year for a superb yum cha!)
Mandarin Oriental
Bazi – their own event, Wed. Feb. 10, $75 incl. lion dance

Kon Chau
Tropical Chinese
Golden Marquess

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