Auspicious Foods

Auspicious Foods

Ever wondered why bak kwa, mandarin oranges and pineapples take centre stage every Chinese New Year? Each of these ubiquitous Lunar New Year delights has a symbolic meaning that brings blessings in the year ahead. What do they signify?  

Bak Kwa

A gifting favourite during the Lunar New Year, thanks to its auspicious deep red colour, bak kwa - or barbecued pork -symbolises good luck and is believed to ward off negative energies. It is so popular during Chinese New Year that SuperNature started its pre-order for this festive delight in December!

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Mandarin Oranges

Seen stacked high in every supermarket during Chinese New Year, this auspicious fruit is said to bring wealth and abundance, as the Cantonese word for oranges sounds similar to gold. While it’s only polite to exchange oranges when visiting relatives and friends, don’t make the faux pas of offering four oranges as this numeral has a similar phonic to the word ‘death’ in Cantonese. Always offer them in a pair to elders and hosts during house visits.

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Pineapple Tarts

Sweet and simply irresistible, this buttery pastry features on the table in every home during this festive period, as pineapples are known in Hokkien as ‘ong lai’, which translates to the arrival of fortune. It’s no wonder that pineapples are synonymous with wealth, luck and excellent fortune in the Chinese culture!