Today’s 7th day of Chinese Lunar New Year, it’s also known as Ren Ri (human’s birthday). Yes, 7th day, and Chinese people love to attain auspicious omen by having the right lucky food. Here’re my 7-8 types of favorable vegetable to begin with…..
Your seven favorable types of vegetable & it’s symbolical meaning:
1)蒜 (garlic) – 有(钱)算 (Counting your money)
2) 紫菜 (seaweed) – 紫气东来 (Propitious omen coming your way)
3)青葱 (spring onion) – 聪明伶俐 (Clever & Sensible)
4)红葱头 (red shallot)- 鸿运当头 (Fortune shines down)
5)洋芋 (taro) – 洋洋得意 (Triumphant)
6)包菜 (cabbage) – 包你发财 (Guaranteed Wealth)
7)发菜 (black moss) -发大财 (Big Fortune!)
Bonus: 芫荽 (coriander leaves, yán sui) – 延年益寿!
Tips: Some of you may not able to get all exact types, and here I have bonus type for you to choose from! Or, to see which sevens suit you more, Okay.. Gong Xi Fa Cai!
* Yam to cut into thick strips, fry (or air fry) first before adding to soup to boil until soften. Pre-fried yields better consistency in the yam and also to prevent it from disintegrated in the Soup after long boiling.
Last but not least…… wish everyone here: Happy REN RI!