Alright, to avoid contradicting my sweetie post, I shall clear the miserable mood and set for the sweet treat for the tooth.
After a wonderful family meal, dessert time is definitely not excluded from the itinerary.
Having feasted on an auspicious meal full of literal meanings, the sweet treat after meal will not be left out in the part of playing host to another round of auspicious meanings.
Big and juicy longan in sweet syrup
Meaning of longans?
In Hokkien, they typically say that it spurs a good background (I think)
Anyway, literal or not, this sweet treat is good enough to signify a life of sweet and good treats :)
Mandarin oranges should be no stranger to most of us; since it is a must-have auspicious food/fruit for the Lunar New Year.
Its pronounciation in Chinese already means 'Kam' which is translated as Gold in English. That is why this is a must have; having an abundance of this fruit means abundance of wealth!
Not too hard to decipher, right?:)
This is the carrot cake which was part of my family's tradition since most of us liked the cake. It is an order for the family each year; for breakfast or snack during the Lunar New Year.
Carrot walnut cake; no particular meaning, just to fill the stomach in the morning!:)
I am sure most of you have the recipe; particularly those who are fond of baking *winks*