The traditional food for the spring festival includes dumplings, rice cakes, Lantern Festival, spring rolls, etc. In addition, people will eat many other foods during the Spring Festival, and there will be some different differences in different regions. For example, Beijing: Laba porridge, fried tofu, stewed mutton, etc; Northeast: sticky bean buns; Hunan: chicken, meat and fish.
Dumplings originated from ancient jiaozi. Formerly known as "jiao'er", it is an ancient traditional pasta of the Han nationality. It has a history of more than 1800 years. It was first invented as medicine by Zhang Zhongjing, a medical Saint from Dengzhou, Nanyang, in the Eastern Han Dynasty.
2. Rice cake
New Year cake is a traditional food of the Chinese nation and belongs to the seasonal food of the lunar new year. New Year cakes are steamed with sticky glutinous rice or rice flour. During the Spring Festival, many parts of China pay attention to eating New Year cakes.
3. Lantern Festival
Lantern Festival is one of the traditional snacks of Chinese Han nationality, which belongs to festival food customs. The practice of Lantern Festival is based on stuffing. First mix the stuffing, mix it evenly, spread it into large round slices, dry it, and then cut it into cubes smaller than table tennis. Then put the stuffing into a machine like a big sieve, pour the rice noodles and "sieve" them. As the stuffing collides with each other, the rice sticks to the surface of the stuffing and becomes a ball, which becomes the Lantern Festival. The north "rolls" the Lantern Festival and the South "packs" the glutinous rice balls. These are two kinds of food with different practices and tastes.
4. Spring rolls
Spring rolls, also known as spring cakes, spring plates and pancakes. It is a traditional food of Chinese folk festivals. It is popular all over China, especially in Jiangnan and other places. In southern China, we don't eat dumplings during the Spring Festival, but spring rolls and sesame dumplings. In addition, spring rolls are also eaten during the Qingming Festival in Zhangzhou. In addition to being eaten by their own families, they are often used to entertain guests.