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While many of us were cramming our gullets on January 1 with Hoppin' John and collard greens for wealth in the New Year, many folks of Chinese descent like Chris Yeo, the chef/owner from XINO|SINO and The Straits, will be waiting to get lucky until the first day of the Chinese New Year celebration.
Five Lucky Foods for Lunar New Year: Chris Yeo
2. Whole fish
Dumplings seem to have been around forever - visitors can see fossilized dumplings found in an ancient tomb at the Turpan Museum in the Xinjiang province. However, their origins remain shrouded in folk tales. During the Han dynasty, it is said that Zhang Zhongjing, one of China's most revered doctors, treated patients with frostbitten ears with a tonic of medicinal herbs and lamb wrapped in dough. He also fed his patients a soup containing two dumplings that were said to resemble a pair of ears. "
4. Lettuce wraps
5. Fruit: tangerines, oranges and pomelos
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