Saturday, February 27, 2010

Legendary of Fortune Cookies

What will your fortune be? Crack! Crack, Open up a cookie and find out……Fortune cookies (幸运签语饼)

Fortune cookies did not originate in China. In fact, fortune cookies are not found in China at all. Fortune cookies are an American tradition invented in the United States.

Although the fortune cookie was created in the United States, the idea may have been based on Chinese history. It is a Chinese custom to put messages in cakes and sweets. According to legend, in the late 1400s, moon cakes were used to pass messages.

One legend does ascribe a Chinese origin, claiming that in the fourteenth century, to stave off Mongolian invasion, communicated strategies by hiding messages in moon cakes. Actually argue that fortune cookies are American, immigrant Chinese railroad workers in tha US, without the ingredients to make regular mooncakes, made biscuits instead. It is these biscuits that may have later inspired fortune cookies.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Calamansi or Tangerine Fruits

Calamansi or tangerine fruits see when visiting family or friends anytime during the Chinese New Year celebration. Tangerines with leaves intact assure that one's relationship with the other remains secure. For newlyweds, this represents the branching of the couple into a family with many children. Calamansi or tangerines are symbols for abundant and safe happiness. (大吉大利).

The calamansi is usually described as a cross between Citrus reticulata (Tangerine or Mandarin orange).Like other citrus fruits, the calamansi is high in vitamin C

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Candy Tray

When visiting relatives, its customary for them to offer guests tea, along with a round or octagonal tray filled with a variety of treats, from nuts to sweets. The candy tray arranged in either a circle or octagon is called "The Tray of Togetherness" 和睦托 After taking several pieces of candy from the tray, Each item represents some kind of good fortune.

* Candied melon - growth and good health

* Cumquat - prosperity (gold)

* Coconut - (unity)

* Lychee nut - strong family relationships

* Longan - many good sons

* Lotus seed - many children

* Peanuts - long life

* Red melon seed - dyed red to symbolize joy, happiness, truth and sincerity

Friday, February 12, 2010

Nian Gao, Year Cake or Sticky Cake

It is believed that on the Chinese New Year’s eve, Chinese New year gods ascend to heaven to pay their respects and also report on the household chores to the Jade Emperor (玉皇大帝 Yù huáng dà dì), the supreme Taoist deity. A week before the New Year, the Kitchen God (灶神), which watches the family, is offered Nián gāo , Year cake or Chinese sticky cake is a food prepared from glutinous rice. (Nián), meaning "sticky", is identical in sound to , meaning "year", and the word (gāo), meaning "cake" is identical in sound to , meaning "high"). .

So that he submits a favourable report and sealed his mouth from saying bad things about the family in heaven and meets the supreme deity. During the worship, people always say 上天言好事,下界保平安 shàng tiān yán hǎo shì, xià jiè bǎo píng ‘ān – report the good deeds in Heaven, bring the blessing to earth


The literal translation of “Gong Xi” is “to wish” and “Fa Cai” means “to prosper”.
So “Gong Xi Fa Cai” means “I wish that you will be prosperous”.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chocolate Expression Of Love

This February, the Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day collide on the same day. So to be honest, I'm not one to celebrate Valentine's. Of course 恭喜发财 Gong Xi Fa Cai but however, I talk little bit about Chocolate is Message of Love.........

Chocolate is Aphrodisiac, chocolate can increase libido orgasm! Whether we believe or not such claims will be able to attract public attention.

Such as food and other drugs, its ability to enhance sexual allegations makes it sold in the market. See only drink Tongkat Ali and all other related products.

No study showed a strong ability in herbs stimulate sexual person unless it is able to launch the blood circulation, but the public will trust relationship with the sexual aspect, which makes many not hesitate to drink every day, every time.

Claim chocolate as aphrodisiac not new. Since thousands of years, chocolate made from cocoa beans is said to have 'power' is. During the Aztec emperor Montezuma (1250-1521) is said to drink 50 cups of chocolate every day or more, to increase stamina along with their mates before, this Article has been adopted by citizens of Aztec superior at the time, but they said to bring this practice to Europe.

Casanova's greatest lover, also said to drink chocolate every day to increase energy. In fact, he is said to choose chocolate than champagne to increase libido orgasm.

Period passed, the belief that chocolate as a love of great ingredients continue intact. In fact, not only drinking or eating chocolate 'improve' sexual self-stimulation even given to a person with purpose to seduce or feelings love and hope you will reciprocate love.

Today, after more than 2000 years of chocolate found, many still believe that the greatness of chocolate as a "Message of Love" expression of love and scientists also from time to time not bored-bored to tap the truth of this claim.

Study finds chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), chemicals produced similar brain when a person feels memorable or favor. PEA is a stimulant of sexual material and is also said to be responsible for stimulating feelings that existed when we fell in love.

Because of this, every time when we will eat chocolate and enjoyed the favor. However, with the ability to improve sexual, Oh…still too early. There are currently no strong evidence about it. In addition, the study found that PEA did not remain long in the food system in the body.

Any discovery, one thing is for sure, this chocolate is an important material in various types of food - plate of chocolate, biscuits, cakes also drink either hot or cold.

Pleasure and enjoyment to eat or drink is no doubt that, and because of these features, it's no wonder why it is a very suitable material gifts, especially loved ones do.

Try giving chocolate as a gift to a loved one today. Do you really impressed with the results ...