Essential foods for Chinese New Year's Eve | Updated: 2021-02-10

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Eight treasure rice cake

The eight treasure rice cake is a quintessential Chinese New Year dessert. Many families across the nation choose to finish their meal with this dessert.

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Hot pot

Those in Southwest China's Sichuan province may choose to have a meal of hot pot for their New Year Eve's dinner. As everyone eats from the same pot, it is also a symbol of reunion.

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Braised pork

During less economically developed times, people often had to wait a full year to enjoy a meat dish. Braised pork, or hongshaorou in Chinese, is part of a mouthwatering memory of New Year's Eve dinner for many Chinese of the older generation.

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