Chinese New Year

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by swanny, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. swanny macrumors regular

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    It is the Chinese New Year
    as we enter the Year of the Rooster
    Rooster Link = http://www.mysticgoddess.org/chinesenewyear.htm

    Out with the trickster Monkey
    In with the Rooster
    Interesting "lunar correspondence"
    occuring as well....
    Many different calendars lining up on
    the New Moon
     
  2. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Happy New Year to any of our Chinese members. Year of the Rooster. The site listed has a lot of very helpful hints for the year. The blue color is very appealing.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  4. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Yay! Lucky money under my pillow! :D

    Too bad it's not the year of the Tiger... :D
     
  5. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    hahahha

    happy new years any chinese members!
     
  6. krimson macrumors 65816

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    Happy Lunar New Year.

    (we dont want to leave out the other asian ethnicities, would we?) ;)
     
  7. iPegboy macrumors regular

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    woo hoo! it's my year for good luck!

    Sin ni quia la! (happy new year!)
     
  8. Eevee macrumors 6502a

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    Happy Chinese New Year. The best part about it is the red envelope money! Just got some!! Will buy some more Apple products. Wish American new years were just as fun (financially).

    Oh...the moon cakes are yummy, too!

    So who else in macrumors celebrate chinese new year? What did you do/eat?
     
  9. Mr. G4 macrumors 6502

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    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year everyone...
     

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  10. MacFan782040 macrumors 6502a

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    I think im gonan celabrate by making a trip to ChinaKing and ordering some pork fried. yum
     
  11. panphage macrumors 6502

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    What's a Rooster? I thought this was the year of the COCK! :eek:
     
  12. Eevee macrumors 6502a

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    Is ChinaKing any good? There are not a lot of good chinese buffets here in Connecticut. Maybe I should drive down to NY City for the day. Hmm...
     
  13. krimson macrumors 65816

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    Last night? (ill have to go phonetic for some)


    Ginseng Black chicken soup
    sour bamboo soup
    2 kinds of Nien gaw (fried sticky rice cake)
    fa gaw (like a fried sponge cake)
    radish cake
    3 types of fish
    surf clam and fresh squid (as sashimi)
    sou mien (flat noodle)
    mixed seafood stir fry veggies
    "oil rice"
    bbq pork
    bitter cabbage and sea cucumber
    abalone and broccoli
    chinese sausage w/ raw garlic

    and red bean soup to finish.

    :)
     
  14. craigdawg macrumors 6502

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    This has nothing to do with Lunar New Year (which I don't celebrate thanks to Emporer Meiji) but a friend of an old roommate was working as a weatherman in Greenville, SC and was relaying a story about his first Chinese food experience there. He said they served something called Chingaling sauce. Yes, Chingaling.

    Now that was 12 years ago and since then I have not been able to verify the existance of such a thing. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
     
  15. Eevee macrumors 6502a

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    krimson, those sound yummy!! I had those before!!! Where in LA did you go for dinner? Or did you cook yourself? My family members are in Torrance and Irvine and there are tons of Chinese restaurants. By the way, who's the girl on your avatar?

    craigdawg, what did Emperor Meiji do (who is he?)? Is "Chingaling sauce Cantonese, Taiwanese, or mandarin? Never heard of it. Are you sure this is the right spelling?
     
  16. craigdawg macrumors 6502

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    Emperor Meiji (1852-1912) presided over the modernization/Westernization of Japan and adopted the Gregorian calendar, making new year’s January 1. So we get our celebration on in January.

    Tom Cruise meets the young Emperor Meiji at the beginning of "The Last Samurai".

    I suspect Chingaling sauce, if such a thing exists, is not an Asian creation.
     
  17. krimson macrumors 65816

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    We usually gather at my aunts house, she (stereotypically) used to own a restaurant, til she retired. I live in the center of asian food, the san gabriel valley, equidistant from all the major asian food places in la county.

    the girl? a japanese model, whose name i can't recall ATM.

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    craig, i believe that there is no such sauce. I just asked my mum and dad, and they've never heard of anything close. It doesn't sound taiwanese.. and while it could be from china, the closest thing is a herbal concoction made of fresh bean sprout (ching doh ling), but that's more medicine than sauce. There are, however, 36 provinces in China, and most, if not all have different sauces and pronounciations.

    Chingaling, sounds more like a variation of a slur.. chingchong, chink. I doubt there would have been 'asian fusion' food 12 years ago... so either they heard/reported it wrong, or it was something that someone made up, catering to the local palette... kinda like how fortune cookies came into existence.

    :)
     
  18. Platform macrumors 68030

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    To any Chinese members that speak cantonese

    Kong he fa choi :D (happy new year)
     
  19. Eevee macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget the next sentence, which is important!

    (don't remember the cantonese, maybe you can fill this part) Give me red envelope!!!!!

    Thanks Krimson for the info!
     
  20. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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  21. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Yes the red packet are very famous :p
     
  22. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    Dammmn. I could use some nian gaw myself. Hong dou soup is nice too, though I'm also partial to the jello incarnation that I see so much nowadays. Hardly what I call "decent" chinese food in College Park, I should probably head home tomorrow.
     
  23. Space Cadet macrumors newbie

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    Gwongdonwah!

    Tragically, mm hei ho sic tang gwongdonwah.

    I have no idea how to properly write that down. I was doing a Pimsleur course. The tapes were stolen. But I love Cantonese.

    And I adore pan fried dumplings.
     
  24. virividox macrumors 601

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    happy chinese new year had a great dinner the other night to celebrate!!!
     
  25. krimson macrumors 65816

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    mo men tai, le doh guangdongwah hai "OK" lah. ;)
     

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