We are serving “Delicious Fava Bean (风味蚕豆)” for the solar term “Spring Equinox (春分)” from 3/21-4/4.
Spring Equinox is the fourth solar term of this year. It signals the equal length of the day and night time. On the day of the Spring Equinox, sun is directly above the equator. After the equinox, the sun moves northwards, resulting in gradually longer day time in the Northern Hemisphere and longer night in the Southern Hemisphere. A common custom for many regions of China would be eating spring vegetables during this term. Spring vegetables refers to seasonal vegetables that differ from place to place. In Chinese culture, it is known that people who eat seasonal foods will help preserve health and bring good luck.
To promote the seasonal foods, we made a flavorful dish with Fava bean. Fava beans are an energy boosting, and heart-healthy legumes. It is a lean protein with lots of fiber. Fava beans contain vitamin K, vitamin B6, zinc, copper, iron, magnesium and more. It is a friendly protein that supports a strong immune system and reduce the risk of heart diseases. Overall, it is a plus-plus situation for us to consume Fava bean.
We are serving “Red wine poached pear” for the solar term “Waking of Insects (惊蛰)” from 3/5-3/20.
The third solar term of the year is the Awakening of insects. It got its name from the fact that animals sleeping in winter are awakened by spring thunder and that the earth begins to come back to life. Awakening of Insects signals a rise in temperature and increased rainfall. It is the key time for agricultural activities in spring.
Eating pears for this solar term is a widely-practiced custom in China. As the weather gets warmer and the air becomes dry, people tend to feel their mouths are parched and tongues dry, which can cause colds or coughs. A pear is sweet, juicy and cold, moistening the lungs to arrest a cough. Therefore, pears are highly recommended during this solar term.
Hello “Spring Begins” — for the first solar term of Lunar New Year of 2018, we are serving “Flavorful Pork Hock” to enhance your wealth belly.
Spring Begins lifts the curtain of spring. After that everything turns green and is full of life; daytime is becoming longer and the weather is becoming warmer. It’s the happiest two weeks in the Chinese calendar.
For this dish, the meat is thinly sliced in a garlicky sweet spicy sauce. The cut of meat is pork hock, in which the collagen helps retain moisture and prevent aging to remain youthful. Hurry for the rejuvenation with collagen!
Available from 2/4-2/18.
It's "Major Cold (大寒)” We are bringing back one of our best selling「Sticky rice with dates (红枣切糕)」, available from 1/20-2/2.
Major Cold is the last solar term in winter and also the last solar term in the annual lunar calendar. In this period, snow, rain and icy cold weather plays a big influence on people's lives. 大寒 literally means the weather is cold to the extreme. With the arrival of the Major Cold, the traditional Spring Festival is around the corner and people begin the New Year preparations such as shopping, cleaning, decorating, and so on. In Chinese the word "rice cake" has the same pronunciation with the word "higher in a new year", which symbolizes good luck and continual promotion. People in China have a habit of eating "dispelling cold cake", a kind of rice cake. In the processing of making rice cake, they would use the ingredient; sticky rice. It contains more sugar than rice which can make people feel warm all over their bodies. Dates are full with vitamins, but also enriched with Iron (Fe) which is good for stomach, spleen and skin.
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