2016/01/10

Culture in Dumpling Stuffing

 Culture in Dumpling Stuffing


Dumpling is not just a delicacy, but also expresses people’s yearning for beautiful life. Let’s have a look at culture in dumpling stuffing:

1)芹菜馅 Celery Stuffing
“芹” (qin), the Chinese character for celery, is a homophone of “勤” (qin) which means “diligent”. Celery stuffing expresses a wish for being diligent and pragmatic.

2)韭菜馅 Leek Stuffing
“韭” (jiu), the Chinese character for leek, is a homophone of “久” which means “a long time”. Leek stuffing expresses a wish for a long-lasting relationship.

3)白菜馅 Chinese Cabbage Stuffing
“白” (bai) in “白菜” (Chinese cabbage) is a homophone of “百” (bai) which means a hundred kinds. Chinese cabbage stuffing expresses a prayer for a hundred kinds of treasures.

4)香菇馅Mushroom Stuffing
Mushroom is shaped like an upward arrow. It expresses the best wishes for being successful.

5)酸菜馅 Pickle Stuffing
“酸菜” (suan cai), the Chinese word for pickle, is a homophone of “算财” (suan cai) which literally means to count one’s wealth. Pickle stuffing expresses a wish for choice.

6)肉菜馅 Meat Stuffing
“肉” (rou) is a homophone of “有” (you, have). Meat stuffing expresses a whish for being talented.

7)鱼肉馅 Fish Stuffing
“鱼” (yu, fish) is a homophone of “余” (yu) which means “surplus”. Fish stuffing expresses a wish for having more than needed every year.

8)牛肉馅 Beef Stuffing
“牛” (niu) in “牛肉” (beef) means “bullish”. Beef stuffing is the favorite of stock investors.

9)羊肉馅 Mutton Stuffing
“羊” (yang) in “羊肉” (mutton) is homophone of “洋” (yang) which means “multitudinous, vast”.