The Year Of The Rat – Chinese New Year Celebrations
Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐
Pupils in each of the boarding and day houses helped to organise the day by producing and choosing:
- Quiz questions
Quiz questions included:
- Which animal in the zodiac represents 2020?
- What is typically eaten during the celebrations?
- And the colour theme?
- A fruit, representing luck and prosperity, is traditionally the most popular to hand out for the Chinese New Year; what fruit is it?
- The _______ festival marks the final day of the Chinese New Year celebrations.
The dining hall had a cultural buzz about it as pupils and staff tucked in to a tasty menu of Chinese-themed food. Some were skilled enough to eat with chopsticks, while others opted for a knife, fork and spoon. Either way, all agreed it was delicious!
Pineapple chicken with Guo Bao rice
Stir-fried chicken in a sticky sweet pineapple sauce with a kick of ginger and chilli
Red braised pork (Hong Shao Rou)
Kung Pao beef – slow braised beef in Szechuan pepper and chilli
Sticky orange tofu and peppers
Smoked tofu in a sticky sweet orange sauce with shredded green peppers
Onion and garlic fried rice
Soy and honey glazed vegetables
Baked Chinese New Year cake (Nian Gao)
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