As Chinese New Year is approaching (Feb 7, 2008), my sister gave me a very meaningful souvenior after our hot pot dinner - a home made pan fried fish cake. In Cantonese, 'fish' carries the same pronounciation as 'surplus'. I have to put the fish cake in my fridge over Chinese New Year to signify that I have surplus over the past year. Many Cantonese families in Hong Kong have the same practice.
Home Made Pan Fried Fish Cake - 煎魚餅
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