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Rice cake (年糕/Niangao)

Updated: Mar 13, 2019 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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During Spring Festival, many people eat New Year cake, which symbolizes the idea that life is improving year by year. So New Year cake, also called rice cake, is not only a traditional festival food, but also has a positive connotation.

People say New Year cake was initially used as a sacrifice for ancestors and gods, and then gradually became part of the typical cuisine for Spring Festival. Today, you can find the food in a variety of colors and shapes.

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