During winter in China, families will start the process of curing, salting and smoking meat for the year ahead. Fish, various types and cuts of meat and poultry are cured to waxy sheen using this process. The best time to buy lap cheong and wax meats are during Chinese Chinese New Year as winter is dry and perfect condition to cure it.
Chinese New Year is a reunion time for family and friends. Snacking is a must whilst catching up. Various types of sweets, cookies and nuts are served. One of the favourites snacks served are Arrowroots chips. Its crunchy, sweet with a slight tinge of bitterness. One can’t stop with just a few, sometimes a whole container is polished off without one realising it!!