Traditional dishes like mandu and peking duck symbolize hope for the future and offer a satisfying meal, celebrating Lunar and Chinese New Year.

The article discusses various traditional dishes prepared during the Lunar and Chinese New Year, such as Peking Duck with Honey and Five-Spice Glaze, Nonya Hokkien Stir-Fried Noodles, and Thit Heo Kho Trung (Pork and Eggs in Caramel Sauce), highlighting their significance in symbolizing luck and prosperity for the year ahead. It emphasizes how these foods not only represent good wishes but also provide immediate culinary rewards, bringing joy and celebration to the occasion.