February 6, 2013
Gung Hay Fat Choy
tastefully celebrate the Chinese New Year Feb 10
Released by Loblaws
dazzling celebration of Chinese New Year,
also known as the Spring Festival, falls this year on
February 10 marking the end of the
winter solstice according to the Chinese calendar and
lunar new year.
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important holiday in
the Chinese calendar.
products are being offered at LoblawsŪ, Real Canadian
SuperstoreŪ, and nofrillsŪ locations to help celebrate.
Created by the team at T&TŪ Supermarket, Canada's largest Asian
supermarket chain, each T&TŪ product has been personally taste
approved by Cindy Lee, CEO, T&TŪ
This year is the
year of the water snake - bringing with it the possibility of luck,
adventure and prosperity. As part of a multicultural society, why
not take the time to learn about the unique traditions associated
with this holiday and celebrate with your friends and family:
important event of Chinese New Year
is the Reunion Dinner. The reunion dinner on the eve of the
Lunar New Year draws all family
members back home to reaffirm love and respect that bind them
together as a unit. The best food is served for this feast in
abundance! Try T&TŪ Crispy Crackers can make a perfect
appetizer. These crispy crackers can be topped with grilled
vegetables, flavourful spreads or even marinated seafood.
Available in Milk, Cheese and Saltine varieties
considered a lucky food during this holiday. They symbolize
wealth and are believed to bring abundance and prosperity
because their shape resembles a Chinese ingot. Add some luck to
your dinner with T&TŪ Cooked Dumplings or Pork Gyoza
Dumplings - they're ready in just 2-3 minutes! Available in
Shrimp & Chive, Shrimp or Pork varieties.
custom of Chinese New Year is to
reconcile with loved ones, wish others peace and happiness and
to forget old grudges.
home with lanterns and banners in traditional red and gold,
colours which signify wealth, longevity and good fortune.
commonly given on Chinese New Year.
These can be sweets such as cakes and candy or the traditional
red envelopes containing 'lucky' money (always in even numbers,
odd numbers are considered unlucky) or sometimes chocolate
feast with sweet cakes, like T&TŪ Pineapple Cakes.
Traditional pineapple cakes like these can be found in almost
any bakery in Taiwan. The
moist, crumbly, golden crust surrounds a chewy, fresh-tasting
filling made with intensely sweet pineapples. Or try T&TŪ
Chinese Style Pastry (also known as sachima),
a moist, chewy puffed wheat snack from
Taiwan resembling puffed rice squares. These treats are
irresistibly sweet, slightly sticky and perfectly golden brown
with no added preservatives! Available in a few varieties,
family and friends will enjoy such as Raisin & Sesame,
Multigrain and Egg.
"Over the years
I've seen how open Canadians are to embracing a variety of diverse
cultures and traditions," says Cindy Lee,
CEO, T&TŪ Supermarket. "Since food is an integral part of important
heritage and cultural celebrations, Chinese
New Year is the perfect time to experience traditional Asian
dishes with family and friends."
With the rising
popularity of exotic spices and foods from around the world, it's
easier than ever to create your very own unique
Chinese New Year menu for guests.
Adding to the already impressive array of international products
sold across LoblawsŪ, Real Canadian SuperstoreŪ, and
nofrillsŪ locations, select T&TŪ brand products are now
refreshing, T&TŪ Aloe Vera Drink is an incredibly popular
Asian drink that contains real aloe vera pulp. Best served cold,
it has an intense tropical flavour with just the right amount of
sweetness. Try serving it to guests using pieces of frozen fruit
like mango or pineapple instead of ice cubes.
guests to a delicately flavoured glass of T&TŪ
Jasmine Green Tea, made with
tea leaves from the high mountains of
Taiwan and blended with the essence of white jasmine
flower. This infused iced tea drink is subtly floral,
well-balanced and soothing without being overly sweet. Best
served chilled or over ice, it's also rich in antioxidants and
flavourful meal that's sure to impress guests, just add T&TŪ
Korean Kalbi Marinade Sauce. This authentic marinade blends
soy sauce, sesame seeds, hints of garlic, ginger and is mellowed
by sweet pear, which helps tenderize meat and make it
extra-succulent. Although traditionally used on beef ribs this
marinade is also delicious on chicken and pork, perfect for fast
grilling and easy Asian-style stir-fries.
For a full range of authentic, high-quality Asian products,
visit T&TŪ Supermarket, Canada's largest Asian supermarket
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