Around the world, people chow down on certain foods thought to symbolize good fortune. We've collected a few different culture's favourites that you can try this week.
Slurp these long noodles in one piece for a good long life, or at the very least, a very tasty meal. In Japan, eating soba noodles without cutting or breaking them is thought to ensure good health. Wagamama's Yaki Soba noodles are the dish to try. These noodles are simply yummy and consist of a mixture of egg, peppers, bean sprouts, white and spring onions, and are garnished with fried shallots, pickled ginger and sesame seeds.
Many people believe ring-shaped foods like bagels or doughnuts symbolize a full circle and bring good luck. They represent the continuous year from beginning to end. We don't know about you, but we don't really need an excuse to eat doughnuts. Dum Dum Donutterie doughnuts will definitely hit the spot with their variety of flavours, fillings and toppings.They are super creamy and will not disappoint.
Many people believe that a fish's shiny scales resemble coins and therefore bring prosperity and good luck. Another reason people believe that they are good luck is that they swim in schools, or groups, representing the people around us. Urban Seafood offers a deliciously mixed seafood platter that has something of everything
and plenty of fish to go around. Plus some delicious fries, rice and corn on the side.
With their coin-like appearance, lentils are a natural symbol of luck. Italians eat lentils on New Year's for wealth and prosperity because the flat legumes were believed to resemble Roman coins. So get cosy with Mezza House's super creamy lentil soup. The lentils are slowly cooked with onion, garlic, carrot, potato and spices. This should definitely hit the spot.
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