Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Jersey Shore Chinese School held its annual Chinese New Year celebration.
The Jersey Shore Chinese School (JSCS) held its annual Chinese New Year celebration at Holmdel High School on Saturday. On the Chinese calendar, Feb. 10, 2013 through Jan. 30, 2014 marks the Year of the Snake. The JSCS has held a celebration of the Chinese New Year since the school was founded some 35 years ago, according to JSCS Cultural Director Cindy Chiang. This past weekend's event drew over 400 people, Chiang said. The celebration included a talent show by JSCS students featuring traditional Chinese dances. A gift auction and reception with a copious amount of food followed the talent show. The highlight of this year's Chinese New Year event featured some impressive dance steps by school administrators and elected officals. A dance …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Please join us to celebrate the Year of the Snake! Jersey Shore Chinese School will have Chinese New Year Celebration on Feb 16, 2013 in Holmdel High Shcool Gym/Commons.
Monday, January 23, 2012
From Patch's Chinese cooking columnist: Wine-sauce fish fillets and "aromatic 10-veggie medley."
Among traditional dishes served for Chinese New Year are two Shanghai favorites: the so-called “aromatic 10-veggie medley（十香菜)—which brings back fond memories of my grandma's kitchen—and wine-sauce fish fillets; both of which are my recommendations for a tasty and healthy celebration. Fish, the best source of protein found by modern science, has long been a must-have on Chinese New Year's Eve all over China because the Chinese word for fish, yu (鱼), sounds the same as the Chinese word for surplus, yu (餘). Eating fish on Chinese New Year's Eve symbolizes having a surplus every year. For many non-Chinese or American-born Chinese who may not like the traditional Chinese way of serving a whole fish—head and tail included—there are options of …