Lunar New Year Food

Dragon’s Beard Candy. A traditional Lunar New Year treat.

The making of Takoyaki – fried squid balls – in a special Takoyaki pan. The process was fascinating to watch, especially when the balls were flipped.

Takoyaki serving suggestion – dust with ground seaweed (and possibly some powdered green tea) and add plenty of mayo. While these were definitely interesting, the strong flavour of the garnishes combined with the uncooked doughy centre was a real turn-off.

The rest of our swag – a box of shrimp chips, a pound bag of Chinese chestnuts, and a selection of Indonesian snack foods.