Gong Xi Fa Cai! Or, if you prefer Cantonese to Mandarin, Gong Hey Fat Choy! Regardless of how you pronounce it, here's wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year!
Ba bao fan (pronounced bah·bou·FUN), or eight-treasure rice, is a traditional dessert with which to celebrate the occasion. A mound of glutinous rice with a red bean paste center, crowned with eight jewels (usually almonds, walnuts, melon seeds, dates, raisins, dried apricots, and other dried fruits), this sweet course represents a precious way to ring in the new lunar year.
Happy Year of the Dragon!
Learn to pronounce and to write "Gong Xi Fa Cai" in Chinese: