Monday, January 23, 2012

Year of the Dragon

Today was Chinese New Year and it is the Year of the Dragon! 

My friend Sandra at work organized a lunch at Pearl to celebrate Chinese New Year, and of course eat some good Chinese food.  I’ve been going to this celebration almost every year since it started. 

There was a 20 minute presentation of dragon dance.  It was choreographed and very well-done.


Tradition has it that you stuff the red envelopes into the dragon’s mouth for good luck.  So this guy handed us a bunch of red envelopes and we each got to “feed” the dragon. 

At the end of the show, there was also some choreographed sword swinging.  He was really good!

My friend Joanne made these dragon head cake pops from scratch!  They were adorable.  She made a bunch of them so that we each got to take one.  She’s always so creative, talented, and generous.

We ate family-style, with lots of little dishes on the table.

Yum yum yum!

The group of us at our table.

I brought my dragon cake pop back to work.  He was so pretty that I felt like I shouldn’t eat him. 

But I did.  His head was filled with red velvet cake, and he was delicious!

Happy Chinese New Year!  And happy Year of the Dragon.


  1. Happy new year! Loved the "I felt like I shouldn't eat him .. but I did" haha! :) This year is my dad's year! meaning he is .. egad - 72!

  2. Such a fun time. I celebrated pie day. LOL :)


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