“Lunar New Year is essentially the beginning of spring, so spring rolls symbolise the start of the year ahead,” explains Chef Andy Xu of DaDong Chinese Restaurant in New York City.
Thanks to their golden-yellow wraps and their bar shape, spring rolls are lucky because they represent gold bars, symbolising wealth.
Spring rolls can be made with savory or sweet fillings like pork, vegetables, or red beans.
They are typically fried, but you can also bake them and serve with a dipping sauce made with soy sauce or hoisin sauce.
Trying to stay away from fried foods? These Chinese pork and cabbage rolls are a treat and so easy to make.