Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mandarin oranges and the Chinese

The Mandarin orange or qiao gan has always been my favourite fruit. However, this fruit is only available during Chinese New Year. The fruit is not very sweet but juicy and I like the texture of its flesh. It is peculiar to this species of oranges.

The Chinese usually like to use Mandarin oranges as one of the items when praying. It is because they believe it will bring 'gan' which means 'sweetness' to them. In other words, they will have better lives with all luxuries thrown in.

1 comment:

Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin said...

Wow, I didn't know this. :)

very interesting!!