Thursday, 5 June 2014


The first dish that was served at my aunt's birthday dinner were Longevity buns 寿桃 that are shaped into peaches and has lotus or red bean paste as fillings. Now these are popular for grand birthdays as peaches are traditionally associated with long life and immortality. The longevity buns were presented as an individual peach. Eating longevity buns is an aspiration for long life and presentation of longevity buns to a birthday boy or girl is to wish him/her a long live. Longevity peaches are served during birthday banquet of the elderly especially those celebrating their 60th birthdays.  From their 61st birthday onwards, these peach buns will also be served.

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