Malaysia celebrates Lunar New Year, or Tahun Baru with a two day holiday and many traditional Chinese customs. Offerings of sweets are made to the Kitchen God, children get ang pow, or red packets with money, and people spend time with family. Many pilgrims make a visit to the Kek Lok Si on Penang island to pray for good luck.
Meals on the first day of the New Year are often vegetarian since eating meat can be considered bad luck. People avoid scissors, brooms or white things on this day for the same reason.
On the fifteenth day, Chap Goh Meh, the Hokkien community in Penang celebrates by gathering at the beach. Unmarried women throw orange peels into the sea to wish for good husbands.
馬來西亞以兩天假期和許多中國傳統禮俗，慶祝農曆新年「Tahun Baru」。民眾會向灶神供奉甜點；小孩會拿到裡頭裝錢的紅包袋「ang pow」；大家都會跟家人團聚。很多香客會拜訪檳城島上的極樂寺求好運氣。
在第十五天「Chap Goh Meh」（十五尾），檳城的福建社群會聚集在海邊慶祝，未婚女子會把橘子皮丟進海裡，以祈求好丈夫。
A very popular dish at Taiwanese night markets for generations has been the oyster omelet, with its soft sticky texture and slightly crispy edge. In Taiwan, this dish is often pronounced in Taiwanese Hokkien as o-a-tsian, which literally means “oyster fried.” One unique feature of the language is that a dish is often named by saying its major ingredients first, followed by the method used to cook it. 蚵仔煎是台灣流傳好幾代的夜市美食，口感軟黏，邊緣微脆，在台灣多半以台語念做o-a-tsian，意思為「牡蠣煎」。這是台語獨特的語法，命名時會將食材的名字加上烹飪的動詞，就成了菜餚的名字。 omelet (n.) 煎蛋餅（英式拼法為 omelette） sticky (adj.) 黏黏的 texture (n.) 口感，質地 ingredient (n.) 食材 An oyster omelet is made by frying oysters, eggs and vegetables, then pouring a sweet potato starch
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