"Yuan" means "beginning" in Chinese. The "Dan" of the word "Ri" is the sun, and the "Yi" underneath seems to be the surface of the sea and the ground. The combination of the two characters depicts the situation in which the sun rises from the ground or the sea, and illustrates the beginning of the day. Therefore, "Yuan Dan" means the beginning of a new year.
It is a combination of various Japanese dishes and is a traditional dish that you can enjoy while celebrating the New Year. The custom of Osechi Ryōri has a very close relationship with Japanese culture.Not only delicious, but also auspicious. Each ingredient has a different meaning.
韓國元旦美食：年糕湯Rice Cake Soup
The nian gao used in nian gao soup is called "glutinous rice nian gao [가래떡]".The nian gao is cut into slices, which means longevity. The white color means purity and auspiciousness. Eating rice cake soup at the beginning of the new year represents one year old.
Eating dumplings is a unique way of expressing people's wishes when they leave the old and welcome the new. Eating dumplings means good luck. In addition, dumplings are shaped like ingots, making dumplings means to enclose luck.
The shape of the Banh Chung is square. It is made of glutinous rice, mung beans and pork. It is wrapped with leaves and steamed in a large kettle for consumption. Symbolizes the unity of heaven and earth, great fortune".
Yusheng is a special New Year food in Singapore. Yusheng has brilliant and beautiful good meaning. It also has the meaning of "Prosperous" and "More and more flourish".