An appetizer is a small dish of food or a drink that is taken before a meal or the main course of a meal with the aim of stimulating one's appetite. It may also refer to the first full length studio album by hard rock, heavy metal and progressive metal band known as Freak Kitchen.
Appetizers have fallen way off the deep end with people Just wanting more and more. hey have gotten off track of what the appetizers role is supposed to play in the meal. This is mostly found in averagely priced establishments that the general public is able to afford. It's tough in this economy and most people wanting to dine out with the family is looking for the most for their dining out dollars..In a more upscale and pricier restaurant they will offer an "Amuse Bouche". This is an appetizer intended to do just that, appetize. It is much smaller in size only aiming to provide the customer 2 or 3 bites as a taste offering and not to fill up so they will be able to enjoy the rest of their smaller more appropriately sized meal. Ironically-this place will probably cost more than double what you would spend at the restaurant hat will serve a portion large enough to bust the gut of your averagelyoverweight person.
the purpose of an appetizer is of course to appetize.
this means u eat it before ur main course such that it stimulates ur hunger and opens up ur craving.
if u order an appetizer and got full from it..this only shows that u are not even hungry before the meal. in that case, you shouldnt even be ordering the appetizer..just eat the main course will do. appetizer is always served light in flavour and rather small in portion. ppl usually order the appetizer because they are hungry and cant wait for the main course to arrive. therefore they order the appetizer to fill up their time and their craving.
many cultures have appetizers. too broad to say which one inspires it. if u ever been to Thai restaurants..they usually serve mango salads as appetizers. Chinese restaurants usually serve peanuts. Western restaurants often serve broth etc..
Food plays a major role in Chinese New Year celebrations. Pearl balls are frequently served at Chinese New Year celebrations. The round meatball signifies reunion, and this is traditionally a time for families to come together. Egg Rolls (Spring Rolls) are also popular - they are thought to symbolize wealth, since the roll resembles a 10-ounce gold bar. And you'll often find families making dumplings together on New Year's Eve, particularly in northern China.
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Symbolic Chinese New Year Food and Recipes
Chinese New Years Eve Appetizers - includes Asian fusion fare
1. Jiaozi Dumplings
In northern China, families spend the night before Chinese New Year preparing dumplings, to enjoy after midnight. Serve Jiaozi Dumplings with Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce
2. Spring Rolls
Spring rolls symbolize wealth as their shape and color is thought to resemble a long gold bar. These spring rolls are filled with barbecued pork and vegetables.
3. Pearl Balls
Pearl balls are frequently served at Chinese New Year celebrations. The round meatball signifies reunion, and this is traditionally a time for families to come together.
4. Lettuce Wraps
The Cantonese word for lettuce sounds like rising fortune, so it is common to serve lettuce wraps filled with other lucky food. To turn this into an even more symbolic dish, substitute dried oysters for the chicken meat (dried oyster sounds like the word for "good").
These tasty dumplings, pan-fried on one side and steamed on the other, are perfect for Chinese New Year celebrations. Serve Potstickers with Soy Sauce With Ginger, Hot Chili Oil or Dumpling Dipping Sauce
6. Clam Sycee
Clam sycee originated in Shanghai, on the coast of eastern China. A popular New Year's dish, it symbolizes good fortune and prosperity, as the stuffed clams resemble the gold or silver bouillion originally used as money in China.
7. Yuanxiao Dumplings
Traditionally, these dumplings are served on the Lantern Festival marking the final day of the Chinese New Year season.
A New Years Eve party wouldn't be complete without finger foods. Here are a number of appetizer recipes that will help make your gathering a success. The recipes include classics such as Honey Garlic Spareribs (pictured in the photo) and Paper-wrapped Chicken, as well as fun fusion fare such as Crab Rangoon and a wicked chicken liver appetizer made with dried orange peel and oyster sauce.
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