Here are appetizer recommendations for each Chinese animal sign. Remember, these are for fun only, and not to be taken too seriously!
So, let’s begin with the charming Rat:
"Charming, witty, and verbally persuasive, the Rat can be counted on to liven up any gathering. And you’ll never have to worry about the sophisticated Rat committing those social gaffes that bedevil the rest of us from time to time.
Rats are also known for their generosity to family and friends – at least those who have proven their loyalty. But it would be a mistake to call the Rat altruistic. Deep down they are always looking out for their own self-interest. The word “backstabber” has been applied to Rats, and most do enjoy a good gossip.
On a more positive note, rats are generally curious, always interested in learning new things, and tend to be successful."
Recommended Appetizer: Siu Mai Dumplings, also known as "Cook and Sell" dumplings. The Rat will appreciate the effort these delicious basket-shaped dumplings filled with pork and shrimp. But make sure you get it right! Otherwise, everyone will know about your faux pas.
- February 18, 1912 - February 5, 1913
- February 5, 1924 - January 24, 1925
- January 24, 1936 - February 10, 1937
- February 10, 1948 - January 28, 1949
- January 28, 1960 - February 14, 1961
- February 15, 1972 - February 2, 1973
- February 2, 1984 - February 19, 1985
- February 9, 1996 - February 6, 1997
Recommended Appetizer: Asian Lettuce Wraps: The patient Ox won’t mind laying out the ingredients and sauce in the lettuce leaf and wrapping it up taco-style. Besides, keeping busy with his hands will give him an excuse to avoid having to make small talk!
- February 6, 1913 - January 25, 1914
- January 25, 1925 - February 12, 1926
- February 11, 1937 - January 30, 1938
- January 29, 1949 - February 16, 1950
- February 16, 1951 - February 4, 1962
- February 3, 1973 - January 22, 1974
- February 20, 1985 - February 8, 1986
- February 7, 1997 - January 27, 1998
"Whoever coined the term “fearless leader” was probably referring to a person born under this sign. Bold, fearless, - not to mention rather sexy – tiger people are known for their courage in the face of danger. Their dynamic nature and craving for adventure makes them exciting to be around. However, tigers don’t like to lead just for the sake of leading. Their top priority is getting the job done, even if it means working alone.
While known for their kindness and sensitivity, Tiger people can also be demanding in their personal relationships. Expect to make a tiger’s enemies your enemies if you want to maintain the friendship. Younger Tigers often clash with authority figures. However, Tigers also have a thoughtful side. Modern dance founder Isadora Duncan, writer John Steinbeck, and political scientist Jeanne Kirkpatrick were all born under this sign."
Recommended Appetizer: Szechuan Guacamole It takes something extra to impress Tigers. This fusion dish boldly combines a classic Mexican avocado dip with spicy Szechuan seasonings. For cooks who know their way around the kitchen, another possibility is Oriental Pate, an intriguing Hawaiian fusion recipe.
- January 26, 1914 - February 13, 1915
- February 13, 1926 - February 1, 1927
- January 1, 1938 - February 18, 1939
- February 17, 1950 - February 5, 1951
- February 5, 1962 - January 24, 1963
- January 23, 1974 - February 10, 1975
- February 9, 1986 - January 28, 1987
- January 28, 1998 - February 15, 1999
"It’s no surprise that many people keep a rabbit’s foot for good luck – this is one of the luckiest signs in the zodiac. Besides being blessed with good fortune, rabbit people are known for their charm and good taste. Good manners and the ability to quickly read people makes the Rabbit easy to get along with. There are undoubtedly several members of the diplomatic corps born under this sign! Famous Rabbits include William Shakespeare and Leonardo Da Vinci. Nobody's perfect, of course - Rabbit people can be rather self-indulgent. They also have a tendency to gossip."
Recommended Appetizer: Spring rolls – Their resemblance to gold bars makes them a symbol of prosperity in Chinese culture - the perfect choice for lucky Rabbits.
- February 14, 1915 - February 2, 1916
- February 2, 1927 - January 22, 1928
- February 19, 1939 - February 7, 1940
- February 6, 1951 - January 26,1952
- January 25, 1963 - February 12, 1964
- February 11, 1975 - January 30, 1976
- January 29, 1987 - February 16, 1988
- February 16, 1999 - February 4, 2000
Appetizer Recommendations for Dragon, Sheep, Horse, Snake, and Monkey animal signs
Appetizers Recommendations for Rooster, Dog, and Pig/Boar