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Red nail polish, sticky food and other treats that bring good luck

By: Irene C. Perez

Celebrate the Year of the Golden Rat with auspicious food and merch believed to bring luck for 2020.

(READ: Your Super Guide to the Year of the Golden Rat)

Lucky and colorful dumplings Paradise Dynasty Xiao Long Bao

Prosperity food

The word for dumplings in Chinese sounds like the word for money, and Paradise Dynasty serves multiflavor xiao long bao in signature original, ginseng, crab roe, foie gras, black truffle, cheese, garlic and Szechuan flavors.

Whole fish with tail and head such as Grouper with Pine Nuts and Fruits and Grilled Grouper with Tofu represent prosperity. Deep-fried Duck with Steamed Bun is flavorful, filling and symbolize fidelity.

Sticky sweets

Honolulu Café Golden Egg Tart

Sponge and chiffon cakes, and sticky sweets means togetherness. How can we go wrong with classic Goldilocks cakes and good ol’ tikoy? Honolulu Café also serves Golden Egg Tart and Red Bean Bun.

Goldilocks Strawberry Cream Cake 

Starbucks drinkware

Starbucks Lunar New Year Collection

Starbucks’ Lunar New Year Collection features drinkware, coin bank and reloadable card designed with a white rat playing in orange and cherry trees.

Wear luck!

CND Vinylux Rebellious Ruby

Don’t want to wear red clothes? Wear a red lip and matching nail polish. CND has red nail shades to choose from. Keds also dropped white and gold Year of the Rat sneakers with a gold charm.

Keds Year of the Rat sneakers with gold charm