雅思口語part2話題卡：Describe a kind of food people eat during a special event /on special occasions?特定場合食品/描述在特殊場合吃的食物
Describe a kind of food people eat during a special event
You should say:
what it is;
how it is cooked/made
why people eat it or why it is for the special event
and explain how you feel about this kind of food.
I would like to say something about Niangao, which is a traditional Chinese food usually served as a kind of snack during the celebration of the Chinese New Year. So, it’s also commonly known as the Chinese New Year Cake.
It is a kind of food made from glutinous rice, which is quite sticky and not feels very comfortable to touch before it’s been cooked. I don’t know whether it has varieties in different regions of China, but what I’ve seen since I was a little kid is that Niangao is typically white just like the color of the rice. But it has various shapes which depend on how you are going to make it.
The cooking methods are not very complex. The most common way is to cut it into pieces and steep them into the water before placing them into the steam pot.? But there’s another cool way, which is my granny’s favorite. This article is from laokaoya website. Do not copy or repost it. I remember when I was a kid, she always put these small pieces into the oil to fry. And then, cover them with some vegetables and some seasonings. It’s become one of the delicious dishes for our family’s New Year gathering dinner.
I think most people eat it not only because it can be regarded as part of a dinner, but also because of the meaning of its name. Niangao symbolizes the meaning that people can be better in the coming new year. I guess that’s another reason why people eat it. Well, I eat it simply because it is indeed tasty.
What kinds of food are good for a party?
Do you think people should eat every meal with their family?