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  • Issue 51

Fruit Plate

A Cantonese approach by Calvin Eng.
Words by Korsha Wilson. Photograph by Emma Trim.

Cantonese people love fresh fruit. As a culture, we’re not big on super sweet desserts, so we usually end meals with sliced oranges or other fruit. Oranges symbolize luck in Chinese culture, so they’re eaten often and even given as gifts during the holidays. I have fond memories of my mom washing, peeling, cutting and serving all sorts of fruits for us when we were kids, having already cooked and cleaned up after dinner, and Cantonese banquet dinners I’ve been


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