Fun Fact: Do you know what does the custom of exchanging pairs of mandarin orange signify? Due to similarity of the Chinese name of the mandarin orange to auspicious in Chinese. Mandarin oranges are considered traditional symbols of abundance and good fortune. So when we exchange the pairs of fruit, it means we wish the other party an auspicious and prosperous New Year.
Isn't it a hassle to peel the skin of Mandarin Orange with your bare hands, especially when there is so many of them to clear during the New Year? Our poor fingers is going to suffer for sure ): Why not use a knife instead?
Simply cut the peel off at the top and bottom of the Mandarin Orange and then cut anywhere in the middle of the loop that is left. Then it is just to unfold the Mandarin Orange and start picking the contents one by one.It look like this! Isn't it simple, fast and easy, while enjoying the juicy sweet oranges ^^
Here is the full walkthrough:
Happy Chinese New Year! May you have happiness and prosperity!