Interestingly, every time when it comes to planning for CNY visitation, as in whose home is next, a form of identification that my family uses is the food best associated with the home visiting.
Conversations will go along the lines of “Ok, next we will visit the grand aunt with the nice pai tee then after swing by my cousin’s who always serves freshly fried curry puffs” or “Who are we visiting next? Oh the grand aunt with the yummy porridge and sugee cake!”
With this food association, different generations of my family is able to recall the same shared memory. This thus affirms the power of food that not only does it serve to nourish the body but it also serves a higher purpose of connecting one to another.