Jews are more than just about eating… or, just eating Chinese food. Yes, they have their own culinary cuisine. They’re also very spiritual people. Just like the Chinese. Yet another similarity! And both cultures have their own Zodiac, as if you didn’t know!
You come to the Chinese Quest not only just for our unbiased reviews of Chinese restaurants, but also to learn and be entertained by other articles about culture, etc. Besides, you can’t eat all day. And what better place to hang out than here, on our blog, reading articles, while you wait the hour until you’re hungry again!
The Chinese Zodiac
The Chinese animal zodiac, or shengxiao (/shnng-sshyaoww/ ‘born resembling’), is a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes. Traditionally these zodiac animals were used to date the years. The Chinese Zodiac uses the details of your birth to uncover your personality traits, best lifestyle, health forecast, career direction, and compatibility with others. The Chinese Zodiac is based on a cycle of five elements and twelve animals ruling each year. According to ancient Chinese superstition, in your birth sign year, he will offend the God of Age, and will have bad luck during that year. The best way to avoid bad luck during this year is by wearing something red given by an elder (relative), such as socks, a neck cord, underwear, a waistband, a bracelet, or an anklet.
The Jewish Zodiac
The first thing that a Jew is asked when they get home, or when they arrive at a friend’s or family’s house, “Didja eat?”. So it should be no surprise then that the Jewish Zodiac revolves around food!
The Jewish Zodiac, truth be told, is a hilarious parody of the Chinese zodiac. Instead of animals (most of which probably aren’t Kosher anyway), the Jewish Zodiac uses twelve delicatessen foods.
I must say though, that that Chinese Zodiac does look very very appetizing!! So you see, there are a lot of similarities between Jews and Chinese (food).
So it should come then as no surprise at all why Jews LOVE Chinese food so much!!
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)