The traditional cooking of Chinese cuisine has always been part of the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Times have changed ever since. These days, meal preparations for the family reunions do not need to be exhaustive and time-consuming.
At a simple tap on your mobile app, China’s technology makes things instantly ready for you, from venue setting to food selections for the whole clan.
Some critics claimed technology has certainly changed the true meaning of celebrating the Chinese New Year. Some even commented this has brought people to be lazy and introspective in welcoming the Lunar New year.
A quick and easy order food system is simply of one the ways how technology has made the Chinese celebration of the Lunar New Year very handy. This change has been an acceptable practice for this generation. Also, with the proliferation of different apps, this method has become inevitable and easy to do.
For dining-out fanatics, the Eleme app is widely used in China when looking for restaurants that provide different meals such as Peking roast duck to hotpot to common stir fry for Spring Festival celebrations.
Ordering in a swipe of the finger on your smartphone has become a popular Chinese trend. It is an option instead of the usual home-cooked meals prepared in some households.
Many food retailers are joining the bandwagon of online marketing as the demand keeps on increasing. Most food advertisements are posted on different social media sites several days prior to the holiday.
In one WeChat ad, it reads, “Do not want your parents to be tired of cooking at home? Cannot get a restaurant reservation and do not want to clean up afterwards? How about getting your Lunar New Year’s meal delivered? None of these problems will matter.”
Today’s technology is a big leap that has brought innovations how people interact with each other. For the New Year celebrations, everything can be done at your fingertips. You can plan, make some bookings, and pay products and services using your smartphone.