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5 Things We Love: Year of the Pig

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A pair of these porkers would make the perfect dessert for a Lunar New Year feast, ushering in the year of the boar. You can find them on Yum Cha’s dim sum menu.

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Chinatown is filled with piggie thingies — from jade charms to plastic wall hangings. You can also find stuffed pigs of all sizes, one of which would make a great gift for anyone having a baby in the Year of the Pig

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Mozaic Paper’s die-cut greeting card, designed by local artist Lori Nuha, is a tri-fold card that lists within the positive qualities of the Earth Pig — “grounded in positive energy and good fortune.”

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Shop Toast’s Kagami wooden box is modeled on the Japanese New Year’s tradition of displaying a stack of mochi topped by a tangerine for luck. The little boar charm on the side makes this an appropriate Lunar New Year memento.

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Add some spice to Lunar New Year feasts with “You Know You’re Chinese When …” (2018, Legacy Isle), an entertaining, revealing little book by Honolulu psychologist Stephen Choy.