culture chest: asian food

Sharing Culture Chest's subscription box from last month.  With the theme being Asian food, we received a trio of Asian snacks and two wonderful stories—Cora Cooks Pancit and Bee-bim Bop.  In many cultures, the countless hours that go into cooking are an expression of love for one's family.  Growing up in a Filipino family, pancit was a staple at almost every Thanksgiving gathering.  Believe it or not, it went well with turkey!  And sometimes there was buko pie (made from young coconut) next to pumpkin in our holiday spread.  Anyone else have any unique food traditions to share?