For over 1800 years, Dumplings have been a staple in Asian diets. They are especially popular on New Year’s Eve, as they represent money and prosperity to many people. Dumplings come with an assortment of fillings, each with their own special meaning. Those filled with cabbage or radishes are said to grant one a good mood in the year to come. Sauerkraut filling is to be avoided, or one can expect a difficult future. Legend has it that the more dumplings one eats during the New Year celebrations, the more money one will make in the New Year.