Chela and Victor feast on the special Chinese New Year Menu at Rose’s Noodles Dumplings & Sweets in Durham.


Mochi pounding bowl

Wooden tools for traditional Japanese mochi pounding.

“We’re getting one of everything. Duh.” – Victor

Get in by belly, pork belly!


“Justin and Katie Meddis opened Rose’s Meat Market & Sweet Shop in 2013, fusing Justin’s skill at whole animal butchery with Katie’s talent for artisan pastry. In addition to selling meat and sweets, the Shop offered sandwiches, ramen and noodle dishes drawing from Justin’s experience in Japanese restaurant kitchens in San Francisco. In Summer 2017, Rose’s transformed from a meat market to an East Asian inspired eatery, while still serving Katie’s delicious sweets and pastries.” – from

Fish at Chinese New Year represents prosperity! The Chinese words for “fish” and “surplus’ are homonyms. 年 年 有 鱼 and 年年有余 are both pronounced “nian nian you yu”.