“Prosperity” Burgers! Solid Gold Sushi! Here’s Delicious “Good Luck” Food!

Time To Eat Delicious Food – And Have Good Luck Follow!

Don’t we all need some good luck right about now? Well, I’ve found the answer to all of our problems:


The Story Of A “Golden Good Luck” Sushi Roll!

I love food stories – big food, unique food, and of course, food from Japan. Did you know that February 3 was known as “Setsubun” in Japan?

You can also a great day to eat a “solid gold sushi roll!”

The incredible website “RocketNews24” describes Setsubun this way:

“It is an old fashioned day in which some households throw beans to ward off evil and invite good fortune into their lives. That custom is said to be gradually fading away, however, only to be replaced by the custom of eating huge sushi rolls known as ehomaki (lucky direction sushi roll).”


This roll, however, isn’t wrapped in seaweed:

This one is housed in a thin sheet of GOLD LEAF!


While the golden wrapper is unique, don’t forget what’s packed inside – this is one terrific sushi roll filled with amazing ingredients from all over Japan!

Tuna from Oma, Aomori
Japanese puffer fish from Hyogo
Red sea bream from Nagasaki
Longtooth Grouper from Nagasaki
Oval squid from Nagasaki
Kuruma prawn from Ehime
Steamed abalone from Miyazaki
Boiled conger eel from Miyazaki
Boiled horsehair crab from Hokkaido
Salted herring roe from Hokkaido
Salmon roe pickled in soy sauce from Hokkaido
Raw sea urchin from Hokkaido


Bravo to the intrepid reporters at RocketNews24, you must click here to see their taste test!


I love stories about unique food, especially when it speaks to good luck and prosperity – can food in fact help you with that?

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I found a number of great articles and recipes that support that contention. For example, Chinese culture sees the power of food in many ways. We are just a few months away from 2022 and also the Chinese New Year, so time to begin to plan!

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I find this fascinating to dig into:

Fish — an Increase in Prosperity. Steam fish.

Chinese Dumplings — Wealth.

Spring Rolls — Wealth.

Glutinous Rice Cake — a Higher Income or Position.

Sweet Rice Balls — Family Togetherness.

Longevity Noodles — Happiness and Longevity.

Good Fortune Fruit — Fullness and Wealth.

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Mandarin oranges on plate with Good Luck festive greetings Chinese character on red packets against red background

Oranges, kumquats, tangerines and pomelos are common Chinese New Year gifts because they’re believed to bring good luck and happiness. The Chinese words for “orange” and “tangerine” closely resemble the words for “luck” and “wealth.” The gold color of these fruits also symbolizes prosperity.

I love all kinds of Asian food, whether it’s the “prosperity roll” or the delicious dishes shown above….as for sushi – I can eat it every day, but if it’s not your favorite, here’s another way to enjoy it:

japanese sushi backpacks

Yes, you can buy these “sushi backpacks” as well – check them out here:https://johnrieber.com/2016/06/29/sushi-backpacks-hilarious-school-supplies-sushi-iphone-japan-rules-again/embed/

And of course, my “sushi iPhone cover is a classic as well:

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Check out my iPhone cover and a whole lot of other wild things to buy in Tokyo here:https://johnrieber.com/2014/01/30/sushi-iphone-bacon-iphone-worlds-most-unique-iphone-covers-tokyos-new-kit-kat-store-tokyos-wacky-shopping/embed/

And if you want good luck, but also want a burger, I’ve got that covered too!

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Bit down on the “Double Prosperity” Burger from McDonalds in China – promising you lots of wealth and happiness if you just eat the food!

See the recipe here:https://johnrieber.com/2013/04/30/prosperity-burgers-behold-chinese-mcdonalds-double-meat-madness/embed/

And if you don’t think that food can make you rich, check this out!

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Yes, the numbers inside of a fortune cookie made some people very, very wealthy!

Click here to see more about the book that tells this fascinating story!


And don’t forget my “52 In 22” cooking challenge!

Here are the first ten cookbooks I chose to cook from – and so far I’ve made stuff like this:

This “Mollet Egg” recipe nearly “cracked” me – click here to see why!

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Thanks to RocketNews24 for sharing their “golden sushi” taste test – and if you like this story please share on social media!

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