Great Gifts to Your Chinese Friends

Gift season drives sea cucumber sales 


Dried and packaged in ornate boxes, sea cucumbers are a status food in Chinese cuisine, served to celebrate special occasions and honor guests. They’re popular not only in China but also throughout the diaspora: Singapore, Vietnam, and Chinatowns in the United States, among other hubs.

Sea cucumbers are a delicacy in Chinese cuisine, fetching exorbitant prices.

Sea cucumbers are nutrient factories, rich in protein and complex organic compounds.