Abalone Tradition

Abalone Tradition

Abalones gained popularity due to their shape resembling the Chinese yuanbao.  In Ancient China, the yuanbao was used as currency and was handcrafted, often by local goldsmiths. Today, Abalone is a delicacy prepared for auspicious times of celebration while symbolizing prosperity.

Aside from being a delicacy in Asian countries, Abalone is also a delicacy in parts of Latin America, France, and New Zealand. While the visual significance of Abalone might not resonate with these countries, Abalone is still celebrated as a delicacy.