A buddhist vegetarian dish eaten on the first day of the Chinese New Year. It traditionally contains 18 ingredients that are considered auspicious. The servings are as part of a Chinese banquet for 6-8 people. If you are making just this I have no idea how many people it would feed! Some info about the more Asian ingredients: Dried lily buds aka golden needles. They are the dried flower of the day lily. soak before using. Dried black fungus aka wood ear fungus or cloud ear fungus Tofu puffs = golden squares of fried tofu found in the refrigerator section.