Have your New Year's Eve dinner delivered to your door
Updated 15:20, 25-Jan-2019
CGTN

With a bit of help, you could skip the hard work of spending three hours or more to prepare that New Year's Eve feast. Make a phone call, or press “order” on your delivery app, the dishes will come to you while you chill and chat with your family in front of the TV. 

Chinese New Year's Eve feast. /VCG Photo

Chinese New Year's Eve feast. /VCG Photo

More and more families have embraced ordering takeout for New Year's Eve in China. One might say that the real joy comes from preparing the meal for your loved ones. But be honest, would a table of wonderful dishes cooked by kitchen professionals really upset you?

China's booming delivery service. /VCG 

China's booming delivery service. /VCG 

Food delivery companies will keep at least 20 percent of their “riders” during the week of the Chinese New Year. On the eve of the new year, delivery services are only available until midnight. The average bonus a  deliveryman will receive that week is 2,000 yuan (295 U.S. dollars). On top of that, a bonus of 100 yuan (14.76 dollars) per person per day is not unusual in this business. They may not be joining you at your dinner table, but their companies will prepare them a feast as well. So thanks to the "riders" and happy holiday to you too!