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We’ve gathered 9 Chinese New Year Foods to Celebrate With. No need for takeout with these delicious dishes!
There are some traditional dishes for Chinese New Year. In our article, “Celebrating Chinese New Year,” we listed those foods most often served. They include, “a whole fish to symbolize abundance, a whole chicken to symbolize family unity, dumplings to symbolize prosperity, noodles to symbolize long life, and oranges to promote wealth.”
Long Life Longevity Noodles
“During Chinese New Year, long noodles are eaten in all corners of China. ‘Longevity noodles,’ also presented at birthday celebrations, are never cut or broken by the cook, and if they can be eaten without biting through the strands, it’s considered even more auspicious. Longevity noodles are usually stir-fried, presenting challenges to the home cook.”
Chinese Pork Dumplings
Baked Whole Fish
“Baking your whole fish wrapped in foil rather than steaming it keeps it moist. It’s much easier to cook it this way. It also has the added benefit of creating an instant sauce.”
Cantonese Roast Chicken
“This Cantonese roast chicken tastes even better than one at a good restaurant. The skin is truly crispy and the meat so moist and tender. Want to to cook a perfect Asian style chicken in the oven? Look no further!”
Chinese BBQ Char Siu
“Chinese BBQ Char Siu is the perfect main dish to serve at a party. It’s also a great staple to have in your fridge because it’s so versatile and can be used in a variety of other dishes.”
Chinese Pork Dumpling Soup
“When the weather turns cold, or we’re nearing Chinese Near Year, I love to warm my family with a steaming pot of homemade soup. This soup has long been a favorite.”
Chinese Spicy Chicken Garlic Eggplant with Curried Rice
“The sweet garlic, tender chicken, and wok-seared eggplant mingle fragrantly with a ginger-soy sauce enhanced with Asian basil leaves to create a delicious and easy meal you won’t soon forget.”
Simple Chinese Greens
“There’s a lot of flexibility in this dish, but the technique remains the same: prepare a sauce, simmer the greens in the sauce, then remove the greens and thicken the sauce before reuniting them in a savory, delicately-flavored superdelegate.”
Chinese Almond Cookies
Traditionally served for Chinese New Year. “They are crisp, yet melt-in-your-mouth buttery cookies, with a subtle, yet distinct almond flavor.”