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Lunar New Year Recipes

These recipes are the most common Lunar New Year foods which are believed to bring good luck and prosperity for the coming year! The Chinese New Year recipes here are from sweet sticky rice cake recipes to savory noodle recipes that symbolize wealth and longevity.

1. Nian Gao

Nian Gao (Tikoy) Chinese New Year Rice CakeNian Gao is a popular Chinese New Year dessert. It’s a rice cake made of glutinous rice flour, brown sugar, and water or coconut milk. The batter is steamed until firm and sticky. Get the recipe

2. Sesame Balls

Sesame BallsSesame Balls or “Jian dui” is a delicious Chinese round-fried pastry made of glutinous rice flour coated with sesame seeds filled with sweet bean paste. It has a chewy, gooey goodness texture inside and a nutty-sweet taste crisp exterior. Get the recipe

3. Siopao Asado

Siopao AsadoSiopao is a Filipino steamed bun and a popular snack in the Philippines introduced by Chinese immigrants during the Spanish Colonial. Similar to Bao (Chinese steamed buns) siopao is made of yeast-leavened dough. Get the recipe

4. Vegetarian Chow Mein

Vegetarian Chow Mein recipe with sauce to serve on the sideEasy and flavourful vegetarian chow mein recipe! The crunchy noodles and vegetables are stir-fried in a hot wok. Serve it on the side, drizzle, or toss in the velvety and flavourful chow mein sauce like the chicken chow mein recipe below. Get the recipe

5. Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein on a serving plateThis easy Chicken Chow Mein recipe is like the takeaway that you order in your favorite Chinese restaurant. Saucy and so flavorful with lots of vegetables. Get the recipe

6. Stir-fry Vermicelli Noodles

Stir fry Vermicelli Noodles in a wokThis Stir-fry vermicelli noodle or Pansit Sotanghon Guisado is one of the popular Filipino stir-fry noodles. This Chinese-inspired noodle recipe is made of glass noodles or vermicelli noodles, cooked in a flavourful stir-fry sauce, chicken broth, chicken and shrimp, mixed vegetables, and mushrooms. Get the recipe

7. Pork Shrimp Vegetable Spring Rolls

Pork Shrimp Vegetable Spring RollsDelicious and addictive Spring Rolls filled with ground pork, minced shrimp, and finely chopped vegetables with the best Homemade Sweet Chilli dipping Sauce! Get the recipe

8. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce WrapsDelicious Chicken Lettuce Wraps made of sauteed ground chicken with flavorful Asian savory sauce served on lettuce leaves. It’s a great appetizer or a light meal any time of the day! Get the recipe

9. Crab & Corn Soup

Crab and corn soup This Crab and Corn Soup is packed with crab meat and corn flavor. Made of real crab meat and cream-style corn. So quick and easy to make! Ready in 30 minutes! Get the recipe

10. Corn Soup with Quail Eggs

Corn soup with quail eggsEasy corn soup recipe that is so flavourful. This Corn Soup with quail eggs is a Chinese-inspired corn soup. Made of fresh corn, and celery, sauteed in garlic and onion, chicken stock or broth, beaten egg, and quail eggs. Get the recipe

11. Crispy Fried Tilapia with Sauteed Tomatoes

Crispy Fried Tilapia with sauteed tomatoesThis Crispy Fried Tilapia (whole fish) with sauteed tomatoes is made of simple ingredients yet delicious and flavorful. It’s a quick and easy meal ready in 30 minutes! Get the recipe

12. Sizzling Seafood

Sizzling SeafoodDelicious seafood sizzler dish that can be ready in under 30 minutes! Made of stir-fry mixed seafood and vegetables served on a hot sizzling plate with the flavourful stir-fry sauce. Get the recipe

13. Scallop Fried Rice

Scallop fried rice in a wokQuick and easy Scallop fried rice ready in 10 minutes! This delicious Chinese-style Scallop fried rice recipe is one of the popular take-out in Chinese restaurants. Get the recipe

14. Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried RiceThis Vegetable fried rice recipe is a Chinese restaurant style that is flavorful, cooks quickly, and can easily add leftover seafood or meat. Perfect for lunch, dinner, or a side dish. Get the recipe

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Hope these recipes give you ideas on what to make for the Chinese New Year!

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