Chinese New Year Recipes
January 25th, 2009 36 Comments

Chinese New Year Recipes

Chinese New Year is the biggest celebration for the Chinese. The anticipation of Chinese New Year starts with Dongzhi (冬至) or Winter Soltice, which is basically one month away from the arrival of Chinese New Year. During the last month of the Lunar calendar, all Chinese families will be busy baking, cleaning, and shopping for the new year.

This time of year, every Chinese family will be busy thinking of auspicious Chinese New Year recipes to prepare for the family. Here are all my favorite Chinese New Year recipes to help you celebrate Chinese New Year with ease and lots of great foods.

Chinese New Year Recipes: Baking

Pineapple Tarts Peanut Cookies
Cornflake Cookies Kuih Bahulu
Kuih Bangkit Pineapple Rolls (Nastar)
Pineapple Cookies Pineapple Rolls

Chinese New Year Recipes: Dumplings, Main Dish, and Desserts

Pork and Chive Dumplings Steamed Dumplings
Pot Stickers Shrimp and Chive Dumplings
Wonton Soup Pan-fried Dumplings
Pork Dumpling Soup  
Mini Spring Rolls with Chicken Floss Peking Pork Chops
Braised Pork Belly (Dongpo Rou) Char Siu (Cantonese BBQ Pork)
Siu Yuk (Crispy Roast Pork Belly) Chinese-style Roast Chicken
Teochew Braised Duck Soy Sauce Chicken
Sichuan Roasted Chicken Steamed Chicken in Lotus Leaf
Drunken Chicken Chinese Steamed Fish
Ginger and Scallion Fish Fried Fish with Soy Sauce
Shrimp with Snow Peas Honey Walnut Shrimp
Dragon Well Tea Shrimp Pan-fried Prawn
Ginger and Scallion Crab Crab Noodles
Lobster Yee Mein (Noodles) Chinese Tea Leaf Eggs
Broccoli and Scallops Nuo Mi Fan (Sticky Rice with Chinese Sausage)
Chinese Greens with Oyster Sauce  
Black Sesame Dumplings Red Bean Dumplings
Longan Dessert Peanut Dumplings

36 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Jen Yu says:

    Bee! Gong xi fa tsai! I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had a chance to get around to my usual blogs. But I wanted to wish you a very happy Chinese New Year and all the best in the year of the ox. xxoo

  2. mycookinghut says:

    Gong xi fa cai!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Good job :). Thanks

  4. Sharon says:

    What an amazingly tasty roundup of recipes. I’m definitely bookmarking this as I love everything you’ve listed. Jiaozi is on my must-cook list of 2009.

  5. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says:

    Happy New Year, Bee, and thank you for the wonderful recipes!

  6. Indonesia-Eats says:

    Gong Xi Fat Chai!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the compilation. Have a Good and Peaceful Year.

  8. lucia says:

    gong xi fa cai to you, BY!
    long time i no come in but i still remember you.

  9. tigerfish says:

    I see all these dishes, I feel like having a feast again! Even though I have been eating like no tomorrow these few days. Happy 牛 Year :)

  10. Food For Tots says:

    Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Niu Year! ;)

  11. Maya says:

    Happy New Year Bee!

  12. Lori Lynn says:

    Oh this is funny. I just came over here to search for your cashew chicken recipe, and you have it linked right here. Great! I really like the simplicity of the dish, great flavors and love cashews!
    Happy New Year!
    Lori Lynn

  13. Marvin says:

    Happy New Year, Bee!

  14. Nate-n-Annie says:

    Happy New Year, Bee!

  15. Mei says:

    Kung Hey Fatt Choy and Sum Seong Sih Sheng to you in this Year of the Ox!!!!

  16. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    What a great collection of scrumptious recipes! Happy New Year!



  17. Camille says:

    Oooo. Thanks for the lovely recipes! I just discovered this blog, and maybe you can answer a question I’ve had.

    A local restaurant that recently shut down used to have a dish it called Shrimp With Pinenuts. It had lightly battered shrimp, tossed with pineapple and maybe a couple of other ingredients, that was tossed in a sweet creamy sauce. (Maybe coconut milk, although it could have had condensed milk). The were toasted pine nuts sprinkled over the top. It looked, frankly, like an American ambrosia salad, but it was really a wonderful tasty mix of sweet, sour, umami and the salty toasty nuts and batter.

    Does this sound at all familiar?

  18. Cynthia says:

    Happy New Year!

  19. Rasa Malaysia says:

    All – thanks for your comment and wishes.

    Happy Niu Year to everyone!

  20. ChichaJo says:

    A belated Happy Chinese New Year to you!!! Thanks for rounding up these recipes…I’ve got to try cooking more Chinese food at home…we were one of those groups crowded in a Chinese restaurant on Chinese New Year!

  21. Marc @ NoRecipes says:

    Thanks for reminding me I wanted to make some of these! We went out and did a prix fixe last night, but I really need to learn more about cooking Chinese food.

  22. Lingzie says:

    hi bee, hope its not too late to wish you keong hee huat chai! :)
    hope you’re having a fabulous cny!

  23. Mongateway says:

    Thanks for the 12 dishes I can make for each month of the year.

  24. babe_kl says:

    Bee, may the year of Ox bring you all the happiness, good fortune, health and prosperity you wish for.

  25. Tsu Lin + + says:

    Thanks for this, RM! These are lovely. Would def try some of them soon…

  26. syrie says:

    Wow Bee, Kung Hey Fat choy! What a feast. You should hire yourself out as a chef for the day! You fold your dumplings perfectly. My fingers are too fumbly!

  27. Keropok Man says:

    Hi RM!

    Wishing you a very Blessed Lunar New Year too!

  28. Delphine says:

    Hi Rasamalaysia,
    Happy Belated Chinese New Year To You “Gong Xi Fat Cai”.

  29. therese says:

    Your website has recently been an inspiration for me to try out the dishes. I’m Singaporean but have lived out of my country for the past 7 years. Whenever i need to cook, i go straight to your site and simply love oogling at the photos. I’m an avid photographer myself. And am 100% on your side about plagerism.

    Wonder if you will be coming up with a recipe for honey lemon chicken? i tried a recipe from another site but was frustrated with please? :)

  30. Shanti says:

    I love this! I could use this year round! Great idea and post!

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  32. Shirleen Mayson says:

    Like say Gong hay fatt choy to you too!

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  35. Melissa says:

    Hi Bee Yin,

    I’m looking for CNY recipe. When I clicked on Kuih Bangkit, it showed error. Will u pls send me the recipe?

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