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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

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36 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Jen Yu

    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. Sharon

    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.

  3. tigerfish

    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 :)

  4. Lori Lynn

    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

  5. Camille

    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?

  6. ChichaJo

    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!

  7. Marc @ NoRecipes

    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.

  8. syrie

    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!

  9. therese

    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? :)

  10. Melissa

    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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