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Happy Chinese New Year (新年快乐)

It’s Chinese/Lunar New Year’s Eve in Asia now, so I wanted to wish everyone a very happy Chinese/Lunar New Year.

Gong Xi Fa Cai, 恭喜发财.

May the year of the rat brings you great health, happiness, prosperity ($$$), and of course, lots of scrumptious foods.

Looking for Chinese New Year’s recipes?

Happy Chinese New Year (新年快乐)

Check out my recommendations and recipes below…

  1. Stir-fried Lobster with Butter and Cheese (芝士牛油焗龙虾) – This is the kind of dish that one would order at restaurants during Chinese New Year. Make it at home this year!
  2. Braised Daikon/Turnip with Pork Ribs and Dried Oysters (白萝卜蚝干焖排骨) – perfect for family dinners, dried oysters are excellent for Chinese New Year festivities.
  3. Sichuan Wok-fried Chicken – Running out of chicken recipes? Try this spicy and numbing Sichuan dish.
  4. Imitation Shark’s Fin and Crab Meat Omelette – go eco-friendly this Chinese New Year without sacrifying taste, really!
  5. Steamed Scallops with Soy Sauce and Garlic Oil – try steaming something different this year, scallop is a wonderful choice.
  6. Minced Chicken and Pork Rolls (鸡卷)- A slightly different twist to the classic “lor bak” (卤肉) but equally delicious.
  7. Stir-fried Chive Buds – Introducing an uncommon vegetable dish that is sure to impress your family and guests.
  8. Shrimp Wontons (鲜虾云吞) – Who doesn’t like this Chinese classic? A certified crowd-pleaser.
  9. Red Bean Paste Pancakes (豆沙锅饼) – end the family dinner with a sweet note with this Chinese dessert pancakes.
  10. Longan Dessert/Longan Tong Sui (龙眼糖水) – Serve your guests a warm bowl of this soothing drink; great for Chinese New Year’s cakes, cookies, and candies.

You can get more Chinese recipes idea here.

Happy eating (and drinking) for the next 15 days! *wink*

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27 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Claude-Olivier

    happy new year! The cool stuff is that we find quite a lot of asian products in your stores during this period ;-) cheers

  2. Kate / Kajal

    Hay babe … Happy Chinese New year to you as well. And wow so many wonderful dishes … God knows i’ve always loved your cooking. Wish i could just be pampered and have them all served up to me …hahaha … !!!

  3. lucia

    ok allow me to be a little picky first. :)

    it’s LUNAR NEW YEAR period.
    or CHINESE NEW YEAR period. (of which it can also be ‘___ new year’)

    the lunar new year is not celebrated by the chinese only but by vietnamese, koreans, mongolians.

    and i find it strange people should say ‘happy chinese new year’ when just a ‘happy new year’ will do.

    gong xi fa cai to you!

  4. Christine

    1. Happy Year of the Rat!


    2. Where is the recipe for that beautiful looking shrimp and greens dish (string beans?)….I couldn’t find it in your index but when I first saw it, I thought “Must Have.”

    Love the blog! so, so much.

  5. aiknhoon

    Gong Xi Fa Chai!

    I have been coming to your web site for sometime now for recipes but never left comments. Great professional photos…we have the canon rebel xti but never had photos as stunning as yours. Great job and thanks for sharing great recipes!

  6. Rasa Malaysia

    Hello all,

    Thanks for your kind wishes. For those who celebrate Lunar New Year, hope you are having fun.

    Gong Xi Gong Xi Gong Xi Ni.

  7. Zen Chef

    Gong Xi Fat Cai!! A little late but the festivities go on for two weeks, don’t they? :-)
    May the New Year bring you plenty of goodies!

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