Countdown to Chinese New Year: 2 days: You may have tried lettuce wraps at restaurants such as the popular P.F. Chang's China Bistro chain. My recipe is a little different - I forego the rice sticks and combine stir-fried chicken, sweet red bell peppers and water chestnuts in an oyster-flavored sauce. It's a great idea for an appetizer, or you can make a meal out of it. Lettuce wraps are the perfect finger food to serve at a Chinese New Year's party, as the Cantonese word for lettuce, sang choi, sounds like "rising fortune." Readers have given this recipe 5 out of 5 stars.