Chinese New Year
Chinese Recipes for the New Year
Planning to host your own Chinese New Year party? There are a number of festive Chinese dishes that will help make any New Year's Eve celebration a success, whether you're throwing a large bash or simply enjoying a quiet dinner with a few close friends. Below are some recipe suggestions, from cocktails to dessert, plus a special menu for those of you planning a romantic evening for two. Enjoy yourself, and try to wear something red - the Chinese believe red is a lucky color and wards off evil spirits. You may also want to hang decorative red lanterns - available at Asian markets.
- Symbolic Chinese Recipes
- Chinese Zodiac Appetizers - What Type of Appetizer Are You?
- Chinese New Year Party Menu
- Top Chinese Appetizers for New Year (only authentic Chinese recipes)
- Top 10 Chinese Appetizers (includes Asian fusion fare)
- Main Dishes
- Top 10 Easy Chinese New Year Recipes
- Romantic Dinner For Two
- Delicious Desserts
- Asian Fondue - Hot Pot Cooking Tips and Recipes
- Nian Gao - Chinese New Year Cake (easy baked version with photo instructions)
- Steamed Chinese New Year Cake
- Turnip Cake
- Steamed Chinese Sponge Cake (photo instructions)
- How to Make Fortune Cookies
- Chocolate Fortune Cookies
- Sesame Cookies
Chinese New Year Food Symbolism
Food plays a major role in any Chinese New Year celebration, from crescent shaped dumplings to round Nian Gao sticky rice cake with a sweet brown candy filling. Learn more about the symbolic significance behind foods that are especially popular during the Chinese New Year season.
- From Fish to Fowl: Top Chinese Symbolic Foods
- Symbolic Chinese New Year Foods - a handy list
- Pictures of Chinese New Year Food
- Legend of the Chinese Kitchen God
All About Chinese New Year
What is the history behind Chinese New Year? Why does the date keep changing every year?
- Chinese New Year Calendar 2013 - the Year of the Snake
- 2012 Chinese Holiday Calendar
- The Legend Behind Chinese New Year
- How to Prepare For and Celebrate Chinese New Year
- Chinese Holiday Calendar 2011 - The Year of the Rabbit