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Delectable Chinese New Year Dishes

This Chinese New Year, celebrate the warmth of togetherness with your family and friends by treating them to the most delectable LNY dishes. From savory main courses to sweet side dishes, there is something for everyone on this list. Prepare the grand feast with love and welcome the lunar new year with your loved ones, laughing and enjoying good food.

1. Chinese Duck Noodle Broth

No one will say no to noodles, especially when offered dunked in delicious, flavorful broth. Even kids will love having this duck noodle broth. Made with multiple spices, chicken, duck, Chinese cooking wine, and pak choi, it is a decadent meal to celebrate the Chinese New Year. 

2. Green Tea Moon-Egg Custard Sandwiches

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Mooncake is a traditional pastry relished during the Mid-Autumn Festival (sometimes called the Mooncake Festival or Moon Festival). Give that mooncake a twist and make these Green Tea Moon-Egg Custard Sandwiches. Made with the traditional chewy mooncake crust, it is a green tea-spiked biscuit sandwiched with a rich coconut jam and a set of egg custard. This modern take on mooncake is a must-have during the Chinese New Year celebration.

3. Sweet & Sour Prawns

Make Sweet and Sour Prawns with soy sauce, sugar, and tomato ketchup as a side dish for dinner. The dish comes together in minutes and can be cooked at the last moment. Also, it will be loved by all, even the little ones. Alternatively, you can try the recipe with chicken or pork per your kid’s preference.

4. Wuxi Ribs

Wuxi Ribs is yet another sweet and sour dish that can be prepared for family dinner. Coat the ribs in a sweet and sour sauce, sauté it, and have it by itself. You can even serve it with plain rice and steamed greens, a common combination that is loved by all.

5. Crispy Chinese Pork Belly

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Chinese New Year feast is incomplete without pork. So make this crispy pork belly and impress your loved ones. This is a great side dish and needs four basic ingredients (soy sauce, ginger, Thai sweet chili sauce, and spring onion) for the sauce.

6. Pineapple Fried Rice

Kids will love pineapple fried rice; it isn’t too spicy but quite flavorful. This recipe is super simple to make. Add chunks of fresh pineapple to your fried rice, and your extra special fried rice is ready for a family dinner.

7. Steam-Fried Bao Buns

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Steam-Fried Bao Buns, also called Sheng Jian Bao, is another dish you must have on Chinese New Year. Although the recipe needs some time-consuming preparation, it is all worth it in the end. This street food puffs up in the pan and is stuffed with various vegetables. However, you can replace the veggies with minced chicken, pork, or prawns as per your choice to make the dish meaty. Both versions are delicious and well-enjoyed by people of all age groups.

8. Curried Sweetcorn Soup With Chicken 

Give your traditional Chinese sweetcorn soup a twist with a subtle curry flavor. Like the traditional recipe, this version is also delicious, quick, and easy to prepare. Moreover, it will make a cozy meal for those uber-cold winter nights.

9. Fried Stuffed Cucumbers

Instead of serving the usual stir-fried cucumber, make it unique this Chinese New Year. Make this fried stuffed cucumber, which is inspired by Fujian cuisine. The cucumbers are stuffed with deliciously seasoned pork mince, making the dish a crowd favorite.

10. Lion’s Head Meatball Soup

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Another soup recipe that is filling and delicious is Lion’s Head Meatball Soup. When added to a rich, earthy, sweet broth made with Chinese leaf and dried shiitake mushrooms, these Shanghai-style mini’ lion head’ meatballs made of pork will have an intense flavor that your loved ones will never forget.

You can also make One-Pot Crystal Chicken, Mushroom Mapo Tofu, Cashew Chicken, and Stir-Fried Garlic Green Beans to impress your family this Chinese New Year. So, which dishes will you make to ring in the Year of the Dragon? Do let us know in the comment section below!

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