Today is Chinese New Year (also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival), an important holiday celebrated around the world. A number of symbolic foods and dishes are prepared on this day to signify wealth, happiness, prosperity, fertility, good luck and more. Scrumptious dishes like Buddha's Delight, a vegetable dish symbolizing prosperity, and noodles that represent long life are commonly found at celebrations. Chinese food is often a complicated cuisine to master, with long lists of ingredients (many sometimes hard to find) and time consuming steps. Below are some simple and delicious dishes that can easily be whipped up in no time and enjoyed on this festive day. Happy Chinese New Year!
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