10 Easy Chinese Recipes to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

January 31, 2014

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!

Sesame Noodles
Photo: jaimieanne

Asian Pork Dumplings
Note to Self

Spicy Wonton Soup
Cafe Nilson

Easy Ginger Beef Broccoli
Photo: alanagkelly

Egg Foo Young
Photo: inuyaki.com

Roasted Savoy Cabbage With Black Bean-Garlic Sauce

"3 Cup Chicken"
The Little Teochow

Asian Shrimp Stir-Fry

Savory Scallion Pancake (Chung Yao Beng)

Singaporean Fried Rice