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88+ Recipes for Chinese New Year

88+ Recipes for Chinese New Year. Plan your Chinese new year dinner with this recipe collection from traditional CNY appetizer to dessert and anything in between.

Lunar New Year is coming up soon. Like next week. Gulp!

Whenever I look online or talk to friends about ideas for my Chinese New Year feast, I am amazed at just how different the traditions surround China’s most important festival can be from one family to the next. Based on nationality and region, people from Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and China all have varying menus to celebrate Lunar New Year. But one thing they all have in common is that Chinese New Year festivities are always filled with classic chinese recipes.

Oh, yum!

New Year’s eve dinners in the southern parts of China typically involve various protein dishes that include beef, pork, fish, and chicken. The bigger the meat variety, the better as it shows gratitude to the ancestors and symbolizes great luck for your future.

Many Lunar New Year dishes have symbolic meaning. There is steamed fish to represent abundance to long noodles to represent longevity, and plenty of pan fried pot stickers, chinese dumpling, fried rice, spring rolls, rice cake, stir fried vegetables, and deep fried egg rolls. And let’s not forget the sweet stuff like red bean and traditional chinese nian gao. Speaking of which, if you’re tired of classic chinese dessert, I have a delicious ice cream mooncakes recipe. Super easy!

Today, let’s set aside this 8+ Easy & Tasty One Pot Recipe or this Chicken Satay Bowl because I’ve rounded up 88+ of me and my family’s favorite classic Chinese recipes and Asian recipes that are perfect for bringing in the Year of the Pig.

Asian Mushrooms with Cashews & Veggies – This spicy dish of Asian Mushrooms incorporates a rainbow of veggies! All cooked together on one tray in the oven. It totally hits the spot for a healthier takeout alternative.

Simple Tofu Green Bean Stir-fry – This spicy dish of Asian Mushrooms incorporates a rainbow of veggies! All cooked together on one tray in the oven. It totally hits the spot for a healthier takeout alternative.

Miso Eggplant –This eggplant dish is sweet, nutty, and delicious. If you’ve ever tried this Nobu style eggplant, you know how great it is, but you may not have guessed how simple it is to prepare. Have you been looking for vegan eggplant recipes? This miso eggplant satisfies that craving.

Asian Mushrooms with Cashews and Veggies – This spicy dish of Asian Mushrooms incorporates a rainbow of veggies! All cooked together on one tray in the oven. It totally hits the spot for a healthier takeout alternative.

Trio of Asian Dipping Sauce – Trio of Asian Dipping Sauces are sweet, spicy and savory. 3 classic flavors come together that showcase authentic Asian flavors for spring and egg rolls. Perfect for entertaining and small gatherings, these sauces will dress up any dishes.

Red Cabbage and Radish Spring Rolls – Crispy spring rolls filled with the most DELICIOUS red cabbage, mushroom, and radish filling you could ever hope for in your life. Uncomplicated, beautiful, impressive, and party perfect. This Red Cabbage and Radish Spring Rolls recipe are for those that want easily-obtainable, restaurant quality food at home. And pretty too.

Stir-fried Choy Sum – Choy sum, also known as choi sum / cai xin / Chinese flowering cabbage / gunsho, is a leafy green stir-fry vegetable that’s kind of like a cross between bok choy and rapini. In this simple stir-fry dish, the choy sum is briefly blanched before hitting the pan at high heat with an easy garlic sauce. The resulting dish is delicious and nutritious and would be at home as a side to any Asian-inspired meal.

Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein – This Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein tastes just like the restaurant version and is quick and easy to make right at home. In just 20 minutes you can enjoy this restaurant classic. Add seared shrimp, chicken, or beef to make it a protein-packed meal!


Sang Choy Bao (Chinese Lettuce Wraps) – Whether you’re looking for food to celebrate Chinese New Year, or just an easy low carb appetizer, these Chinese lettuce wraps are a delicious choice. (Plus the filling is great for meal prep!)

Asian Lemon Chicken – You know those quick and easy dinners that you can always count on? Yup. This best ever crispy lemon chicken, drizzled with a sweet and tangy lemon sauce, is sure to be a new family favorite!

Dump-and-Bake General Tso Chicken – It’s baked, not fried! This Dump-and-Bake General Tso Chicken is a lighter, healthier version of the Chinese restaurant classic. With just one dish and about 10 minutes of prep, it’s even better than take-out!

Better-than-Takeout Chinese Spareribs – Chinese-style spareribs that are succulent, flavorful, and over-the-moon delicious. Better than takeout by far, and cooked to fall-off-the-bone tender all on the grill. This Chinese spareribs recipe is absolutely the best.

Chinese Dumplings with Pork – We cannot get enough of these dumplings. The filling is super-savory, and I’m just gonna leave the word CRAVE here rather than subjecting you to some horrible adjective Frankenform of that term. It’s definitely a project to make your own dough and roll out each little circle before filling and cooking it, but sometimes you want a kitchen project, right?

Sticky Chinese Pork Belly – This Sticky Chinese Pork Belly is one of my absolute favourite recipes on the blog. Check out my three step process for pork that’s meltingly tender, with a crispy exterior and gloriously sticky/sweet/spicy coating.

Healthy Sesame Chicken – Extremely delicious and popular Chinese recipe made healthier and easier. It can be enjoyed with any grain or noodle and makes a great #mealprep

Easy Wonton Soup – Wonton soup really is so much better when you make it yourself and this easy wonton soup recipe will be one you will come back to again and again. Such comfort food.

Easy Vietnamese Pho – This easy Vietnamese Pho Soup Recipe can be made with chicken, pork or beef and is packed full of chewy Asian noodles, flavorful herbs and garnished with fresh lime and chili sauce.

Pork and Cabbage Potstickers – Homemade potstickers are more fun and you will never buy take out again after seeing the video on how these are made. Click here to learn how to fold potstickers in many different ways.

Gluten Free Chinese Honey Chicken – This Chinese Honey Chicken Recipe is healthier and better than takeout. It’s easy to make at home in only 29 minutes, and it’s one of the best gluten free recipes ever!

Low Carb General Tso’s Chicken – Low Carb General Tso’s Chicken is a keto friendly remake of this American Chinese classic, all the taste you love but without the added sugar and carbs.

Chinese Chicken and Broccoli – Homemade, healthy and easy recipe that tastes just like your favorite Chinese takeout restaurant! Your entire family is going to love how delicious this is, and you’re going to love how simple it is to make!


Soy Sauce Glazed Whole Steamed Fish – Within this recipe post you’ll how to steam a whole fish, it will cook perfectly and wow your guests. It’s easier than you think and you should totally try it! Plus you’ll learn an easy way to cut and serve this beautiful whole steamed fish.

Crab & Asparagus Soup – Winter comfort soup loaded with asparagus and crab meat. Family friendly and elegant enough for a party, staying in on a cold night.

Tuna Potstickers – Homemade pan-fried Chinese dumplings, filled with tuna and veggies make these addictive! You’d never believe they were meatless.

Easy Thai Green Clams – These Thai green curry clams will put a smile on your face – and if your taste buds had faces, they’d be smiling too. Clams are so simple to make and are chock full of minerals and protein. Buy the freshest ones you can find, and in a short period of time you will wonder why you don’t make these all the time. Seriously! You can make these exactly like the picture, my friends. Let me show you how!

Healthy Asian Tuna Salad – This delicious and healthy tuna salad recipe is based on my favorite post-workout treat from the cafe at Lifetime Fitness. It’s light, protein-rich, and packed with flavor (and a little bit of spice). It’s a unique departure from run-of-the-mill tuna salad, and it makes a fantastic lunch or snack.

Homemade Fortune Cookies – Homemade Fortune Cookies are so fun to make. Make a few for the next Kid’s party or for the school lunch box with some inspirational messages to bring a smile on your kid’s face.

Microwave cooking and nutrition

Are microwaves bad for your health? Almost every American house has a microwave. The convenience they offer is undeniable. However, despite the widespread use of microwave ovens and excellent safety recordings, some people suspect that cooking microwaved food makes it somewhat less healthy by removing foods from eating. Do you cook with microwave? Are microwave foods healthy?

How does microwave cooking work?

Understanding how microwave ovens work can help clarify the answers to these general questions. Microwave ovens cook food similar to radio waves but using shorter energy waves. These waves are highly selective, mainly affecting water and other electrically asymmetrical molecules - one end is positively charged and the other is negatively charged. Microwave ovens cause these molecules to vibrate and rapidly generate thermal (heat) energy.

Are microwaves safe to cook?

Some foods, when they are exposed to heat, from a microwave oven or a normal oven, are broken down. Vitamin C is perhaps the most clear example. However, since microwave cooking times are shorter, cooking with microwave does a better job of preserving vitamin C and other nutrients that are decomposed when heated.

When going to the vegetables, cooking in water takes some of the nutritional values ??because the nutrients flow into the cooking water. For example, boiled broccoli loses glycosinolate, a sulfur-containing compound that can give vegetables the ability to fight against cancer (and many find it distinctive and some find it disgusting). Steaming vegetables - even steaming microwave - is it better? In some ways, yes. For example, steamed broccoli holds more glucosinolate than boiled or fried broccoli.

Are microwaves bad for your health?

The method of cooking, which keeps the nutrients in the best way, is a method that quickly heats, warms food and uses as little liquid as possible. The microwave meets these criteria. Using the microwave with a small amount of water evaporates food from the inside out. It contains more vitamins and minerals than almost all other cooking methods and shows that microwave foods can be really healthy.

But let's not get lost in details. Vegetables are good for you in any way you prepare, and most of us don't eat enough. Is the microwave oven good or bad? Microwave is an engineering wonder, a miracle of convenience - and sometimes advantageous in feeding.

Learn more about safe microwave cooking. See. "Microwave food in plastic: Is it dangerous or not?"

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