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Year of the Rabbit: Six recipes to celebrate the Chinese New Year with Asian flair

  • Recipe: Rice noodles with Chinese chives, shrimp and pork (banh pho xao he)

    Recipe: Rice noodles with Chinese chives, shrimp and pork (banh pho xao he)

      Total time: 35 minutes, plus soaking time for the noodles Servings: 2 to 3 as a main course, 4 to 6 as a side Note: Chinese chives are significantly larger than Western chives, and their flat leaves have a delicate garlic, rather than onion, flavor. In Chinese and Southeast Asian markets, they...

  • Recipe: Pan-fried pork and scallion mini buns (Sheng jian bao zi)

    Recipe: Pan-fried pork and scallion mini buns (Sheng jian bao zi)

      Pan-fried pork and scallion mini buns (Sheng jian baozi) Total Time: 45 minutes plus rising time Servings: Makes 32 mini buns Note: You can find ground pork with a higher fat content at many Asian markets, or ask your butcher to grind fat into regular ground pork (you want about 20% fat). Or...

  • Recipe: Cold noodles in beef broth (Mul naeng myun)

    Recipe: Cold noodles in beef broth (Mul naeng myun)

    Total time: About 1 hour, 30 minutes plus chilling time Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from "Korean Cooking for Everyone" by Ji Sook Choe and Yukiko Moriyama. Dongchimi kimchi and Korean buckwheat or arrowroot noodles are available at Korean markets (the noodles often come with soup-base seasoning packets,...

  • Recipe: Steamed filled buns (Zheng bao)

    Recipe: Steamed filled buns (Zheng bao)

      Total time: About 1 hour, plus rising time Servings: 16 medium buns Note: With the dough and filling prepared, here's how to bring them together for steamed filled buns. This recipe requires 16 (3-inch) squares of parchment, cut from a larger sheet. Asian-style wooden dowels for rolling are generally...

  • Recipe: Luk-Yue's Pan-Fried Tri-Shredded Yee-Fu Noodles

    Recipe: Luk-Yue's Pan-Fried Tri-Shredded Yee-Fu Noodles

      Note: Rowland Heights' Luk Yue restaurant, featured in our series of neighborhood Cooks' Walks, gave us this recipe, which shows the brilliance of simple, flavorful food. The noodles come together in no time and are delicious. Whenever they appeared in The Times Test Kitchen, a line formed for...

  • Recipes: Boiled dumplings

    Recipes: Boiled dumplings

      "Northern Chinese eat dumplings on [the Lunar New Year] the way Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving," Lillian Chou wrote from Beijing. But even though the Lunar New Year is still weeks away, that's no reason not to make these incredibly flavorful little pastries. It takes a bit of practice to...

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