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Celebrate: Recipes for Chinese New Year

78 Recipes
Celebrate: Recipes for Chinese New Year
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Vegetarian Hunan-style tofu

Time1 hour 10 minutes
YieldsServes 2 as a main dish, 4 as part of a multi-dish meal

Chi Dynasty's Chinese chicken salad

Time40 minutes
YieldsServes 4 to 6

Chile-hot bright green soybeans with garlic

Time15 minutes
YieldsServes 8 as an appetizer or side dish

Tofu batons with hot sesame dressing

Time55 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Steamed fish with pea shoots

Time25 minutes
YieldsServes 2 to 4

Ru yi cai ("As you wish" vegetables)

Time50 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Stir-fried baby bok choy

Time10 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Scrambled eggs with garlic chives

Time8 minutes
YieldsServes 2

Won ton

Time1 hour 30 minutes
YieldsMakes about 36 won tons

Vinegar dip

Time3 minutes
YieldsMakes 1/2 cup

Steamed fish (Jing yue)

Time50 minutes
YieldsServes 4 to 6

Scallion oil (Chung yau)

Time25 minutes
YieldsMakes 1 1/4 cups

Cold chicken slices with sesame and Sichuan pepper

Time30 minutes
YieldsServes 2 to 4

Dried oyster lettuce cups

Time1 hour 45 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Shrimp artichoke lettuce cups

Time45 minutes
YieldsServes 4 as an appetizer

Sugar snap peas steamed in lettuce leaves

Time20 minutes
YieldsServes 6

Chicken, peanut and noodle wraps

Time40 minutes
YieldsServes 8 as an appetizer

Grilled scallops with braised romaine

Time30 minutes
YieldsServes 4 as an appetizer

One-pot shrimp steamer

Time20 minutes
YieldsServes 2

Thai-style broccoli with garlic

Time15 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Steamed bok choy with Thai sauce

TimeActive work time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 20 minutes
YieldsServes 2

Honey barbecued pork

Time1 hour 30 minutes
YieldsServes 6 to 8

'Pile of Gold' tofu stuffed with shrimp

Time1 hour
YieldsMakes 16 pieces

Shrimp and broccoli stir-fry

Time35 minutes
YieldsServes 2

Sweet, aromatic soy sauce (fu zhi jiang you)

Time8 minutes
YieldsMakes about 2/3 cup soy sauce

Pearly meatballs (zhen zhu rou wan)

Time45 minutes
YieldsMakes 36 meatballs

Deep-fried tofu with dipping sauce

Time25 minutes
YieldsServes 4 appetizer portions

Pork dumplings

Time2 hours
YieldsMakes 80 dumplings

Seafood dumplings

Time1 hour
YieldsMakes 32 dumplings

Vegetable dumplings

Time1 hour 30 minutes
YieldsMakes 32 dumplings

Cheater's scallion pancakes

Time30 minutes
YieldsServes 8 to 10

Dumpling dip

Time5 minutes
YieldsMakes a scant 1 1⁄2 cups

Barbecue pork ribs

Time1 hour 15 minutes
YieldsServes 6

Sweet rice

Time55 minutes
YieldsServes 6

Jasmine rice

Time20 minutes
YieldsServes 4

White lotus dumplings

Time1 hour 30 minutes
YieldsMakes about 3 dozen dumplings

Spicy rice with scallops

Time1 hour 15 minutes
YieldsServes 4 to 6

Rice with chicken and dandelion greens

Time1 hour 10 minutes plus soaking time for the rice
YieldsServes 4

Haak (greens)

Time30 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Chinese beef brisket

Time3 hours
YieldsServes 6

Chinese-style pork meatballs in broth

Time2 hours 10 minutes
YieldsServes 6 as an appetizer

Stir-fried beef with bitter melon

Time25 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Dry-fried Sichuan string beans

Time20 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Steamed leafy greens with mushroom sauce

Time40 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Three cup chicken

Time30 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Sichuan shrimp and crab

Time30 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Stucky Fan Fan

Time1 hour
YieldsServes 8

Shanghai Stuffed Zucchini

Time1 hour
YieldsServes 4

Kung Pao Shrimp

Time30 minutes
YieldsServes 3 to 4

Chinese Sausage Salad

Time25 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Five-Spice Chicken

Time1 hour
YieldsServes 4

Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Time30 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Chinese Fried Rice

Time25 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Cantonese Poached Fish With Ginger and Green Onions

Time30 minutes
YieldsServes 3 to 4

Steamed White Rice

Time20 minutes
YieldsServes 3 to 4

Mapo Doufu

Time30 minutes
YieldsServes 4

White Rice With Green Onions and Sesame Oil

Time20 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Miso Eggdrop Soup

Time15 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Five-spice roast pork belly

Time1 hour 5 minutes
YieldsServes 8

Chinese dumplings

Time50 minutes
YieldsMakes 40 to 50 dumplings.

Cantonese Chinese New Year dumplings

Time1 hour
YieldsMakes about 4 dozen dumplings

Steamed whole fish

Time20 minutes
YieldsServes 2 to 4

Chinese sticky rice (loh mai fan)

Time1 hour
YieldsServes 8 to 10

New Year's cake (nian gao)

Time2 hours
YieldsMakes about 72 slices

Cheung sau jai mien (Longevity noodles)

Time35 minutes
YieldsServes 4

Beijing-style pork and cabbage dumplings

Time1 hour 20 minutes
YieldsMakes enough for 3 dozen dumplings, about 6 servings

Shrimp dumplings

Time1 hour 20 minutes
YieldsMakes enough for 3 dozen dumplings, about 6 servings

Lao Yi’s boiled beef and leek dumplings

Time1 hour 15 minutes
YieldsMakes enough for 3 dozen dumplings, about 6 servings