34 Chinese New Year Recipes

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Find plenty of recipes to help you and your family celebrate the Chinese New Year. Then, explore crafts, printables and more on our Chinese New Year holiday page.

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  • Nian Gao, or Chinese New Year's Cake

    Nian Gao, or Chinese New Year's Cake

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (23 Ratings)

    Help your kids learn about other cultures through cooking!

  • Chicken Lo Mein

    Chicken Lo Mein

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (28 Ratings)

    The best part about this colorful Chinese dish is its versatility -- you can pick and choose the vegetables you include to accommodate your family's tastes.

  • Pork Dumplings

    Pork Dumplings

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    Average rating of 3/5. (3 Ratings)

    Oyster sauce and sesame oil give this traditional pork dumpling its rich flavor.

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  • Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

    Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

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    Average rating of 4/5. (24 Ratings)

    Satisfy your craving for lo mein with this supereasy recipe, which takes less time to prepare than you'd spend waiting for takeout.

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  • Tiger Cake

    Tiger Cake

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    Average rating of 4/5. (8 Ratings)

    Kids will roar with delight for this birthday cake that looks like a tiger.

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  • Valentine Sweet Fortune Cookies

    Sweet Fortune Cookies

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    Average rating of 5/5. (3 Ratings)

    These colorful confections make a memorable treat for Valentine's Day or any celebration.

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  • Spicy Green Beans with Pork

    Spicy Green Beans with Pork

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    Average rating of 4/5. (11 Ratings)

    The green beans in this classic Chinese dish take on the flavors of ginger, chili, and garlic. And the spice is just right -- not too hot for most kids but a bit of a kick for Mom and Dad.

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  • Chinese Dragon Cake

    Chinese Dragon Cake

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    Submitted by erinbnash from San Jose, California

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  • Crispy Tofu with Green Veggie Stir-fry

    Crispy Tofu with Green Veggie Stir-fry

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (4 Ratings)

    This sweet and savory Asian dish is a terrific way to introduce kids to protein-rich tofu and a healthful alternative to the typical high-fat, high-sodium Chinese restaurant favorites.

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  • Shrimp Dumplings

    Shrimp Dumplings

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    Water chestnuts provide a crunchy contrast to the shrimp's delicate texture and flavor in these Asian dumplings.

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  • Vegetarian Dumplings

    Vegetarian Dumplings

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    A filling of sweet cabbage, bright carrots, and shiitake mushrooms gives this healthy dumpling color and heartiness.

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  • Broccoli and Cashew Stir-Fry

    Broccoli and Cashew Stir-Fry

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    This hearty vegetarian side dish tempts kids with colorful broccoli, bell peppers, and crunchy cashews.

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  • Sesame-soy Noodles

    Sesame-soy Noodles

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    Average rating of 3/5. (7 Ratings)

    Noodles are a traditional food for Chinese New Year: their length symbolizes longevity.

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  • Soy-Glazed Tofu

    Soy-Glazed Tofu

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    Ah, the power of tofu. It's inexpensive, incredibly good for you, kids love it, and you can treat it like a blank canvas. The trick is to use tofu's mild sponginess to your own advantage. Here the tofu gets browned in a pan with soy sauce and lemon juice.

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  • Asian-Style Chicken Salad

    Asian-Style Chicken Salad

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (6 Ratings)

    This inventive take on a Chinese chicken salad combines zesty oranges and crunchy peanuts in a bed of nutritious Napa cabbage. Use lettuce if cabbage is a hard sell with the kids, and chopped almonds if there are peanut allergies in the family.

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