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

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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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  • Grilled Vegetable Skewers

    Grilled Vegetable Skewers

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    Amp up the allure of veggies by marinating them in sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette. Delicious and party-perfect served warm on skewers, they're also great as leftovers added to pasta sauces and salads.

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  • Chicken or Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

    Chicken or Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    This flavorful finger food will be gone in seconds. Store-bought wonton wrappers make prepping these delicious dumplings a snap. They can also be made ahead and stored in the freezer for up to a month.

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  • Soy-Braised Chicken

    Soy-Braised Chicken

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    This is a braise, of course, and so a warming and winterish meal--but it is brighter tasting than your usual pot roasts and stews, and so lends itself perfectly to this mildening of weather, this subtle shift from snow to sleet.

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  • Japanese Cucumber Salad

    Japanese Cucumber Salad

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    Average rating of 4/5. (2 Ratings)

    Nothing goes better with hot, spicy food than a cool cucumber salad. This Japanese version is as elegant and well balanced as it is simple.

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  • Moo Shu Vegetables

    Moo Shu Vegetables

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    Average rating of 5/5. (4 Ratings)

    These veggie-packed Chinese pancakes look complicated, but take only 20 minutes to prepare and serve. Use shredded vegetables, wrap the mix in warm tortillas, and top with hoisin sauce, plum sauce or teriyaki sauce.

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  • Easy Fried Rice

    Easy Fried Rice

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    This quick and easy recipe is a great way to repurpose leftover rice, with optionals and notes along the way to make it even more delicious.

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