It’s Chinese New Year this coming Sunday! The Year of the Snake, to be exact.
We’ll be celebrating by setting out our Chinese lantern decorations, giving lai see (red envelopes with money) to our kids, and feasting with friends. Our dinner will be hot pot, dumplings, and other traditional Chinese New Year food. While American New Year is about the drinking, Chinese New Year is all about the food.
If you want some recipe ideas for Chinese New Year, here are a few of my personal holiday favorites:
- Char Siu Bao (Steamed Pork Bun)
- Chinese Almond Cookies
- Siu Mai (Steamed Pork & Shrimp Dumplings)
- Chinese Pretzels
- Nian Gao (Sweet Rice Cake)
Gung Hay Fat Choy to you!