Celebrate the Chinese New Year
Food is a huge part of the Chinese new year celebration. Many of the foods served are symbolic in some way, often because their name has a double meaning or sounds like another word, or they resemble something else.
Dumplings are very common on this and other Chinese holidays because of their shape. They resemble the Chinese ingot. The dumplings can be filled with a variety of ingredients including pork, chicken, or vegetarian.
Long noodles are another commonly served food. The length of the noodle symbolizes a long life. You want to be careful not to break the noodles when eating them.
Other items you'll often find at a Chinese new year feast include whole fish or chicken, tangerines and oranges, and steamed cakes like rice cakes.
Long-Life Noodles With Shrimp Ingredients: dried fine egg noodles, salt, dried black mushrooms, large shrimp, cornstarch, sugar, white pepper, vegetable oil, garlic, green onions stovetop Hide Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 427 calories, 14g fat, 48g carbs, 26g protein.
Yu Sang (Chinese New Year Salad) Ingredients: sesame seeds, fried shrimp chips or fried rice stick noodles, peanuts, lime or lemon, cilantro, green onions, Red Thai chiles, kaffir lime leaves, pickled scallions, preserved ginger Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 298 calories, 11g fat, 22g carbs, 18g protein.
Jiaozi - Chinese Dumplings Ingredients: green onion, sesame oil, white pepper, rice wine or dry sherry, salt, soy sauce, ground pork or beef, water, all-purpose flour stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 40 calories, 2g fat, 5g carbs, 1g protein. Recipe is: Low in sodium.
Chinese Pork Dumplings with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce Ingredients: dumpling wrappers or wonton skins, Napa cabbage, white pepper, kosher salt, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, egg white, garlic, scallions stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 119 calories, 2g fat, 19g carbs, 6g protein. Recipe is: Low in fat.
Steamed Chinese Style Snapper Ingredients: garlic, fresh ginger, rice wine or dry white wine, salt and pepper, snapper fillets, soy sauce, green onions, sesame oil, cilantro stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 207 calories, 5g fat, 2g carbs, 35g protein. Recipe is: Low in carbs.
New Year's Cake (Neen Gow) Ingredients: white sesame seeds, glutinous rice flour, vegetable oil, brown candy, Chinese dried red dates, egg, vegetable oil stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 77 calories, 1g fat, 17g carbs, 1g protein. Recipe is: Low in fat. Low in sodium.
Long-Life Noodles With Green Tea Ingredients: soy sauce, scallions, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, baked tofu, garlic, fresh ginger, loose green tea leaves, canola oil, udon noodles stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 341 calories, 12g fat, 51g carbs, 14g protein.