A delicious collection of Chinese New Year recipes. Each recipe includes easy-to-follow instructions and tips to help you succeed.
The Year of the Tiger 🐯 (虎年) is fast approaching! In 2022, Chinese Lunar New Year (aka Spring Festival, 春节) falls on Tuesday, the 1st of February and the celebration lasts at least 15 days. To help you prepare festive meals, I’ve curated a collection of classic recipes for authentic, scrumptious feasts on this very special occasion.
Each recipe includes detailed instructions, cooking tips and substitute ideas. Many of them come with tutorial videos. To ease the pressure on the day, I also provide pre-prepared options where possible.
An indispensable New Year dish for many Chinese families, dumplings taste wonderful when made from scratch. Check out my Ultimate Dumpling Guide which includes:
- How to Make Dumpling Wrappers From Scratch
- How to Make Great Dumpling Fillings
- Ten Ways to Fold Dumplings
- Cook Dumplings in Three Ways: Boil, Pan-fry & Steam
- Six Dipping Sauce for Dumpling
🛎 Make ahead: Uncooked dumplings freeze well. Cook the usual way without defrosting.
If you’re looking for a star centre piece for you feast, try Peking duck! My recipe introduces a simplified method that doesn’t require special equipment or advanced skills.
🛎 Make ahead: Prepare the duck 1-2 days before roasting. The pancakes can be made in advance and reheated on the day.
A delectable dish consisting of sticky rice, dried fruits, nuts and red bean paste, eight treasure rice pudding is a classic Chinese New Year treat.
🛎 Make ahead: It freezes well. Defrost then steam to reheat.
I hope this collection of classic recipes has inspired you and I wish you a fun time preparing for this very special festival.
🧧Happy Chinese New Year! 🐯虎年大吉!