Celebrate the Lunar New Year without the stress! Our list of 24 unforgettable dishes is all about big flavors with minimal effort. Whether you're a cooking novice or just looking to spend more time with loved ones, these recipes ensure your celebration is both delicious and hassle-free. Get ready to impress with ease!
1. Mango Sticky Rice
Welcome the Lunar New Year with this easy-to-make Mango Sticky Rice recipe, a sweet symbol of celebration. The rice is perfectly tender and sticky, paired with a delightful sweet and salty coconut sauce, and topped with juicy ripe mangos. It's an irresistible dessert that will keep you coming back for more, spoonful after spoonful.
2. Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce
Want to add some restaurant-level veggies to your meal in a flash? Check out this Bok Choy with Garlic Sauce recipe. It's a game-changer for your veggie game – super quick, ready in just 10 minutes, and you only need a few simple ingredients. It's the perfect side to jazz up your favorite main dish, especially for a Lunar New Year feast!
3. Char Siu Chicken
Say goodbye to dull chicken! This Char Siu Chicken recipe turns chicken thighs into a sticky, glossy, and juicy sensation. It's the ultra-flavorful BBQ chicken that'll be the star of your Lunar New Year meal, with everyone coming back for more!
4. Steamed Fish Fillet
Welcome the Lunar New Year with an easy, auspicious Steamed Fish Fillet recipe that's perfect for beginners! No steamer? No problem! Get all the traditional flavors of a New Year feast with this simple, yet elegant, approach to steamed fish, minus the complexity of handling a whole fish.
5. Egg Fried Rice
Craving a quick, budget-friendly, and satisfying meal your family will adore? This is it – the BEST Veggie Fried Rice recipe, ready in just 10 minutes! Get ready for some serious deliciousness in no time, perfect for those Lunar New Year gatherings!
6. Eggplant Tofu Stir-Fry
Serve up a vegetarian dish that'll wow even the meat lovers! This Eggplant Tofu Stir-Fry is easy to make and bursting with flavors, perfect for your Lunar New Year celebration.
7. Shrimp Fresh Spring Rolls
Get ready to roll some amazing Shrimp Fresh Spring Rolls in minutes! With a few simple tips, you'll be making these Vietnamese Shrimp Salad Rolls like a pro. They're a colorful, texture-rich treat with creamy peanut sauce that everyone will love. Perfect for a fun and flavorful Lunar New Year meal!
8. Homemade Wontons
Celebrate Lunar New Year with these juicy Homemade Wontons, little bundles of joy that perfectly embody the festive spirit! Wrapped in chewy wrappers and served with delicious chili oil, each bite is a delightful experience, making them a must-have for your New Year feast.
9. Almond Cookies
Start your Lunar New Year festivities with these timeless Chinese Almond Cookies. Perfectly sweet, they offer a melt-in-your-mouth experience with crunchy slivered almonds. Simple to make with just a few ingredients, these cookies are a beloved classic for the celebration.
10. Sesame Balls
Impress your loved ones this Lunar New Year with these mouthwatering Sesame Balls that are like crispy bites of heaven on the outside and oh-so-chewy on the inside. And guess what? You only need six simple ingredients to whip up this deliciousness!
11. Szechuan Shrimp
Kick off your Lunar New Year celebration with our mouthwatering Szechuan Shrimp! Crispy, juicy, and bursting with flavor, this dish promises a thrilling taste adventure that's anything but ordinary.
12. Vegetable Fried Rice
In need of a fast, budget-friendly, and satisfying Lunar New Year meal that the whole family will adore? Look no further – we present the BEST Veggie Fried Rice recipe that'll be ready in just 10 minutes! Roll up your sleeves and get ready for a delightful Lunar New Year feast!
13. Taro Tapioca Dessert
Delight your taste buds during Lunar New Year with Sai Mai Lo, the classic Cantonese Taro & Tapioca Pearl Dessert! This taro sago recipe offers both Instant Pot and stovetop methods, ensuring a sweet treat for your celebration in just 30 minutes!
14. 5-Spice Baked Chicken
Take a look at our delectable crispy baked Five Spice Chicken – featuring irresistibly fragrant, crispy skin and incredibly juicy meat! This oven-baked delight is super easy to prepare with minimal prep, making it the ideal choice for a hassle-free Lunar New Year meal.
15. Chicken Congee
Indulge in ultimate comfort during Lunar New Year with our Instant Pot Chicken Congee, infused with rich, real chicken broth flavor. This one-pot wonder is incredibly easy to prepare, making it a fuss-free and perfect dish for any occasion!
Treat yourself to the delightful Tanghulu, a snack that's delightfully crunchy, sweet, and juicy. This Chinese specialty features ripe fruits on skewers, encased in a hard candy shell. You can effortlessly create your own with this simple recipe, perfect for Lunar New Year snacking!
17. Deep Fried Meatballs
Experience the perfect blend of chewy interior and crunchy exterior with our Indonesian Deep Fried Meatballs! Whether enjoyed as a scrumptious afternoon snack or paired with hearty chicken noodle soup, this Bakso Goreng is guaranteed to hit the spot during your Lunar New Year celebration!
18. Bubar Cha Cha
Indulge in the vibrant Bubar Cha Cha, a beloved part of Malaysian cuisine. This dessert combines sweet potatoes, jellies, taro, and purple yam in a creamy coconut milk infused with pandan leaves and a touch of vanilla. It's a vegan and gluten-free treat that's perfect for Lunar New Year, offering a delightful medley of textures and flavors!
19. Duck Spring Rolls
Elevate your Lunar New Year celebration with Crispy Duck Spring Rolls! These delectable treats combine refreshing cucumbers, tender roasted duck, and delicate green onions, all wrapped together and fried to crispy perfection.
20. Salt & Pepper Chicken
Start your Lunar New Year festivities with a burst of flavor thanks to our Salt and Pepper Chicken recipe! Crispy, bursting with flavor, and with a perfect hint of spice, it's the ideal dish to add some sizzle to your New Year celebrations.
21. Pan-Fried Sweet Rice Cakes
If you're a fan of Asian sweets, you've got to try Chinese Sweet Rice Cake, especially during Chinese New Year. It's a classic treat with an amazing mix of rice flour and brown sugar. The chewy texture and sweet flavor are perfect for breakfast or an afternoon tea snack. Bonus: it's gluten-free!
22. Stir-Fried Rice Cakes
This classic Stir-Fried Rice Cakes from Shanghai is popularly eaten during the Chinese New Year that combines tender chicken, chewy rice cakes, mushrooms, and cabbage for an easy hearty dish done in under 30 minutes!
23. Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup
Celebrate Lunar New Year in Thailand and Vietnam with the unique tradition of Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup. For a milder version, you can also whip up Stuffed Cucumber Soup. Both options offer a special way to embrace the festivities!
24. Red Bean Soup
As Lunar New Year approaches, embrace the warmth of tradition with our Red Bean Soup recipe. This simple, sweet delight is not just a treat for cozy nights but a festive nod to Asian New Year celebrations!
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