Celebrate the Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) with these delicious recipes you can make at home, including dumplings and egg tarts!
Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, marks the beginning of the traditional Chinese calendar. People across the world celebrate this festive occasion with red lanterns, fireworks, family gatherings and lots of food!
Food is an important part of Chinese culture in general, but it’s an especially essential part of this annual celebration. In fact, many dishes that are enjoyed for Chinese New Year are chosen specifically for their symbolism (i.e. to bring good luck, fortune and health for the coming year). Traditional dishes can differ from family to family, depending on local customs and regional cuisine.
Obviously, I’m not Chinese and my family doesn’t celebrate the Lunar New Year. However, one of my best friends, Mandy, is Chinese and does celebrate the occasion. Mandy actually started this blog with me waaaaaaay back, so I try to post something for her on the blog every year.
In previous years I’ve shared a recipe, but this year I thought it would be nice to create a roundup of recipes that anyone could make at home. Hopefully, they’ll bring you good luck this year.