Chinese New Year Recipes: 5 Best Recipes for 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration

The date of Chinese New Year changes each year as it is based on the lunar calendar. This year, the New Year falls on the 16th of February 2018 so make a note if you have not already! The custom on Chinese New Year differs slightly to the rest of the world. Although families travel long distances to meet and make merry, this is not a one-day event. The Chinese New Year is traditionally a 15-day celebration full of fireworks, vibrant colours, and street parties. Have a look at some of Chinese New Year recipes to get inspired for celebrating.Chinese New Year Recipes: 5 Best Recipes for 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year recipes

15 days is a long time meaning a lot of food will be needed. This is why we have come up with 5 of the best recipes to power you through the New Year Celebrations

Vegan Rice Noodle Salad With Sesame Dressing

This vegan rice noodle salad is quick and simple to make. The best thing about it is that it can be enjoyed hot or cold! This is what makes it the perfect meal this Chinese New Year. If you have a lot of family coming over, it saves time and effort and prevents hungry guests waiting. Likewise, if you are in a rush to head off to a street party, it is quick and enjoyable to eat.  it is high in carbohydrate which means that it will easily power you through an afternoon of partying. To bring this quick and tasty meal into your home, check out full recipe on Chefxchange.com

Chinese New Year Recipes: 5 Best Recipes for 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration

Thai Green Curry With Rice

One of the worst things that can happen is getting sick around the holidays. It may be the New Year but that does not mean the weather will be in a forgiving mood. Around this season, the average high temperature in China is 7 degrees and the average low is -3 degrees. If you know you will be spending most of your days out partying, this is the perfect recipe for you. This recipe has everything you need to keep warm. It’ll warm your taste buds and give you the nutrients you need to avoid the holiday sickness. It is also delicious and packed full of nutrients to keep you geared up all week! For the full recipe check out the blog post on Chefxchange.com

Chinese New Year Recipes: 5 Best Recipes for 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration

Chicken and Vegetable Chinese Chow Mein

This is a classic Chinese dish that takes only takes 20mins to make! Packed with a mix of vegetables that includes: red peppers, cabbage, bean sprouts and spring onions, this is the perfect dish to get everyone in the family eating more vegetables and hitting their 5 a day. It is absolutely fitting for the Chinese New Year. Packed full of flavor, protein, and vegetables, it will give you the energy and goal satisfaction you need to start the New Year right. Bring some healthiness to your dinner table this year by reading the full recipe on Chefxchange.com.

Chinese New Year Recipes: 5 Best Recipes for 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration

Fish 

During the New Year, families tend to buy a whole fish, for example, Catfish. They usually steam this fish with ginger and light soy sauce. This fish is eaten together by the whole family as a symbol of unity and a wish for surplus in the New year. For this wish to come true, it is important to have some leftovers of the fish for the next day. By being able to save something at the end of the year it means there will be more in the New Year; this suggests that prosperity will overflow. So don’t forget to grab some fish this Chinese new year and share with your family. However, remember to save some!

Chinese New Year Recipes: 5 Best Recipes for 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration

 

 Dumplings

The night before the New Year, families tend to spend the time preparing large amounts of dumplings and eating them at midnight. The dumplings generally consist of minced meat, pork or ground chicken and finely chopped vegetables wrapped in a thin and elastic dough skin. They are cooked by boiling, steaming, frying or baking. It is widely believed that the more dumplings you eat during the New Year celebration, the more money you will be blessed with in the new year. So, make sure to eat till your heart’s content.

Chinese New Year Recipes: 5 Best Recipes for 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration

 

No matter where you a celebrating the Chinese New year, we wish you a safe and merry time. If you would like to celebrate by throwing a party, check out our Private Chefs who will help you make the celebration memorable.