Are you ready to ring in the Year of the Pig? Chinese New Year starts on February 5th this year and is one of my very favorite holidays. It's simple, it's not commercial and it lets you get a little taste of a culture that might not be one you're super familiar with. We didn't celebrate (and were not even very aware) of Chinese New Year (AKA Lunar New Year) until we adopted our two boys from China. It's something we like celebrating to keep their birth culture alive and we've come to really look forward to the holiday…mostly because of eating, let's be real. Want some delicious Chinese New Year recipes? Of course you do, and I've got 'em. h
One fun thing you can do together to celebrate Chinese New Year is learn how to say and/or write “Happy New Year” in Chinese:
(photo courtesy of ChineseNewYear.Net)
Cooking and eating is a big part of the Chinese New Year celebration. Chinese cooking is way easier than you think and some of these might cause you to rethink take-out. If you're looking for delicious Chinese New Year recipes, I've got 10 for you right here. Who's hungry?
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10 Chinese New Year Recipes To Celebrate the Year of the Pig
With these great recipes, your Chinese New Year celebration is certain to be tasty…and memorable! Who doesn't love all these amazing homemade Chinese food recipes? With all the great options, you can literally have lunch, dinner, and dessert prepared with ease.
Don't limit the amount of food that you want to make for the big day! Make 'em all and have fun tasting each one! And, you don't need a holiday to enjoy Chinese recipes, right?
I use a stove top wok like the one below but I'm loving the look of this electric wok from Breville as well.
You can bet that each one of these will taste amazing as leftovers the next day as well!