Chinese Recipes for the New Year

Recipes for the Chinese New Year

The lunar new year, aka the Chinese new year, is this Thursday and it's the perfect excuse to to pull out some of my favourite Chinese recipes in addition to trying some new ones! I am a big fan of Chinese cuisine, both traditional style Chinese and American style Chinese, ie. Chinese takeout, and luckily they are both easy to make at home! Below you will find a mix of both traditional and takeout Chinese recipes that are really easy make and most of them can be made with ingredients that are already in your pantry! I always find that it's fun to try to recreate recipes that I have had at restaurants and this is especially true for Chinese takeout where I can make the dishes much lighter and healthier than the takeout version and what's more, the homemade version tastes even better! Whether you are celebrating the Chinese New Year or not, you really cannot go wrong with making any of these tasty recipes at home!















































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24 comments:

Sharon @ Lilikoi Joy said...

Really great post, I think I'll be cooking up a Chinese feast this weekend! Sharon

Worktops girl said...

I love tofu and oh, I so incredibly muchly please dear goodness want some now.

Stephanie said...

I just love your recipes and your blog. Always very creative. I too will be posting about the Chinese New Year this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

I love your recipes and your blog. I am a subcriber and always get excited to see what you do next. I too will be blogging about the New Year this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Lady Tee said...

I'm definitely going to try the honey lemon chicken! It looks delicious and it seems simple enough. I'm new to your site, but I'm officially addicted! Kevin, you're awesome!

Pauline said...

Mapo eggplant deceived me! It looks so scrumptious like some meat thing slathered in thick oyster sauce, but wait! It's eggplant in homemade mapo sauce!? I gotta try this out.

You got me extra excited for Chinese New Year!

Joanne said...

I don't think I've tried any of these! Need to change that.

Ruth Daniels said...

As usual, Kevin - you ROCK!! The photos just keep getting better and better and the dishes... well I'm drooling. This Chinese New Year could keep on going until the next one.

Abbe@This is How I Cook said...

I am truly hungry now and don't know where to start!

the actor's diet said...

thank you for this! i can't wait for chinese new year...

DK said...

I LOVE chinese food, esp. Sichuanese. Given that we are vegetarians most of these listed here would be with tofu. Kung Pao and Mapo are like eternal favs. Can't wait to try the Mapo Eggplant (never heard of that one before!) and the dumplings. Yum!

Angela Pemberton said...

love this recipe roundup...we are loving asian foods right now so i am getting lots of ideas!

Kevin said...

Pauline: The eggplant make a wonderful substitution for the tofu in mapo eggplant!

Pat Nayar said...

I'm looking forward to cooking some of these deliciously looking dishes.I cook most of my meals at home and any new ideas are always appreciated. Could you bring from time to time some info about new or interesting grocery stores where one can get the ingredients mentioned in the recipes? I live in the greater Toronto area and when I'm to cook a Chinese or Asian dish I tend to turn to usual suspects in the city. It would be nice to know about other places, too.

Kevin said...

Pat Nayar: Nice list of stores! For my Japanese groceries I normally head down to Sanko on Queen West. I like this small grocery store opposite PatMart and west a few blocks that is on the lower level for Korean grocery needs.

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living said...

Loving all these Chinese recipes you've made Kevin! Traditionally, we have Chinese hot pot or a collection of "lucky" Chinese dishes for the New Year. I'm making some Buddhist Delight this year.

Gaby said...

I'm going to pretend this is a buffet and I want it all!

Linda said...

The honey lemon chicken sounds amazing! Lovely presentations.

Anonymous said...

Please stick with cooking white people food

Pam said...

Kevin! I hope all is well with you. It looks like you are still making the tastiest recipes. Great collection of Chinese New Year dishes. I am loving that Hot & Sour Soup. YUM.

Cathleen said...

Oh my goodness, what a collection! I would love to try all of these!

HipFoodie Mom said...

Kevin, oh my gawd, I am SO impressed with your Chinese food repertoire!!! WOW!! Where do I start . . I'm seriously going to have to cook my way down this entire list! Love it all!!

Vanilla said...

Oh my god!! These look amazing!! But i cant eat pork and beef.. is there any other option of meat other than chicken avail for these? Needa try them!

Kevin Lynch said...

Vanilla: Shrimp would work in a lot of these otherwise, lamb, turkey, etc.

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