It's the start of The Chinese New Year, and you know what that means? Lots and lots of food, even if you're not Chinese! So, here's a roundup of six 6 Easy Recipes to Celebrate the Chinese New Year, the "Year of the Tiger!"
May these delicious recipes usher in good luck and happiness for you and your family! “Guo Nian Hao” 新年快乐, as they say in China!
The Chinese Lunar New Year (a.k.a. Spring Festival) officially begins on February 1st, 2022 and ends on February 15th. People all over the world celebrate of the new year in accordance with the traditional lunar calendar. It's the biggest holiday in China with celebrations lasting for weeks.
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Vibrant, beautiful and delicious Chinese Eggplant Dip is the perfect appetizer or condiment to serve during the Chinese New Year! Serve it with your favorite fresh-cut veggies, crackers, or bread!
These pillowy Chinese Steamed Pork Buns are restaurant quality but homemade in your own kitchen! Learn how to make this popular street food recipe to serve as an appetizer at your festival feast!
What does the year of the tiger symbolize?
It's the "Year of the Tiger!" People born in a year of the Tiger are predicted to be brave, competitive, unpredictable, confident, and display great levels of willpower.
If you were born in these years, this includes you:
1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 or 2010.
Tigers are very good romantic partners, but may sometimes come off as too enthusiastic. This can make more reserved zodiac signs feel overwhelmed while Tigers are intoxicated by happiness.
Find out all of the facts about the Year of the Tiger here!
This "skinnyish" version of General Tso’s Shrimp and Tofu is a flavor bomb in your mouth! But, you’ll never know it’s lighter on the calories. There’s no battered and deep-frying in this dish! This is a terrific alternative to the classic dish and perfect for the waistline during the Chinese New Year!
These traditional Chinese Almond Cookies are crunchy and flavorful with buttery goodness in every bite! These yummy cookies are enjoyed during the Chinese New Year, and are often given as gifts to family and friends.
These traditional Chinese Egg Tarts have a sweet egg custard middle encased in puff pastry dough. Think of these delicious tarts like an Asian crème brûlée! They're the perfect mini dessert to serve during the Chinese New Year!
WANT MORE CHINESE RECIPES?
- Chinese Five Spice Pork Tenderloin
- Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce
- Easy Leftover Pork Soup
- Shumai Shrimp and Turkey Sausage Dumplings
- Crispy Salt and Pepper Tofu
Update Notes: This post was originally published on January 27, 2020, but was republished with slight text changes and additions, like new recipes and tips, in January 2022.