Celebrate! 7 Recipes for Lunar New Year

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Happy Lunar New Year! Today marks the beginning of a new year in Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean cultures. Will you be sitting down with family and friends for a celebratory meal? Here are 7 recipes to share with loved ones, fill your belly, make you smile, and bring you good luck.

• 1 Dduk Gook (Korean Rice Cake Soup) – The vegetarian version of this soothing soup is made with chewy rice cakes, eggs, and seaweed
• 2 Kenny Lao’s Rickshaw Dumplings – Sara Kate gets a Chinese dumpling tutorial from the owner of Rickshaw Dumpling Bar in NYC
• 3 Bánh Chưng (Vietnamese Rice Cakes) – Wrapped in banana leaves, these sticky cakes are filled with glutinous rice and savory-sweet mung beans
• 4 Pork Dumpling Soup from Bee of Rasa Malaysia – Every bite is savory, luscious, and crunchy in this Cantonese delicacy
• 5 Sujeonggwa (Korean Persimmon Punch) – Dried persimmon, ginger, and cinnamon make a sweet and spicy cold drink

• 6 How To Make Blood Orange Jelly Smiles – It’s easy to make this fun, dim sum restaurant-inspired treat at home
• 7 Chinese Five-Spice Cookies with Candied Mandarin Oranges – While it may not be traditional, this spicy shortbread is absolutely delicious (and so pretty!)

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