Japchae Is the Ultimate Korean Stir-Fried Noodle DishRecipes
It's the perfect combo of sweet, savory, and toasty.
Jul 17, 2023
The Tiny Versatile Bowl I Use To Celebrate the Lantern Festival and Memory of My GrandfatherTools
I absolutely treasure using it for my yuan xiao dessert during the Lantern Festival.
Feb 3, 2023
This Cookie Tray Is a Modern Take on What My Mom Used for Lunar New Year — But It’s Just as Auspicious
Happy Lunar New Year — and happy snacking!
Jan 20, 2023
These Buttery, Bite-Size Pineapple Tarts Are Perfect for Lunar New YearRecipes
They represent honor, wealth, and prosperity.
Jan 20, 2023
15 Ways to Cook and Bake with Sweet (Glutinous) Rice Flour Recipes
When I crave something with next-level texture, I turn to sweet rice flour.
Jan 19, 2023
Bao Boards Will Make Your Lunar New Year Celebration Extra Fun and DeliciousRecipes
It's the most epic party platter.
Jan 19, 2023
Our Place’s Lunar New Year Collection Reminds Me of the Joy I Felt Growing Up
So much red for all the good luck and fortune!
Jan 18, 2023
30 Delicious Recipes to Make for Lunar New YearRecipes
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with dumplings, noodles, and more.
Jan 18, 2023
Jjajangmyeon Is Saucy, Comforting, and Supremely Slurpable Recipes
One slurp is all you need to fall in love with these noodles.
Jan 17, 2023
Chinese Steamed Buns Are Pillowy-Soft, Slightly Sweet, and Best Eaten Warm Recipes
Fill them however your heart desires.
Jan 14, 2023
Galbi Jjim Is the Umami-Packed Cozy Comfort Food You Need This WinterRecipes
These Korean soy sauce braised short ribs are a triple threat: super unctuous, savory, and sweet, all at the same time.
Jan 11, 2023
Milk Bread Buns Are Pillowy, Fluffy Clouds of PerfectionRecipes
They make the best sliders.
Jan 10, 2023
This Baking Mold Is My Secret to Stress-Free Lunar New Year Desserts
For all my Lunar New Year bakes and beyond.
Jan 6, 2023
Creamy, Cold Sesame Noodles Are a Great Anytime MealRecipes
They're savory and nutty with a little bit of heat.
Mar 27, 2022
Cha SiuRecipes
This easy roast pork can do it all.
Feb 21, 2022
Omsom Is Giving Kitchn Readers an Exclusive Discount on Their Best-Seller Set — but for a Very Limited Time
These starter sets are the easiest way to make a delicious LNY feast!
Feb 1, 2022
How Cleaning for the Lunar New Year Helps Me Let Go of the Past
Personal Essay
"I remember that before we can receive the blessings of the new year, we need to clear out the detritus of the one that just passed."
Feb 1, 2022
Instacart Is Rolling Out a Lunar New Year Shopping Hub to Make Prepping for the Celebration a Little EasierGroceries
The new hub lets you discover and shop Asian retailers throughout the 15-day celebration.
Jan 31, 2022
Fried Vegetable Spring RollsRecipes
For the crispiest spring rolls, it's all about the filling.
Jan 29, 2022
15 Online Food Delivery Picks to Make Your Lunar New Year Celebration So Much Tastier
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger.
Jan 27, 2022
Scallop Fried Rice with Five-SpiceRecipes
Take your fried rice up a notch with scallops and five spice.
Jan 27, 2022
The Deep Longing of Tết and the Homecoming of the Vietnamese CommunityPeople
It’s Tết, Vietnamese New Year, and we’ve found our way to each other. To comfort, community, and the things that tie it all together: Storytelling and food. 
Jan 26, 2022
My Sweet Candied Citrus (Mứt) Offering for TếtRecipes
Ring in the Vietnamese new year with sparkly coins of Meyer lemon peel kicked up with hot chilies and licorice.
Jan 26, 2022
The Crispy Vietnamese Chả Giò That Welcomes Us HomeRecipes
It's the one favorite dish everyone looks forward to.
Jan 26, 2022
The Quiet Joy of Xôi Gấc (Red Sticky Rice)Recipes
This easy, humble dish is an integral part of my New Year's celebration.
Jan 26, 2022
Fly By Jing Just Launched a Hot Pot Kit for Lunar New Year — and We Got You an Exclusive Discount
2022 is about to be *so* delicious!
Jan 25, 2022
20 Store-Bought Desserts You Can Bring (or Send!) to a Chinese New Year CelebrationGroceries
Cakes, cookies, ice cream, fruit, and even a few gift boxes!
Jan 21, 2022
Nian GaoRecipes
A mochi-like steamed Chinese cake to ring in Chinese New Year.
Jan 21, 2022
Dynamite LumpiaRecipes
Surprise and delight your guests with this Filipino-style jalapeño popper.
Dec 29, 2021
Lumpia ShanghaiRecipes
Between the savory filling and the crispy fried exterior, lumpia are easy to love.
Dec 26, 2021
Cheeseburger Dumplings Combine the Best of Both WorldsRecipes
A very delicious mash-up of delicate dumplings and juicy cheeseburgers, complete with special sauce.
Aug 31, 2021
Cheung Fun Is the Easiest Dim Sum Dish You Can Make at Home
Brunch Fest
In my family, brunch isn't complete without it.
Apr 30, 2021
Hetty McKinnon’s Easy Hand-Pulled Noodles Are the Perfect Sunday Cooking Project
Sunday Cooking
It's the ultimate reward for a day of patience.
Mar 23, 2021
This Slow-Simmered Oxtail Soup Is Deeply Savory and RichRecipes
This comforting, hearty soup from Mister Jiu's cookbook is full of meaty oxtails, roasted veggies, star anise, ginger, and two kinds of peppercorns.
Mar 18, 2021
Homemade XO Sauce Adds a Magical Kiss of Savoriness to Everything It TouchesRecipes
Stir-fry it with greens or noodles, make a decadent XO and egg fried rice, or spoon it on top of simply steamed fish
Mar 17, 2021
The Chinese Way to Steam Whole FishRecipes
This Cantonese steamed fish is topped with ginger, green onions, and fermented black beans.
Mar 16, 2021
This Shanghai Style Sweet & Sour Sauce Should Be a Household StapleRecipes
It’s generally made to accompany pork ribs, but it's also great with grilled sardines, thin strips of beef stir-fry, broiled octopus, and roasted chicken thighs.
Feb 11, 2021
Chinese Steamed Pork Buns Are Pure Comfort to Me. Here's How I Make Them.Recipes
I'll walk you through making the dim sum favorite of soft fluffy buns filled with sweet Chinese barbecued pork (char siu).
Feb 11, 2021
Hsiao-Ching Chou’s Lucky 8 Stir FryRecipes
Add this veggie-packed dish to your Lunar New Year menu.
Feb 9, 2021
How To Make Scallion PancakesRecipes
Chewy, flaky, and savory scallion pancakes are one of our very favorite Chinese restaurant treats. This pan-fried bread has a lot in common with Indian parathas and other simple flatbreads, and if you follow a few simple steps, they are easy to make at home. Here are instructions on how to make addictively delicious Chinese scallion pancakes in your home kitchen! I’ve eaten more than my fair share of scallion pancakes over the years, yet somehow I haven’t made them until now.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Sujeonggwa (Korean Persimmon Punch)Recipes
Persimmon season has mostly waned, but if you thought to dry some of the fruits to keep in your pantry, here’s a most delicious way to use them. You can also use the dried persimmons found at many Asian markets. Sujeonggwa is a Korean punch or tea, made by simmering ginger and cinnamon sticks and then adding sugar and dried persimmons. Although it’s served chilled, the warmth imparted by the ginger and cinnamon make it wholly appropriate for winter days.
Jan 29, 2020
A Simple Yet Delicious Menu for Anyone Hosting Their First Lunar New Year DinnerKitchen
With some careful planning and a few shortcuts, here's how my mom and I made a simple-yet-delicious dinner to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Jan 24, 2020
Recipe: Tofu Kimchi DumplingsRecipes
Time seems to speed up this time of year as we near the holidays. In preparation, I like to make and freeze a big batch of Asian dumplings like these tofu and kimchi-filled Korean mandu. They’re easy to heat up as a bite to eat between running to events and make a nice appetizer for guests, too.
May 2, 2019
Freezer-Friendly Recipe: Shiitake Mushroom & Tofu PotstickersRecipes
This might sound shocking, but I have to say it: potstickers might be my favorite food. They are my go-to meal when I’m home alone for dinner and my favorite crowd-pleasing appetizer. I even eat them cold for airplane meals. On top of this, you can fill them with anything under the sun and freeze them for handy weeknight meals. This particular combination of rich shiitake mushrooms, chewy baked tofu, and silky cabbage is like an old and very dear friend, one that I never tire of seeing.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Sweet Sticky Rice Balls in Soup (Yin-Yang Tong Yuan)Recipes
Tong yuan, sweet stuffed rice balls, is a popular dish during holidays such as the Lantern Festival, when round, moon-shaped foods are eaten for auspiciousness, and at weddings and other celebrations. After all, yuanis a homophone for the Chinese word for “reunion,” symbolizing harmony and togetherness. When offered as a last course, these rice balls are frequently served in a sweet, clear soup.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Chrysanthemum and Tofu Salad (Ma Lan Tou)Recipes
Not to be confused with the Sichuanese dish ma po tofu, ma lan tou is a refreshing and easy-to-compose cold salad that is frequently served as part of a selection of small plates at the start of a Shanghainese feast. Along with crumbled firm tofu, chrysanthemum leaves (known as shungiku leaves in Japanese, or tong ho in Cantonese) are the co-star of the dish. They impart a fragrant and mildly grassy note to this herbaceous salad, and are easily found in Asian groceries.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Black Sesame-Espresso Pinwheel Shortbread CookiesRecipes
Although I could eat tahini with a spoon and have a heavy hand with sesame seeds, I’d always dismissed black sesame as a fleeting Instagram-fueled trend. But when I tried the flavor firsthand (in a cookie, no less) I immediately understood the hype — and gained a newfound interest in the black sesame treats that had taken over my feed. Its deep, nutty flavor adds a slight savoriness to baked goods, making these pinwheel cookies suitable for brunch or a mid-morning snack.
Apr 30, 2019
5 of the Cutest and Easiest Crafts for Lunar New YearSkills
For those who don’t know: Lunar New Year, also known as Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, is a 15-day celebration that kicks off this year on the night of Friday, February 16. On the eve of Spring Festival, friends and family gather to enjoy a sumptuous reunion dinner and stay up late to watch the fireworks (an ancient practice designed to scare away the legendary beasts of the previous year).
Feb 15, 2018
Recipe: Braised Shiitake Mushrooms with Baby Bok ChoyRecipes
Tender braised shiitake mushrooms and velvety sauce over a bed of vibrantly colored baby bok choy.
Feb 14, 2018
Recipe: Chinese Lucky Noodle Stir-FryRecipes
Chinese barbecue pork, crunchy veggies, and saucy noodles come together in this Chinese stir-fry.
Feb 13, 2018
A Guide to Making Your Own Candy Box for Lunar New YearPeople
This is one of my favorite Chinese traditions, so I decided to make my own candy box this year and start sharing it with my daughter.
Feb 13, 2018
How I’m Creating My Own Lunar New Year Traditions with My FamilyPeople
Now that I have a young family of my own, I realize how important establishing and passing down traditions are to me.
Feb 11, 2018
What the Year of the Monkey Means for You in the KitchenKitchen
Farewell, weepy Sheep — hello, manic Monkey! February 8, 2016 heralds the Chinese Lunar New Year, and the Fire Monkey heats up the action — inside the kitchen and out. Last year was all about cocooning away, tapping into your creative side, and getting in touch with your emotions, but 2016 promises to be much splashier. It’s a time to be fiery and bold, to put your originality on display, and to say what’s on your mind.
Feb 5, 2016
A First-Timer’s Guide to Lunar New YearKitchen
The Chinese New Year is the world’s most widely celebrated festivity, but it can also be the most intimidating for the uninitiated — especially when it comes to feasting, which is at the heart of this holiday. Between the preparation for feasting and the feasting itself, there are many, many rules. Here are a few to help newcomers navigate the New Year festivities.
Feb 4, 2016
Recipe: Afternoon Gin TeaRecipes
Gin time and tea time are both entrenched British traditions, and the pair makes quite a heady cocktail. The British colonized much of Asia, and in the process, they brought over their traditions, including a proper English tea. This cocktail picks up both citrus and smoky notes from Lapsang Souchong, a black tea that originates from the Chinese province of Fujian and is made of Lapsang leaves that have been smoked over a pinewood fire.
Feb 4, 2016
These Sweet Chinese Pancakes Are Filled with a Surprising IngredientRecipes
You’ve probably had scallion pancakes before, but what about red bean paste pancakes? That’s right — these soft, sweet pancakes are filled with mashed red (or adzuki) beans! The ingredient list for these pancakes is super short — just flour, water, red bean paste, and oil. Red bean paste is used in many Chinese, Korean, and Japanese desserts.
Feb 4, 2016
How To Make Chinese Marbled Tea EggsRecipes
Chinese marbled tea eggs are almost too pretty to eat. (Almost.) If they didn’t make such a great afternoon snack — with their subtle savory flavor and satisfyingly firm texture — I might be tempted to just admire them from afar. Chinese tea eggs are easy to make and are a fun upgrade to your usual lunchbox hard-boiled eggs. Don’t wait for a special occasion — here’s how to make a batch for yourself tonight.
Feb 3, 2016
Recipe: Chairman Mao’s Red-Braised Pork Belly (Hong Shao Rou)Recipes
Red-colored meats are eaten for good luck because red is the color of fire, a symbol of good fortune and joy. “Red cooking” is a Chinese method of stewing or braising with both dark and light soy sauces and caramelized sugar; it imparts a red color to the prepared food. Despite its appearance, dark soy sauce is actually not as salty as the light variety, and it is often the soy sauce of choice for hearty dishes like stews that require added body and color.
Feb 3, 2016
Recipe: Sichuan Crawfish PieRecipes
More than 8,000 miles separate Sichuan, the province in Southwest China where I was born, and New Orleans, the city where I spent my formative years. And yet the food — and the cultures that shape these cuisines — have remarkable similarities and parallels. Growing up with Sichuan parents in New Orleans has given me a truly singular experience of the two. Food as an event and as a way to show your love for friends and family is intrinsically ingrained in both cultures.
Feb 2, 2016
5 Lucky Foods to Eat for Chinese New YearPeople
In China and in ethnic communities around the world, the Lunar New Year is celebrated as the most important and most festive holiday of the year. The day itself — this year, Monday, February 8 — marks the first of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, but the celebration, also known as “chun jie” or the Spring Festival, lasts 15 days! It’s a joyous time of family reunion and two full weeks of intense feasting.
Feb 1, 2016
Recipe: Classic Chinese Dumplings (Jiaozi)Recipes
In Chinese homes, dumplings (or jiaozi in Mandarin) are a traditional must-eat food on New Year’s Eve; families wrap them up and eat them as the clock strikes midnight. Dumplings symbolize longevity and wealth; their shape resembles gold shoe-shaped ingots, an early form of Chinese currency. From Polish pierogito to Italian raviolito to pan-fried Japanese gyoza, dumplings are universal comfort food.
Feb 1, 2016
Flowers for Tết: Welcoming the New Year at the Hanoi Flower MarketKitchen
I live right next to Quang Ba flower market, the central flower market for all of Hanoi, Vietnam. On a regular day, the street around the market comes alive late at night: flowers will be delivered to the market after midnight, resellers load up trucks, motorbikes, and bicycles in the early morning, and the rest of the day a trickle of tourists, shoppers, and passers-by stroll through the market. But for the weeks leading up to Tet, the flower market has been completely different.
Feb 19, 2015
How To Make Pork DumplingsRecipes
If you think frozen pork dumplings from the store are addictive, then just you wait until you try these homemade fellas. They are everything you want in a dumpling: plump and nicely chewy, filled with tender pork, flavored with fresh ginger, green onion, and sesame oil. Bet you can’t eat just one. Whether you’re celebrating the Lunar New Year with friends this week or stocking your freezer for a busy month ahead, these dumplings should definitely be on your list.
Feb 16, 2015
Recipe: Korean Pumpkin Porridge with Rice Dumplings (Hobakjuk)Recipes
Across Asia, dumplings symbolize good luck for the Lunar New Year. In preparation for this year’s celebration, I decided to learn how to make one of my favorite dumpling dishes, the Korean hobakjuk or pumpkin porridge with sweet rice dumplings. If you aren’t familiar with the Asian tradition of sweet soups and porridges, it might help to think of this as a pudding.
Jan 29, 2014
How to Make Homemade Asian Dumplings from ScratchRecipes
Here is what’s awesome about making your own dumplings at home: they will taste better than anything you buy in the store (promise), you will have a freezer full of ready-made meals for the next several weeks (depending on your rate of dumpling consumption), and you will feel like a rock star when you gaze upon your dumpling bounty. Better yet, gather some friends for a dumpling-making fest and divvy up the profits. Everyone is a rock star! Want in on the action? Here’s what to do.
Jun 4, 2013
A Recipe for the Lunar New Year: Candied Kumquat “Flowers”Recipes
I adore fresh kumquats, but every time I bite into one I brace myself against the mouth-puckering intensity. Candied kumquats, on the other hand, are reliably sweet with an enjoyable nuance of bitter and tart. They’re versatile, too: nibble on them as candies alongside tea, spoon them over desserts or into cocktail glasses, or even serve them with savory meats and salads.
Feb 6, 2013
Pork Dumpling Soup for Lunar New YearRecipes
Chinese or Lunar New Year falls on this coming Monday, January 23rd. In honor of this very important holiday, Bee of the beautiful and delicious website Rasa Malaysia brings us a traditional recipe for hot and soothing soup. Welcome, Bee! A traditional Chinese New Year meal is incomplete without dumplings and a dish of nourishing and soothing Chinese soup, hence I’ve combined the best of both worlds into this pork dumpling soup.
Jan 20, 2012
Recipe: Banh Chung (Vietnamese Rice Cakes for the Lunar New Year)Recipes
Tết, or Lunar New Year, is just around the corner, and for many Vietnamese this means getting together with family, wrapping sticky rice cakes the same way their ancestors have been doing for thousands of years, and telling stories about the ancient King Hùng Vương. Legend has it that when the time came to choose his successor, King Hùng Vương asked each of his 18 sons to prepare a dish worthy of offering to the ancestors.
Jan 18, 2012