Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with These 30 Lunar New Year Recipes
I celebrate Lunar New Year with my Chinese family every year, and it’s one of my favorite holidays because it centers around family and feasting. This year, 2023, marks the Year of the Rabbit and it is said those born under the rabbit sign are thought to be gentle, caring, and promote a lifestyle of kindness. Chinese culture celebrates for about two weeks, starting with a big, multi-course family dinner on the eve of new year, but family visits and eating are an integral part of the whole extended holiday.
Lunar New Year dishes are full of color and symbolism, and you can go all out and prepare an epic reunion dinner or just try a few new-to-you dishes to celebrate. While Lunar New Year is celebrated across many different Asian cultures, including Vietnamese and Korean communities, I’ve centered this collection of recipes around Chinese cuisine, reflecting my personal heritage and upbringing. From stir-fries and dumplings to hand-pulled longevity noodles and whole steamed fish, here’s a list of 30 delicious recipes to usher in the Year of the Rabbit. Gung hay fat choy!