Do you celebrate Chinese New Year? We love any excuse to eat dumplings, so this is an exciting time. Here are ten recipes from around the web that we think look particularly good. Add your own traditions or recipe links in the comments!
- Steamed pork dumplings - A recipe a former roommate brought back from China. This one gives the recipe for the bread-like wrapper, too.
- Pineapple tarts - A sweet favorite.
- Rui Tsai (Lucky Ten Ingredient Vegetables) - Many dishes signify luck on New Year; this is one of them.
- Turnip Cake (Law Bok Gow) - A traditional dish, served all year but especially at New Year.
- Kuih Bangkit, tapioca flour cookies - Looks chewy and melt-in-your-mouth, and made with tapioca and coconut milk. This is a traditional Malaysian treat.
- Peanut Cookies - Another traditional sweet.
- Tea Eggs - So pretty!
- Spicy Whole Fish - Eaten for good luck, usually at the end of the meal.
- Sesame Seed Balls - Filled with chocolate. An American twist on a New Year tradition.
- Chinese Jiaozi / Leeks and Pork Dumplings - One more dumpling. Leeks and pork are our favorite filling.
And don't forget our Blood Orange Jelly Smiles! What are you cooking and eating for Chinese New Year?