Mongolian beef, Hong Kong pancakes and spareribs serve as the basis for our delicious selection of dishes to help you celebrate Lunar New Year at home! They’re simple, yet mouth watering dishes that are perfect for creating an at-home Lunar New Year celebration menu that will more than satisfy you and your family or guests!
Recipes for an At-Home Lunar New Year Celebration
Check out some of our favorite and most exciting dishes for creating an at-home Lunar New Year celebration spread that will knock the socks off of anyone in attendance.
These dishes are packed full of flavor, and come with a variety of different themes for you to create the ideal menu for your evening. Covering all of your Chinese takeout favs, there’s even some more authentic recipes to discover if you’re looking to expand your recipe collection!
What’s Served on Lunar New Year?
Typically, fish, dumplings and even more familiar mainstays like spring rolls and noodles. Rice balls, fruit and rice cakes are also common and together help make up some food that are deemed to be auspicious when consumed on the Lunar New Year.
Follow this link for more information about the meaning of different foods on Lunar New Years for an authentic
Here you’ll find a variety of similar foods, as well as some different takes on more traditional recipes
Hong Kong-style French toast is a deep fried, milky, egg-battered sandwich, stuffed generously with peanut butter/jam, and topped with sweetened condensed milk. It’s everything you could possibly want for sweet indulgent brunch on a special occasion.
Jicama slaw brings a refreshing bite to the party, so get ready to munch! Jicama and apple each add crunch as well as a unique sweetness that works perfectly in a side of slaw... it'll taste lovely pile high on a crunchy wonton chip!
Get the experience of your favorite Chinese restaurant without even having to leave the house with this House Special Fried Rice recipe.
With garlic, ginger, edamame, sesame oil, and more this vegetarian fried rice is special, yet still accessible and easy to make. This dish can easily be made gluten-free and is ready in under 25 minutes.
Are you tired of Chinese takeout taking forever to arrive? Then try this Easy Chinese Pan-Fried Vegan Vegetable Buns recipe. Not only does it taste amazing, but it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish. That delivery driver will still be looking for your house while you’re busy enjoying these tasty buns!
Celebrate Chinese New Year with these traditional Chinese scallion pancakes. They're savory, chewy, crispy, and flaky at the same time. Serve these pancakes as an appetizer and your whole family will love them!
Welcome to the best Chinese Chicken Salad ever with an easy, tangy Asian Salad Dressing. This colourful, Asian Salad has grilled chicken, crunchy vegetables and rice noodles and is ready in less that 10 mins for the perfect Chinese New Year Feast.
This better-than-takeout Moo Goo Gai Pan is made with tender slices of chicken, white button mushrooms, and other classic stir-fry vegetables all bathed in a delicious and simple savory stir fry sauce. Learn how to make this Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe right at home and have dinner ready and on the table in 40 minutes or less!
Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe made with juicy tender chicken, sweet bell pepper, buttery cashews, all coated in a sweet and savory garlic sauce. Better than take-out, learn how to make this delicious 20-minute cashew chicken recipe at home and enjoy with rice or noodles.
When I was growing up, our neighbors would invite me for play dates with their 5 girls. We would play and do our school work together, and I loved helping them with cooking and baking. Their Mom would make an incredible Bibimpap Beef Fried Rice.
This pan-fried Asian Tofu with Spicy Garlic Prune Sauce is quick, easy and packed with flavour! It's a great midweek dinner with a tasty Chinese sauce that's sweet, spicy, salty and savoury. Ready in just 30 minutes.
A super quick and easy Classic Vegetable Fried Rice recipe so you don’t need to order takeout! It’s gluten-free, vegan, top 8 allergy-free, healthy, and full of veggies! A perfect side dish for using leftover rice and transforming it into a delicious lunch or dinner!
Easy Chinese take-out made right at home! This Gluten-Free Orange Chicken recipe is not only soy-free, but top-8 allergy-free, quick to make, & a whole lot healthier! With a sticky, sweet, & spicy homemade orange sauce, this remake on the classic take-out will be a new favorite dinner
Make pan-fried chicken pot stickers in your own kitchen with this easy recipe. Premade wonton wrappers, a simple poultry and vegetable filling, and sesame oil combines for loads of flavor that beats any takeout.
Thanks for checking out these recipes for an at-home Lunar New Year Celebration! If you’re anything like me, you’re probably eyeing more than a few of these recipes for just about any time the mood strikes you. And hey, more power to you! Enjoy these lovely dishes whenever you’d like, and don’t forget to let us know how it goes!
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