Satisfy your Chinese food cravings with these 25 Chinese Recipes that are better than takeout and perfect for celebrating Chinese (Lunar) New Year!
Chinese food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. It is also one of the most diverse cuisines, with many regional variations.
When is Chinese New Year?
Chinese new year begins at the new moon that falls between 21 January and 20 February. The celebration lasts for 15 days and includes a variety of customs, traditions, and foods. One of the most popular dishes in China during this time is dumplings, which are eaten to symbolize good luck and family reunion.
The recipes below are a mix of authentic and Americanized Chinese food recipes you can make at home, and skip the take-out! I searched the internet to find a variety of recipes that I am dying to try, hopefully you will find some new favorites as well.
Whatever Chinese food you’re craving, these recipes are all delicious as a weeknight meal or to serve at your next new year celebration.
25 Chinese Recipes
Start off your next meal with a delicious Lychee Martini with vodka, orange liqueur, and garnished with lychees!
Chinese Orange Chicken brimming with fresh orange flavor and it far outdoes the popular Chinese chain restaurants. You get bite size pieces of chicken that are fried to golden brown perfection and they're coated in the most amazing, sweet and sticky orange sauce.
Coconut buns, or “cocktail buns” are a beloved bakery favorite among locals in Hong Kong and Chinatowns everywhere. It combines the soft, buttery milk bread ubiquitous around Asia, with a sweet, rich coconut filling.