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Chinese New Year Recipes

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Although the Chinese adopted the Western Gregorian calendar over 100 years ago, the long-standing tradition of honoring their ancient calendar continues with a grand celebration each year during the Spring Festival.

The traditional Chinese New Year included cleaning (to impress the gods who were expected to come down and conduct inspections), lots of food, lucky messages scrawled on paper, and fireworks to scare away evil spirits. Most of the rituals were intended to earn the favor of the gods to bring good luck to the families.

Although I’m not Chinese, any holiday that gives me an excuse to encourage my family to get the house clean and gives me a reason to eat a bunch of food that I enjoy is one I’m happy to celebrate.


a collage of 10 different Chinese food items with title text reading Chinese New Year Recipes


Chinese New Year Recipes

Here are some of my favorite recipes from other bloggers to help you plan your own Chinese New Year feast and celebrate the arrival of the year of the horse.


Chinese Fried Walnuts in a bowl on a brown table

Chinese Fried Walnuts from A Family Feast


Baked Egg Rolls next to rice and a small bowl of sweet and sour sauce

Baked Egg Rolls with Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce from Thrifty Recipes


Baked Shrimp Rangoon on a white platter

Baked Shrimp Rangoon from Newlywed Survival


Hokkien Noodles and fresh vegetables in a white bowl with chopsticks in it

Hokkien Noodles with Fresh Vegetables from Newlywed Survival


Fried Rice in a white bowl next to a poststicker in a white tray, all on a brown wood table

Easy Homemade Fried Rice from Sunshine in my Pocket


Sweet and Sour Shrimp Stir Fry on a white plate with black chopsticks on it

Sweet and Sour Shrimp Stir Fry from A Family Feast


Healthy General Tso Chicken next to rice on a flowered plate

Healthy General Tso’s Chicken from Jinxy Knows Best


Easy General Tso Chicken next to green beans, fried rice, and a fortune cookie on a white plate

Easy General Tso’s Chicken from The Springmount 6 Pack


Sweet and Sour Chicken on rice on an orange plate


Sweet and Sour Chicken from Home Life Abroad


Crockpot Beef and Broccoli in a blue bowl on a wood table outside

Crockpot Beef and Broccoli from Love Bakes Good Cakes


I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do! Many thanks to all of the bloggers mentioned above for sharing their recipes.

5 thoughts on “Chinese New Year Recipes”

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  3. Hi Corinne – My favorite is shrimp rangoon… fried rice… and sweet and sour chicken! Hugs, Holly

  4. I should not have read this before lunch. It’s 9:30 am and I’m craving Chinese food. Will have to make one of these recipes for dinner.

  5. Oh My, what a great list of recipes. I just love Chinese food and all of these look delicious. I think the shrimp recipes caught my eye first — no wait, I think the Sweet and Sour Chicken. Shoot, all of them are great!


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