Chinese Lunar New Year is right around the corner and, since we love being immersed in different cultures, it’s the perfect opportunity to introduce some delicious new dishes into our repertoire. These Lunar New Year recipes are flavourful, unique, and delicious, and we love how each dish, and sometimes each ingredient, represents something for the year ahead: good fortune, good health, happiness, prosperity, and togetherness. So try your hand at making delicious traditional food for the Lunar New Year. Get the kiddos helping too – nothing beats having an army of helpers while making wontons!

Six Fortune Fried Rice: to represents fertility, luck, wealth, and a link between Heaven and Earth.

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Get the Six Fortune Fried Rice Recipe.

Phoenix and Dragon Noodle Salad: to represent a long life.

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Get the Phoenix and Dragon Noodle Salad Recipe.

Lettuce Wraps of Prosperity: This dish is aptly named as lettuce represents prosperity!

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Get the Lettuce Wraps of Prosperity Recipe from Beyond Chopsticks.

Double Happiness Shanghai Wonton: to bring you wealth in the new year.

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Get the Double Happiness Shanghai Wonton Recipe.

Stir Fried Chinese Long Beans with Garlic: to represent a long life for parents.

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photo credit: Tiny Urban Kitchen

Get the Stir Fried Chinese Long Beans with Garlic Recipe from Tiny Urban Kitchen.

Taro Root Coconut Milk Dessert Soup: to symbolize togetherness.

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Get the Taro Root Coconut Milk Dessert Soup Recipe.

Best Ever Pineapple Cookies: to symbolize wealth, luck and excellent fortune.

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photo credit: Rasa Malaysia

Get the Pineapple Cookies Recipe from Rasa Malaysia.

Chinese Steamed Sticky Rice Cake: to represent family togetherness.

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photo credit: Eva Bakes

Get the Chinese Steamed Sticky Rice Cake Recipe from Eva Bakes.


Grab your little monkeys, go on a hunt for the delicious ingredients, and cook up a good-fortune filled meal in celebration of the Lunar New Year!

By: Michelle Hughes

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