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    Fortune Meets Flavor: A Chinese New Year Menu from Ming Tsai

    For as long as I can remember, I've been surrounded by incredible food. Raised in Dayton, Ohio, I grew up working in the restaurant my mother owned, Mandarin Kitchen.  Not…

  • Sticky Coconut Rice Cake
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    Sticky Coconut Rice “Cake” with Ginger-Orange Flambé

    A traditional Chinese New Year dessert called nian gao (or sticky cake) is a steamed rice-flour cake. In this version, I leave the rice whole and make a sticky coconut…

  • Red-Cooked Chicken
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    Red-Roast Chicken or Duck with Sweet Potatoes

    Eating a whole chicken or duck for Chinese New Year symbolizes happiness and prosperity. The red-roast technique used here imparts a reddish-brown hue to the bird; red is the color…

  • Tea-Smoked Tempura Trout
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    Tea-Smoked Beer-Battered Trout and Vegetables

    Fish is served for Chinese New Year because it sounds similar to the Chinese word for plenty. Fish symbolizes happiness and prosperity when eaten whole and represents abundance for the…

  • Pork and Scallion Pot Stickers
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    Pork and Scallion Pot Stickers

    In China, pot stickers symbolize wealth, as their purse-like shape is believed to mimic gold ingots. (In some parts of China, coins are placed in the center of dumplings. Whoever…

  • Chinese Longevity Noodles
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    Longevity Noodles

    No Chinese New Year celebration would be complete without noodles. Noodles are eaten to represent a long life and should never be cut. Mushrooms naturally grow rapidly and symbolize prosperity. Eating…

  • Korean Fried Chicken Wings
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    Korean-Spiced Chicken Wings

    These wings from Michael Reich are the perfect game-day food, spicy and supremely satisfying. The mint chimichurri sauce adds an herbal counterpoint to the spicy wings. This recipe makes more…

  • Roasted Pork and Bok Choy
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    Pork with Roasted Bok Choy and Butternut Squash

    Roasting bok choy and squash together on a sheet pan makes for easy prep, especially if you buy the squash already diced.

  • Chicken Banh Mi Sliders
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    Chicken Banh Mi Sliders

    Rotisserie chicken and liverwurst from the deli are the secrets to this speedy spin on one of the world’s great sandwiches. In this version, buttery brioche slider buns replace the…

  • Orange-Miso Roasted Long Beans
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    Roasted Long Beans with Orange-Miso Butter

    Orange juice, miso, and butter infuse long beans with a sweet and nutty flavor.