Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

Chinese

  • Menu

    A Quick and Simple Lunar New Year Dinner

    Celebrate with a delectable scallop appetizer; rich, saucy chicken and greens; and a bright, flavor-packed custard dessert.

  • Recipe

    Steamed Ginger Custard

    This quick, silky steamed custard is a delicious way to end a festive Lunar New Year menu. Combining the custard ingredients in a 4-cup liquid measuring cup makes it easy…

  • Recipe

    Three Tea-Cup Chicken

    This updated take on a classic Jiangxi recipe has come a long way from its folk origins, which called for a teacup each of rice wine, soy sauce, and sesame…

  • Recipe

    Good Fortune Cocktail

    The heat of the fresh ginger in this grown-up Jack and Ginger cocktail is just the right amount of spice. For a dinner party, you can scale up and batch…

  • Recipe

    Chive Scallops with Chinese Sausage

    In Chinese tradition, scallops, whose shells look like money, represent good fortune, so they're auspicious to serve for the Lunar New Year. Ask your fishmonger for scallops that are similar…

  • Kung Pao Chicken
    Recipe

    Kung Pao Chicken

    Sichuan peppercorns give this dish a distinct citrusy aroma and earthy flavor. In this stir-fry, I like to use Big Red Pao or Hanyuan Sichuan Pepper.

  • Sweet and Sour Pork
    Recipe

    Sweet and Sour Pork with Fresh Pineapple

    Every stir-fry should be served immediately, but it’s even more important when the stir-fry contains fresh pineapple. The fruit adds sweetness and tropical flavor, but it contains bromelain, an enzyme…

  • Menu

    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
    Recipe

    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
    Recipe

    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…

Subscribe

We hope you’ve enjoyed your free articles. To keep reading, subscribe today.

Get the print magazine, 25 years of back issues online, over 7,000 recipes, and more.

See my options