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Chinese New Year

  • 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…

  • Recipe

    Spicy Roasted Cornish Hen with Asian Flavors

    Welcome to your new favorite, easy, seasonal meal: Cornish game hens with fresh vegetables and Asian seasonings roasted in fuss-free If You Care roasting bags. 100% natural, unbleached parchment roasting…

  • 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.

  • Chicken Daikon Soup
    Recipe

    Asian Chicken and Daikon Radish Soup

    Prized for its sweet, subtle flavor, daikon radish is popular in many Asian cuisines. Here, it adds a bit of crunch to a healthful chicken soup.

  • 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…

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