January 31 to February 4, 2022: 5 Recipes to Cook in Honour of Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, begins on Tuesday, February 1. The year 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, and there are many traditional foods and ingredients that are considered lucky charms. Cook these tasty meals this week, to ensure health, happiness and success for the year to come.

Monday: Crispy Noodles with Vegetable and Pork

Long noodles represent a long and healthy life. Simply cook long noodles (like in this tasty pork and vegetable dish), and the goal is to eat them without biting into them. Start slurping!

Tuesday: Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Eggplant with garlic sauce is a common Chinese side dish during New Year celebrations. Eggplants are synonymous with the word “extraordinary” and can also symbolize success. Pair them with rice for a complete vegetarian meal, or with your protein of choice.

Wednesday: Crispy Orange Beef

Round fruits like oranges represent good fortune; that’s why you can probably find the likes of oranges and other round citrus fruits on display during New Year celebrations. So why not cook this tasty beef recipe, bursting with orange flavour, tonight?

Thursday: Fish Cooked in Sake

Fish is a traditional Chinese New Year meal, symbolizing surplus and abundance for the year to come, particularly when it’s cooked whole. Here’s to a prosperous year for all!

Friday: Pork and Shrimp Dumplings

Dumplings are tasty little morsels that nobody can resist. During Chinese New Year, they are a classic lucky food that symbolizes wealth. The more you eat, the more money you will supposedly accumulate. Dig in!