Chinese New Year has many names including Lunar New Year and Spring Festival. No matter the preferred name, one thing’s for certain … the holiday is sure to bring families together for an annual celebration beginning with a large “reunion dinner.” We have a perfect selection of Chinese-American recipes you will need to make your holiday extra delicious and memorable.
16 Chinese-American Recipes to Ring in the Chinese New Year 1 of 17
Egg Flower Soup 2 of 17
This simple, yet super tasty soup is perfect for a Chinese New Year's meal. It's both traditional and totally delicious!
Broccoli and Mushroom Vegetable Fried Rice 3 of 17
It doesn't get any more traditional or delicious in Chinese cuisine than fried rice, and this recipe with broccoli and mushrooms is sure to please!
Orange Tangerine Salad with Pomegranate Seeds 4 of 17
Add a bit of zest to your Chinese New Year with this orange tangerine salad. The pomegranate seeds add even more bite and a bit of sweetness.
Homemade Egg Rolls 5 of 17
Egg rolls are the perfect appetizer for a Chinese New Year's party — and surprisingly easy to make!
Chicken Lettuce Wraps 6 of 17
Your Asian celebration will start in under an hour with these 20-minute lettuce wraps.
Vegetable Dumplings 7 of 17
In China, dumplings signify prosperity, so eat up! (Just don’t count them — it’s bad luck!)
Turkey Wonton Soup 8 of 17
In Chinese culture, silver coins are placed inside wontons to signify good luck in the new year, but we prefer eating ours with a bowl of soup!
Asian Takeout Noodles 9 of 17
Even picky eaters will join the celebration with these delicious (and easy) noodles!
Make Asian takeout noodles
Orange Chicken 10 of 17
Resolve to start making your own take out this Chinese New Year, starting with this awesome orange chicken!
Shrimp and Bok Choy with Gingery Fried Rice 11 of 17
Give your family a healthy start to the Year of the Horse with this light, fresh meal.
Kung Pao Chicken 12 of 17
Say "Happy New Year”" with a “pao” to your family’'s tastebuds!
Make kung pao chicken
Bourbon Chicken 13 of 17
Bring the buffet home for your party with Chinese bourbon chicken (but don't worry, the alcohol cooks out)!
Sesame Noodles 14 of 17
These sesame noodles require minimal work and pack big flavor. Plus, the flexible recipe lets your kids celebrate with any ingredients they want!
Golden Garlic Chow Mein 15 of 17
This go-to Chinese bowl gets a bold makeover with a punch of garlic. Noodles infused with leeks and butter make going back for a second helping hard to resist!
Make golden garlic chow mein
Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
Miso Tofu 16 of 17
Yes, vegans can also get into the spirit of the Chinese New Year with this filling fare that's slathered in miso sauce! We predict even meat-eaters won't be able to get enough of this salty dish.
Make miso tofu
Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
Hot and Sour Soup 17 of 17
This zesty veggie-packed soup will warm you up long after your Chinese New Year celebrations have ended. And if you want an extra kick, throw in a dash of Sriracha chili sauce! Here's to a prosperous new year!