Gung Hay Fat Choy 2011 and our Favorite Lucky Chinese Noodle Recipes


Gung Hay Fat Choy is how you send your Happy New Year Greeting for the Chinese New Year. It means “Congratulations and Best wishes” or “Congratulations and Be prosperous.” There are lots of traditions that are a part of Chinese New Year, foods being the most important. Family and friends gather and have large meals to celebrate the new year. People celebrate by having whole chickens, fish, noodle dishes, oranges and tangerines, and sweet dishes. All the different foods have different meanings, which you can read about here. For my family, even though we do not have any Asian heritage, we like to partake in at least one tradition, so we eat noodles on the Chinese New Year. Long noodles are very symbolic, meaning long life. When you eat them, make sure to eat them with chop sticks, and don’t cut them.

Here are our favorite lucky noodle recipes to help bring you log life:

Pictured above is Thai Peanut Noodles

For more lucky foods for the Chinese New Year check here.

Asian Takeout Noodles

Chicken and Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Sesame Noodles

Beef and Black Tea Stir-Fry