15 Excellent Asian Dishes for a Lunar New Year Celebration Photo Gallery

Steamed Pork Buns

Shanghai Stir-Fried Rice Cakes (Chao Nian Gao)

Shanghai Stir-Fried Rice Cakes (Chao Nian Gao)
Steamed Whole Fish with Dried Tangerine Peel and Fennel

Cong Bao Rou Si (Stir-Fried Pork with Leeks)

Asian flavors such as soy sauce and sesame oil marry well with savory leeks and pork in this simple stir-fry. Get the recipe for Stir-Fried Pork with Leeks (Cong Bao Rou Si) »

Leafy-Green Shrimp Rolls

Vietnamese Lettuce Wraps

Cold Sesame Noodles

Peanut butter, sesame paste, and chile-garlic paste combine to make a silky, savory sauce for these noodles—a Chinese-American restaurant staple. Chopped peanuts and a flurry of slivered cucumber and carrot add crunch.
Cooked in a flavorful marinade of soy sauce, star anise, and cinnamon, these tea-stained eggs are a Lunar New Year staple and a favorite everyday snack in China.
Daikon Cake with Garlic Hoisin Sauce (Luo Go Bao)

Crab-Filled Crispy Wrappers

Crab Spring Rolls
In Japan, China, and many other Asian countries, tradition calls for eating long noodles, which signify longevity, on New Year’s Day. This ginger scallion sauce from NYC restaurant Momofuku is the perfect bright and spicy condiment for a bowl of lucky noodles.

Sticky Rice and Almond Cake (Nian Gao)

Nian Gao
Get the recipe for Pork Riblets Simmered in Caramel Sauce »
Rice Cakes Stuffed with Coconut and Brown Sugar (Yi Bua)
In Hong Kong, it is said that the purity of a wonton broth represents the soul of the kitchen. Get the recipe for Cantonese Wonton Noodle Soup »