Sunday, February 7, 2016

Happy New Year! Gong Hay Fat Choi 恭喜發財!

Happy Chinese New Year (恭喜發財)!  February 8th marks the first day of the Year of Monkey in the Chinese Zodiac.  I want to wish you all a healthy, wealthy, and prosperous year!  猴年祝大家新年快樂, 身体健康,步步高升! 財源滾滾來!


Last week, I made some Chinese Turnip Cakes (港式臘味蘿蔔糕) to share with the family.  This is one of the Chinese New Year must-have treats!  Click here for the recipe.


Seems like we’re having warmer than usual temperature for CNY this year in L.A.  So, these Osmanthus Jelly with Goji Berries (杞子桂花糕) are perfect for the occasion! 


Another savory treat that I love are these Chicken Pot Stickers (雞肉鍋貼).  Their shape resembles the golden nuggets people used for trading in the ancient time.  So, serving these Pot Stickers around CNY is a symbol of wealth for the new year to come!  I recently made a pork and cabbage fillings version of these dumplings and they were so good.  Can’t wait to share the video tutorial with you soon.


Of course, you can’t skip dessert for a happy CNY feast!  These Black Sesame Dumplings with Ginger Syrup (薑茶芝麻湯丸) is the perfect treat to conclude a meal.  The round shape of the dumpling represent the unity of the family.

For more authentic Chinese New Year treats and recipes, simply click here to check them all out!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Once again, Happy Chinese New Year everyone 恭喜發財!  Stay tuned for a more fun recipe and video tutorial on the blog soon!