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5 Chinese New Year Food Dishes for 2020, Traditions, Recipes and Symbols

If you’re going to tell people that your Chinese New Year 2020 party will have no food, trust us, no one would want to come since it would be boring as hell. No celebration can be called a celebration if it lacks some delicious food and the same goes for the Chinese New Year when people will be looking forward to having tasty Chinese New Year food dishes to fill their belly.

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While planning your New Year’s Eve party for the event, it is quite natural to be confused about which dishes to prepare. However, you don’t need to worry anymore since we are bringing the details of the best Chinese New Year Food and Dishes that you can have at your party and if they are tasty, the people will love being there.

So without any further delay, let us bring you the names of the top dishes that we will like you to have at your Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner and Parties. You can also find what is the origin of Chinese New Year animals for each year and symbols.

Top 5 Tasty Chinese New Year Food Dishes for 2020

In this section of the article, you will get ideas 5 most important Chinese Foods that you must have or your whole celebration can be a huge disaster.

Fish for the Chinese New Year’s Eve Reunion Dinner:

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The New Year’s Eve Reunion Dinner is the most prestigious tradition that everyone must follow and fish is such an important part of the Chinese tradition that no matter what happens and which event they are celebrating, they are going to have dishes with fish cooked in them. In fact, in the Chinese tradition, having fish is a ‘Surplus’ and there is no way a Chinese New Year Feast would be considered complete without it.

However, if you are confused about which dish to cook for the Chinese New Year 2020 Feast, we would recommend you to go with the Cantonese Style this year. There are many recipes that you can find online but we should do you enough favor to mention the ingredients for the dish that we like to have.

The following is a list of ingredients for the Cantonese Style Fish that you should be cooking for the feast:

  • 2 scallions
  • 2 tablespoons ginger (julienned)
  • 1 small bunch cilantro
  • 1 ½ tablespoon light soy sauce (or seasoned soy sauce)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 medium tilapia, grey sole, flounder or fluke filet
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Using these ingredients depending on how you want your dish to be, you can cook a tasty Cantonese Style Fish recipe that your guests will remember for years.

Chinese New Year Food, Dumplings

Chinese dumplings

Chinese must love the symbolism that is present in their culture. For instance, having Dumplings in the Chinese New Year Feasts is the symbol of Wealth and Prosperity and this is another of the Chinese New Year Food that you don’t want to miss out on. Also, it is one of the dishes that give you a variety of options such as going for the Chocolate Dumplings and others having spring onion, carrot, and lamb in them.

If you are looking forward to getting a recommendation from us and want to know what we prefer, we would suggest that you go for tasty Chocolate Dumplings this year. To assist you further with the dish, the following is a list of the ingredients that you would be using to make this dish:

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream or ice cream

Again, you can use a number of recipes from the internet and cook a delicious meal and have a great Chinese New Year Party.

Spring Rolls for Chinese New Year:

Chinese new year springroll

 

While people are having boose and fun during the New Year’s Party during the Chinese New Year, they will like to eat something quick and tasty and to fulfill that requirement, we recommend that you go for the Spring Rolls that provide a delicious treat. Since the Chinese New Year is a welcoming of the Spring season, that is why the dish is usually referred to as ‘The Spring Rolls’.

Having some of the common and traditional ingredients like cabbage, pork, carrots, and mushrooms, these rolls are quite easy to make and you can have plenty of these in a very short time even when there are several people in your party.

The following is the list of all the ingredients that you’re going to need to cook this dish for good:

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine or white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1-2 stalks green onion chopped
  • 1/2 head of small cabbage about 8 ounces, shredded
  • 2 carrots thin julienne cut
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 50 frozen spring roll wrappers defrosted
  • 2 cups cooking oil vegetable, canola or peanut oil for deep frying

While the list of ingredients might seem a long one, the dish itself isn’t quite difficult to cook. However, that also depends on the taste you are looking for.

The Chinese Noodles:

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Everyone is aware of the fact that the Noodles we consume every day are native to China and people there can’t think of their feasts without these. In fact, the people there believe that the longer the noodles someone has cooked, they believe that to be the symbol of a long life for the person who cooked it. However, if you are not native to the land, make sure that you don’t cook them very long because only the Chinese have the capability of not choking on them.

Now that you know how important it is for you to have the Chinese Noodles during the New Year feast of the CNY 2020, you would be looking forward to cooking a unique recipe as well. To help you with that, we’re now going to bring you a recipe of the Perfect Chinese Noodles, also referred to as Lo Mein in the native land. The ingredients that are used for the recipe are:

  • 300 gm Chinese noodles
  • 4 pinch salt
  • 4 sliced capsicum ( green pepper)
  • 4 shredded carrot
  • 20 cloves chopped garlic
  • 4 tablespoon light soya sauce
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 pinch powdered black pepper
  • 4 teaspoon sunflower oil
  • 4 sliced onion
  • 200 gm shredded cabbage
  • 150 gm chopped bean
  • 4 teaspoon sunflower oil
  • 2 tablespoon tomato chili sauce
  • 2 pinch powdered salt
  • 8 tablespoon water

The quantities mentioned in the recipe will cook a serving of 6 people and if you to make them for more people, just keep increasing the quantities you are buying them in.

Chinese New Year Chicken Dish:

Chinese new year chicken dish

 

Cooking Chicken is an integral part of the global culture during events like the international New Year and even during the Chinese New Year as well. As we have mentioned that the Chinese love to symbolize, they consider cooking and eating chicken as a symbol of rebirth since this food is high in proteins. However, if you are serving this in China or in a Chinese New Year feast having the native people, make sure that you serve it in its entirety just like the Fish.

Also, make sure that you cook your chicken according to the traditional requirements of this lunar event. Though you don’t have to worry since just like other sections, we are going to mention the detailed list of ingredients that you’re going to need to cook the traditional Chicken Recipe. The list of the ingredient that you’re going to need are:

  • Half of a whole chicken, around 1 and 1/2 pound
  • 1 tbsp. ginger shreds
  • 1 tbsp. green onion shreds, white part

Marinating sauce:

  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. Chinese cooking wine
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Dip sauce:

  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp. chopped green onions
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil

Using these ingredients, you’re going to have a chicken dish that everybody invited on your New Year’s Reunion Dinner is going to love.

Conclusion:

And with that, we conclude our detailed article about the Top 5 Chinese New Year Food and Dishes that you should be cooking this year to celebrate the event. If you are looking forward to getting more interesting facts about the event, do check other pages on our site. A very happy Chinese New Year 2020 to you guys, Cheers!

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