Chinese New Year Recipes

January 30, 2014
(Last Updated On: January 30, 2014)

Here some of the popular recipes for the Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Filipino-Chinese New Year style with Filipino Recipes Portal selection of the best Pinoy dishes.  In the Filipino-Chinese tradition, families will gather on the night before to celebrate with a traditional spread of savory and sweet.

Almost all New Year dishes serve a symbolic purpose to usher in happiness and attract good fortune. Guests keen to bring something for the host can’t fail with food: think oranges, Chinese BBQ meat, or anything edible and red.

Filipino-Chinese New Year is one of the most important traditional holiday in the Philippines. Here are a number of popular main dishes to help you celebrate, from Tikoy, Sweet and Sour Pork to Peking Duck.

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1] Tikoy RecipeTikoy or Nian gao is known as Chinese New Year pudding, the Nian gao is made up of glutinous rice flour, wheat starch, salt, water, and sugar. The colour of the sugar used determines the colour of the pudding (white or brown). Tikoy or Nian Gao is considered as a centerpiece during Chinese New Year in the Philippines.

2] Pancit Canton Recipe –  is a mixture of egg noodle dish with chicken, vegetables, shrimp and Chinese sausage. It is one of the Filipino traditional food, you will always see this dish prepared in every special occasions like birthdays, Chinese New Year, Christmas celebrations.

3] Siomai Recipeis a dimsum of Chinese origin which is loved by many Filipinos. One can order different kinds of siomai but the base is always pork.

4] Butsi Recipe –  or Red bean sesame seed balls, Jin deui for Chinese is a type of fried Chinese pastry made from glutinous rice flour and commonly found in the Far East.

5] Chop seuy Recipe – is a popular Filipino-Chinese vegetable dish primarily made up of mixed vegetable with meat like chicken,  beef, shrimp or pork, added for extra flavor.

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6] Pata Tim Recipeis an enticing braised pork leg dish influenced by the Filipino-Chinese community here in the Philippines. This recipe is slowly boiled to make the meat really tender then cooked in a mixture of oyster sauce, soy sauce, cornstarch and a little sugar.

7] Chinese Beef Broccoli Recipe – has it all, the cancer fighting broccoli, heart-healthy garlic, and lean meat are chopped up and stir fried in a nonstick skillet, then simmered in a delicious, fragrant brown sauce that delicately envelops the meat and vegetables.

8] Peking Duck RecipePeking Roast Duck is a famous duck dish from Beijing, China that has been prepared since the imperial era, and is now considered one of China’s national foods.

9] Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe – is a Chinese dish, a popular Cantonese cuisine and often seen on menus in restaurants around the world.

10] Spicy Shrimp Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe – is a healthy and delicious spicy shrimp and broccoli on your table in less than 30 minutes.


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  • Reply

    Dawn Rader

    August 5, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    thanks for sharing!!! love chinese food! Chicken is definitely a favorite in our home

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    Kiera M.

    February 17, 2014 at 10:17 am

    i’ve always wanted to try peking duck.

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