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10 Delicious Ways to Eat Pork this Chinese New Year

It’s that time of the year when all that you do reflects luck and fortune. Yes, we’re talking about Chinese New year which is just around the corner. The delicious home-cooked food along with laughter and banter is something that is rejoiced by most Southeast Asian families across the world during this time. The Family reunion dinner is a custom that is seldom missed during this festival and the dishes prepared during this festival have a deep symbolism to it.

Among the many lucky foods that people eat during Chinese New year, pork is considered to bring fortune and luck as well. Pigs are a lucky symbol as they root forward, and are rotund.Traditionally, Bakkwa, also known as Rougan a pork dish that is eaten on New Year’s Eve. If you love pork and want to make a delectable meal, then here are 10 delicious ways to eat pork this Chinese New year:

Char Siu Pork Fillet

Literally meaning pork burn/roast, this delicious recipe of the Char Siu Pork Fillet is a Cantonese-style barbecued pork. It is the basis of many popular dishes in Chinese restaurants. Get the recipe here.

Chinese Char Siu Pork Fillet Recipe

Braised Pork Belly Mao Style

Make this simple, delicious and authentic Mao style recipe for the perfect braised pork belly for a filling meal with family and friends. Try this Braised Pork Belly Recipe!

Braised Pork Belly Mao Style Recipe

Daeji Bulgogi – Korean Chilli Pork

Your New year meal is not complete without this Korean delicacy. The marinated pork in kojchujang chilli paste and other condiments, gives it a special flavour that’s irresistible to avoid. Get the recipe here.

Daeji Bulgogi- BBQ Galbi - Create your own Korean barbecue at home

Roasted Pork Belly

Golden roasted pork belly is a perfect starter with soft flesh and a crispy outer layer and is a great crowd pleaser. The golden hue of the roasted pork is enough to tempt your guests into a wholesome dinner. Get the recipe here.

Roasted Pork Belly Recipe

Pork Holy Basil with Laksa Paste

This Thai delicacy loaded with the flavourful basil and laksa paste makes for an aromatic recipes that makes you want to crave more. Get the recipe here.

Pork Holy Basil with Laksa Paste Recipe

Chinese Steamed Buns with Char Siu Pork Filling (Char Siu Bao)

Also known as Char Siu Bao, these steamed buns are filled with char siu pork and have Cantonese origins. Plus it’s easy and delicious to say the least. Try this Char siu Bao recipe.

Chinese Steamed Buns with Char Siu Pork Filling (Char Siu Bao)

Honey soy pork

If you’re looking for a simple stir-fry dish flavoured with a honey and soy combined, then this insanely easy honey soy pork recipe is the perfect dish you could cook for a weeknight meal. Serve it with steamed Jasmine rice and enjoy the succulent bites.

Honey Soy Pork Recipe

Steamed pork curry cake

If all you want is a light pork dish this Chinese New year then you must try this steamed pork cake recipe. Known as “Ho Mok” in Thai, this is a traditional North Eastern Thai dish, influenced by Laos served in banana leaves shaped into boats or in mussel shells. Get the recipe here.

Steamed Pork Curry Cake

Sizzling ginger yakiniku (pork) skewers

Sizzling pork yakiniku is an authentic Japanese pork recipe that is flavoured with ginger threaded on skewers and served with steamed white rice. You can’t get enough of this juicy pork recipes. Try this Japanese Sizzling ginger yakiniku (pork) skewers recipe.

Sizzling ginger yakiniku

Pan-fried pork patty in Vietnamese rice paper roll

This summer, get your hands on making these easy Vietnamese rice paper rolls filled with a pork patty that bursts with flavours.  It’s a perfect treat for your family, kids and friends. Check out the recipe here.

Pan-fried Pork Patty in Vietnamese Rice Paper Roll Recipe

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