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Our Best Ever Recipes for a Lunar New Year Banquet at Home

Lunar New Year is one of our favourite occasions each year – and it’s not just because we get to spend time with family or receive red envelopes filled with cash. We’re in it for the food. Celebrate Lunar New Year at home with our ultimate banquet menu, featuring the luckiest dishes for a year filled with good fortune.

Pork and prawn dumplings

No Chinese New Year banquet menu would be complete without a serve of piping-hot dumplings. Serve these pork and prawn dumplings as the clock strikes midnight.

Pork-Dumpling-with-Prawn-a

San choy bau

Want to revamp your finances in 2017? Then san choy bau is a must on your Lunar New Year table. Lettuce explain: the Chinese word for lettuce sounds similar to ‘rising fortune’ so by serving these crunchy lettuce cups, you might just be setting yourself up for a financial windfall.

san choy bow

Spring rolls

Symbolising gold bars, spring rolls should also star in your Lunar New Year banquet. Go the classic route, or get creative with these modern variations.

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Whole fish

For the main event, choose a whole fish like these steamed coral cod. As the word for fish, yu, sounds like riches or abundance, you’re delivering more than just succulent fish to your guests. Just be sure to point the head towards the eldest member at the table.

Steamed Coral Cod with Goji on Lotus Leaf

Roast chicken

A prime piece of poultry will round out your savoury options. We love the luscious glaze on this honey-roasted chicken.

Chinese Honey Roasted Chicken Recipe

Sides

To complete your meal, serve noodles, steamed greens and orange or red fruits for dessert.

Now that you’ve learnt the secret to creating the ultimate Lunar New Year banquet, why not create your own good fortune and enter our Chinese New Year cooking competition, Cook, Snap & Win? You could win a trip for 4 people to Thailand valued at up to $29,000!

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