Pomegranate-Ginger Prosecco Cocktails
With their striking red color—said to promote happiness and ward off evil spirits—and plentiful seeds, representing fertility, pomegranates are a great choice for any Chinese New Year party.
Chinese Chicken Pot Stickers
Getting together to make dumplings is a popular Chinese New Year family tradition. An assembly line ensures everyone gets in on the cooking fun. Some families tuck a coin inside one of the dumplings—in the hopes that the brave eater who finds it is in for a lucky year.
Noodles are a staple of the Chinese diet and complement to any main dish. When preparing noodles for Chinese New Year, try to keep them in one piece; long noodles represent a long life.
Spicy Stir-Fried Green Beans
Everyone loves a good stir-fry, and since the Chinese New Year kicks off the spring planting season, it's the perfect opportunity to try this easy recipe for green beans.
From traditional fish, believed to help your wishes come true in the coming year, to duck and rice, good for loyalty, fertility, luck and wealth, to chicken with kumquats, symbolizing togetherness and prosperity—these main courses are full of Chinese New Year custom and meaning.
Chinese Five Spice Almond Cookies
This spicy, delicate cookie gets a twist from a Chinese blend of star anise, cloves, cinnamon, pepper and fennel—and is the perfect end to a festive dinner party.
Tangerine Ombre Cake
For those looking to pull out all the stops, this impressive dessert showcases two of the most common food symbols of the Chinese New Year: tangerines (wealth) and oranges (good luck), whose bright, happy color is associated with good fortune.