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 Post subject: Lunar New Year
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:01 am 
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Does anybody do anything special food wise for Chinese New Year? Any plans or recipe suggestions?
I thought I might stretch it to just an Asian influcened meal in general rather than just Chinese.

My friend who has lived in Korea and China was telling me that the Koreans and Vietnamese also celebrate the Lunar New Year, so perhaps not too much of a stretch. She was also telling me in China it's very traditional to have dumplings on the eve before new year. I'm not that organised to get any made, but I instantly thought of [urlhttp://veganlatina.com/jumping-to-conclusions-rabbit-year-carrot-cake-dumplings/]Terry Hope Romero's Carrot Cake Dumplings[/url] she made for the Year of the Rabbit.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:34 am 
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Good luck dish often served at Chinese New Year: Buddha's Delight.
It's easy to make a vegan version - just stick to the vegan seasonings and sauces.

Also: Good luck cakes, filled with adzuki paste!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:31 am 
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Definitely the red bean paste cakes! Those are my favorite. And noodles, long noodles.

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Growing up, we never had dumplings on Lunar [for me, Chinese] New Year, but we definitely ate a dish called jai (Buddha's delight) as the first meal of the new year. My mom would also make this sweet soup-y dish that was basically mochi in a sweet brown sugar syrup for dessert. This year, I'm just making jai with cellophane noodles, yuba, seitan, shiitake mushrooms, and some greens. And dumplings for sure.

Koreans usually have tteokguk for the new year (there's a good vegan recipe here) and banh chung is a must for the Vietnamese new year (mel c has a recipe on her blog, but it's a pretty labor intensive dish).

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 Post subject: Re: Lunar New Year
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:57 am 
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Those are all fabulous suggestions, it's moments like this that I really wish I knew more about Asian food and culture.

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 Post subject: Re: Lunar New Year
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Bumping this thread since it is the Chinese New Year on Monday. Any special menus planned ?

Since it is a work day, I'm trying to do some chopping and prep today.

On our menu:

Sichuan 'Beef' and Broccoli from Bryanna's Authentique Chinese Cuisine
White Rice
Dan Dan Noodles
Veg Stirfry using the Ginger Stirfry Sauce from DIY Vegan
Terry's Fav Almond Cookies from Veganomicon - though I cut the amount of sugar in half
Jasmine Tea


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