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Chinese New Year: A festive menu

This week marks the start of the Chinese New Year, ushering in the Year of the Dragon - considered to be the luckiest and most favourable of all the Zodiac signs.

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Yvonne Duivenvoorden

This week marks the start of the Chinese New Year, ushering in the Year of the Dragon – considered to be the luckiest and most favourable of all the Zodiac signs. The highlight of this auspicious holiday is naturally the food – or more like the feast. During this time, some specific food is served that symbolizes prosperity, longevity and luck. It’s also a chance for family and friends to get together and toast to happiness, wealth and good health in the coming year.

If you’re planning on hosting a Chinese New Year dinner, here are some recipes you can serve at your feast:

Starters

Easy hoisin-chicken salad rolls

Sesame-chicken lettuce wraps

Hot-and-sour shrimp soup

Mains

Kung pao chicken 

Cilantro-lime rice

Ginger chicken stir-fry with greens

Lemon chicken with bok choy

Chicken-rice bowl

Chicken on cilantro ginger noodles

Desserts

Black-sesame cookies

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