Happy Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the time when families gather together to celebrate and enjoy home-cooked food and being with loved ones. With Chinese traditionally served in the centre of the table for everyone to enjoy, we recommend these classic Chinese dishes which are great for sharing.

Food for sharing

How is Chinese New Year celebrated?

Chinese civilisation goes back over 5,000 years, with a rich history of regional cultures and traditions. Also known as “Spring Festival”, the Chinese way to welcome in the New Year is to celebrate over good food with friends and family. Whilst some traditions vary from region to region, red is considered a lucky colour during this festival. Banners with good wishes for the new year are stuck around the front doors of homes and the skies across China are lit with fireworks as the clock strikes midnight. The 10th of February 2024 marks the beginning of the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese calendar. People born in the Year of the Dragon usually possess courage, tenacity, and intelligence, often displaying enthusiasm and confidence.

Chinese dishes for New Year

New Year culinary traditions

Serving the right food at Chinese New Year is an important part of the festival. Fish is served for prosperity, dumplings, fruit and spring rolls for wealth, sweet rice balls for family unity, noodles for long life, and glutinous rice cake for respect. All of the foods served are chosen for their meaning, to bring good fortune and peace for the new year.

Cooking New Year meals with Thermomix®

Whether you’re cooking for family, loved ones, or friends, New Year is the best time to express your feelings with a table full of homemade dishes and it couldn’t be easier with Thermomix®. You can knead with Dough mode, use Varoma® for steaming seafood, or stew delicious soups in the mixing bowl. Just search Cookidoo®, add a lot of love, and enjoy the occasion.

Alternative food for New Year

Enjoy a meal together and savour the taste of home.

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