It's The Year of The Horse and the first major holidays for the year. Let us give you some ideas on how to make 2014's Chinese New Year extra special.
Chinese New Year is around the corner!
The first major holiday of the year is the perfect time to be with friends and family, and what could be better to make that circle complete than with... FOOD! Think about it: reunion dinners, delectable treats and sweets, home-made specialties.
Here are some stuff from us at Fried Chillies to really get you all primed up and excited for 2014's Year Of The Horse.
1. The Origins of Yee Sang
Nowadays this festive treat is everywhere you look around this time of the year, and CNY wouldn't be complete without it. And admit it, it's a helluva lot of fun to toss the dish with your friends and family while laughing and just sharing each others joy. But do you know how Yee Sang first came to be? Brush up on some knowledge of this wonderful treat by reading our excellent article on The Origins of Yee Sang, right here at Fried Chillies.
2. Have An Awesome Reunion Dinner!
When your family is gathered for the reunion dinner, of course you should pull out all the stops to make sure it'll be a memorable and delicious time together. Our little guide to a spectacular reunion dinner is easy to prepare and yields stunningly yummy results. Trust us, it'll make for an experience to remember... the only downside is, your family will ask you to prepare reunion dinner ALL the time!
3. Chinese New Year Cookies
Now keep up the fun and festive mood by making or buying some stonking Chinese New Year cookies and snacks. We're sure there are loads of different kinds out there, but here are our favourites during this time of year. Are they your favourites too?
4. Make Your Own Dim Sum... With A Twist
Whip up these great Dim Sum recipes and serve it to your relatives and friends when they come and visit! A bit unconventional, sure, but why not? It'll make a for a fun makan-makan session and it'll leave a great impression to your guests, too.
5. Cook More Chinese!
If you're stuck about what to cook this CNY, we got great recipes right here at Fried Chillies that aren't too crazy difficult to make and are sure to make your guests smacking their lips in delight, like our One Pot Chicken Rice and even this lovely, succulent and very impressive Roast Duck.
So have a fun, food filled Year of The Horse, and here's wishing all of you out there Happy Chinese New Year.
Gong Xi Fa Cai!