The Lunar New Year and Chinese cuisine are heavily intertwined and have a connection that goes far beyond the enjoyment of good food. The link between Chinese cuisine and the Lunar New Year is rooted in cultural traditions, symbolism, and the importance of family gatherings during this festive period. Many dishes are believed to bring good luck, happiness and prosperity so are prepared during the New Year.
Lunar New Year is the most significant festival in Chinese tradition and is celebrated by communities all over the world. Lasting for 15 days, the festival marks the beginning of a new chapter, and each year is associated with an animal from the Chinese Zodiac. This year, we are entering the Year of the Dragon.
The Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac is revered, representing strength, courage, and power, and meaning individuals born in this year are natural leaders with a propensity for wealth and success. Dragons are known for their independence, charisma, and creativity, and are believed to attract good fortune and protect against harm.
The Year of the Dragon is celebrated with great enthusiasm and is often marked by elaborate festivities, parades, and cultural events in Chinese communities worldwide. It continues to be a symbol of strength, power, and good fortune, making it an exciting and significant year in the Chinese zodiac.
From traditional favourites to modern twists, we’ve prepared a whole host of dishes that will add a dash of authenticity and a burst of flavour to your festivities. From the rich umami flavours of braised pork belly to the aromatic spaghetti with roasted cherry tomatoes, spring onions & chilli soy sauce, there’s a recipe for everyone!
Check out our, simple, easy-to-make, yet delicious braised pork belly! Fusing pork, ginger and our Lee Kum Kee red braising sauce, it’s an iconic dish known for its rich, savoury, and indulgent flavour profile.
Season with fresh, chopped spring onions and serve with rice for a traditional Lunar New Year dish to welcome in the Year of the Dragon.
Looking for a quick and easy recipe that’s filled with veg and healthy nutrients? These veggie noodles are packed with peppers, onion, broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, and more!
For a healthy yet delicious way to celebrate the New Year with your loved ones, try out this recipe with our Premium Mushroom Seasoning Powder and Reduced Salt Soy Sauce.
Our recipe for Spicy Hoisin King Prawns has a sweet and tangy taste with a hint of garlic. Our Chiu Chow Chilli Oil and Hoisin Sauce contribute to blend of sweet, tangy, spicy, and savoury flavours, all of which complement the slightly sweet taste of the king prawns. Impress your guests and whip up this simple yet impressive dish in minutes.
Having friends and family round for the New Year? Celebrate with this aromatic Fortune Roast Chicken. The Premium Oyster Sauce bring all the umami whereas the XO sauce offers a spicy, smoky, and slightly sweet taste for a fantastic celebratory plate, that satisfies the tastebuds all round!
Our much-loved Char Siu Sauce combined with the one & only Premium Oyster Sauce adds a deep umami taste to this roasted stuffed chicken roll dish. This is a meal that’s rich in flavour and is perfect for welcoming in the Year of the Dragon!