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Menu Ideas for Vegetarian Chinese New Year

LucyK Feb 9, 2010 02:36 PM

Last year I made radish cake, nian gao and sticky rice. Any suggestion for items to add to my menu this year would be greatly appreciated?

  1. l
    LucyK Feb 9, 2010 06:15 PM

    These are great. Thanks. It's just for me and my husband, so it's not going to be a for a big group.

    1. gansu girl Feb 9, 2010 04:25 PM

      What about making some veggie dumplings? Long-life noodles with vegetables and no meat?


      1. t
        toveggiegirl Feb 9, 2010 03:04 PM

        Is this for a dinner party or a more casual meal?
        You can always make Buddha's Delight. Here is one recipe: http://chinesefood.about.com/od/chinesenewyear/r/buddhasdelight.htm
        I know some kind of noodle dish is traditional. I like this easy vegetable chow mein recipe (http://www.recipezaar.com/Vegetable-Chow-Mein-344841) but there are many out there to choose from .
        If your feeling ambitious, you might want to try Chinese Bean Curd Skin Rolls. I been brave enough to attempt this recipe yet. http://www.recipezaar.com/Chinese-Bean-Curd-Skin-Rolls-339958
        I don't know if it is appropriate for New Year's, but I love Barbara Tropp's Pan-Fried Scallion & Chive Bread (Chong Yu Bing) and apparently chives symbolize eternity. http://www.recipezaar.com/pan-fried-s...
        And for dessert, you can always do almond cookies.

        1. j
          josie888 Feb 9, 2010 02:53 PM

          We always had Fat Choy for New Year's. Also potatoes and bamboo shoots in brown bean sauce.

          1. jadec Feb 9, 2010 02:50 PM

            Lo han jai (Buddha's delight) is a traditional vegetarian New Year's dish.

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