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17 Mouthwatering Foods You Need To Eat For Lunar New Year

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1. These classic pork and chive dumplings.

Or just chive. I don't care. Chive is life. Recipe here.

2. These vegan potstickers.

Made with eggplant, green onions, and shitake mushrooms. Mmm mmm.

3. This brown sugar–glazed Chinese bacon.

The THICK-cut bacon you've been dreaming about in Howl's Moving Castle. Learn how to prepare your own Chinese bacon here. And see how to make the glazed bacon here.
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The THICK-cut bacon you've been dreaming about in Howl's Moving Castle. Learn how to prepare your own Chinese bacon here. And see how to make the glazed bacon here.

4. This whole steamed fish.

Bones and all. Recipe here.
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Bones and all. Recipe here.

5. This flaming-hot chicken salad.

Doesn't that burn your throat just by looking at it? Learn how to eat fire here.

6. These cold mung bean noodles.

Like spicy, oily jelly that you'll be slurping down in seconds. Recipe here.
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Like spicy, oily jelly that you'll be slurping down in seconds. Recipe here.

7. These pork belly zongzi.

Learn how to make these bamboo leaf–wrapped sticky rice pockets here. You can also mix up the fillings: popular ones besides pork are mung bean, red bean, and corn.

8. This fried Nián Gāo.

This is your state-fair-fried-affair dream. To start, you can learn how to make your own glutinous rice cake here if you don't have access to a Asian grocery store. Then, see how to fry them here.

9. These pineapple cakes.

The finest shortbread-jelly-filled things in life. Recipe here.
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The finest shortbread-jelly-filled things in life. Recipe here.

10. These "longevity" oodles of noodles for days.

To last you for an eternity. YUM.
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To last you for an eternity. YUM.

11. This Chinese red sauce pork.

Glazed to perfection. Recipe here.
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Glazed to perfection. Recipe here.

12. These crispy, salted prawns.

Heads are a must. Because from where else would you suck incredible juices from? Recipe here.
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Heads are a must. Because from where else would you suck incredible juices from? Recipe here.

13. These scallion and bacon Hua Juan.

Roll yourself in scallion heaven.

14. These savory daikon (turnip) cakes.

Turn up turn up. Recipe here.
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Turn up turn up. Recipe here.

15. These candied kumquats.

If you haven't had a kumquat, you're missing out. Recipe here.
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If you haven't had a kumquat, you're missing out. Recipe here.

16. These Chinese almond cookies.

What's that you said? Sorry I'm busy munchin'.

17. The most delicious rice mound to exist (eight treasure rice pudding).

Made with dates, lotus seeds, red bean, lychee, and anything and everything good. Learn how to make this here.
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Made with dates, lotus seeds, red bean, lychee, and anything and everything good. Learn how to make this here.

Happy Lunar New Year!!

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May all the fortune be with you. 🐒

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