Lunar New Year is almost here.
The cultural celebration — which represents the start of a new year based on the lunisolar calendar— officially falls on January 28th. It's traditionally celebrated in China, Korea, and Vietnam, as well as in countries with significant Chinese populations like Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Food plays a key role during the festivities, as many families will cook traditional dishes that incorporate ingredients believed to bring them luck, prosperity, and longevity in the coming year. Whether you're hosting your own celebration this year or just wanting to know more, we've rounded up 21 dishes that are worth feasting on, below.