Chinese New Year Dinner

In Shanghai the kids dressed in red up for school, and there were a day full of celebrations that the parents could take part of. There were performances, a dragon and lion dance, kids singing, and lots of cultural activities like origami, calligraphy etc.. The food is very important during the celebration and different food has certain meanings. Noodles represent longevity, dumplings symbolise wealth and fish abundance. If you wanna make a Chinese dinner here is some links to some of my recipes:

Anise Chicken, very easy recipe and so tasty

My favourite dumpling recipe

Chicken peanuts, my kids favourite

Chicken Orange

Gong Bao Ji Ding

Fish fragrant aubergine, without fish!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year🎋

In my house

You give our red envelopes with money for good luck. Today many people send a digital good luck envelope over their We chat app.

Red lanterns in all windows

Text and photo Malin Nordblom, Fab Foodie Swede

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Om Malin Nordblom Mat och dryckesskribent, receptkreatör och ibland även kallskänka/kock i köket på KSLA i Stockholm. Har ena foten i Sverige och den andra i Asien. Nyfiken, alltid hungrig och har gärna ett glas med något gott i handen. Spenderar mycket tid i köket med att hitta på nya recept och de som blir bra postar jag här.


  • alimackin2013 25 januari, 2020 at 18:00 Reply

    Oh this dinner looked wonderful! Love all the red!

    Allie of

  • ceridwensilverhart 26 januari, 2020 at 04:58 Reply

    Beautiful picture! I think I do more for Lunar New Year too. It just seems like there are more specific traditions for it than Gregorian New Year. This year, I added eating a lotus seed for good luck to my list of Lunar New Year activities. 😊


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