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Family Chinese New Year recipes


Tuck into a family feast with our easy, Chinese-inspired recipes – see our Chinese New Year food, including fried rice, beef, prawns and tofu.

Celebrate Chinese New Year in style with these delicious recipes for the whole family. It's the perfect opportunity for friends and family to gather and enjoy a home-cooked meal. We have everything from crisp spring rolls with a soy dipping sauce to start, to filling chow mein with pineapple rice and toffee bananas to top it all off.


These mains are designed to be eaten as single meals, rather than together. However, if you want to make a feast, you can serve as many of them as you like. Stick to the original quantities and serve everyone a small amount of each.

For our simple recipes, see our easiest ever Chinese New Year menu. Learn more about the history and traditions of the holiday with food expert Ching-He Huang's Chinese New Year celebration menu.

Find even more recipes in our Chinese New Year recipe collection.

Vegetarian spring rolls

Spring rolls on plate with dipping sauce

Kick off your meal with a plate of our simple vegetable spring rolls with a soy dipping sauce. Adjust the chilli or leave out altogether for children who aren't used to heat. The mixture of rice noodles, crunchy veg and crisp spring roll wrappers is a tasty combination.

Find more recipes in our vegan stir-fry collection.

Chow mein

Chow mein in bowl

This mouth-watering noodle dish uses prosciutto ham in place of Jinhua ham to create this favourite stir-fry. Try experimenting with chow mein by using different fish, meat or veggies. Marinading the shredded chicken in the soy and sesame sauce helps to soak up all the rich flavours of the dish.

Get more inspiration for sizzled stir-fry recipes bursting with flavour from our ultimate collection.

Cashew chicken

Cashew chicken in bowl

This chicken dish is a real crowd-pleaser. Fry up tender chunks of chicken breast with sweet, crunchy cashews with shredded spring onions to garnish. This cashew chicken recipe might be a little more effort but it's well worth it. Serve hot from the wok as part of your Chinese New Year spread.

Pineapple fried rice

Pineapple rice in pan with spatula

Combine sweet and savoury flavours with this family-friendly pineapple fried rice. This vegetarian dish is loaded with chunks of fresh pineapple and omelette ribbons. Frozen peas and spring onions add colour and freshness. This recipe is great opportunity to use up that leftover white rice in the fridge.

See more inspiration with our fried rice recipes.

Toffee & sesame bananas

Toffee bananas with ice cream in bowls

Who could resist a bowlful of caramelised bananas with a light caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream? Try these toffee & sesame bananas for a quick and easy dessert to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth.

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