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Some people know that even though I was born and raised in Thailand, I am a fourth generation Chinese-Thai. There are millions of Chinese-Thais, and Chinese food has become so deeply intertwined with Thai cuisine that you can’t really talk about one without the other.

For this reason, Chinese New Year is a major celebration in Thailand and, of course, food is at the heart of this celebration! So here are some recipes I have that could be part of your Chinese New Year table!

An absolute classic when it comes to the Lunar New Year. If you do one thing this season, let it be this. This recipe is my mother-in-law’s famous recipe and it is the best she has ever had.

Their filling is so good that I can just sit down with a bowl and eat it throughout the meal. I got this recipe from my restaurant days and these are still the best spring rolls I’ve ever had.

A plate of spring rolls, with 3 pieces cut open, served in a glass.  Coriander garnish.A plate of spring rolls, with 3 pieces cut open, served in a glass.  Coriander garnish.

Steamed fish is an integral part of a Chinese feast and this is my most popular steamed fish recipe 1.5 million views on Youtube! And for good reason, it’s incredibly delicious and works with any white-fleshed fish. If you use whole fish the same technique applies, just increase the amount of sauce based on the size of the fish.

This recipe is perfect if you don’t want a complicated meal for Chinese New Year. It’s an easy, simple dish that tastes like you spent hours on it. The first time I ate this dish at my mother-in-law’s house, I knew I needed a recipe!

This char siu recipe is one of my most popular among overs 1.5 million views on Youtube! I promise it will be better than anything you can buy, especially when you can cook it to perfection and serve it still warm from the oven. It requires advanced planning, but the process itself is really simple.

Chinese BBQ pork sliced ​​on a cutting board.Chinese BBQ pork sliced ​​on a cutting board.

I don’t know about you, but in my world, if you have sweet char siu, you also have to have salty, crunchy siu yok (also known as siu yuk or siu yoke) to complete the pork extravaganza. This recipe is the simplest one that will work for you, with guaranteed flaky, crispy skin if you follow the instructions.

A plate of crispy pork belly, a large piece and a few chopped piecesA plate of crispy pork belly, a large piece and a few chopped pieces

A Chinese New Year feast can be a little rich and heavy, and this super popular recipe is the perfect vegetable side to balance it all out. You’ll never want to cook gai lan any other way again!

A plate of stir-fried Chinese broccoli with pieces of garlic on topA plate of stir-fried Chinese broccoli with pieces of garlic on top

This is my husband’s favorite dim sum dish, so I decided to try making it at home and it turned out super easy and even more delicious!

A bowl of steamed ribs with green onions and a side of peppersA bowl of steamed ribs with green onions and a side of peppers

YOU MUST HAVE NOODLES for Chinese New Year, right?? This is my grandmother’s signature dish, made Hainanese style, where she is from. I’m so happy to be able to share our family’s beloved recipe with you!

A bowl of stir-fried glass noodles with dried shrimp, shiitake mushrooms and green onions on top.A bowl of stir-fried glass noodles with dried shrimp, shiitake mushrooms and green onions on top.

In the world of Chinese desserts, this is hands down my favorite. The chewy mochi-like rice balls are filled with aromatic toasted black sesame seeds. The best part is the warm, soothing ginger broth they come in.


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