The celebrations of Chinese New Year are incomplete without Chinese New Year treats. All the family members gather for the Chinese New Year feast and enjoy a traditional meal.

There is a striking fact about Chinese New Year foods. Every food item symbolizes a popular belief in Chinese tradition. Given below are the popular foods and their recipes for Chinese New Year treats:

Recipe of Chinese Dumpling


  • 500 g sticky rice flour
  • 200 g butter
  • 250 g sugar
  • 200 g black sesame powder
  • 1 teaspoon of wine
  • Water

Method: First of all, you have to mix the butter with wine, powder, and sugar. Lit the oven and put the mixture for some time. Take sticky rice flour and add water in order to make soft dough balls. You need to cook the balls in boiled water. Keep the dough balls aside to let them cool down. Put the balls in rice flour. Keep adding water until the dough ball smoothens. Make a hole into the balls, add the sesame, and close it. Cook the dough balls in boil water. Put out the oven when the dough balls will start floating. Serve them hot.

Recipe of Chinese Chicken


  • Boneless chicken
  • 1 small cut zucchini
  • 1/4 cup of chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup of cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon of rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon of oyster sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of hot pepper paste
  • 1 -2 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 -1/2 tablespoon
  • Water

Method: Prepare the chicken pieces with a thick coating of cornstarch. Cut the zucchini and roll it halfway. Bow put it into slices. Take a bowl and mix garlic and green onion, followed by soy sauce, broth, oyster sauce, hot pepper sauce, vinegar, and wine. Take another small bowl and mix cornstarch and water. Preheat the oven frying pan and add vegetable oil. Fry the chicken pieces in the pan until they turn dark brown. Add the garlic and onion mixture into the pan and fry the chicken pieces again. Put the zucchini in the pan, followed by the mixture of the sauces. Add cornstarch and keep boiling the dish for some time until the gravy thickens. Your Chinese Chicken is ready.

Recipe of Lettuce Wraps


  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1 slice minced ginger
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • 1 lb meat from chicken breasts
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 1 can chopped water chestnuts
  • 1 diced stalk celery,
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Method: This is one of the luckiest Chinese New Year treats. First, wash and clean the lettuce leaves. Mix all the sauces together. Take a non-stick frying pan and add sesame oil into it. Put the ginger, garlic, and green onions together and cook for some time. Now add the chicken pieces and cook until they turn red. After that, keep the chicken pieces aside and take a bowl. Add chestnuts, red pepper, and celery into the pan. Add all the sauces and cook at medium heat. Mix cornstarch with water and put the mixture in the pan. You need to add the chicken pieces once again in the gravy. The chicken is ready. Now take the lettuce leaf and stuff it with the chicken.

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