Sunday, February 14, 2010

Chinese New Year Dinner Menu

We will be getting together with friends next weekend to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. To be honest, for me all holidays revolve around food:) The Lunar New Year is no exception! This is what I have planned so far....please leave me your suggestions. One of our friends that will be coming has a daughter from Vietnam and a son from Korea. They will be bringing some yummy traditional dishes for each of their kiddos birth countries. We will of course have some Chinese dishes as well as some Indonesian dishes ( my mothers birth country). Looks like we will have lots of Asia covered next Sunday!!

On the menu so far:

  • Nian Gao. Chinese Sticky Cake. This cake is said to make people advance towards higher positions and prosperity step by step....hey it's a recession we need all the help we can get!
  • Chinese Tea Eggs- I can't wait to try these! My friend Liz will be bringing this to dinner!
  • Char Siu Bau. Chinese steamed buns with BBQ pork. I bought these at an Asian market but this recipe looks good.
  • Pangseet-Indonesian fried wonton. My kids loooove these!
  • Bami Goreng-Indonesian noodles-this will be our Long life noodle dish. I am going to use long Chinese egg noodles.
  • Chicken in black bean sauce- Yummy and shhhh I can make this in the crockpot:)
  • Kerupuk- I grew up eating these at my Oma's house. You use them to scoop up rice and meat. They are yummy! My kids call the "Chinese Chips"
  • Scallion pancakes- Did you eat these in China? I love these!
  • Beef Randang- A spicy Indonesian beef dish
  • Rice and lots of it!
  • Oranges and tangerines
We will have a Vietnamese dish and and a Korean dish....can't wait to try those too! I need another chicken dish, maybe I'll make sate with peanut sauce, the kids love it.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!


Sandra said...

OMG - can I come???

A Beautiful Mess said...

dinner is at 3:00 :)

Wanda said...

Wow...what a great menu! Have fun.

HuluMama said...

Sounds delicious!!!!

Moore, Moore, Moore! said...

Please can I come?? I will bring the drinks, haha! Sounds delish!!!!!

A Beautiful Mess said...

c'mon over Morgan! You know where we live and I miss you!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I heart you! Thanks for these recipes. I'm saving them for next year, for sure. And maybe I'll tackle a few for this coming weekend. (We are all out of whack with our timing, but what can you do?)

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Susan said...

got any easter dishes maryellen? miss you! :)

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