Chinese New Year Cookbook

by Yi on January 25, 2014 · 44 comments

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The Chinese New Year is less than one week away! According to the Lunar calendar, the new year falls on 1/31/2014 and it’s the Year of the Horse!

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is the celebration of the beginning of the spring. During this time, family members will get together and celebrate with a big feast New Year’s reunion dinner while good wishes being exchanged and cash laden envelopes being given to the children.

Growing up in China, most of my fondest Chinese New Year memories occurred at the big reunion dinner where plenty of symbiotic and delicious dishes were cooked by my grandfather and enjoyed by the whole family! Thank you grandpa, for pareparing course after course of super delicious food during the New Year and being so inspirational in my cooking!

In celebrating the year of the horse, I’ve got a little gift for you! I am going to share a super delicious Chinese New Year recipe of mine that sure will make your New Year’s dinner a tad more traditional this year!

Actually, scratch that – let’s make it 14 personal favorite Chinese New Year dishes collected into one easy to use cookbook. And this is completely FREE for you to download! Here is a preview of what you’ll get:

chinese new year cookbook

chinese new year cookbook

If you are preparing for this year’s Chinese New Year dinner, this cookbook’s got you all covered. From mouth-watering appetizers to traditional entrees to refreshing desserts, you’ve got the game plan laid out right in front of you – all with step-by-step illustrations. To get your free copy, simply fill out the form below and you’ll get an email instructions on how to proceed:






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I hope you get to enjoy this free cookbook and the recipes as much as I do. As usual, if you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a message, send me an email, or drop a hello on my facebook page!

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1 Sonny S. February 6, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Have a Happy Horse year from Twn.

thanks for the book.

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2 Steve February 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Happy new year from belgium
Grtz

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3 Shuhan January 29, 2014 at 11:37 am

Aw how lovely of you! Good one Yi! And a happy chinese new year to you :) Gong xi fa cai!

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4 Yi January 29, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Thanks Shuhan. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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5 Angela January 29, 2014 at 8:57 am

Downloaded your cookbook and looked through the recipes – I think you did an awesome job in putting it together. (I can’t wait to try them out!)
Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with us through this cookbook and your website. (Keep up the GREAT work!)
Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family!

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6 Alla January 29, 2014 at 6:29 am

FABULOUS!!!! and just on time, I’m ‘getting started” with Chinese cooking for CNY!

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7 Josephine Chow January 29, 2014 at 2:31 am

Hi Yi,

Just download your Chinese New Year cook book; nice recipes with beautiful pictures. Thank you so much for sharing.

Wish you and your family a Happy Chinese New Year.

Josephine Chow

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8 Juliana January 28, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Nice Yi…thanks for sharing this with us…I look forward to the recipes.
Hope you are having a wonderful week :D

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9 Yi January 28, 2014 at 11:35 pm

Thanks Juliana. Happy Chinese New Year!

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10 Sissi January 28, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Happy Chinese New Year! I have always thought that Chinese (or Japanese) New Year food is something we should adapt here in Europe ;-) The book looks fabulous! Thanks to you some of us might cook a Chinese New Year dish for the first time in their lives…

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11 Yi January 28, 2014 at 11:35 pm

Hi Sissi, it’s absolutely my pleasure to share this old tradition! I’d love to hear some feedback if any of your European friends cooked any of the dishes in this book. Thanks!

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12 Irina @ wandercrush January 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

Happy early Chinese New Year! My mom is currently celebrating in Taiwan and taunting me with photos… oh what I would give to be at my Grandma’s table for the feast! I should probably cook something up here in celebration, and your recipes are going to be the first line of reference :)

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13 Yi January 28, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Thanks for checking out the cookbook. Happy New Year to you too Irina! Wish you a wonderful year of the horse in London!

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14 Bam's Kitchen January 28, 2014 at 3:00 am

Xin Nian Kuai le! Kung hei Fat Choi! I am looking forward to your very delicious e-cookbook to hit my e-mail inbox. What a lovely and thoughtful idea. I can wait to try your version of nian gao with the coconut-yum!. Wishing you a very safe, happy and prosperous new year. I was born in the year of the horse. I was told by a little old Cantonese lady that if I put a half bottle of water under my bed this year I will not have any bad luck. I figured why not give it a try…any truth to this superstition? Take Care, BAM

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15 Yi January 28, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Hi BAM, Xin Nian Kuai le! Kung hei Fat Choi!
Thanks for your kind wishes!. May you have a prosperous year of the horse too! As for the superstition, I’ll have to verify with some older folks first :)

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16 Abbe@This is How I Cook January 28, 2014 at 12:14 am

Yi, you are a mensch! What a great book. Can’t wait to try it!

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17 Yi January 28, 2014 at 11:21 pm

Thanks Abbe!

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18 Kathy N. January 27, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Hi Yi,

Thank you so much for the Chinese New Year Cookbook. You’re very kind to share your favorite recipes. I will definitely share your cookbook with my sister and best friend. Again, thank you! Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

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19 Yi January 27, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Hello Kathy, thanks for checking out the cookbook. Hope you get to cook some of the recipes! Happy New Year!

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20 Darlene January 27, 2014 at 11:27 am

Terrific cook book Can’t wait to make some of these recipes — esp the pork belly ones!

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21 Yi January 27, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Hello Darlene, thanks for checking out the cookbook. Please let me know how you liked the crispy pork!! Happy New Year!

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22 Angie@Angie's Recipes January 27, 2014 at 8:48 am

Thanks for sharing, Yi!
Happy Spring Festival!
Angie

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23 Yi January 27, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Happy Chinese New Year to you too!

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24 Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking January 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Great job, Yi! Congrats on making your own cookbook! I wish you and your fam wonderful CNY!

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25 Yi January 27, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Thank you Sandra!

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26 Daniela January 26, 2014 at 8:46 am

Hope you spend a wonderful Chinese New Year!
The cookbook looks very interesting, with great recipes, thanks for sharing.

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27 Yi January 27, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Thank you Daniela. Hope get to try some of these recipes after your vacation!

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28 DB January 26, 2014 at 8:29 am

Sorry, Yi. Just received the activation email with the instructions for the book download. Horse people are said to be impatient. Thanks.

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29 Yi January 27, 2014 at 10:52 pm

No worries I am glad you got the book at the end! Happy cooking!

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30 DB January 26, 2014 at 8:22 am

I re-signed in order to get the cookbook as you suggest and forwarded the post to interested friends. Where do I download?

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31 John@Kitchen Riffs January 26, 2014 at 1:31 am

Looks like a deal! Who doesn’t need more recipes? Thanks so much!

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32 Yi January 27, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Thanks John.

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34 Yi January 25, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Hello, thank you for your visit. Yes you can use my posts as a reference as long you link to the original post. Do you mind letting me know about your website! I’d love to visit since it’s similar to my blog!

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35 AliceK January 25, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Looks great, can’t wait. Thank you for always providing us with fantastic recipes. When is the anticipated available date for us to download?

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36 Yi January 25, 2014 at 8:56 pm

HI AliceK, the book is ready for you to download. Just put your name and email in the signup form and you’ll receive future instructions in your email. Please let me know if you have questions.

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37 AliceK January 26, 2014 at 12:04 am

I am already a subscriber, do I have to sign up again? I received the email regarding the cookbook but didn’t see any link to download the cookbook. The only link in the email brought me to this page. Is there another email being sent out? Thanks.

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38 Yi January 26, 2014 at 9:16 am

Hi AliceK, yes please fill out the form above and you’ll get email instructions to download the e-cookbook. It’ll say you have signed up for the newsletter again but you’ll NOT receive my newsletter twice. Hope this helps and sorry for the confusion.

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39 AliceK January 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Got it. Thank you very much. The cookbook looks great. Saving it on my computer and printing it out in color so I can store it in my recipe binder.

40 Carolyn Jung January 25, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Looks like the makings for a perfect Lunar New Year feast! ;)

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41 Yi January 27, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Thanks Carolyn. For me having a big feast is what CNY is all about!!

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42 Yi January 27, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Thanks for sharing your printed cookbook with me on the FB page. I absolutely love it. Enjoy the book and have a happy Chinese New Year!

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