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Chinese New Year: Celebrate The Right Way


Chinese food is eaten on a daily basis. With the Chinese New Year, many are probably saying “who cares, I don’t celebrate it.” Who cares if you don’t celebrate it, but would it be fun to make food that are eaten during this holiday?

This article will show you how:

The Chinese dumpling, a classic.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon margarine

  • 1/2 cup milk

Directions

  1. Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in medium size bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk to make a soft dough.

  2. Drop by spoonfuls into boiling stew. Cover and simmer 15 minutes without lifting lid. Serve.

  3. To make parsley dumplings, add 1 tablespoon parsley flakes to the dry ingredients.

Fun Fact:Chinese dumplings are eaten on the 5th day of new year in China to resemble good wealth and prosperity.

Challenge Yourself: How to say Chinese dumplings in Chinese - Jiaozi/ jyaoww-dzrr

Spring Rolls, another classic

Fun fact: Spring rolls got their name because they are eaten during the spring festival that is also a celebration.

Challenge Yourself:How to say Spring Rolls in Chinese- Chunjuan/ Chwnn-Jwen

The recipes can be adjusted to anyway you like by substituting or leaving out stated ingredients.


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