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The Asian Lunar New Year (aka Chinese New Year) begins on Friday, January 31, the first day of a 15-day festival marking the start of the Year of the Horse. What a terrific opportunity to view the noisy, colorful parades, celebrate with family and friends, and enjoy mountains of good food.
Gong Hay Fat Choy! If you are in Seattle, click here for a schedule of events at Hing Hay Park on Saturday, February 1. It will be a busy day full of Lion and Dragon Dances, Taiko Drumming, Drill Teams, Martial Arts Demonstrations, and a Children's Parade. Or consider a drive across a bridge to celebrate on the other side of Lake Washington and join Bellevue's celebration the following weekend.
I searched my blog archives for some appropriate dishes and came up with these Asian-flavored favorites, more fusion than Chinese but "in the spirit of". Click on any of the titles below to take you to the recipe.
Cabbage and Shrimp Pancake (Japanese Okonomiyaki)
Korean Green Onion Pancake
Asparagus & Mushroom Stir Fry with Tofu
Stir Fry Broccoli Salad
Asian Cucumber Salad
Marinated Cucumber Salad (Sunomono)
Asian Soba Noodle Salad
Cold Soba Noodle Salad
Stir Fry Pork with Rice
Stir Fry Beef with Oranges & Green Beans
Thai Summer Rolls (Spring Rolls)
For more inspiration check out Jaden’s post at SmittenKitchen for a roundup of her tasty recipes and links to a gazillion others.