Year of the Dragon Comes Roaring In
As you might expect, people born in the Year of the Dragon are characterized by their powerful, independent personalities. They’re passionate risk-takers who can achieve great success in life. This year, learn more about the rich culture of China and celebrate the Dragons in your life with a Chinese New Year celebration!
- Get the Year of the Dragon off to a roaring start with a festive party. We’ve got lots of entertaining tips and recipes, as well as information about the symbolism of Chinese New Year, in our downloadable guide.
- Naturally, food plays a starring role in this most important of Chinese holidays, especially food that suggests something lucky, like golden-brown fried foods for wealth and noodles for long life. For a prosperous 2012, serve deep-fried pork-stuffed Crispy Wontons, and for longevity, Long Life Noodles stir-fried with Kikkoman Oyster Sauce and Soy Sauce.
- Streamline your Chinese New Year celebration so that you can spend more time with your guests and less time in the kitchen by preparing much of the food ahead of time. Chinese Roast Pork is marinated in Kikkoman Soy Sauce, sherry, garlic and ginger can be roasted well in advance, then sliced and arranged on a platter with colorful vegetable garnishes.
- In China, chicken is one of the foods associated with the dragon, so be sure to feature it on your table. Chicken & Vegetable Chow Mein with Kikkoman Stir-Fry Sauce or Chinese Kara-Áge Chicken Salad are two great dishes to incorporate on your Chinese New Year menu.