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Chinese New Year 2012

Chinese New Year 2012

Now that the ongoing leftovers from Christmas and New Years are polished off and the freezer is empty, it's time for the next holiday and some exciting new dishes.

Chinese New Year (CNY) falls on January 23 this year and our HQ is alive with buzz of who's going where and more importantly, what they'll eat when they get there.

Whether you're having a quiet one or a festive to-do with everyone from Aunty Jasmine to her great grand nephews twice removed, HQ has devised some easy recipes to help your celebrations run smoother.

As family and friends arrive, lay out trays of easy to eat finger foods like some crunchy spring rolls and potstickers. Guests can grab as much or as little as they like and the delicious smell will waft through the house, whetting everyone's appetite before dinner begins!

It's definitely not an Asian event without rice and we've polled HQ to reveal two staff favourites: AHG's chicken fried rice and fragrant sticky rice. Although rice dishes can be eaten on its own, it's also a great dish to accompany your other veggie or meat mains and fill everyone up before...

Dessert! In addition to fresh fruit, cookies are usually served at the end of a Chinese feast and our peanut cookie recipe is bound to be a crowd pleaser! And if you're definitely more fruit inclined, AHG's banana fritters because let's be honest, anything deep fried is entertaining gold.

We always love to know when our amazing customers try any of our recipes so let us know. Send in your pictures to be featured on the site or leave a comment below to share what you're planning for Chinese New Year at your home!

Until next time: keep safe and eat well!

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