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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Top 5 Chinese New Year Dishes for good luck specially made using ingredients from Mc Asia

The Philippines is known for having the longest Christmas season in the world, starting from the first day of September and way past December 25--- up to the celebration of the Three Kings.

 

Now that I think about it though, our Christmas season could actually last up to five months as we also made the Chinese New Year a holiday.

 

The Lunar New Year, known in China as chūnjié or Spring Festival, is a festive time for many all over the world. Unlike before when it was only the Chinese who celebrate, a lot of Pinoy families also take part in the celebrations hoping that it would also bring them luck for the entire year.

 

Even the Malls have CNY displays and FengShui exhibits that attract attention from mall goers. At home we also add buy decorations and charms that are believed to bring good fortune and most importantly, tons of good food 

 

Chinese New Year food traditions are hugely symbolic for example serving two whole fish and saving one for leftovers to represent surplus in the new year, serving a whole chicken to represent wholeness and prosperity, and serving items like spring rolls, which resemble gold bars and symbolize wealth.

 

Planning a CNY feast for the family here are some recipes you might want to try!

 


For appetizers Chinese Spring Rolls. As mentioned Spring rolls (chun juan) take their name from the holiday for which they're traditionally prepared: the Spring Festival (chunjie) the crisp golden rolls are meant to symbolize bars of gold and bring wealth and prosperity in the year to come.


Ingredients:

SHAOXING WINE 600ML

King chef Canola

JADE BRIDGE Light Soy sauce 500 ML

SPRING ROLLS CHILI SAUCE SWEET FLAVOR 300ML - THAI DANCER

 

For the pork

250g ground pork

To taste salt

½ tsp sesame oil

1 tsp Shaoxing wine

½ tsp cornstarch

¼ tsp white pepper

For the vegetables

2 tablespoons oil

1 clove garlic, chopped

10 dried shiitake mushrooms (soaked until softened and thinly sliced)

1 cup carrots, julienned

1 cup bamboo shoots, julienned

1 small baguio pechay shredded

1 tbsp. Shaoxing wine

2 tbsp. light soy sauce

1 tsp. sesame oil

to taste salt (or)

to taste white pepper

1/4 tsp. sugar

2 tbsp cornstarch (dissolved in 2 tbsp. water)

To assemble and fry

1 pack small square spring roll wrappers  

Canola oil , for frying

spring roll sauce for dipping

 

1.For the pork: mix all ingredients together until well combined. set aside.

2.In wok over medium heat, saute pork until  half cooked.

3.add the garlic, and continue sauteeing until fragrant. add the rest of the vegetables and seasoning.

4.Thicken with cornstarch slurry. Set aside to cool.

5.to assemble: place 2 heaping tablespoons of filling in the center of spring roll wrappers.

6.fold-in both sides, roll and seal ends. repeat process for the rest of the ingredients.

7.Deep fry until golden and drain off excess oil over paper towels.

8.Serve with dip on the side

 


Next is Pancit Bihon, also a staple in Pinoy celebrations, noodles unsurprisingly symbolize a wish for longevity. Their length and unsevered preparation are also symbolic of the eater's life and is a lucky food eaten on Chinese New Year Day .

 

TRADITIONAL RICE VERMICELLI 400G – PARROT

JADE BRIDGE Mushroom Soy sauce 500 ML

JADE BRIDGE Light Soy sauce 500 ML

CHICKEN POWDER SEASONING 800G - KNORR AROI SURE

THAI DANCER OYSTER SAUCE


¼ cup Canola oil

3 tbsp. Garlic, chopped

¼ cup Onion, chopped

2 pcs. Chinese sausage, sliced

½ cup Pork belly, thinly sliced

½ cup, shrimps, peeled and deveined

3Tbsp. Light soy sauce

3 Tbsp. Mushroom soy sauce

3 Tbsp. Oyster sauce

½ Tbsp. Chicken powder

To taste black pepper

1 ½ cup carrots, julienned

1 ½ cups snow peas

1 pack rice vermicelli, soaked for 20 minutes in tap water

1-2 cups water or chicken/pork broth

2 cups cabbage shredded

2 tbsp. Kinchay, chopped

Calamansi

 

1.In a wok over medium heat, sauté garlic and onions until fragrant.

2.Add Chinese sausage, pork, shrimps and all seasoning and continue to sauté until shrimps are cooked. Take out shrimp and set aside.

3.Add the carrots, snow peas and rice vermicelli. Add 1 cup broth (add more as necessary) and bring to a boil until noodles are half done.

4.Stir in cabbage and kinchay.

 


Sweet and Sour Fish: Fish (pronounced as ‘yu’ in Chinese) signifies abundance, and is a sign of prosperity. The Chinese believe that tossing yusheng (prosperity salad) will bring prosperity, wealth and luck for the new year.

 

SWEET & SOUR SAUCE 300ML - THAI DANCER

CHICKEN POWDER SEASONING 800G - KNORR AROI SURE

King Chef Canola oil


For the fish

1 pc. Lapu-Lapu cleaned and scaled

 

To taste Chicken powder seasoning

To taste Pepper

¼ cup Flour

¼ cup cornstarch

 

Canola oil for frying

 

For the sauce

1 ½ cups Sweet and sour sauce

 

As needed red bell pepper, fine julienned

As needed Leeks, fine julienned 


1.Pat dry whole fish with paper towels. Cut slits on the sides of the fish

2.Season with chicken powder and pepper

3.Combine flour and cornstarch together. Dredge fish in flour mixture.

4.Deep-Fry in Canola Oil until crisp and golden. Set aside to drain excess oil.

5.Meanwhile, in another pan heat sweet and sour sauce and add the vegetables. Reserve some for garnish

6.Transfer fish into a platter and pour sweet and sour sauce on top.

7.Garnish with leeks and red bell pepper.

 


To add something that’s not only lucky but healthy to your feast, why not serve some Stir-fried Vegetables


Vegetable stir-fried are also believed to bring good fortune. Some might include, for example, the lengthy, slender Chinese long beans, symbolizing long life; or bean sprouts, for abundance; or bamboo shoots, promising fresh starts. Other cooks aim to have 10 kinds of vegetables in their stir-fries because the Chinese word for “10,” shi, also means “abundance.”

 

KING CHEF CANOLA OIL

JADE BRIDGE MUSHROOM SOYSAUCE 500 ML

JADE BRIDGE LIGHT SOYSAUCE 500 ML

CHICKEN POWDER SEASONING 800G - KNORR AROI SURE

SHAOXING WINE 600ML

KING CHEF WHOLE MUSHROOMS

THAI DANCER OYSTER SAUCE


3 Tbsp. Canola Oil

1/3 Cup Pork liempo, sliced

To taste Salt

To taste Pepper

As needed Cornstarch


1/3 Cup  SHRIMP

½ Pc White onions, sliced

3 Cloves Garlic, sliced

2 Tbsp. Shao Xing Wine

3  Tbsp. light soy sauce

3 Tbsp. Oyster Sauce

1 tsp. Chicken powder

To taste Pepper

To taste sugar

¼ cup Water or stock

½ Can Young corn, cut in half

½ Can King Chef Whole Mushrooms, halved

1 cup Baguio beans, cut in half

½ Pc carrot, rondelle

2 Stalks Celery, oriental cut

2 Stalks Leeks, oriental cut

1 Pc Bell pepper, diced

1 cup Cauli flower, florets, blanched

1 cup broccoli florets, blanched

½ Whole Baguio pechay, cut 2”

As needed Corn-starch slurry


1.In a clean bowl, season pork with salt and pepper and toss in cornstarch.

2.Heat up wok over medium flame. Add oil.

3.Fry pork until slightly cooked.

4.Add in shrimps and cooked until half done.

5.Add in onions and garlic.

6.Deglaze pan with wine, simmer until slightly reduced.

7.Add in soy sauce, oyster sauce, chicken pepper, sugar and stock.

8.Toss in young corn, mushrooms, carrots and celery.

9.Add in the rest of the vegetables.

10.Thicken with slurry and cook until the sauce is slightly thickened.

 


Lastly, what would a feast be without dessert? Complete your Chinese New Year meal with some Buchi. An irresistible dessert Buchi is best for Newly weds or those planning to start a family as the seeds-sesame Seeds represent fertility and eating them promises lots of babies for the family.

 

BUCHI

CONDENSED MILK SWEETENED 380G-MALI

SESAME SEED WHITE 1KG- KATAGI

KING CHEF CANOLA OIL


For the Mung Bean Filling

2 cans Red Mung Beans,, drained

¼ - ½  cup condensed milk

For the Dough

1 1/3 cups water

3/4 cup sugar

3 cups glutinous rice flour

 

1 cup sesame seeds

 

canola oil, for deep frying


1.for the filling: Mix condensed milk and mung beans in a food processor or blender and pulse until pureed and smooth.

2.Transfer into a non-stick pan and cook over low heat until very thick and paste-like consistency.  set aside to cool.

3.For the dough: mix sugar water and rice flour in a bowl until it forms into a smooth dough. cover with cling wrap rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

4.To assemble:  divide dough into 20-24 equal portions. roll into 2” size balls and cover with cling wrap to prevent from drying.

5.Take 1 rice ball and slightly flatten, place a small scoop of filling and seal by gathering the edges together.

6.Roll  into sesame seeds then form  into a smooth ball.

7.Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients.

8.Deep fry until it floats and golden in color.

 

Make your Chinese New Year celebration special and safe this year with these dishes specially made using ingredients from Mc Asia.  


You can order them through 

https://mcasiamart.ph/

Ig: https://www.instagram.com/mcasiamart/ 

Mc Asia is also available through Grab, Shopee and Lazada. 

7 comments:

  1. Wow tlga nman npka sasarap ng mga dishes na to . Thank you for sharing ingredients and how to prepare . Pwedeng pwede gawin sa bahay ❤️😍

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  2. Thank you for sharing this ma'am�� Looks so good and delicious ��

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  3. Everything looks soo good!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

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  4. These Chinese foods had also became our traditional foods in every ocassion (even on ordinary days too). And it is so good to know that we can still level up the delicious taste when these recipes you shared. Thank you so much and Happy Chinese New Year.

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  5. Super yummy and Good very love this napaka worth it nito po

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  6. Wow sarap ng mga foods and perfect talaga kapag chinese new year ☺️

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  7. Aww.. So delicious dishes for Chinese New year that's so perfect.

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