We are considering hosting a Chinese New Year open house-style party at our home this year, and I'm starting to think about the menu. The focus, besides Chinese, is food that can be prepared ahead of time as much as possible and still taste good. For instance, while I love pan fried dumplings, I don't want to be stuck behind the stove all day making new batches.
I definitely want to offer a couple of soups (probably egg drop or a hot/sour, and a wonton), but does anyone else have suggestions? TIA.