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Lunar New Year---menu ideas?


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Lunar New Year---menu ideas?

jenn | Jan 20, 2006 01:34 PM

In a burst of insanity, I invited friends to our family lunar New Year's eve feast this Saturday. Not just one friend but the neighbors and two families adding up to 7 people in addition to our family of four. I have no idea what came over me. Perhaps it was the thyme liquor.....

But now I need a more impressive menu than originally planned. Here is what I have so far [in no particular order]:

jaotsi///boiled dumplings with pork and cabbage;
whole steamed fish;
white cooked chicken--whole and by whole, yes, this year we will keep the feet and the head on the chicken;
stirfried lettuce with shitake mushrooms;
nian gao;
plain rice;

What else should I make? Any lucky dishes I'm missing? [I could use some luck this year preferably in the form of hefty lottery winnings as my job right now STINKS].

And should I be doing plain rice or some kind of fried rice or both?

All ideas are welcome and if you have recipes, better yet!

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