To celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year, gather friends in your kitchen and teach them how to wrap dumplings: sip on green-tea infused champagne punch while you press, fold, and steam three different varieties of dim sum together. Start the meal with traditional tea-stained eggs, which represent new beginnings in Chinese culture, and end the night with a bowl of tangerines, whose resemblance to gold coins is said to attract wealth in the new year.
- Regent"s Punch
- Chinese Tea Eggs
- Boiled Chicken Dumplings
- Shrimp Dumplings
- Pork and Chive Dumplings
- Smashed Cucumbers with Ginger
- Stir-Fried Iceberg Lettuce
- Yuanxiao Dumplings
- Hot Green Tea
- Fresh Tangerines
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All the fillings for your dumplings can be made at least a day in advance and stored in tightly sealed containers in the refridgerator until your guests arrive to start making dumplings.
Store-bought wonton wrappers can be used for all these dumpling recipes. To master the best way to form the dumplings, follow this step-by-step gallery»
To expand this menu into a finger-food feast for a larger crowd, see our collection of Asian-inspired appetizer recipes »
To Learn more about Lunar New Year, see our story Lunar New Year in Hong Kong »