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The most important festival in the Chinese calendar is here. For us, food takes centre stage and we gear up to welcome the Year of the Horse with yu shengs, pen cais, pineapple tarts, bak kwa and more. From traditional Chinese eats to modern interpretations, from lavish reunion dinners at stellar venues to simple at-home meals with the family (complete with recipes) - we cover the ins and outs of Chinese New Year and round up foods to celebrate with.
It's time to turn that "fu" ("福", Mandarin for "prosperity") upside down.
Chinese New Year 2014 takeaways and more
Usher in the Year of the Horse with prosperous pen cais, pineapple tarts, yu shengs and at-home meals for the family
The anatomy of yu sheng
A cold dish filled with ingredients with auspicious associations, the yu sheng is a Lunar New Year must-have. But what makes for a good version?
RECIPES: A savoury tray for Chinese New Year
Cookbook author Sylvia Tan shares her twists on the usual sweets-dominated tray of nibbles offered to visiting guests
Chinese New Year meals 2014
Restaurants that offer reunion meals, from decadent family feasts to traditional prosperity plates
The ultimate bak kwa taste test
We chewed on 35 varieties of bak kwa - from the traditional barbecued pork slices to beef jerky, chicken and mock meats - to narrow in on the best in Singapore
8 symbolic dishes for Chinese New Year
Count on good luck and wealth if you start the year correctly with these auspicious foods
Taste test: McDonald’s Prosperity burgers and more
We sink our teeth into the golden arches' Chinese New Year offerings and give you our
Oh how Chinese New Year has changed
Sylvia Toh Paik Choo observes how times, and traditions, have changed for the annual reunion dinner