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All you should eat: Chinese New Year 2014

by HungryGoWhere Editor

HungryGoWhere Editor - 16 January 2014 10:21 AM | Updated 28 Jan 2014

All you should eat: Chinese New Year 2014

Photo: Peony Jade

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

Chinese New Year symbolic foods

8 symbolic dishes for Chinese New Year
Count on good luck and wealth if you start the year correctly with these auspicious foods

Prosperity Burger

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

Party catering

5 party caterers you should engage
From Peranakan to Thai and Western, you can lessen the stress of party planning with these good party cateres

RECIPES: Cook with Chinese New Year leftovers
Transform those reunion dinner leftovers into tasty treats.