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Cook with Chinese New Year leftovers

by wiffy

inSing.com - 1 February 2011 5:59 PM | Updated 30 Jan 2014

Cook with Chinese New Year leftovers

Photo: wiffy

Those preparing the Chinese New Year reunion dinner will usually plan for leftover ingredients to last the next few days. Not only is it believed that leftovers are an auspicious symbol of abundance for the coming year, it is also for practical reasons as many eateries and shops are closed during the first few days of CNY. With some creativity, you can convert leftover ingredients into brand new dishes and you won’t feel like you are eating the same food at all.

Here are three easy festive recipes using leftover ingredients from Chinese New Year. 

Eight Treasures Congee
The leftover ingredients from Chinese New Year steamboats can go into making this luxurious congee
Mandari Orange SorbetMandarin Orange Sorbet
Use all the leftover Mandarin oranges and turn them into a refreshing sorbet
Braised fish maw with vegetables
Use the leftover fish maw from the pen cai and other festive dishes to create this simple and healthy meal

wiffy is the author of local food blog Noob Cook. Her blog is a collection of the successful recipes she has whipped up, and she hopes that by sharing them, she will spread the love for cooking.