Top 5 Dishes for Chinese New Year

By: Kirsten Vala
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Celebrations for Chinese New Year begin February 3 and continue for 15 days. That gives you plenty of time to cook up lucky Chinese foods at home, from noodles to egg rolls.

Top 5 to Try:

Dan-Dan Noodles: Noodles symbolize longevity, so eat a bowl-full in the new year (but don't cut them up, which would be bad luck!).

Chinese Dumpling Soup: Dumplings are shaped like ancient blocks of gold or silver, so eat them for prosperity in the year ahead.

Sunny's Asian Lettuce Wraps: The Cantonese word for lettuce means "raising fortune," making lettuce wraps the perfect lucky New Year's food.

Guy's Off the Hook Egg Rolls: Crispy, fried egg rolls look like bars of gold, so crunch away for wealth.

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Chicken Avocado Egg Rolls. Guy Fieri Guy's Big Bite GI-0513

Steamed Fish With Ginger: The Mandarin word for fish sounds similar to the word for "abundance." Serve it up for good fortune in the new year.

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Food Styling: Jamie Kimm Prop Styling: Marina Malchin

Find more top foods for Chinese New Year from Food Network. Then check out top picks from Steamy Kitchen's Jaden Hair writing for Cooking Channel's Devour.

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