Lunar New Year 2024

Published On: January 31, 2024

What is Lunar New Year?

Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, marks a significant cultural celebration that takes place on the first day of the lunar calendar’s first moon. This year, it falls on February 10th and lasts for 15 days until the full moon. East Asian communities, primarily in China, Korea, and Vietnam, participate in this celebration, each with distinct foods and traditions symbolising prosperity, abundance, and togetherness.

Preparations for the day can include cleaning the house to dispel old spirits which may have collected over the year. Some households post red banners with messages of good health and fortune inside their homes. Children often receive envelopes of money gifted from their elders. It’s a time for vibrant celebrations spent with family & friends, and of course, cooking & enjoying tonnes of delicious food together!

Lunar New Year Dishes

Traditional New Year dishes are rich in symbolism. In China, for instance, serving two whole fish, with one saved for leftovers, represents surplus in the coming year. Serving a whole chicken symbolises wholeness and prosperity, while appetisers such as spring rolls resemble gold bars and signifies wealth.

Take a look at some of our Asian inspired recipes below which you can cook with ease in an Instant! Whether you have a Vortex Air Fryer, Instant Pot Multicooker, or the best of both with our Instant Pots with Air Fryer, there are plenty of dishes to choose from:

Air Fryer Recipes

Air Fryer Spring Rolls
Air Fryer Spring Rolls
Crispy Pork Belly
Crispy Five Spice Pork Belly
Good Fortune Fish
good fortune fish
Korean Chicken Wings
korean chicken wings in dish
Crispy Duck Pancakes
Crispy Duck Pancakes
Korean Cauliflower Bites
Spicy Korean Cauliflower Bites

Instant Pot Recipes

Chinese Pulled Pork
Chinese Pulled Pork
Dan Dan Noodles
Dan Dan Noodles
Eggroll & Wonton Soup
Eggroll Soup with Crispy Wontons
Egg Fried Rice
egg fried rice
Char Sui Pork Ribs
Char Sui Pork Ribs
Sweet and Sour Prawns
sweet and sour prawns in dish

Happy cooking and may your Lunar New Year be filled happiness and delicious moments!

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