Lunar New Year Celebration: Must Have Auspicious Appetizers!


It’s Chinese New Year, folks! This Lunar New Year of the Goat, spread love and abundance with the dishes you consume and serve today. We’ve got three must-have auspicious appetizers that you need on your table, to invite all the good luck the universe can send your way!

Check it out, after the cut:

Crispy Spring Rolls

Crispy spring rolls are a must have for your Lunar New Year spread! Besides the fact that crispy spring rolls are addictive and delicious, crispy spring rolls also resemble gold bars. If eating these babies mean bringing more wealth in our lives, then we say make some right now! If not, you can always depend on our friends at Hunan Manor who can whip this up for you. You’re welcome.

Fun Buns NYC


Photo: Fun Buns NYC 

In Chinese culture, pork represents strength, wealth and an abundance of blessings. Who are we to disagree? Lunar New Year will last for the next two weeks, and we say, get your porkbelly on with our buds at Fun Buns NYC! They’ve got an incredible braised porkbelly topped with pickled mustard green and crushed sugar peanuts in between yummy cilantro bun. It’s fresh, full of flavor and it brings us wealth? Yes please!

Chinese Potstickers 

Photo: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt via Serious Eats

Photo: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt via Serious Eats

If you don’t know, then we’ll tell you. Chinese potstickers (a kind of dumpling) are awesome. Chinese potstickers for Lunar New Year is even better! They resemble gold and silver ingots, so you know that brings wealth in your life. Stuff these potstickers with another source of wealth and abundance such as pork, and you’ve got a lucky appetizer to munch on. Our buds at Brooklyn Wok Shop make some amazing potstickers, so let them serve you Greatness!

Happy Lunar New Year, everyone!


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