Tastes of Asia: 14 Lunar New Year Recipes {Gluten Free}

Lunar New Year Roundup 2015

Did you know that tomorrow is Lunar New Year’s Eve?  Before I went to China and Vietnam, I was mostly unaware of this major holiday.  Yet after spending seven years there, I now find myself wistful at this time of year, as I think of the friends, food, and festivities I left behind.  Thankfully, through Facebook, I am still in touch with some of the people I came to know and love during my time in Asia.

Authentic Chinese and Vietnamese food can be a little more difficult to find though.  To help in my quest, I have gathered of lots of tantalizing ideas on my Lunar New Year Celebration board from this year and last year!

This coming year is the year of the sheep on the lunar calendar.  In honour of the occasion, I have collected more fantastic Asian recipes to share this week.  These may just inspire you to try something new too!  What will it be?  Let’s take a look…

Savoury Category

Braised Abalone and Shiitake Mushrooms over Bok Choy | by the Piquey Eater1. Braised Abalone and Shiitake Mushrooms over Bok Choy by The Piquey Eater

Manchurian Chickpea Bowl | by The Taste Space2. Manchurian Chickpea Bowl (Vegan) by the Taste Space

Kimchi Stew with Tofu and Mushrooms | by the Taste Space3. Kimchi Stew with Tofu and Mushrooms (Vegan Kimchi Jigae) by the Taste Space

Ginger-Garlic Green Beans | by Within the Kitchen4. Ginger-Garlic Green Beans by Within the Kitchen

Honey Garlic Eggplant | by Relish the Bite5. Honey Garlic Eggplant by Relish the Bite

Pan-Fried Noodles with Baby Corn Manchurian | by Relish the Bite6. Pan-Fried Noodles with Baby Corn Manchurian by Relish the Bite

Vietnamese Chicken Salad Rolls | by Within the Kitchen7. Chicken Salad Rolls with Peanut Sauce by Within the Kitchen

Cleansing Ramen Soup | by Food Well Said 8. Cleansing Ramen Soup by Food Well Said

Chicken Satay Noodle Bowl by In Search of Yummy-ness9. Chicken Satay Noodle Bowl by In Search of Yummy-ness

Quinoa Fried "Rice" | by In the Wild Kitchen10. Quinoa Fried “Rice” by In the Wild Kitchen

Chicken Fried Rice Noodles with Black Bean Sauce | by Life Made Sweeter11. Chicken Fried Noodles with Black Bean Sauce  by Life Made Sweeter

Inside Out Potstickers12. Inside Out Potstickers by Swirls and Spice

Sweet Category

Sticky Rice Cakes with Banana13. Sesame Sticky Rice Cakes with Banana by Swirls and Spice

Gluten-Free Peanut Cookies by Helene14. Gluten-Free Peanut Cookies (Fah Sang Peng) by Helene

So can you guess which country each dish might represent?  Chime in via the comments and we’ll see what the consensus is!Happy New Year Banner

I like to link up at Allergy Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, and here.

Also shared at Savoring Saturdays.

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23 thoughts on “Tastes of Asia: 14 Lunar New Year Recipes {Gluten Free}

  1. Philadelphia has a great Lunar New Year festival of celebrations that lasts a whole month. We love taking in parades and great food. I can only imagine how wonderful it would have been to be living in China!

    1. When I lived in Asia I ate rice every day. But restaurant foods have more wheat-based items. There are so many Chinese dishes that are naturally gluten free, which is more representive of what the average Chinese person eats.

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