Martin Yan shares recipes and more to celebrate the Chinese New Year. For thousands of years, this holiday has embraced good-luck traditions of fireworks, red lanterns, banners and of course, food. Learn more about the holiday and try some of Martin’s traditional recipes.
Martin Yan’s Chinese New Year Recipes
Braised dishes are tailored for weekend cooking. It takes 15 minutes to start the meat, then, while it simmers you can turn to other things around the house. This noodle bowl doesn’t need to be served the same day. After cooking, cool the dish and then refrigerate to eat later on, like on a busy week night. Continue
About Martin Yan
The celebrated host of over 2,000 cooking shows, Martin Yan enjoys distinction as a certified Master Chef, a highly respected food consultant, a professional instructor and a prolific author. He expresses his diverse talents in 26 cookbooks, including the award winning Martin Yan’s Feast, Martin Yan’s Asian Favorites, Chinese Cooking for Dummies, Martin Yan’s Chinatown Cooking, (intro by Julia Child) and Martin Yan’s Quick & Easy.
More Chinese New Year Activities from PBS
PBS LearningMedia: Learn more about the history and traditions behind Chinese New Year, a celebration of good fortune at the end of winter celebrated by Chinese people around the world. How do you celebrate the new year?
PBS Parents: There are a ton of activities you can do with your children to help them learn about this holiday celebrated throughout many countries in Asia and around the world.
PBS NewsHour: Follow the latest news stories surrounding the New Year.