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Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Martin Yan

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

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Chili Braised Beef Noodle Bowl

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

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Pomelo Salad

Pomelo can be found in most fruit stands on the streets of Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. It is one of the more popular fruits in Asia and resembles a giant grapefruit, only sweeter. Continue

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Imperial Sweet-and-Sour Fish

This is a spectacular banquet dish that’s also ideal for a dinner party at home. The traditional method of scoring fish before frying helps it cook faster and more evenly. Continue


About Martin Yan

Martin-Yan-bio-pageThe 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.




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