With Chinese New Year round the corner, you must be busy preparing for it. With the strict COVID restrictions, many of us will prefer to stay home and cook instead of booking a table at a restaurant which had made things simpler in pre-pandemic times. Running out of ideas for your traditional reunion dinner? Fret not! Here are eight easy and delicious dishes to impress even your mother-in-law!

Gold nugget wontons 元宝馄饨

These deep-fried crunchy and juicy gold nuggets are the favourite of both adults and kids! I have been making them repeatedly every year, and they have always been a crowd puller.

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Carry It Like Harry - Teochew Crispy Prawn Rolls: Heyzor 潮汕虾枣

Heyzor 潮汕虾枣: Teochew Crispy Prawn Rolls: Heyzor 潮汕虾枣

Similar to the deep-fried wontons, my Heyzor dipped in sweet sauce are always a welcomed dish in a reunion dinner. They may be time-consuming to make, but these can be done in advance and frozen, so that just before the dinner, you can deep-fry them to serve them piping hot.

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Carry It Like Harry - Stuffed stinkhorns with prawns and greens 鮮蝦釀竹笙 - A long hard favourite dish of the ladies

Stuffed stinkhorns with prawns and greens 鮮蝦釀竹笙

Stinkhorns are becoming more and more common on dinner tables and they are so versatile! This easy recipe shows you how easy it is to make a beautiful dish.

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Haoshi Facai (Stewed Facai with Dried Oysters, Dried Mushrooms and Lettuce ) 蠔豉髮菜 - A Cantonese New Year Dish

Haoshi Facai 蠔豉髮菜: Stewed Facai with Dried Oysters, Dried Mushrooms and Lettuce

This classic Cantonese New Year’s dish is a must-have! No reunion dinner should be without them because they just taste of Chinese New Year.

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Meicaikourou 梅菜扣肉

This 1700-year old dish is another dish you can prepare way in advance. On top of that, this recipe shows you how you can do it in a slow cooker.

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Steamed raw oysters 蒸生耗

Need a wow factor at your reunion dinner? Steamed fresh oysters will do just that for you. Best of all, it doesn’t take much effort to produce this dish.

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Cantonese Lobster Noodles 龙虾上汤焖伊面

Another Cantonese classic to bring in the New Year! This amazing dish looks fabulous and smells so enticing. I promise it will be finished in no time.

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Fish maw soup 鱼膘羹

Say no to Sharkfin say yes to fish maw. Personally, I find fish maw soup a tad tastier than its better known sister. It also has the finesse to ensure prosperity for the rest of the year!

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