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Herald in Lunar New Year with our pick of dishes from Vietnam, Malaysia, Burma and more. Enlist friends and family to help prepare pan-fried pork dumplings,...
Lunar New Year celebrations are in full swing, but for many of our early Asian migrants, there wasn’t time or opportunity to celebrate when they first arrived.
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Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with SBS

This Lunar New Year, we will take you on a journey through mouth-watering food, insightful documentaries, blockbuster films, spectacular events and in-language content.

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Seollal known as Lunar New Year is more than just a holiday to mark the beginning of the New Year as it is truly a special occasion for Korean people.
Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival will celebrate the city’s rich Asian cultures with more than 80 family-friendly events in what is the largest Lunar New Year...
Talented residents are encouraged to show their skills at the 2015 Lunar New Year Tet Factor talent show
SBS Mandarin asked Chinese Australians to post pictures of their Lunar New Year Eve dinner, which is considered as the most important meal of the year.
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July 2015
These make great party nibbles. Serve them on a platter with the dipping sauce or serve them individually on ceramic Chinese soup spoons, drizzle each with a little sauce.
June 2015

Mung bean cakes

On every first day of the lunar month, market vendors produce these little cakes for sale at their stalls. They're a popular offering at altars for the ancestors and can, of course, be enjoyed by the living after the joss sticks have burnt down.

Mango pudding

Every single Cantonese restaurant in the world has mango pudding on the menu. If white people order deep-fried ice cream, then Asians order mango pudding. For Mr Wong, I wanted to give this classic more texture and put my own stamp on it. I added...


As is the case in many countries, honey in Korea is regarded as a highly nutritious food that cures various ailments. It’s no surprise then that these fried sweets, known as yakgwa, literally mean ‘medicinal confectionery’.
This is a dish traditionally eaten at a Lunar New Year feast with the family, a colourful platter of shredded vegetables, pickled ginger and salmon garnished with a tasty sauce.

Five-treasure duck

A very special occasion dish which the author's mother would serve on New Year's. There are many components to the filling, and yet the result is surely worth the effort.

Egg tarts

These tarts feature a very soft, light custard and a delicate, crumbly pastry that melts in your mouth. You will need a 12-hole (⅓-cup capacity) muffin pan for this recipe.

Mapo tofu

Originating in Sichuan province, this fiery dish of pork, silken tofu and chilli bean paste is the perfect antidote to a cold winter's night. Serve with steamed Asian greens for a complete meal. If you prefer a thicker sauce, use the potato starch.
This is one of those dishes that looks impressive on the table, but which takes very little effort to create. It's designed to be served as part of a banquet or shared meal.