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The Gregorian New Year -- January first, that is -- brings with it promises of salads and smoothies and generally healthy fare. After a month of all of that, we're excited for a different kind of celebration.

This Sunday will mark the Lunar New Year, celebrated in a variety of cultures and countries -- including China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. To celebrate, we'll be casting off our kale salads for umami-packed noodles, scallion pancakes, and roast duck. For those of you still committed to January resolutions, we tip our hats; we'll be sure to save you some tofu. But that ice cream's all us.

Mushi-Gyoza (Steamed Gyoza) from ourlastsupper



Viet Hapa Pho from Furey and the Feast



Black Bean Orange Peel Edamame from savorthis



Scallion Pancakes from mrslarkin



Japanese Style Fried Tofu from Madhuja



Slow Roast Duck from merrill



Shredded Pork and Chinese Celery Lo Mein from thirschfeld

lo mein


Korean Kalbi from edamame2003



Gong Bao Ji Ding (Gong Bao Chicken) from FrancesRenHuang



Ginger Ice Cream with Honey-Sesame Brittle from Jef

ice cream


Hungry for more?

 soup chix egg rolls

Noodle Soups

Orange Chicken

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Tell us: how will you be celebrating the Lunar New Year?

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