Thursday, January 14, 2016

Cook and Celebrate: Chinese New Year 2016

I'm sure most Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year. Do you?

No matter where you live... As a Chinese, I think we should.

Although we are living in a non-Chinese originated Australia, we still like to preserve our culture by cooking the food that we used to eat and also celebrate Chinese New Year in regardless.

This year, the Chinese New Year 2016 falls on 8 February 2016 which is arriving in 3 weeks time and it is time now to start cooking and baking all the yummy Chinese New Year food.

Chinese New Year related food? Yeah... Like these traditional goodies that I have cooked and baked previously...

Hakka Yam Abacus (Recipe at here)
This Hakka dish is commonly served during Chinese New Year as these yam kind of gnocchi are shaped into shapes of abacus seeds which symbolises money that we can often count.
Kueh Bangkit (Recipe at here)
Kueh Bangkit is a traditional Nyonya Chinese New Year delicacy. The word, bangkit can be somehow translated as fragrant cookies. It is a cookie that crunches when you bite but melts in your mouth as you chews.
Biscuit Samprit / Biskut Ceri / Nyonya cherry cookies (Recipe at here)
Another Nyonya biscuits that I used to eat for every Chinese New Year.
Always my favourite... Pineapple Tarts!!!
These are the enclosed kind (Recipe at here).
MORE PINEAPPLE TARTS!!! I can't have enough these...
These are the Nastar kind (Recipe at here).

For the arriving Chinese New Year, Yen from GoodyFoodies, Diana from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe and I will be cooking and baking lots for our families and friends. Please join us as we cook and celebrate for CNY 2016!

To join us, please submit your details if you wish to link your post with our Cook and Celebrate: CNY 2016 event.

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Here are our friends that have joined us with their CNY cooking and baking:


  1. Beautiful post Zoe...Looking forward to more recipes and customs about Chinese New Year!

  2. Hi Zoe, I like the first dish Hakka Yam abacus. The photo looks so delicious.

  3. How lovely ! Wish I can start baking. Still busy spring cleaning & painting.
    Blessings, Kristy

  4. Hi Zoe!
    WOW, I can't believe it's Chinese New Year time again! Thank you for including the date. I found out it is the year of the Monkey but I got confused about the date because some sites said the 7th and others the 8th. (I want to include it on my February calendar:)

    There are always so many goodies this time of year. I can't wait to see the creations in the Cook and Celebrate CNY event this year!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Zoe...

  5. Hi Zoe, May I know how do I link my post to Cook and Celebrate: CNY 2016 event
    ? Thanks.

    1. Hi Yen,

      Saw that you have managed to link a few of your posts with us successfully. So no worries.


  6. Yes, Zoe! I believe it is important to preserve our culture. The Hakka yam abacus looks so yum. ^.^

  7. Hi Zoe, Thanks for hosting C&C CNY 2016. Today will be my last submission for CNY cooks. It has been so enlightening going through the recipes here. Some I've even bookmarked.
    Hv a nice day! :)