Chinese New Year

Posted By Kerri


Last night, we celebrated a belated Chinese New Year with some friends. We knew the food was going to be good but we didn’t realise just how good.

We started with gyoza which were cooked in the Japanese style: browned in a frying pan before being transferred to the oven. These were outstanding, crispy skins filled with prawn, celery, carrot, water chestnuts and spring onion. We were lucky enough to come home with some leftover gyoza skins so we can make our own later this week.


We then moved on to a selection of dishes which included pork belly (yay! I’ve been craving this for weeks) which was cooked with sezchuan pepper and was both tender and crispy.


We also had some scallops (another craving I’ve had due to the frequency they appear on Masterchef) and squid cooked with some bitter melon. Neither of us had eaten these before and they were indeed bitter but not unpleasantly so, they worked particularly well with the sweet scallops.

We both ate far too much but it would have been rude not to!

Feb 1st, 2009

5 Comments to 'Chinese New Year'

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  1. Katie said,

    Those gyoza look brilliant! My mouth is watering, yum!

    Katie xox

    Katie’s last blog post..Bundt Cake Bliss

  2. Niamh said,

    What a lovely meal! 🙂

  3. Lizzie said,

    Yum! Love the pork belly. I also made posticker dumplings for Chinese New Year, I usually steam and then fry them. Very tasty indeed.

    Lizzie’s last blog post..Indian-Spiced Lamb Chops

  4. Kerri said,

    I remember you saying you made potsticker dumplings Lizzie, I didn’t realise these were the same. I might have to ask your advice when it comes to making them later in the week!

  5. c+j said,

    Mmm all that looks so delish! I missed out on a Chinese new year feast this year but 2010 I’m going to gorge! Chinese roast pork belly is one of my favourites and I love bitter melon. I remember my grandma trying to make me eat it when I was young and I was having none of it. Now I would say it’s one of my favourite veggies.

    c+j’s last blog post..Masala Chai

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