Chinese New Year (or Nónglì Xinnián) starts tomorrow, January 31, and what better way to celebrate than with food? None. There is literally no better way to celebrate. And while there are plenty of dining options in Brooklyn where you can go and eat some of the food thought to bring good luck in the new year, maybe you want to stay home and make the food yourself? Well,
we chef Andres Valbuena of Fort Greene’s Martha has got you covered with these recipes for whole trout and longevity noodles, both designed to guarantee good fortune in the upcoming Year of the Horse. Or, you know, you could just go eat at Martha, which is never, ever a bad choice (those lamb meatballs with congee are the BEST). Either way, you’re in good shape for the new year. Enjoy!
Yú – Banana Leaf Wrapped Whole Trout with Turmeric Rub
Yi Mein aka “Longevity Noodles” – Uncut Egg Noodles With Braised Duck, Flowering Chives & Toasted Pinenuts
From Andres: “Here is another inauthentic classic: Longevity Noodles owe their name to their long, long shape and that translates to a long, long life. They are noodles that are uncut and served like that, ready to be slurped.”
Martha: 184 Dekalb Avenue, Fort Greene marthabrooklyn.com
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