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The Chinese New Year—i.e., the Year of the Monkey—officially kicks off today, and one of the most customary ways to celebrate is to eat lucky foods, such as long noodles (for extended life), whole fish (which symbolizes abundance) and, of course, dumplings; auspiciously shaped like silver ingots. Not only that, but it’s alleged that the more dumplings you consume, the more money you’ll make in the months to come — so hedge your bets...
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...
Rabbits feet and four leaf clovers are one thing, but we tend to prefer how the Chinese court their luck; with long noodles, sweets and dumplings instead. And being that this Friday is the Chinese New Year (and considering that most of us have long since abandoned the resolutions we made at the beginning of the month), it’s time to take another stab at happiness, health, wealth and prosperity, by simply indulging in a...
Brooklyn’s Chinatown too often takes a backseat to its more ballyhooed counterparts in Queens and Manhattan—but it shouldn’t. Even if you haven’t spent much time on the Eighth Avenue strip, the Chinese New Year Parade is as good a time as any to get to know your borough’s Little Beijing. This coming year (the Year of the Dragon!) the New Year falls on Monday, January 23rd, and though there’s no date yet announced for...

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