In China, younger generations seldom cook at home. Old people still stick to the tradition of home cooking. Cooking and eating at home generate more family affection. But, speaking of the abundant Chinese Lunar New Year gala dinner, many families tend to give up preparing it at home due to the tedious work needed to be done to plan this family reunion dinner.
Many families rather choose to eat out at a Chinese restaurant for the Chinese lunar new year’ dinner than make it at home. For dining out during the lunar new year eve, very often people have to reserve the tables one year in advance due to high demand. When finishing this year’s new year eve dinner, then people would book the next year’s one immediately.
Like some other stubborn old people, my father hates eating out. He prefers to have the Chinese lunar new year eve’s dinner at home. He also likes cooking, and very good at it.
In the past week, my father in law has been busy preparing for the new year eve dinner. Every time I ask him whether he is tired, he would say he is not tired because it is a family reunion diner and he feels happy about it.
At 5:00pm, we start to have the important Chinese new year dinner ( 2011). There are over 10 courses on our new year eve dinner menu. If you are interested in our Chinese New Year’s Dinner recipes, please check below the pictures and I would introduce to you the menu one by one:
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If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Beijing guided tours:
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