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Chinese Christmas: Prepare Chinese Christmas Cuisine


The holidays are all about preparing large feasts and indulging in holiday treats. More and more Chinese are celebrating the holiday season with Christmas Eve dinners. While many Chinese opt to eat out, a growing number are preparing Christmas feasts that are similar to the ones they enjoy at Chinese New Year. Learn how to make traditional Chinese holiday fare.

  • Eight Treasures Duck (八宝鸭, bā bǎo yā)
  • Bā bǎo yā is the Shanghainese version of a turkey featuring a duck stuffed with diced chicken, smoked ham, peeled shrimp, fresh chestnuts, bamboo shoots, dried scallops and mushrooms stir-fried with slightly undercooked rice, soy sauce, ginger, spring onions, white sugar and rice wine.

  • Chinese Almond Cookies
  • Enjoyed year-round, Chinese almond cookies are sweet and crunchy.

  • Bow Ties
  • Made with egg roll wrappers, this fusion treat is a crowd pleaser.
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