Updated 09:21 PM EST, Sat, Feb 27, 2021

6 Traditional Chinese Dishes with a Latin Twist to Celebrate Chinese New Year

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To celebrate the Chinese New Year, you and your family can have a decent serving of the ever-trusty shrimp dumpling, or try something new by marinating the prawns in lime juice, cooking them with saffron sauce and serving them on pearly white wheat tortillas. If the fusion of flavors grabbed your interest, here are some other delicious Latino-Chinese dishes you may want to feast upon:

Chinese Chicken Tacos from Family Fresh Meals

This fusion snack is as easy to make as counting from one to three. Strips of chicken are stirred with minced garlic, onions, grated ginger and lettuce to form the taco filling. A mixture of soy sauce and honey is then added for extra flavor.

Ecuadorian Green Plantain Dumplings by The Latin Kitchen

Bigger, greener and thicker-skinned bananas, known as plantains, are mushed into a soft dough before made into dumpling balls. The plantains' natural starchy and relatively sweetless taste is accentuated with cheese and butter, and then cooked in oil for 12 minutes. After cooking, the dumplings are drenched in tomato and scallion sauce.

Mexican Noodle Soup from Zester Daily

Mexican noodle soup or sopa de fideo can be served in three different ways: wet, dry and pancaked. The wet soup takes about an hour to make and consists of chicken, onions, carrots, jalapeño peppers, kosher salt, thin pasta and dry noodles. The dry soup has much of the same ingredients, but with slightly more seasoning plus parmesan cheese. The pancaked version is the quickest to cook, since it's made from leftover sopa seca de fideo.

Honey-Lime Chicken Kebabs with Mango Slices from My Recipes

Boneless chicken breasts are flavored with chilli powder, kosher salt, grated lime rind and minced garlic before being broiled for less than five minutes. The lime juice and honey are whisked together before being poured onto the hefty chicken kebabs. The dish is capped off with peeled mango slices on the sides.

Crisp Pot Sticker Duck Taco from View World Kitchen

Roast duck is the centrepiece of this dish. However, roast chicken, turkey thigh or pulled pork will do in lieu of the duck. The meat is warmed with oil before being mixed with a homemade paste consisting of Shaoxing rice wine, sesame oil and hoisin sauce. Meanwhile, the tacos are made from golden brown pot sticker skins.

Kimchee Fried Rice with Pork Belly, Peas, Pineapple and Poached Egg from The Latin Kitchen

Its name says it all! This meal is the quintessential Latino-Chinese fusion dish, if there ever was one. The ingredients you can expect to taste from this sweet and spicy feast are kimchee, pork belly, butter, cheese, scallions, tomatoes, eggs and cilantro.

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