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Chinese New Year Recipes To Celebrate Canada’s Most Popular Cuisine

Chinese New Year Recipes To Celebrate Canada’s Most Popular Cuisine

Considering the size of Canada, it’s no surprise that the country has developed a love of international cuisines.

According to Google Search Trends, Chinese is the most popular cuisine in Canada – leading the pack in the rise in popularity of many world cuisines in the country.

The Top 5 Cuisines in Canada

As of 6 January 2022, Chinese food tops the bill, with Thai, Indian, Italian and Korean next on the list of Canadian’s desired dishes. The popularity of Chinese cuisine has been rising over the past decade, but it is in the past five years that it has consistently reigned supreme in online searches for international cuisines.

What Is Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the new year according to the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. It is widely known as a time to honor ancestors and to feast alongside family.

Whilst this Chinese New Year marks the Year of the Tiger according to the Chinese zodiac, those born this year are rumoured to have unpredictable, confident and competitive personalities. That’s why we have worked to take out the unpredictability of meal times with our easy recipes to help you fix dishes full of flavour, with no fuss!

Chinese New Year Recipes

With Chinese New Year 2022 landing on February 1st, we’re celebrating Canada’s favourite international cuisine with a roundup of our most popular Chinese dishes to see in the event in style. Packed full of vibrant Chinese-style flavours, these meals are bursting with both colour and flavour fit for a festival.

Lunar New Year Chicken & Shrimp Chow Mein with chili-garlic oil

With Chinese New Year beginning with the new moon in between January and February, this recipe pays homage to the Lunar New Year with a hearty dish set for celebration.

Chinese Black Pepper Pork with jasmine rice and bok choy

By lacing together chopped up bok choy and juicy pieces of pork, this sweet and savoury stir-fry is destined to set off fireworks.

Chinese Pork & Cabbage Stir Fry with sticky hoisin sauce

For a feast that sparks the senses, select a stir-fry recipe which incorporates the tastiest flavour inspirations from China like this fragrant hoisin dish.

Honey Garlic Asian Chicken with ginger scallion rice and buttered snap peas

The ultimate comfort food, the warming ginger scallion rice provides the base for this satisfying recipe, topped off perfectly with honey garlic asian chicken and succulent edamame.

Lunar New Year Chicken & Shrimp Chow Mein with chili-garlic oil

With Chinese New Year beginning with the new moon in between January and February, this recipe pays homage to the Lunar New Year with a hearty dish set for celebration.

Chinese Black Pepper Pork with jasmine rice and bok choy

By lacing together chopped up bok choy and juicy pieces of pork, this sweet and savoury stir-fry is destined to set off fireworks.

Chinese Pork & Cabbage Stir Fry with sticky hoisin sauce

For a feast that sparks the senses, select a stir-fry recipe which incorporates the tastiest flavour inspirations from China like this fragrant hoisin dish.

Honey Garlic Asian Chicken with ginger scallion rice and buttered snap peas

The ultimate comfort food, the warming ginger scallion rice provides the base for this satisfying recipe, topped off perfectly with honey garlic asian chicken and succulent edamame.

For more Chinese-inspired dishes you can cook from home, just head to our Weekly Menu

weekly menu

How We Worked It Out

We used Google Trends to find the most popular international cuisine in Canada and to find the 10 Canadian cities where the top cuisine is the most popular. Cuisines searched for: Chinese, East European, French, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Portuguese, South American, Spanish and Thai. Chinese was found to be Canada’s most popular international cuisine.

The cuisines were searched as ‘topics’ rather than as ‘search terms’, as Google includes words that share the same concept in any language in its topics. This is especially important in Canada, which has both English and French as official languages.