Chinese New Year recipes | Yan Can Cook | KQED


In this episode of Yan Can Cook, Martin introduces us to some of the popular recipes and traditions associated with Chinese New Year, the most significant holiday in the lunar calendar. Have a peaceful beginning and celebrate at home with these traditional dishes including lo han jai, a vegetarian noodle dish featuring mushrooms, tofu, and cellophane noodles (1:58). This dish is sometimes called “Buddha’s Delight” because Chinese vegetarian cooking was originally popularized by monks in Buddhist monasteries.(8:01)

Lions symbolize power and strength in lunar traditions. Let’s celebrate with a simple lion’s head soup, a soup made with pork meatballs. Martin pairs the soup with san choy bow. This lettuce wrap recipe usually calls for pork, but Martin substitutes for shrimp. (9:02).

Martin wraps up the episode with a fish filet for luck and a braised duck’s web, his mom’s favorite dish.(20:26). Gung hay fat choy!

Yan Can Cook, Season 3, Episode 22, Lunar New Year Festivities
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After receiving his formal restaurant training in Hong Kong, Chef Martin Yan immigrated to Calgary, Canada where he was asked to appear in a daytime news program to demonstrate Chinese cooking. The rest, as they say, is television history. In 1978, he launched the groundbreaking Chinese cooking series ‘Yan Can Cook’ on public television. Infused with Martin’s signature humor and energy, Yan Can Cook has gone on to become a global phenomenon and has won multiple James Beard Awards.

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  1. KQED

    🍳Subscribe to watch a new classic episode of Yan Can Cook every Monday: 🍜📺

  2. Danny Li

    If you want to make some Chinese food, just make sure you don't gollow what what this clown tell you to do then you'll be fine.

  3. John V

    This show used to air even in India.. 25 years back on national television. Missed that chopping.

  4. A

    Let’s see the real Chinese New Year recipes like poodles n noodles.

  5. rowelle

    Is this guy still alive? I miss watching him as a kid.

  6. Kieran Law

    27 mins of pure happiness

  7. Renee Lee Mintun

    In Mandarin, it’s : kong Shih fah Chay 新年快樂,身體健康🎆🍾️🎉萬事如意!Happy Chinese Lunar New Year to all! the year of Rat

  8. styledliving

    Thank you for finally making these all available to us. We've been waiting for decades!!! <3

  9. Tanggololong Productions

    I don't like this guy. But i like his style of cooking.

  10. 3 Amir

    yayyyyyy new vid of YCC!!😂

  11. Robert Juarez

    One of the first celebrity chefs 👍

  12. ham4fun

    i grew up watchin Yan Can Cook on PBS. it was awesome

  13. 꼬끼오kkokkio

    It looks so delicious. Your cooking skills are amazing. Thank you for the good food.😆💙

  14. jhale_PNW

    KQED is an excellent radio station as well

  15. Emily Dong

    Every time my mom and I celebrate Chinese New Year it is a tradition to some friends and family. My mom is actually Buddhist and I’m also too.

  16. kairyo kaku

    good, new episode. good subtitle.

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  18. Chris Andersen

    It’s great! Thanks.


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