Happy New Year! Tomorrow is Lunar New Year, and it’s the year of the Fire Rooster. Lunar New Year comes with loads of food traditions, but in looking into it, I discovered a LOT of allergens in the most well-known traditional foods. Korean tteobokki (rice cake soup) and Vietnamese Tet Sticky Rice Cakes (bánh chung) are two options that I might be able to try, with a safe tamari sauce. And here’s an old (2015) quick take on different countries’ Lunar New Year traditions.
I (Denise) don’t have any cool food allergy Lunar New Year suggestions, but for those of you who are knitters, as some of our readers are, check out this pattern for Rooster Mittens 2017.
Mary Kate and I have talked about making fresh rice noodles for years, but I haven’t because steaming them seems like such a pain. This recipe for Chee Chong Fun Rice Noodle Rolls uses the microwave to steam the noodles. I think I might have to give this a go. I’d need to sub out the sesame oil (allergic to sesame) but this is very intriguing. If you don’t have a microwave, check on this post on Homemade Rice Noodles.
Have a great weekend everyone!