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Celebrating The Chinese New Year

celebrating chinese new year

Chinese Fakeaway

Will you be celebrating the Chinese New Year? We really enjoy our Chinese food and love nothing more than a fake-away. One of our favourites is sweet and sour pork noodles.

Ingredients used are:

Pork loin steaks, fat removed and cut into small pieces.

low-calorie cooking spray.

1 large onion – diced.

Salt and pepper.

1 red pepper – cut into strips.

150ml chicken stock.

4tbs light soy sauce.

Egg noodles.

Fresh pineapple chunks

2 carrots cut into strips.


Baby corn.

Chinese 5 spice.

x2 garlic cloves – we used frozen.

1 tbs of cornflour.

x4 tbs of tomato purée.

x1 chilli pepper

x1 tbs of white wine vinegar.

Celebrating The Chinese New Year

How to make:

We put our wok over a high heat (we have an electric hob), whilst waiting for it to heat we sprayed the pork with cooking spray, seasoned and then added it to the wok. We then cooked for 5 minutes – until cooked through. When the pork was cooked we then transfer onto a plate and set aside.

We then sprayed the wok and returned it to the heat, adding the onion, carrots, mangetout, baby corn and peppers. We stir fried them for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes we then added the pork and continued for a few minutes before adding the stock and garlic.

Whilst that lot was cooking away we got a bowl and mixed 2 tbs of water with the Chinese 5 spice and cornflour along with white wine vinegar. Stirring the mixture in with the meat veg and stock. Cooking this on a low heat until the mixture has thickened.

Just before we remove the meal off the heat we like to add our pineapple chunks to heat them up for the last-minute or so.

Some of us like our sweet and sour pork with noodles and some of us like them with Tilda rice so we always prepare both with the meal. We cooked these to the packets instructions and then serve with our meal.

Of course we all enjoy side dishes – we had sweet and sour prawns, crackers and duck wraps.

This dish is quick and easy to make, it has been a family favourite for a long time now. We have made this dish to celebrate the Chinese New Year and to #IgniteYourTastebuds

Celebrating The Chinese New Year

Celebrating The Chinese New Year

These ingredients fed five of us.

Would you like to watch it being cooked?

Do you enjoy Chinese food, if so what’s your favourite dish?

Disclosure: we was sent a voucher to buy the ingredients used to creat this recipe. All thoughts and opionions are our own.


  • tara pittman


    I love Chinese food. My favorite place to get in burned down so we tried a new place but not as good.

  • Mellissa Williams


    I’m rather partial to sweet and sour chicken in batter and also chicken and mushrooms. In fact any Chinese food is fine by me! Your Chinese fake away looks fab.

  • Our overall favorite is fried rice. Usually takes me all day to make but everyone likes it so makes it worth it. My oldest son loves Chinese food. Beef and broccoli is his go to.

  • Michelle


    What a great recipe for ringing in the Chinese New Year. It looks healthy and yumny

  • I love making Chinese food. It is so quick to cook, but the prep work always seems to take forever.

  • Healing Tomato


    Chinese food and I are best friends. This is a great idea for celebrating the Chinese New Year

  • Kara


    I have to admit that I normally cheat and buy the pre-prepared veg sets but really should do it myself – looks delicious

  • April


    I really love Chinese food. and this is a great idea for celebrating their new year

  • nicole escat


    I have a chinese friends and i love their food. Looks easy to prepare

  • Claudette Esterine


    I absolutely love Chinese food and do try my hand at preparing some dishes at home.

  • Ana De Jesus


    This sounds delicious I love Chinese food!

  • Rebecca B.


    I love Chinese food and your recipe for sweet and sour pork noodles sounds delish!! Happy Chinese New Year!!

  • Ann Bacciaglia


    This looks so delicious. I will have to try this recipe. I love chicken fried rice and moo goo guy pan when we order Chinese food.

  • MyTeenGuide


    This sounds yummy. I love Chinese food.

  • Emma Bradley


    Great yummy treats. My daughters school are celebrating chiinesse new year this week and sshe is very excited by it all.

  • Lianne (@Lianne84)


    Looks yummy! Its actually my birthday tomorrow on Chinese New Year, so I’ll be celebrating with cake lol

  • Oh this looks so yummy. We don’t celebrate personally but I love reading all about it. Kaz x

  • dearmummyblog


    Sounds delicious! We had a Chinese takeway at the weekend. Love the fresh red peppers 🙂 thanks for sharing your recipe!

  • RonRon


    Delicious foods! Happy CHINESE New Year!

  • Rosey Marie


    It looks good. I’m usually a noodle girl but when it comes to Chinese I like the rice. 🙂

  • Liz Mays


    I love Chinese food and this sounds so delicious. It’s pretty easy to make so I think I will!

  • Shaylee Field


    Ohh this looks delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever tried to make any Chinese food at home before! Happy Chinese New Year!

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