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PUBLISHED: 10:48 AM on Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Ring in the Rooster!
Gung Hay Fat Choy!

  From top: Mandarin Pork Back Ribs, Full Moon Pastries, Firecracker Prawns, Golden Phoenix Nests, and potstickers and egg rolls served with Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce
February 9 marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year 4703, or the Year of the Rooster. Bring friends and family together to celebrate this joyful occasion by hosting a Chinese New Year's party. An abundance of food and fun is at your fingertips with delicious recipes and festive entertaining ideas from Kikkoman.

Setting the Scene

• Set tables with red and gold linens for fortuity and success.

• Decorate with paper lanterns; use fresh flowers and bamboo to signify rebirth and growth.

• Place dishes strategically around the room to encourage mingling.

• Greet guests with "Gung Hay Fat Choy," meaning "Wishing you happiness and prosperity!"

• Present guests with tangerines, leaves attached, for luck and abundant joy.

For more about Chinese New Year and other entertaining tips, download Kikkoman's official Chinese New Year Celebration Guide at www.kikkoman-usa.com.


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