Enjoy a Proper Lunar New Year Feast with These Special Goldbelly Meal Kits
From hand-made dumplings and pork buns, to long noodles and Peking duck dinners, these feasts are all you need to ring in the Year of the Water Tiger with a delicious bang.
Happy Lunar New Year! Today marks the beginning of a 15 day celebration during which Asian communities all over the world ring in the Year of the Water Tiger—an animal known to be ambitious, competitive, and strong, and also associated with new beginnings. To help you celebrate the occasion with a proper Lunar New Year feast, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite meal kits from top-notch Asian chefs and restaurants around the country that are available to order on Goldbelly right now.
From Antoya’s K BBQ flavorful soup assortment and Momofuku’s famous pork buns, to Lady M's Confections Green Tea Mille Crêpes Cake and Darren Wong’s famous Raindrop Cake, here are some solid options to help you celebrate throughout the month.
If you’re a fan of the chewy texture of rice cakes, this is a must-try. Chef Esther Choi’s Tteokbokki dish is packed with Korean flavors. The kit comes with everything you need to prepare your own using rice cakes, pork and bacon mix, eggs, and Mokbar Gochujang Sauce. You can also add on banchan (side dishes) staples like kimchi, assorted soy pickled vegetables, Korean potato salad, and more.
You’ve probably seen this unique cake that looks like a raindrop all over the internet, but have you tried it yet? Thanks to Goldbelly and Darren Wong, who introduced it to the American audience, you can have a Raindrop Cake shipped to you and see what the fuss is all about. The kit comes with all the ingredients to make six pristine jelly cakes at home, plus a few other elements you’ll need to plate them up just like Wong does.
Nothing beats the variety of flavorful Korean soups and this pack from Antoya K BBQ gives you the opportunity to try some of the most popular options at home. Take your pick from kimchi stew (kimchi jigae), fermented soybean stew (dwenjang jigae), brisket soup with beef short rib (galbi tang), spicy beef soup (yukgaejang galbi tang), and beef soup with noodles and mushrooms (ttukbaegi bulgogi), all ready to heat up and serve.
Try making your own Chicken Chow Mein at home with this kit from Chef Ming Tsai. You’ll receive 25 ounces of boneless chicken thighs, Chow Mein noodles, zucchini, bell pepper, scallions, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds, and Chow Mein sauce to make enough for 2-4 people.
That's right, you can get Momofuku's famous pork buns shipped directly to your house. This pack comes with everything you'll need to recreate them using the same recipe that's been used since they first hit the menu when David Chang's Momofuku Noodle Bar opened in 2004. You'll receive 12 pieces of brined and roasted pork belly (sliced), pickled cucumber slices, hoisin sauce, steamed buns, and the option to add on a jar of Chili Crunch (which we personally highly recommend).
Although we're all antsy to enjoy a proper dim sum with a big crew of friends and family, this stacked kit from NYC's Jing Fong allows you to at least channel the energy and flavors of the experience at home. Even better? Proceeds from the sale of each will go toward the non-profit Welcome to Chinatown's Longevity Fund to support local businesses in NYC that have been struggling to survive during COVID. Each kit comes with everything you'll need to pull off a proper dim sum feast, including Har Gow Shrimp Dumplings, Siu Mai Shrimp & Pork Dumplings, Wonton Soup, Wontons, Mushroom Longevity Noodles, soy and hot chili sauces, plus a bamboo steamer and three red envelopes, which are customary Chinese New Year gifts.
Gather round, dumpling fiends. This one's for you. Nom Wah—NYC's first and oldest dim sum restaurant—has long been known for its next-level dumplings. And now, you can enjoy some of its best-sellers right at home. This pack comes with 18 of its famous chicken and cabbage dumplings, and 21 of its iconic pork soup dumplings. That may sound like plenty, but trust us: you'll be wishing there were even more once you get a taste.
Enjoy TAO's award-winning twist on traditional Peking duck with this kit, which comes with everything you'll need to recreate it at home. This pack comes with a free-range heritage duck (that's been marinated and dried for 48 hours, and cooked), plus 10 bao buns, hoisin sauce, cucumber, and scallions.
Treat yourself to this famous sweet delight from NYC's Lady M Confections, which features at least 20 "lacy thin" crepes blanketing layers of light pastry cream, altogether boasting phenomenal green tea flavors, and topped with powdered matcha.
If you're looking to go all-in on bao buns, this choose-your-own pack from Chicago's Wow Bao is the ultimate treat. In it, you'll get 24 steamed fluffy bao buns in flavors of your choosing. Choose your array of 4-packs in four different filling options including Terriyaki Chicken, BBQ Berkshire Pork, Spicy Mongolian Beef, and Whole Wheat Vegetable.
These limited edition Golden Goddess boba kits from NYC's New Territories come with everything you'll need to fix up 6 boba teas at home including 6 servings of Iron Goddess tea, 6 servings of Golden Boba, oak milk, a souvenier mason jar and a reusable lid and straw.
These Chicken Jiaozi Dumplings are a signature from chef Shirley Chung, made with all-natural ground chicken thighs, Chinese five-spice, minced ginger, and scallions and served with a side of Chiangkang black vingar sauce and oil. They arrive vacuum sealed and are meant to serve up to 8 people (though we have faith you can do plenty of damage if sharing with just another person).