Contest! Chinese New Year 2017: Celebrate the Year of the Rooster


Happy Chinese Year! On January 28th, it’s the Year of the Rooster. The Rooster is the tenth zodiac sign. They are seen as confident, honest and hardworking. They also enjoy being around people but can be seen as attention seekers.

The 2 weeks celebration can be stressful hosting dinner parties with your family and friends. However, Real Canadian Superstore and No Frills is your one stop shop for all of your Chinese New Year essentials from ingredients to décor at low prices.

On Chinese New Year, I always craved home cooked, comfort food. I’ve prepared 4 dishes for good luck & prosperity. All of the ingredients and seasonings are from Real Canadian Superstore.

Since its Year of the Rooster, the first dish is Hainanese Chicken Rice. It’s poached chicken with chile sauce. It’s one of my favourite comfort food. For the rice, I used Rooster Brand Jasmine Rice. It has a wonderful, sweet aroma that goes well with many Chinese dishes. Plus, it’s one of the best selling rice in Canada.

On the side, I used the chicken stock from the Hainanese Chicken to make the egg drop soup with fresh bok choy.

It can’t be Chinese New Year without fresh seafood. Seafood symbolized wealth and prosperity. The third dish is Scallion Ginger Shrimp. It’s stir fry shrimp with ginger and scallion sauce.

The last dish is Steamed Fresh Tilapia. The Chinese word for fish, ‘Yu,’ sounds like the word for abundance. It represent a good beginning and a good end for the coming year.

For the sauce, it’s ginger, scallion, cilantro and Rooster Brand Light Soy Sauce.

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We are giving away a $100 Real Canadian Superstore gift card to help you ring in the New Year. We will contact the winner via email.

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James Chung

Founder & Editor in Chief of Hello Vancity magazine. Email [email protected]

67 Responses

  1. Tiffany says:

    My favourite CNY dish is Chinese dumplings!

  2. Brandon Forsyth says:

    The Scallion Ginger Shrimp is my fav

  3. Mandy says:

    Suckling pig is definitely my favorite Chinese New Year dish.

  4. @SeniorServiceBC says:

    Scallion ginger shrimp

  5. jan says:

    mustard greens and spring rolls

  6. stacey dempsey says:

    Spring rolls are my favorite and apparently symbolize wealth so that sounds good too

  7. Binder KaurBC says:

    Spring rolls!

  8. Lynda Cook says:

    The Spring Rolls and the Dumplings are a few of my favourites!!

  9. Melissa H says:

    Pork Dumplings

  10. Amy Heffernan says:

    Beef broccoli!

  11. nicolerf says:

    wonton soup

  12. ToCo says:

    Cantonese Chow Mein

  13. Nicole Bonomo says:

    Wonton soup!

  14. Am says:

    I shop at superstore all the time. I certainly could use this prize. Gung hay fat choi!

  15. Eva Mitton Urban says:

    Rice Green Onion Bok Choy Ginger Garlic Chicken – of course complimented with Rooster Brand Soy Sauce. Followed shortly thereafter with Chinese Tea and a fortune cookie.

  16. kristen visser says:

    oooo definitely Spring Rolls!! Those are my absolute FAV! also I put in the wrong snapchat name. It is krisha4444 :)

  17. julie_bolduc says:

    I like fried rice and egg rolls hehe

  18. Sheila Russell says:

    Pork Dumplings, yum

  19. Marlene says:

    my homemade wontons

  20. Tooth Fairy says:

    My fave basic but tradional chinese dish is beef and broccoli.

  21. Elee says:

    spring rolls are a fav

  22. daydreamsun3 says:

    i like the sweet rice cake (leen goh)

  23. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I love pork dumplings!

  24. Tara B says:

    I love the spare ribs and chicken balls.

  25. ksceviour says:

    I love sweet n sour meatballs,rice and eggrolls

  26. Stephanie says:

    I like chicken balls the best!

  27. Salina Siu ♡ says:

    Deep fried wontons with sweet and sour sauce!

  28. Glogirl3 says:

    My favourite dish would be chicken stir fry.

  29. LILLIANM says:

    My favourite would be pork dumplings

  30. Andrea says:

    I love Spring rolls!!!

  31. Maggie Cheung says:

    love the steamed fish!

  32. mike kario says:

    Steamed Fresh Tilapia is my favourite, it looks delicious

  33. Chris Wong says:

    My favourite dish is the crispy pork!

  34. billiondollarprincesss says:

    Chicken stir fry

  35. Cheryl says:

    LOVE Wonton Soup!

  36. Eileen says:

    The Steamed Fresh Tilapia looks great for CNY!

  37. stitchingqueen says:

    I love spicy wonton soup with shrimp

  38. Pam Wood Humphrey says:

    I love sesame balls.

  39. Diane To says:

    Steamed fish!

  40. Lori L. says:

    Of all the recipes you posted I would most like to try the Scallion Ginger Shrimp! I always overcook shrimp and it ends up being too chewy, yuck.

    I’m excited to try the Rooster Jasmine Rice! I just spent over $250 at Superstore yesterday and got a free bag. I don’t think I’ve tried jasmine before!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. John Cabug says:

    Hainanese chicken and rice

  42. kam77 says:

    The Scallion Ginger Shrimp looks so good!!!

  43. Terri Baker says:

    I love dumplings!

  44. lauriehelgason says:

    spring rolls are my favorite

  45. Catherine Robichaud says:

    I love the Spring Rolls and the fried rice.

  46. One Love Wins says:

    Spring rolls :)

  47. Jacky Y says:

    I love steamed fish!

  48. christina rogers says:

    egg rolls

  49. Jenny says:

    I really like jai.

  50. Cypres Palabrica says:

    We always buy Rooster Brand Jasmine rice because of its aroma and texture, my husband like steamed Hainanese chicken as well as steamed fish with ginger and spring onion, for all your shopping needs, Real canadian superstore is a one stop shop for all chinese new year ingredients and all your shopping needs, Happy Chinese New Year, thank you

  51. Ariel C says:

    eggs rolls

  52. Soozle says:

    I like spring rolls!

  53. Lushka Smith says:

    Sweet and sour pork is a favourite.

  54. colleentsoukalas says:

    My favorite dish is anything seafood. Also love dumplings.

  55. Jeannie says:

    I love the classic steamed fish.

  56. Rachetggrl says:

    Dumplings! Any if them! All of them!

  57. Lisa Knox Neutel says:

    I love sweet and sour pork

  58. Krista Miller says:

    Chinese New Year is best celebrated with pork dumplings dipped in chile-sesame sauce!

  59. Judy Cowan says:

    Love the dumplings and fried rice.

  60. Angela September says:

    Mmmmm fried rice please!! And dumplings! and whatever anyone is willing to cook for me! lol

  61. sue says:

    I like it all fried rice dumplings I like to try new foods all the time

  62. Edmond Leung says:

    I luv the spring rolls.

  63. Nancy J Montgomery says:

    I love dumplings.

  64. Debbie S. says:

    I love steamed rice and egg foo yong, along with chicken balls, spring rolls, and beef broccoli.

  65. Bons says:

    I love dumplings.

  66. Debbie Bashford says:

    wasn’t even open for 24 hours? That’s disappointing

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