Emily Chan, photo ©Marie-Lisette Cropp
To celebrate the Year of the Ox this Lunar New Year, we have teamed up with Emily Xin Xin Chan, a talented chef in both Chinese and Western culinary, to tease your taste buds with three signature recipes.
Emily was born and raised in Swindon by very traditional Chinese parents. She grew up speaking only Cantonese and following Chinese traditions at home. Emily spent a lot of time in her parents’ Chinese takeaway shop during her teenage years, and soon mastered the art of cooking and everything on the menu.
Emily is currently working as a freelance chef and recipe developer for an Asian street food company. She previously worked at a Michelin listed vegan restaurant. Her experiences in numerous establishments have enriched her skills and established her vast culinary knowledge.
Cantonese cuisine is at the heart of Emily’s cooking. It dates back for thousands of years and is unique to its own traditions and culture. Today Emily continues to create and develop Cantonese recipes and uncovers the rich stories behind the food she grew up eating.
Emily has shared three recipes close to her heart during Lunar New Year (all recipes offer meat and vegan options).
- Almond / Walnut Cookies
- Longevity Noodles
Add some authentic Chinese flavour to this Lunar New Year by getting trying out these traditional recipes at home! We hope you enjoy cooking them as much as we do! We welcome donations to support this project and the Museum’s work if you are able to do so – suggested donation £3.