We’re Celebrating Lunar New Year at Mount Salem Kitchen With Asian Cuisine

Mount Salem Kitchen may be a Central European-inspired winery and food company, but as we know firsthand from our own worldwide travels, there are simply too many delectable flavors around the planet to leave on the table – literally.

That’s why we regularly celebrate other cultures and cuisines, especially given that our home state of New Jersey is its own culinary melting pot.

Here in the Garden State, one out of every nine residents is Asian, and those people – and likely even more – are currently celebrating the Lunar New Year, which began on Jan. 22 and continues for two weeks.

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To observe the Lunar New Year, we’ve been busy cooking up Chinese dishes including hoisin pork stir-fry with red pepper and savoy cabbage; kung pao salmon filet with broccoli; and hot and sour soup and pork fried rice, all for both our Mount Salem Kitchen private events as well as our hardworking staff who have been spending their days pruning grape vines in the January chill.

We’ll continue this practice for the next two weeks by also making Korean and Vietnamese dishes in addition to Chinese.

What’s coming to the menu

The last Chinese dish we will serve is curried prawns stir-fried with vegetables. Then, our menu will head to Korea, when we’ll make kimchi and serve that along with several banchan (small plate starters) including soy marinated eggs, potato stewed in soy sauce, seafood pancakes with scallion and chili, and mandu (dumplings).

Over those nights, we’ll center the meal around main Korean dishes bulgogi beef; Cornish game hen soup; and bibimbop.

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Finally, we’ll head to Vietnam, where over the course of three additional nights, we will serve prawn and rice soup; lettuce rolls with pork, shrimp and noodles; and shrimp roasted on sugar cane. We’ll also serve cucumber salad and carrot salad, both dressed with nuoc cham (table sauce).

Those Vietnamese meals will feature main courses shrimp simmered in fish sauce; shaking beef; and soup with stuffed cabbage pork rolls.

In Hunterdon County, we’re oceans away from the savory, healthy and diverse world of Asian cuisine. However, here at Mount Salem Kitchen, we’re thrilled to bring it to those with adventurous palates this Lunar New Year.

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