A recipe to welcome in the Lunar New Year 2023.
The Lunar New Year 2023 brings families together for feasts of auspicious dishes.
Tea eggs are a traditional Lunar New Year ingredient, symbolising a fresh start and new beginnings. During the Lunar New Year, eggs also represent fertility and the joy this brings to families.
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 2tbsp jasmine tea leaves
- 1 cup dark soy sauce
- 2 cloves star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ½ cup water
- In a cooking pot over high heat, combine dark soy sauce, water, star anise, cinnamon stick and jasmine tea. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
- Take the mixture off the heat and cool down to room temperature.
- In a separate pot, bring water to a boil and gently place eggs into the pot. Cook for 7 minutes. Remove and place into a bowl of ice water immediately.
- Once the eggs have cooled down, gently tap the sides with a spoon to create even cracks.
- Place eggs in a separate bowl and pour over the tea-infused dark soy until submerged. Leave eggs to rest in the fridge overnight.
- Carefully peel away the shell, to reveal the beautiful, marbled eggs.
- Serve chilled, sliced into quarters as part of a banquet meal, or a delicious Chinese New Year snack.
Banquet Menus at Spice Temple
Tea eggs are part of the Lunar New Year 2023 banquet menu at Spice Temple Sydney. Created by Spice Temple Executive Chef Andy Evans, the Chinese New Year menu is available from Tuesday, 17 January to Saturday, 28 February. View the menu and reserve your table HERE.
Spice Temple Melbourne Head Chef Maggie Chan has also created a special Lunar New Year 2023 banquet menu. It is available at from Tuesday, 17 January to Sunday, 29 February. View the menu and reserve your table HERE.