The Chinese New Year begins Feb. 1 and the Deli Department at your local Strack & Van Til Food Market is ready to help you celebrate.

2022 is the Year of the Tiger, according to Chinese zodiac, which is based on a lunar calendar. According to Chinese lore, people born in a year of the tiger are enthusiastic and generous, self-confident and ambitious, daring and courageous and are committed to helping others for the greater good. The tiger represents personal strength, which will be tested at the Deli Department by the delicious food available to celebrate Chinese New Year. Every dish is made with quality ingredients that are sure to add spice to the occasion.

“Enjoy bold Asian flavors you can’t wait to sink your fork, spoon or chopsticks into,” says Deli Department Director Kristin Snow.

Experience extraordinary Asian dishes in minutes and in the comfort of your home or office, with bakeable Orange Chicken and General Tso’s meals. The Orange Chicken is a lightly battered tempura-based chicken breast with a citrusy orange sauce. General Tso’s is a spicy Asian-style BBQ sauce with sesame seeds and chili pepper flakes. Each dinner is paired with wok-fried, long-grain rice with edamame, carrot, onion, red bell pepper and egg.

No Chinese meal is complete without egg rolls. Try the Strack & Van Til Deli’s fresh, extra crispy egg rolls available in three varieties: Chicken, pork or vegetable. These crunchy, fully cooked favorites are filled with cabbage, carrots, onion and celery and are ready to heat and serve. For best results, warm them up in your oven for a deliciously crispy crunch. Priced at five for $5, you can pick up enough egg rolls to celebrate the Chinese New Year in style.

Best of all, these Chinese specialties are Meals Made Easy, so they serve up quickly. There’s no prep, no mess and minimal cleanup.

Xīnnián kuàilè means New Year Happiness and Xīnnián hǎo means New Year Goodness in Mandarin Chinese, and Gong hei fat choy means Wishing you happiness and prosperity in Cantonese.

No matter how you say it, have a Happy Chinese New Year and make your life easier with Chinese Meals Made Easy from your local Strack & Van Til grocery store.