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New Year’s Eve Authentic Egg Roll Sampler Menu

This authentic, Asian inspired, #TaiPeiGoodFortune sampler menu is perfect for get together’s and has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

We’ve had a whirlwind of birthdays and holidays over the last five weeks and the festivities won’t end until New Years Day. On that day we traditionally have items on our menu like collard greens, ham, black-eyed peas and rice. But I was thinking we should switch things up a bit and came up with a menu out of the norm.
My authentic Asian inspired menu includes some home cooked and some store bought food items. 

Me being the busy hostess that I am, I find mixing a little of both makes the meal feel homemade without actually having the hostess have to cook everything from scratch.


For the store bought portions of the meal, I picked up a variety of Tai Pei Egg Rolls and Tai Pei Spring Rolls from Walmart. 
My idea is to have a restaurant inspired sampler menu. 

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I’m a picky eater, especially when eating at new restaurants. It’s hard to decide what I want so I order samplers and I can taste several things. 

Instead of serving these Asian rolls in a traditional manner, I put the mini rolls on skewers. I used heavy river rocks inside of the bowl to stand them upright, making them easy to grab.
The Tai Pei Egg Rolls and Tai Pei Spring Rolls came with a delicious dipping sauce. The one I had was a sweet and tangy which was a perfect compliment to a Terryaki sauce I planned to make from scratch.
The regular egg rolls are, too heavy for skewers so I serve them on a platter.
For the home cooked portion of the menu, we’ll have Terryaki chicken. 

Ingredients – Serves 6

  • 6 chicken thighs 
  • 3 tbls. Vegetable oil – about 3 tablespoons

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cloves of  diced garlic
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Ginger (powder or grated)
I marinate the chicken overnight, then stick the entire pot in the oven with the marinade for about and hour on 300 degrees.

To finish off this Asian inspired menu, I stir fried a bag of shredded cabbage and carrots in soy sauce.

The homecooked feel of the Terryaki chicken and vegetables paired with the delicious crispy egg roll wrappers will be a big hit.

The fresh stir fried vegetables and the crisp, crunchy vegetables in the egg rolls make a great pairing with the tender terriaki chicken and the spicy chicken in the Tai Pei egg rolls. 

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What’s your New Year meal tradition? Let me know what item will be on your menu this year. 

11 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve Authentic Egg Roll Sampler Menu

  1. Love the idea of a sampler menu, sounds casual and fun and so easy to taste a little bit of everything.

  2. I always make seafood for New Years but have traditionally had Chinese take out for Christmas Eve. Now that I live in the middle of nowhere I have to make my own "take out" so these would be perfect!

  3. Love the combination of the prepared and food from scratch. This is great since I'll be hosting people soon.
    Thanks for the nice, clear pics too!
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  4. I love the idea to mix store-bought items with homemade dishes. We do the same thing and it really does reduce the stress of hosting and cooking! I'm so hungry now after reading your post!

    1. Briton, early on I thought it was frowned upon to use store bought. After stressing trying to make everything from scratch I started incorporating a mix of store bought and homemade. It was a sanity & time saver.

  5. I participated in the Twitter chat about this product. Your pictures are making me hungry! Since getting married we dont have any good traditions yet for New Years 🙁 But growing up as a kid my parents always bought sliced meat from the deli, rolls, chips and a fun dessert.

  6. Those egg rolls are pretty good. I've never tried a spring roll before. How are they different? I love egg rolls because they're fast, and a fairly light meal depending on how they're cooked. I always bake mine.

    1. The egg rolls are dark brown, usually deep fried and crunchy. The spring rolls are translucent and not fried. I like to bake my egg rolls too.

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