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Lunch Break

A Lunar New Year Celebration Recipe Features Shrimp with Fireworks

An expert offers a dish that symbolizes happiness for the Year of the Tiger.

Shrimp, to celebrate Lunar New Year. 

Shrimp, to celebrate Lunar New Year. 

Photographer: Betty Liu

Editor’s note: As we leave our home kitchens to dine out more, the weekly Lunch Break column has evolved to highlight dishes from a variety of sources: a new or reopened restaurant; a newsmaking person, place, or recipe; or, of course, a great cookbook.

Red banners and signs are starting to adorn doors and stores and streets, which means the world is getting ready for the start of China’s Lunar New Year on Feb. 1.