One of the best things about Chinese New Year is how there is always great food to eat. And, unlike a western New Year's Eve, you don't usually end up with a hangover the next day. Sometimes, you will get lucky with Chinese New Year, but in the form of a lucky red envelope. Over the weekend, Gothamist gathered with our family for some delicious eating. Pictured above are "lion's head" meatballs, a whole chicken soup, a whole fish (which was left unfinished as is the tradition), and glutinous rice cake. For larger versions of the photos and the rest of the meal, check out Tien's site.

What, if anything, did you do for Chinese New Year?

Photos by Tien Mao