Chinese New Year 2018 Giveaway (closed)

Chinese Lunar New Year is around the corner. Today I’m excited to announce that I’m giving away one Chinese Cooking Starter Kit (worth $99) and three copies of The Chinese Stir Fry Sauce Cookbook (worth $9 each)!

Chinese New Year 2018 Giveaway

The prize

1st Winner: Chinese Cooking Starter Kit or $99 via Paypal or Amazon

Partnering with The Mala Market, I created this kit that includes 9 essential Chinese ingredients delivered to your door, an 8-week long newsletter course, and 16 proven recipes that let you start cooking Chinese food like a pro. The 9 premium ingredients you will get are light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, Chinkiang vinegar, oyster sauce, Sichuan peppercorns, fermented spicy bean paste, fermented black soybeans, Chinese chili flakes, and dried Shiitake mushrooms.


The Chinese Cooking Starter Kit

2nd, 3rd, and 4th winners: One of the three copies of The Chinese Stir Fry Sauce Cookbook – 9 Sauces, 41 Easy recipes, and Step-by-Step Guides to Making Restaurant Style Dishes with Success

The Chinese Stir Fry Sauce Cookbook Banner

The stir fry book is a 157-page E-cookbook that guides you through the basic Chinese ingredients, cooking equipment and stir fry workflow, to help you cook Chinese food like a pro. It includes how to make 9 popular Chinese sauce, store, and reheat them. And how to use these sauces to make easy dishes without purchasing a wok. I also included more tips on ingredient substitution without affecting the taste of the dish, and how to customize recipes to gluten-free and vegan diet.

Giveaway Rules:

  • This giveaway will be open from February 8th 2018 and will close on February 18th at 11:59 pm CST.
  • This giveaway is open to everyone. Please note, if you do not reside in the US, you can only choose the $99 via Paypal or Amazon if you win the 1st prize.
  • Four winners will be selected via Pick Giveaway Winner and contacted via email so please include a valid email address in the email address entry box (Your email address won’t appear on the website).
  • The winner is required to respond within 48 hours to claim the prize.

How To Enter:


Ticket 1: Subscribe to The Mala Market Newsletter if you haven’t already. You can sign up by visiting their website, scrolling down, and filling out the form at the bottom of the page. Leave a comment on the bottom of this giveaway post.

Bonus Entries (optional):

Ticket 2 : Follow The Mala Market on Instagram and leave a separate comment at the bottom of the giveaway post.

Ticket 3 Follow Omnivore’s Cookbook on Instagram and leave a separate comment at the bottom of the giveaway post.

Ticket 4: Follow The Mala Project on Facebook and leave a separate comment at the bottom of the giveaway post.

Ticket 5: Follow Omnivore’s Cookbook on Facebook and leave a separate comment at the bottom of the giveaway post.

You will have a total of five tickets for a chance to win this amazing prize.


The winners are:

1st prize: Jennifer Z

2nd to 4th prize: Angie G, Monica, Jenny L

Congratulations on winning the giveaway!


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Meet Maggie

Hi I'm Maggie Zhu! Welcome to my site about modern Chinese cooking - including street food, family recipes, and restaurant dishes. I take a less labor-intensive approach while maintaining the taste and look of the dish. I am originally from Beijing, and now cook from my Austin, Texas kitchen.

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250 thoughts on “Chinese New Year 2018 Giveaway (closed)

  1. Annette

    What a wonderful giveaway. and it ends on my birthday! Yesterday my friend posted pictures from China – she’s there for the celebration. Because Facebook isn’t allowed there she had to wait until she got to Thailand. Such beautiful images.

    I subscribed to the mala market newsletter.

  2. Margaret Pharris

    Hope I win something, any of the above are great prizes:
    The MalaProject subscribed
    Instagram “The Mala Project” subscribed
    Instagram “Omnivore” subscribed

  3. SUSAN F

    Subscribed to The Mala Project newsletter
    Followed The Mala Project on Facebook.
    Followed Omnivore’s Cookbook on Facebook.
    Love real Chinese food!

  4. Catherine Rennet

    Hello Maggie. I bought your Sauce ebook and I am not able to find it anywhere. Can you give me instructions. I bought it and them never was able to cook from it.

    Thank you,

    Catherine Renner (Katy)

    1. Maggie Post author

      Hi Catherine,
      Thanks for your purchasing the book and I’m sorry to hear you come across a lot of troubles downloading it.
      I just shared another downloading link via Google drive. I hope you won’t come across any issues this time.
      Let me know if you can download the book this time or need further help. Hope you have a great day!

    1. JN

      Yes, frustrating. Not all of us are on Facebook, Instagram, or want or need a Market newsletter. I “get” why this is desirable for Omnivore’s Cookbook, it has to do with economics. And I am a HUGE fan of the website. I have cooked a number of dishes from the recipes and they are all excellent. But the whole social media thing really annoys me. I guess that we just have to be satisfied with all the “good stuff” that we do get! Cheers!

  5. Cindy

    ✅ Love all your recipes!! Most of them remind me of my Mom’s homemade Cantonese recipes. Thank you for sharing all your delicious food!!

  6. Yvonne McDowell

    Although I am actually living in Chengdu right now and have access to all of the wonderful fresh ingredients, I am utilizing your site and cookbook to learn how to cook authentic cuisine…lol. I am subscribing and have entered the contests because once I return home to the U.S., I’ll need a source for my now favorite Chinese dishes….yeah The Mala Market! I’ve followed the FB and Instagram directions for entering all of the contests via my McDowells Asia Facebook page where I’m photo-journaling my time here! Learning how to stock my market has even helped improve my Chinese and ability to identify flavors and dishes when I’m dining out! Thanks a lot!

  7. Laura

    I followed @omnivorescookbook on Instagram. Such drool-worthy photos of food that I want to try making!

  8. yvette duran

    I just subscribed to The Mala Market newsletter. I LOVE cooking all sorts of Asian food and am looking forward to getting some inspo!

  9. yvette duran

    Just followed @themalaproject on IG. Everything looks delicious! Can’t wait to try some of the dishes!

  10. yvette duran

    I just followed @omnivorescookbook on IG. I found your website yesterday and already bought a bunch of ingredients for a few of the recipes. First up are the dry fried green beans tomorrow. I can’t wait.

  11. yvette duran

    Followed Omnivore’s Cookbook on FaceBook too! I love to cook Asian food and my son just asked if we could start eating healthier. I’m not quite sure it’s my Asian food that’s unhealthy. It’s more likely the Latin food he loves but I’ve found some fantastic recipes on your site(s) so far.

  12. Sonya


    My husband absolutely LOVES chinese food, and this kit would be perfect for me to surprise him with. He loves my stir fry and fried rice, but having this complete kit would literally make his year. I would love to do an authentic meal for him one day, one thats not watered down because its been passed around by so many people with different ideas on how to make something. Having an authentic organic ORIGINAL root recipe is an absolute must for me with Chinese cooking, because it revolves around family and love and the love for cooking, it just brings everyone together. And we are all about that! ?

  13. Maureen Ostrowski

    I am always excited to receive your newsletter in my email. Not only are the recipes fun to try but you broaden how I think aabout the recipes and entice me to try things beyond my cooking comfort zone!

  14. Susan Torgersen

    All subscribed to The Mala Market Newsletter-I hope I win as my hubby and I are just starting to teach ourselves to cook Asian cuisine!

  15. Charlie Hogue

    I’d love to be fortunate enough to win any of the prizes listed! Everything looks great to me. I subscribed to the newsletter too.

  16. YT Tsai

    Avid subscriber to your newsletter, though they always make me so hungry when I see the amazing photos. I love your recipes and how you simplify them for an American kitchen 🙂

  17. Donna

    Your sauce cookbook sounds divine. My problem is I do not have wi go or Internet. Please suggest a solution. Thank you

  18. Trish

    Subscribed to The Mala Market Newsletter, such a beautiful site. I look forward to every post; beautiful to view and always something to learn!

  19. Sophie Tang

    Love all of your recipes and your photography is amazing! I have entered all 5 tickets for a chance for the giveaway! @shadesofheaith on instagram and you can find me on facebook my name 🙂

  20. Deb Burk

    I have gone and signed up for their newsletter. Not having a local Oriental market is annoying, and one of the things I didn’t take into consideration when I moved to NC from NJ, where we could find everything. I look forward to seeing what they have to offer.

  21. JC

    So excited. Happy Chinese New Year! Wish you lots of good fortune, prosperity and good health in the year of the dog!

  22. Lyric McKnight

    Also following Omnivore’s Cookbook on Facebook. Sadly, don’t have Instagram, so I stop at three!

  23. LingLi

    Subscribed to both the Omnivore’s Cookbook and the Mala Project newsletters! Looking forward to trying more delicious recipes from Maggie and to shop authentic Chinese cooking ingredients from Mala. We recently move to the Southwest corner of Colorado and it’s been a challenge to find Chinese ingredients in this part of the world.

  24. Nancy Lauritson

    I love this site and visit it everyday. I love your cooking recipes and have tried a lot of them. Keep up the good work and I’ ll keep watching. I would love to win the give away. Thanks for letting me try.

  25. Alain Frankiewicz

    I just went on this page to enter the giveaway however it appears winners have already been chosen. I found this confusing as the dates say the giveaway is open from Feb 8th to March 26th.

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