Chinese New Year celebrations

This Friday (February 16th) is Chinese New Year, variously known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New year. Chinese New Year is centuries old and is the most significant holiday in China.

The city streets fill with festivals, arts, entertainment, markets, dancing and fireworks spectacles. Chinese New Year celebrations encompass a vibrant and energetic display of colour, culture and tradition.

What better way to partake in the joy of Chinese New Year than with our divine Chinese braised pork bao buns  A soft, pillowy steamed sleeping bag of bun encasing salty and sticky braised and pork belly, pickled carrot, cucumber, shallot, coriander and sweet Hoisin. New to the weekly menu and available this week only, be sure you don’t miss out!

We also have a delightful new addition to our Family Favourites menu for this month only. Delicious chicken and vegetable dumplings. These ‘pot stickers’ are a most important Chinese New Year food as they are symbolic of both plenty and new beginnings for the coming year. As perfect snack to fill hungry teenagers, cook them straight from frozen and enjoy. Little fingers will love them too, with dinner sorted in 10 minutes you can take back some time for yourself.

If you plan on celebrating, why not take the opportunity to gather some friends and have a giggle re-creating our recipe for Super Stretchy Chinese Noodles.  A real treat to make and lots of fun.