Chinese New Year 2017 – What To Eat

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Melbourne takes its Chinese New Year festivities very seriously – and The Year of the Rooster is no exception. If you’re in the city, it’s hard to miss–crackers and dancing dragons and performances colour the city; the streets are adorned with red and gold.

If you’ve left your restaurant bookings a little late this year– don’t despair! There is plenty to do and EAT throughout the Chinese New Year period to celebrate.

Dainty Sichuan Hotpot

The D Sich empire is best known for its Toorak Road establishment and its Express Noodle Bar in Emporium. But for real Chinese food enthusiasts, Dainty Sichuan Lonsdale hotpot is a truly authentic experience.

Order a spicy or chicken stock-based soup, order some meat and vegies (we recommend premium beef slices, prawn balls and enoki mushrooms), load up your sauce bowls at the condiment bar with XO, beef and leek sauces, spring onions and coriander and get ready for a taste explosion with a heap of character that is perfect to celebrate the New Year.

Dainty Sichuan Food
149 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Ph: 9662 2019
http://daintysichuan.com

Rooster Dumplings at Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung are known for their prowess in the dumpling department, and aren’t ones to shy away from a celebratory novelty dumpling or two.

To celebrate Chinese New Year, Din Tai Fung are offering adorable rooster dumplings stuffed with a sweet blueberry cheesecake filling until February 20. A delicious New Year must-try!

Din Tai Fung Emporium
Shop 4, 287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Ph: 9654 1876
www.dintaifungaustralia.com.au

A Chinese New Year Banquet Feast at Spice Temple

This banquet is laden with predominantly seafood delights and includes the classic Chinese dragon dance during your sitting. At a $120 per person, this is a real treat.

Spice Temple Melbourne
Crown Complex, Southbank
Ph: 8679 1888
www.rockpool.com/spicetemplemelbourne/

But don’t stop there!

There are so many of Melbourne incredible restaurants doing delicious things over the course of the New Year festivities including at David’s, Ricky&Pinky, Ruyi, Lee Ho Fook, Hu Tong Dumplings, and Pickett’s Deli getting in on the action – so head to their websites to find out more.

The Year of the Rooster at festivities are being held across the city over the 17 days until the 12 of February and there will be plenty to see and do. From delicious treats and festivities in Box Hill, to Queensbridge Square, Queen Victoria Market, Chinatown, the Chinese Museum, Melbourne Zoo,Eureka Skydeck, Southgate, and the Docklands. Check out the Chinese New Year Melbourne website for more info.

www.cnymelbourne.com.au/

 

Lauren Bruce

Lauren started her writing career as a communications adviser before she realised she couldn’t ignore her passion for food and the arts any longer. She gave up the world of state politics to concentrate on freelance writing and styling. She has since contributed to Spook, Paper Sea and Junkee and is a regular contributor to GRAM Magazine.