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.
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.