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Savour Chinese delicacies to commemorate the Year of the Rat

21 Jan, 2020 by Mini Ribeiro

Savour Chinese delicacies to commemorate the Year of the Rat

Bring in The Year of the Rat on Chinese New Year with the best Chinese food in Mumbai. Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated with people wearing colourful new clothes, exchanging gifts, and homes and streets being decorated. A red Chinese envelope with money is a common gift which elders give to their children. In Mumbai too, the Chinese restaurants wear a festive look. Red Chinese lanterns and the traditional Lion dance, are a part of the revelries, which have begun, as restaurants offer special Chinese meals - both a la carte and buffet spreads. So, step into these restaurants and try some Chinese specialities this New Year. My top 5 recommendations.

China House, Grand Hyatt, Mumbai

This Chinese New year is the year of the ‘Rat’, and the exotic China house restaurant plans to welcome this brand new year with authentic Sichuan food and refreshing beverages.

Experience the elegant culture of China with the best of Sichuan flavours, during the much-awaited celebrated event of the year. Expect mouth-watering delicacies like fish which stands for prosperity; dumplings for wealth, rice balls for togetherness and noodles which stand for happiness and longevity.

Hakkasan, Bandra West, Western Suburbs

The limited-edition à la carte menu is served from Monday, 13th January until Sunday, 9th February 2020. The celebratory menu created by Hakkasan’s Corporate Executive Chef, Andrew Yeo, is a colourful representation of different elements of the Chinese lunar calendar, including the Yu Sheng Salad - a sweet and tangy raw fish salad with house-cured Loch Duart Salmon and a plum dressing. The highlight of this auspicious menu is the Golden Treasure Pockets with Wild Mushrooms, decorated with a gold leaf and presented as money bags, that reflect wealth. The Steamed Chilean Seabass with Dragon’s Well Tea Broth is a truly decadent.

Lucky Jie

Round off your meal with the indulgent Lucky Jie - a dessert with salted caramel ganache, mandarin, chilli and cocoa that is presented as a Chinese knot to signify good fortune.

By The Mekong, The St. Regis, Mumbai

This Chinese New Year Chef Li takes from his personal experiences in his hometown (Sichuan district in China) to celebrate this Spring Festival and showcase his mother’s age-old recipes and secrets. Some of the special dishes are Steam Duck with Oyster Mushroom, Chicken Stock In Saigon Sauce, Broccoli In Gingko Nut with Chili Garlic Sauce and Steam Whole Fish With Pickled Vegetables.

Date: Saturday, 25th January 2020 to Saturday, 8th February 2020

Price: INR 4000/- onwards

Time: 12:00 noon to 03:00 pm | 07:00 pm to 12:00 midnight

Shanghai Club, ITC Grand Central, Mumbai

Curated by Masterchef Yuanzhong Jia, ring in good fortune with a sumptuous feast this Lunar New year 2020, as you sample this special menu.

The year of the Rat marks the beginning of a fresh 12 years Zodiac cycle, and thus once can experience traditional festival delicacies from China such as Luole Hongzunyu, Chashao Bao, Qiang Chao Baicai, Almond Honey Tart and more. On from January 24th to February 2nd a la carte for lunch and dinner.

Dashanzi, JW Marriott Mumbai, Juhu

JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, presents a special Chinese New Year Menu, at Dashanzi, the progressive modern Asian cuisine restaurant. Chinese New year is considered one of the most auspicious phases in the Chinese calendar. Keeping the traditions around Chinese New Year in mind, Chef Huanxi Yan has put great care and thought into this menu for the most important holiday of the year.

Written By

Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.

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