Bring in The Year of the Pig 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 or buffet spreads. So, step into these restaurants and try some Chinese specialities this New Year. My top 6 picks are here.
Cantonese by origin, Hakkasan’s award-winning Expat Chef Raymond, has put together a celebratory menu featuring soup, small eats, wok dishes, noodles, a wealth pot 6-layered dessert and a festive cocktail – Liao Liao, available until February 24th’19. Among the dishes that stand out are Three Style Mushroom Dumpling with Water Chestnut and Pinenut, Stir Fry Pomfret with Onion and Single Head Garlic in Toban Chilli Sauce, Hand Pulled Noodle with Char Siu Chicken.
JW Cafe at the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar presents a special Chinese New Year Menu with their Sunday Brunch on February 3, ’19. Feast with your family as you revel in this auspicious festival rich with traditions. The brunch menu curated by Chinese Chef Zongshou Chen, will feature traditional Chinese delicacies denoting good luck and prosperity. Some of the dishes you can expect are Chongqing Style Suckling Pig, Szechwan Whole Pomfret, Wok Tossed Noodle stage with a variety of 8 enticing options, Beijing street fry meat and seafood with assorted sauces and dips, Peking duck pancake, and more.
Usher in the year of the Pig, this Chinese New Year with a specially crafted menu at China House Restaurant at Grand Hyatt Mumbai. Indulge in a spread of traditional delicacies till February 05,’19 including Steamed Spinach Pinet Dumpling, Truffle Prawns Dumpling, wok-tossed edamame Prawns with Thai Chilli, Sweet Dumpling with Bean Paste and Chocolate and much more. (refer banner image)
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Emperor's Court at Renaissance Mumbai offers 2 options of a 4 course set menu (1 veg and 1 non-veg) priced at Rs 2000 + and Rs 2500 +. The restaurant décor and staff wearing new uniforms and an illuminated photo booth are the main components for the Chinese New Year celebrations.
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The Oriental Blossom offers a special a la carte Chinese New Year menu. Huang Te Sing, Corporate Chinese Chef has designed the menu to mark the festivities. Tiger Prawns in Dragon Chili Sauce, Roast Cantonese Duck, Lobster in Sichuan Chili Bean Sauce, Yangchow Fried Rice, are among some of the highlights, you must-try.
To celebrate this Chinese New Year, Typhoon Shelter offers a special month-long menu with a masterful rendition of traditional Chinese delicacies. The not-to-be-missed regional favourites include - special grills - chicken, pork, lamb, tenderloin, seabass. Enjoy a variety of dumplings like Lotus Stem Water Chestnut Rock Lobster Dumpling, Shemiji Mushroom and Choi Choi, Xia lung Bao.
Char Sui Pork La Mein
That is not all. You can also relish Lobster Butter Garlic, Tuna Tataki and Char Sui Pork La Mein.
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.