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Best 4 Dishes You Must-Try This Chinese New Year In Mumbai

Gorge on Chinese delicacies as you commemorate the Year of the Dog!

13 Feb, 2018 by Mini Ribeiro

Gorge on Chinese delicacies as you commemorate the Year of the Dog!

Celebrations call for food. Naturally, you would want to bring in The Year of the Dog on Chinese New Year with the best Chinese food in Mumbai. Traditional festivities start with the New Moon on the first day and end on the 15th day of the New Year. Red Chinese lanterns, traditional Lion dance will be a part of the revelries, which have begun, as restaurants offer special Chinese meals. From Steamed Sea Bass with Soya Bean and Truffle Crabmeat Dumplings to Jasmine Tea-Roasted Chicken from the barbecue, there is a plenty to choose from. So step into these restaurants and try some Chinese specialities this New Year. Here are my top 4 picks.  

Jiaozi at By The Mekong, St Regis, Lower Parel 

Indulge in a specially crafted menu by 'Chef Shi Xilin', at By The Mekong as you bring in the Chinese New Year. Revel in a wide variety of dishes, from a unique à la carte menu of time-honoured classics perfect for a celebration that spells refined elegance. Start off with the delectable Jiaozi, a traditional dish, made of a small piece of dough with fillings of meat and chopped vegetables. This will perk up your taste buds with its spicy flavours and myriad textures as well as bring you good luck aplenty. This savoured, go ahead and enjoy the rest of your meal.  

When: Till February 18, 2018

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Baked Chilean Sea Bass with Kumquat Glaze Hakkasan, Bandra West

Hakkasan, known for its modern interpretation of authentic Cantonese cuisine, is welcoming guests with a limited edition signature menu. There are abundant options in this specially crafted menu, but the baked Chilean Sea Bass With Kumquat Glaze is a treat you cannot miss. Moreover, eating fish at Chinese New Year is supposed to bring increased prosperity.

When: Till March 4, 2018

Timings: Lunch 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

                Dinner - 07:00 pm to 01:00 am

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Haoyun Lantern Petit Gâteau Dessert at Yauatcha, BKC

You have not enjoyed Chinese New Year till you sample the menu at Yauatcha. This special menu has been expertly curated to offer dishes that are traditionally eaten during Chinese New Year along with some special Yauatcha creations. There can be no better way to round off a meal than with a traditional dessert. Try the Haoyun Lantern Petit Gâteau Dessert with soy caramel and mandarin, because eating citrus is believed to bring luck and haoyun translates as lucky. 

When: Till March 4, 2018 

Timings: 12 Noon to 01:00 am

Wok-Fried Pork With Thai Chili, Leeks Soya Sauce at China House, Grand Hyatt, Santacruz

What is a celebratory meal without some red meat? This spicy, wok-tossed preparation with succulent pieces of pork will tantalise your palate and the vegetables will add the requisite crunch. So go ahead and treat yourself to this hearty dish as you savour a traditional meal at China House.

When: Till February 18, 2018

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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