It is the Year of the Pig and it is a time to celebrate, with friends and family. Here are some great places you can head to.
Chinese New Year at Yauatcha - The Celebratory Menu
The menu will feature a number of authentic Chinese celebratory dishes that are traditionally eaten during Chinese New Year along with some new additions using auspicious ingredients.
Baked Lamb Puff
Prawn and Chicken Shui Mai Dumpling
Spicy Scallop Dumpling
Wild Mushroom Dumpling
Highlights of the menu are the intricately folded Yauatcha’s legendary dim sum that also symbolizes wealth in Chinese culture like, the vibrant red Spicy Scallop Dumpling, Wild Mushroom Dumpling, the quintessential Prawn and Chicken Shui Mai is spiced up for the New Year with a garnish of chilli oil and the crispy Baked Lamb Puff.
An exclusive Chinese New Year cocktail will be offered for the celebrations called Nagami Fortune featuring Beefeater, kumquat marmalade, raspberry cordial and lime juice.
Steamed Red Snapper in Superior Soy Sauce
Stir Fry Chicken in Chilli Oil with Sugar Snap, Shallot and Leek
From the wok dishes, one can enjoy the Stir Fry Chicken in Chilli Oil with Sugar Snap, Shallot and Leek or the Steamed Red Snapper in Superior Soy Sauce that represents good luck. For the vegetarians, there is Stir-fry Asparagus, Lotus Root and Yam Bean in Pumpkin Sauce. To celebrate the amalgamation of past, present and future, sample the Black Truffle Fried Rice.
In addition, Yauatcha’s pastry team have created a limited-edition macaron with a Masaba Gupta designed pig stencilled in gold and flavoured with Mandarin. To honour authentic traditions as a part of Chinese New Year celebrations at Yauatcha, Chinese Lion Dancers will perform through 1 MG Mall right up to Yauatcha on Sunday 10th February 2019. This high energy, mesmerising performance offers symbolic expressions of luck, prosperity and good fortune.
Address: Yauatcha, Level 5, 1 MG Road Mall, MG Road, Bengaluru: 560008
When: 1st February until 28th February 2019
The Year of the Pig Celebrations at Szechwan Court, The Oberoi, Bengaluru
This is a special, promotional menu designed in a-la-carte format. The dishes have been chosen by Chef David Wang keeping both tradition and his home town (Beijing) in mind. A lot of the dishes are very local in nature and influenced by the produce of the spring season, being not only the New Year but a spring festival as well.
Wok Tossed Tofu in Dry Chilli Sauce
Here is a look at some of the dishes. Some brilliant appetizers in the form of the Fried Tofu with Lime and Chilli Dip, or the Crispy Prawns with Sichuan Black Bean, or perhaps the Fried Prawns with Lemon Cream and some Salt and Pepper Pork Belly may be of choice.
Nothing is more indulgent than some truffle, and the Truffle Edamame and Jicama Bean Dumplings may be just what you want. The Chinese Ginseng Soup is soothing. For your mains, you have so much to choose from – the Tofu and Eggplant in Dry Chilli Sauce, the Hong Kong Style Steamed Chicken, the Spicy Beef in Sesame Chilli or even the Mongolian Lamb with Sichuan Pepper. The Mantou Buns Two ways, with sweetened milk is the perfect closing note to this meal.
Where: The Oberoi, Bengaluru, 39, M.G. Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India 560001
When: Until February 10th, for lunch and dinner.
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Mahjong Room, WelcomHotel Bengaluru
Experience extravagance as you kick off the spring festival that is also part of the Chinese New Year with your loved ones. Reunion Dinners are the norm and the restaurant will be adorned with traditional decor and your dining experience elevated by traditional flavours that perfectly capture the Chinese New Year.
Vegetarian: INR 1000 plus taxes
Chicken: INR 1150 plus taxes
Pork/Duck/Seafood: INR 1300 plus taxes
Where: WelcomHotel Bengaluru, 46, Richmond Road, Bangalore
When: Fri, 25 January 2019 - Fri, 15 February 2019 · 07:00 pm - 11:45 pm
The hotel has just celebrated its one year anniversary and now the Chinese New year is the perfect reason to celebrate some more. Experience a sumptuous meal featuring Chinese delicacies along with an exclusive selection of wines, cocktails and mocktails for the New Year celebrations this year.
Where: Conrad Bengaluru, Kensington Road, Ulsoor, Bangalore
When: Tue, 05 February 2019 - Fri, 15 February 2019 · 12:30 pm - 03:30 pm
Shiro, UB City, West Bengaluru
Everyone’s favourite pan-Asian restaurant in UB City. The Year of the Pig calls for prosperity, happiness & joy! Celebrate the Chinese New Year in style at Shiro - choose from an exclusive appetizer menu and gourmet cocktails. Drop in with your loved ones, anytime from 1st - 12th February for a festive indulgence!
Where: 2nd Floor, UB City Mall, Vittal Mallya Road, Lavelle Road, Bangalore
When: Mon, 04 February 2019 - Tue, 12 February 2019
Chinese New Year Celebration at Kaze, Lavelle Road, Central Bengaluru
The Chinese New Year is one of the most auspicious and biggest celebrations in the world for the Chinese community and now Kaze – the city’s finest Pan-Asian luxury destination is associating with acclaimed Guest Chef Wong Tak Yong, as he creates a 4 course menu to give patrons an exquisite dining experience that will feature authentic flavours and ingredients from the land of the red dragon.
You will travel on a whirlwind of flavours with sumptuous dishes such as Baby Lamb Stew with Crystal Noodles, Silken Tofu in Ma La Sauce Served with Sticky Rice, Tea-smoked Duck with Asian Plum Salad, Poached Peking style Zucchini Dumplings, Braised Chicken with Soba Noodles. For dessert, you have a choice that includes – Cantonese Steam Custard Buns and Pandan Crème Brulee with Fresh Strawberries. In addition to the opulent 4-course meal, Kaze will offer diners a choice of four signature cocktails specially created for the auspicious celebration. Toast your glass to a prime selection of concoctions such as Prosperi Tea: Gin, Ginger, Elderflower Syrup and Bitter; Green Dove: Tequila, Wasabi, Lime Juice and Lemon Grass; Golden Fortune: Rum, Whisky, Apple Juice and Cinnamon; Hong Bao: Red Wine, Basil Strawberry and Cranberry Juice. You can enjoy your meal and cocktail in the beautiful seating area at Kaze soaking up the breath-taking view of the Bangalore’s skyline. Whether it is a get together with friends or family, a corporate meeting, treat yourself to a delectable choice of courses at Kaze all while celebrating the Chinese New Year.
Where: Kaze, 21st floor, 909, Skaav, Lavelle Road, Bengaluru: 560001
When: February 1st to 15th, 2019
4 Course Meals (Veg): Rs. 1250 + Taxes
4 Course Meals (Non-Veg): Rs. 1500 + Taxes
Cocktails: Rs. 650
China Bistro & Lounge launches Chinese New Year Menu
New Year is all about new beginnings, great food and celebrations. And the Chinese are doing it right! China Bistro & Lounge is running a special menu to celebrate the Chinese New Year all through the month. In the Chinese culture, New Year is celebrated for a whole month and at China Bistro, it only means a whole month of mouthwatering delicacies, great festivities and fun activities!
Assorted Dim Sum Platters
Triple Mushroom in Ginger Wine Sauce
Hangun Beggars Chicken
With a specially curated menu of items like Sunla Wanton Soups, Starters like Assorted Dim Sum Platters, Water Chestnut Honey Pepper (refer banner image), Phoenix Fish & Brandy Prawns, and Moo Shu Veg, Triple Mushroom in Ginger Wine Sauce, Hangsun Lotus Chicken, Volcano Prawns, Hong Roasted Lamb for main course and Peking Fried Rice with veg/non-veg options, you will be ushering in the New Year in the most appetizing way. And to end it all on a high note, some delectable desserts like Rice Cake, Fa Gao and Turnip Cake. With all this happening on your plate, there are sure to be fireworks in your mouths! So, drop in on any day or every day of this month cause one can never have too many New Years!
Where: China Bistro & Lounge, 12th Main, Indiranagar
When: February 5th to March 5th
Cost for 2: Rs. 1200 ++
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