Lunar New Year is right around the corner, ushering in the Year of the Dog with the traditional festivities which always inspire a general celebration of Chinese culture, good fortune, longevity, wealth and happiness. As always, there will be a bunch of celebrations from some of the city’s best restaurants and precincts and to make the most of it you’re going to want to keep this guide handy. To help you eat your way through the celebrations with generous, shared family-style feasts we’ve put together a small list of some of the best ways to celebrate Lunar New Year in Sydney. ... Read More | Share it now!
Determined, passionate and diligent: three traits attributed to the red fire rooster, the tenth sign of the Chinese Zodiac and the symbol for 2017’s Chinese New Year celebrations. A wealth of Chinese culture and tradition surrounds each city around the world from now until early February, bringing with it a huge amount of things to do, see, and most importantly, eat. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite CNY happenings across Sydney and Melbourne to help you plan the festive days ahead.... Read More | Share it now!
Luke Mangan’s grand Glass Brasserie is still one of the most reputable in the area, attached to the lush Hilton Sydney with it’s thousand-deep list of wines and award-winning food. A dining experience here has a premium feel but unlike many other restaurants of a similar ilk, there’s still something charmingly casual and easy-going in the air, offering an atmosphere that is as well balanced as anything on the menu. For those looking at a more up-scale Chinese New Year dining experience for 2016, it’d be hard to go past the excellent offering of a specially created four-course menu at Glass, available throughout this week, until Saturday 13th February.... Read More | Share it now!
On a casual stroll along Southbank Pedestrian Bridge this month you might spot some illuminated pandas playing under a bright rainbow, or a 14-metre-long phoenix at Harbour Esplanade; that’s how you know that Chinese New Year is well and truly here, and Melbourne’s celebrations are just starting to kick off. While the city certainly has lit up for the Year of the Monkey, there are plenty of venues joining in on the celebration, offering everything from lion dances to special banquets. Here are some of our favourite happenings in Melbourne this month for the Year of the Monkey. ... Read More | Share it now!
Chinese New Year (or Lunar New Year) is celebrated on February 8th this year, bringing in the Year of the Monkey and a multitude of celebrations across each city around the world. Sadly there won’t be a CNY parade in Sydney this year as there usually is (those damn road closures!) but there is still plenty on around the city which you should be paying attention to. Here are just some of our favourite happenings this year, at various precincts around the city.... Read More | Share it now!
Famed dumpling chain Din Tai Fung will be celebrating The Year of the Monkey in the most adorable way possible next month, offering specially created Monkey Buns along with new additions to their comprehensive menu. Available throughout February in Sydney and Melbourne, these steamed bao monkey buns will come filled with a creamy mix of banana and chocolate, priced at just $4.80 each.... Read More | Share it now!
Westfield Sydney will celebrate the start of the Chinese (or Lunar) New Year, the Year of the Monkey, by hosting a range of in-centre activities. From 28th January onwards, shoppers and visitors alike will be able to get a taste of Chinese culture by participating in beautiful events such as the Chinese Calligraphy demonstration or the Tea-Tasting events, or even something as fun as the Dumpling Eating Contest!... Read More | Share it now!