Lunar New Year starts on February 1st 2022 and this year it’s the Year of the Tiger.
I thought I’d do a round up of the cool restaurants in London with special Lunar New year menus that I will be visiting with my family to celebrate.
First up is the Shangri-La Shard’s Ting restaurant, who will be serving traditional Chinese dishes inspired by Asia. This will run from February 1st to 10th 2022.
Shangri-La Ting restaurant.
Aromatic Duck Spring Rolls (£19) or Vegetarian “Duck” with cucumber and spicy Hoi Sin sauce (£22).
Chicken & Abalone Fried rice with XO sauce, Tobiko, shitake mushroom & Pak choi (£38)
or Prawn & Abalone Shanghai noodles with XO sauce, Tobiko, onion, carrot and chives (£38).
Choice of a signature cocktail or mocktail :
The Eye of the Tiger Cocktail (£18) – Roku Gin, Yuzu Sake, Lemon juice, Grapefruit juice, Agave and Aquafaba.
Chocolate & Miso Bar with toffee, Miso cream and Cacao Nib Ice Cream ( £14).
Next up, is Bun House, the Cantonese-style steamed bun specialist in the heart of Chinatown.
They are launching a ‘The Tiger Who Came For Tea And Buns’ menu, inspired by the year of the tiger.
It’s a playful twist on the British afternoon tea, and will run from 1st – 27th February at £36 per person.
There will be a selection of sweet and savoury snacks and accompanying specialty teas.
The offerings include:
Savoury Tiger Bun with its very own tail.
A chestnut and white chocolate bun, complete with mini calligraphy brush and condensed milk ink for diners to get creative.
Bun House scone
Sesame millefeuille with clotted cream and spiced plum jam.
Fried milk ribs.
Tempura oyster mushrooms.
Confit duck croquettes.
Steamed tofu and smoked eel or mushroom egg drop soups.
Tong Yuen – a glutinous rice ball with a ginger and lemon syrup.
MiMi Mei Fair, Mayfair.
Last but not least, is MiMi Mei Fair, in Mayfair with a traditional celebration menu priced at £98 per person which includes a glass of Champagne.
The Menu includes:
A “Basket of Wealth” Dim sums.Seared Oysters.
Whole wok baked lobsters.
Fortune crispy Norfolk pork with pineapple and pomelo, Hakka noodles and more.
MiMi Mei Fair have also created their own auspicious Chinese wishing tree, allowing diners to make their wishes for the year and tie them to the tree.
Don’t all those menus look amazing? I can’t wait to show you these experiences on my Instagram soon.
Have a lovely day all, and to those celebrating a wonderful Gong Xi fa çai , a prosperous Lunar New Year 2022.
( All photos are provided by the restaurants listed in the post).