Auspicious Chinese New Year Dining

Join us as we celebrate the year of the Ox, we share an auspicious Chinese New Year menu to usher you into a new year of blessings in the comfort of your home!
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Mutually agreed date & time
From Lilian's Kitchen in Bury St. Edmunds

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£49 per person

Pork and Cabbage Dumplings

These dumplings look like ingots, the gold and silver pieces used as money in ancient times, legend has it that the more dumplings you can eat during Chinese new year, the more WEALTH you will acquire …

Little pockets bursting with juicy pork and nappa cabbage, served with Chinese red vinegar

Honey & Hoi Sin Roast Duck in Gem Lettuce Cups

The auspicious red colour of hoisin sauce and sweet notes of honey welcomes a LUCKY year ahead…

Julienne of marinated roast duck, cucumber, spring onions and beansprouts tossed in a zingy sesame honey and hoi sin dressing served in gem lettuce boats, topped with crispy duck scratchings

Drunken Cystal King Prawns

Prawns in the Cantonese dialect is pronounced “Ha”. You got it, ha ha ha ha .. sounds like laughter! Ushering in JOY and HAPPINESS

Succulent king prawns marinated in Shaoxing rice wine and oyster sauce, stir fried with diamonds of celery, carrot hearts, topped with crunchy salted cashew nuts 

Paper Baked Glazed Cod 

The pronunciation for 'fish' in Mandarin and Cantonese dialect is “Yú”, which is the same pronunciation 

as 'surplus'. The ideal is that every year, you want an ABUNDANCE of food and wealth, so that 

you have it left over for the coming year…

A parcel of moist cod fillet painted with bean paste on a bed of fried young ginger strips, spring onions and fresh coriander, fragranced with light soya and shallot oil 

Fragrant Jasmine Rice 

Fluffy grain perfect paired with the baked cod

Caramelised Pineapple Cake

The pineapple is another auspicious fruit, called "Ong Lai” in the Hokkien dialect, it literally means “fortune come”. Thus pineapple is often incorporated into Chinese New Year dishes as well as 

decorations for GOOD FORTUNE

A light vanilla cake with caramelised crushed pineapple and fluffy brown sugar buttercream frosting

Mandarin Oranges

Pronounce “Gum” in Cantonese, it sounds like the word for ‘Gold’. When visiting family and friends, it is tradition to present to the owner of the home with a pair of mandarin oranges as it symbolises WEALTH. The vibrant colour reflects GOOD FORTUNE. The oranges are exchanged with the host’s own oranges, which are given to the visitors before they leave, symbolising the exchanging and spreading of GOOD LUCK and wealth...

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