February 1-15
Chinese New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese Lunar calendar. A zodiac animal represents each year in the repeating cycle of 12 years, each with its own reputed attributes. If you were born in the year of the tiger; 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, you are daring, courageous, ambitious, enthusiastic and generous. You crave attention and excitement. You are self-confident, have a good sense of justice and are committed to pitching in for the greater good. However, you can be rebellious and short-tempered and not accepting of taking orders from others. Are you a tiger? A New Year is always a cause for celebration. As we know, celebrations assuredly require delicious things to eat. The following are commonly enjoyed and each have symbolic meanings;

Dumplings – Wealth
Spring Rolls – Wealth
Fish – Increase of prosperity
Glutinous Rice Cake – a Higher Income or Position
Sweet Rice Balls – Family Togetherness
Longevity Noodles – Happiness and Longevity
Good Fortune Fruit – Fullness and Wealth

Fish is one of the most important symbolic and auspicious dishes for Chinese New Year. It just so happens that in Chinese the words “fish” and “abundance” sound the same, “yu” but have different characters. This makes it essential to have fish, especially whole fish on your holiday table. This is where we come in! Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with Trout Braised in Chilli Bean Sauce, Whole Black Sea Bass with Ginger and Scallions, Shrimp & Pork Dumplings or perhaps Longevity Noodles with Shrimp. Happy New Year! 新年快乐!