This upcoming Lunar New Year is a special one as the year of the pig marks a completion of the 12 Chinese zodiac cycle. Coming last in line, the pig symbolises wealth and easy life. Meanwhile, it is custom for Chinese to eat good food on New Year's to ensure high fortune and spirits for the rest of the year. So we've compiled a list of places in Bangkok prepared to serve the best Chinese New Year cuisine for you and your loved ones next week to make sure you have an auspicious year ahead.
Looking for a place to feast with your family next week on CNY? Where would be more suitable than the Shangri-La’s Shang Palace Chinese Restaurant? From February 4 to 7, executive Chinese chef Chow Wai Man is preparing two exclusive set menus: The Prosperity Set and The Longevity Set for 10 guests maximum at 25,888 baht and 29,888 baht, respectively.
You can also opt for chef Chow’s exclusive Lo Hei, a noodle dish featuring select ingredients to invoke luck, priced 1,988-2,888 baht. On Tuesday, February 5 at 10:15am, the Shangri-La will also be hosting the traiditonal Lion Dance ceremony. Come join in the fun and let the drums and cymbals bless you and your family for the year!
02-236-7777, 02-236-9952, shangri-la.com
Sick of traditional Chinese-style roundtable meals? The Grand Hyatt Erawan is offering a more liberal feasting experience at The Dining Room. This February 4-13, enjoy special Chinese menus such as jellyfish and chicken salad, Peking Duck with pancake and Hoisin sauce, Szechwan hot and sour soup and mashed taro with gingko nuts and sticky rice.
Come for lunch (noon-2:30pm) during the weekdays for 1,590++ baht per person and 1,950++ baht per person on Saturday. Sunday brunch at the same time is priced 2,590++ baht per person, while dinner (6-10pm) is 1,950++ baht Sunday through Thursday and 2,590++ Friday and Saturday. Also come see the Lion Dance at the Garden Lounge on February 5 at 5:30pm to get in full mood for the new year!
How about celebrating the Lunar New Year up on the 24th floor of the Okura Prestige. Enjoy the skyline with fine Chinese and fusion cuisine, including pan-fried foie-gras, Peking duck, crabmeat soup, imported oysters, fresh local seafood, dim sum, sushi, sashimi and most outstanding of all, the Moo Yang Muang trang. The barbecued suckling pig is cooked to perfection—crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Chinese New Year’s brunch is served on February 5 from noon til 3:30pm, at 1,988++ baht per person.
02-687-9000, firstname.lastname@example.org, okurabangkok.com
Seasonal Tastes’ live theatre kitchen is something you and your kids can enjoy with Lunar New Year. Watch as the chef prepares special Chinese cuisine such as Peking duck, suckling pig, oven baked tiger prawn with glass noodle and dim sum right before your eyes. There is even more to taste with access to the restaurant's Indian, Mediterranean and Japanese corners—because why limit yourself when you're celebrating? End your buffet with exciting teppanyaki ice-cream or traditional Chinese desserts. The whole experience is priced at 1,588++ per person and is available February 5-6, 5-10:30pm.
The Landmark Bangkok invites you to celebrate you Chinese New Year on Tuesday, February 5 to get you and your family in the right vibe for the whole 12 months ahead until the next new year. On the lobby floor, enjoy the Atrium's international buffet, featuring a vast selection of seafood such as king crab, oysters, New Zealand mussels, mud crab and river prawns. In the same buffet, treat yourselfs to premium roasted wagyu beef, New Zealand lamb, Gammon ham, and Chinese and Japanese station. All of this is for only 3,000 net per person.
For something more faithful to tradition, Sui Sian Chinese Restaurant on level 10 is serving an all-you-can-eat brunch from 11am-3pm. Enjoy chef Lo Wai Ming’s Cantonese dim sum, pork belly, abalone noodle, Peking duck, suckling pig and many other Chinese culinary icons as a buffet for 1,088++ baht per person, or opt for the Special Chinese New Year Set Menu for 12,888++ or 16,888++ per set With every meal, The Landmark wishes you prosperity and luck with complementary red envelopes and golden oranges.
02-254-0404 ext 7777, email@example.com
The Anantara Siam Bangkok will be hosting a dramatic lion dance show on February 5 for good fortune and prosperity. If you can't make it on February 5, don't worry–the hotel is extending the festivities in the form of feasts from February 3 to 10. At 1,888++ baht per person, enjoy a Chinese buffet dinner highlighting seafood and oriental specialities like scallop with XO sauce, Peking duck and Szechuan soup at Madison and Aqua from 6-10:30pm. During the same period, you can also enjoy seasonal menus at Shintaro, Spice Market, The Lobby and Mocha & Muffins for alternative atmospheres.
02-126-8866 ext 1201, firstname.lastname@example.org, siam-bangkok.anantara.com