Feeling adventurous? Take you and your tastebuds on a gastronomic adventure with a trip to some of the best dining destinations in Shanghai, Chengdu, and Hong Kong for the most authentic taste of Chinese New Year delicacies.
Authentic Chinese Flavours with a Modern Twist in Shanghai
Spend time in Shanghai, China’s most metropolitan city, and get lost in its weaving alleys and immersive museums and galleries. Complete your experience at The Middle House, one of Shanghai’s most prestigious hotels, when you dine at Sui Tang Li – a shining star on the Shanghai food map, and an inspiring spot showcasing authentic Chinese culinary experience with a contemporary twist. The restaurant offers guests a prosperous 8 or 10 course set menu for families and loved ones. Highlights of the menu include the springy Dao Ting Noodle and Shrimp Roll in Hairy Crab Sauce, the decadent Preserved Crab cooked in 10Y Rice Wine, and served with Preserved Tomato, Plum Smoothie and Pan-Fried Hokkaido Scallop, as well as the tender and flavourful Steamed Baby Chicken with Abalone, Dried Scallop and Mushroom.
Healthy and Guilt-free Vegan Hotpot in Chengdu
Unesco’s first ever City of Gastronomy, Chengdu is also home to adorable giant pandas, lively nightlife and traditional opera shows. Immersed in an ambience of elegance and tranquillity, MIXUN Teahouse at The Temple House offers a refined vegan hotpot experience as an ode to Chengdu’s well-loved hotpot culture. Guests can soak in the rich atmosphere of Chengdu whilst indulging in the MIXUN Vegetarian Hot Pot Set for Two, that includes nine ingredients, two sauces and a soup base of their choice. Diners can partake in the Mixun Spicy Hot Pot base – a healthy and delicious rendition of Chengdu’s famous Sichuan hot pot, savour tea-infused Black Truffle and Pu’er Tea soup, or order the wholesome and sweet Lily, Pumpkin and Rice base.
Colourful Cultural Traditions & Decadent Dishes in Hong Kong
Known as the ‘City of Life’, Hong Kong is steeped in culture and history. Reconnect with family and friends on the second day of the Lunar New Year, and celebrate with a decadent 4-course dinner in the warm ambience at The Upper House’s illustrious grand café – Café Gray Deluxe. Start the evening with the Kumquat Marinated Kingfish with Cucumber and Rice Crackers, followed by a main course of Wagyu Beef Cheek with Dong Gwai Bouillon, Lotus Seeds and Wolfberries, a succulent creation that meticulously blends in distinctive Chinese ingredients.
Served throughout the Lunar New Year, Cafe Gray Bar presents Firecracker and Fortune – two original cocktails in the festive red and gold colour. Sweet and tangy, Firecracker brings surprises to the lips with a popping candy garnish. Made with homemade beer syrup, the cocktail bursts with floral and malty notes. Fortune, a vodka martini made with Vin jaune that pleases with a refreshing citrus aroma.
On the fourth day of the Lunar New Year, The Upper House will also host an authentic Lion Dance to herald the Year of The Rat, the first of the 12 zodiac signs, to bring prosperity, good luck and peace.