Where to dine out for Chinese New Year in Bengaluru
Bring in the Year of the Dog with festive dishes at these restaurants
Chinese New Year is associated with many food traditions such as tossing a special salad, red lanterns and special foods that symbolise good luck. Bengaluru restaurants offer all this and more to celebrate new beginnings.
This restaurant at The Ritz Carlton, Bangalore celebrates the festival by tossing the prosperity salad Yee Sang. From their menu, enjoy starters such as Sea Bass and Crab Meat Dumpling, Chicken and Duck Fungor and, since serving fish whole is a sign of luck, Steamed Fish with Fragrant Black Bean sauce. Rs. 450 ++ upwards. At Residency Road
Shizusan Shophouse & Bar
Chef Paul Kinny has a special menu comprising Prawn & Mushroom Dim Sum, Mariachi Roll with Tuna Ceviche, Shrimp and Bean Curd with Rich Broth, General Tao’s Chicken and Lo Mein Noodles. For dessert, go for the Lychee and Cinnamon Cheesecake or The Cantonese Sai Mai Lo.
Rs. 1,800 for two. At Whitefield
This restaurant brings pan Asian delicacies for the New Year. Not just restricted to Chinese, the menu includes Nasi Goreng, Rainbow dumplings, Sticky Rice with Mango, Vietnamese Summer Rolls, Zoodle Pad Thai and Stir Fried Vegetables. Rs. 180 upwards. At St. Mark’s Road
The signature Chinese restaurant is pulling out all the stops for the occasion. Their special menu features Nian Gao, Sichuan Steam Chicken, Ganshow Style Prawn, Lobster in Butter Garlic Sauce, Pokchoi Dumpling and more. This restaurant also has a dumpling wrapping activity. Rs. 2,000 upwards. At Shangri-la Hotel, Bengaluru, Vasanth Nagar
The restaurant at Royal Orchid Central has a curated menu with traditional classics. Options include Crispy Duck Roll, Spicy Wild Prawn Curry, and Chicken Char Siu Bun. The restaurant will serve traditional Mooncakes for dessert. Rs. 1,500. At Manipal Centre
This pan Asian restaurant has teamed up with designer Nachiket Barve. Lanterns designed by him will adorn the restaurant while guests enjoy delicacies such as Olive Dumplings, Black Truffle and Asparagus Fried Rice, and the Haoyun Lantern Petit Gâteau for dessert. Rs. 2,800 for two. At 1 MG Road Mall, MG Road