Throughout Chinese history, people have celebrated Lunar New Year with auspicious foods that are rich with symbolic meaning and are thought to attract good fortune in the coming year.
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In accordance with this longstanding tradition, Hakkasan will offer a prix-fixe menu that features lucky ingredients, with highlights like the following: Yu sheng salad: a fish salad with cured Scottish salmon and plum sauce; the Chinese word for “fish” and “abundance” are homonyms, symbolizing a bountiful year ahead - Golden treasure pockets: fried dumplings with abalone and wild mushrooms; dumplings, which resemble ancient currency, and abalone, long a prized ingredient in Chinese culture, both signify wealth.
Baked salt-crusted chicken: a preparation of chicken that originated in the Ming dynasty; in Chinese, “chicken” is pronounced similarly to “luck” -Lucky jie: a dessert made with salted caramel ganache, chili, and cocoa; the dessert resembles a lucky Chinese knot and incorporates mandarin, a fruit that represents gold and fortune.
To further celebrate Lunar New Year, Hakkasan will also offer a unique cocktail specially developed for the holiday: Cheng Zi, which means orange in Chinese, combines two types of rum, mandarin, and chocolate for a drink that is both delicious and festive.
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The chef created some of the most delectable, mouthwatering and savory dishes I have ever tasted, tickling my taste buds creating all kinds of goodness. The food is attractive, tempting and pleasing to the eye, as it is as sinful to the taste. The food was heavenly and divine to the senses, soothing the craving and desire of my pallet. The appetizer was appealing, palatable and inviting as I savored every bite, the flavor was almost overwhelming to my taste buds.
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