Lunar New Year restaurant specials in New York City

Lunar New Year restaurant specials in New York City

When Lunar New 12 months kicks off Feb. 16, households internationally will collect over auspicious meals symbolizing luck, fortune and longevity. In New York Metropolis, eating places will usher within the yr of the canine with their very own interpretation of vacation dishes, starting from brilliant pink dumplings to lovely pup-shaped cookies.
Nom Wah Tu
The Decrease East Facet sibling to Chinatown’s iconic Nom Wah Tea Parlour has three specials on deck. Chef Jonathan Wu will improve a trio of iconic dim sum dishes, amping up turnip desserts with a spicy seafood bacon sauce; including Schaller & Weber smoked sausage to rice desserts; and swapping the same old lotus paste filling in sesame balls for one fabricated from hazelnut and chocolate. (22 Orchard St., 212-219-8785,
Madame Vo
Representing a protracted and wholesome life, longevity noodles are a quintessential vacation dish. Like lots of the dishes featured at his Vietnamese hotspot within the East Village, co-owner and chef Jimmy Ly will put a contemporary spin on the custom, tossing strands with a garlic-butter fish sauce and jumbo lump crab meat. (212 E. 10th St., 917-261-2115,
Silk Muffins
Each pastry at this Forest Hills, Queens bakeshop merges Judy Lai’s French culinary coaching with the flavors of her childhood. For the Spring Pageant, Lai has baked up a chiffon cake infused with kumquats, an emblem of prosperity. Out there in six, eight, and 10-inch sizes — or in cupcake type — every spherical is roofed in vanilla buttercream and positioned on a pink sugar plate painted with the Chinese language character for canine. (98-14 Metropolitan Ave., 718-830-3838,

Yaso Tangbao celebrates Lunar New 12 months with two noodle dishes, one with spicy crawfish (backside) and a milder model with sweet-and-sour langoustine (prime). (BEN HON/Ben Hon)

Yaso Tangbao
The rising fast-casual chain — with places in Downtown Brooklyn, Business Metropolis and Midtown East — was based by a gaggle of buddies from Shanghai. For Lunar New 12 months, they’ll dole out a particular mackerel dumpling dyed pink to characterize success, in addition to two noodle dishes, one with spicy crawfish and a milder model with sweet-and-sour langoustine. (A number of places,
Drawing on his fine-dining expertise at Eleven Madison Park, chef Tommy Chen seems spectacular plates influenced by his Cantonese upbringing. For 2 nights, Feb. 16-17, he’ll serve up three specials that mix components from his hottest dishes at this East Village spot. Anticipate spring rolls brimming with confit hen and sunchokes, fortunate noodles with beef, shiitake mushrooms and basil, and crispy black bass in a sweet-and-sour sauce. (536 E. Fifth St., 646-833-7811,
South of the Clouds

A brand new Chinese language restaurant has opened simply in time for Lunar New 12 months. Liheng Geng, whose mother and father personal Sundown Park’s Yunnan Flavour Backyard, strikes out on his personal with a Greenwich Village eatery that makes a speciality of mixian, a rice noodle that comes from China’s Yunnan province. South of the Clouds launched with 5 variations on the menu, together with the traditional “Crossing the Bridge” bowl completed tableside, plus appetizers like a peppercorn-spiked cucumber salad and poached pork dumplings. (16 W. Eighth St., 212-888-9653,
Rice & Gold
Replenish on a family-style feast at “High Chef” alum Dale Talde’s Chinatown stunner. Out there for lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, the meal ($50 per particular person) comes with seven dishes teeming with symbolism, together with braised entire fish (prosperity), twice-cooked lengthy beans (concord) and inexperienced sesame mochi (togetherness). (50 Bowery, 646-630-8055,

This Beijing chain — famed for its Peking duck — made its New York Metropolis debut on the finish of final yr with a bi-level 400-seat outpost inside Bryant Park’s Dice Constructing. For its first U.S. celebration, DaDong will supply every desk a complimentary order of dumplings and fortunate pink envelope with a prize inside.(three Bryant Park, 212-355-9600,
Little Tong Noodle Store
Consistent with Chinese language custom, the festivities at Simone Tong’s East Village restaurant happen over the course of 16 days. Starting Thursday evening, the Yunnan native will roll out a every day particular that pays homage to the traditions she grew up with. Utilizing native elements, Tong will rework traditional fortunate dishes like savory Chinese language carrot cake, braised pork stomach, and her specialty, mixian noodle soup. (177 First Ave., 929-367-8664,
Bibble & Sip
This cafe within the Theater District will roll out two particular macarons for the event. One shall be formed to resemble a shiba inu canine, boasting orange, yuzu and passionfruit shells with chocolate ganache filling, whereas the opposite — that includes Bibble & Sip’s llama mascot on a pink coin — is flavored with black sesame and vanilla. Proprietor Gary Chan additionally has a cake within the works: A citrus and camellia tea-infused mousse that’s topped with ginger-vanilla creme brulee. (253 W. 51st St., 646-649-5116,

Recognized for placing an elevated twist on Chinese language delicacies, this brick-lined West Village spot from Ed Schoenfeld and Joe Ng will ring within the yr of the canine with an expensive ingredient. Imported French black truffles shall be integrated into 4 new dishes — a corn chowder, egg fried rice, hen soup dumplings and grilled lobster — out there for a restricted time solely. (529 Hudson St., 212-792-9700,