Spring Festival has sprung! Also known as the Lunar New Year, Chinese New Year is a time to celebrate with dragon dances, lantern festivals, and lucky red envelopes. But what we look forward to most is the food!
For those still looking for places to savor a modern Lunar New Year feast, we’ve rounded up a few Rockwell restaurants and must-try dishes that will make you want to open up those red envelopes, treat loved ones, and order seconds.
Hong Kong comfort food meets French interiors in this Chinese Brasserie created by a Filipino restaurant group. Bringing people together through food is at the core of Tuan Tuan, which means “round and round” and also “gathering things together”. The symbolism behind the name of the place adds meaning to your New Year get together.
Despite being around for almost half a decade, we can’t get enough of Tuan Tuan’s Crispy Barbecued Pork Snow Buns.
Turnip cake served on New Year’s Day as a symbol of prosperity and good fortune so don’t skip their Pan Fried Turnip Cake in XO Sauce.
If your taste buds are feeling non-traditional, their Laksa Noodle Soup could be a welcome departure from the more traditional longevity noodles.
Din Tai Fung
This five-time Michelin star awarded restaurant is synonymous with Xiao Long Bao. They made the delicious steamed soup-filled dumplings famous the world over, and now have branches in the US, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and Dubai. Power Plant Mall is lucky to house the chain’s first Xiao Long Bao Bar in world!
Xiao Long Bao is said to be a symbol of home, warmth, and wealth. Din Tai Fung has come up with several flavors, but the Pork Xiao Long Bao is a classic go-to.
Pineapples are lucky fruits believed to bring prosperity, and is a real treat when mixed into Sweet & Sour Pork.
The Dessert Kitchen
Chinese feasts are known to be hearty and abundant, which is why it’s easy to run out of space for dessert. But when you get a taste of treats from The Dessert Kitchen, you’ll want to fast forward to the sweetest part of the meal.
Purple In Love is a yummy heap of grape-flavored shaved ice topped with rice balls, grapes, taro mochi ice cream and Kyoho grape seaweed balls.
Their Black Temptation Parfait is a tall serving of soft serve ice cream layered with cocoa crisps, oreos, and chocolate pearls–as if to symbolize an endless well of goodies for the coming year.
Even The Dessert Kitchen has a version of everyone’s favorite drink du jour. Their Okinawa Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea is a satisfying post-meal treat!
The feast is just one part of the Lunar New Year celebration. Join us at Power Plant Mall from February 1-5, 2019 for the Spring Festival Fair, cultural performances, and a chance to win special a prize! Click here to learn more about Rockwell’s Spring Festival 2019.