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FoodieS Pick: Where to Celebrate the 2024 Lunar New Year

FoodieS Pick: Where to Celebrate the 2024 Lunar New Year

Auli Cinantya
25 January 2024

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Discover the best Lunar New Year feasts in town, from traditional dishes to contemporary cuisines that will redefine your festive experience!

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The streets are bustling with excitement as they are adorned with vibrant red lanterns and crimson cloth banners, heralding the arrival of the auspicious Year of the Dragon. The festive spirit is in the air, and the joyous celebrations are just around the corner. The Lunar New Year is an essential occasion for many families, and it is the perfect time to gather with loved ones and share a bountiful feast.

Imagine sitting with your family at a beautifully decorated table, surrounded by the warm glow of red lanterns and the aroma of delicious food wafting through the air. It is a time to catch up with loved ones, share stories, and create new memories. The Lunar New Year is an opportunity to leave behind the old and welcome the new, and what better way to do it than with a mouth-watering feast?

Whether you are a fan of traditional dishes or prefer to indulge in contemporary cuisine, several hotels and restaurants have curated special menus that will tantalise your taste buds. From succulent roast meats to delicate dumplings to lavish Yu Sheng presentations, these places are poised to redefine your Lunar New Year’s experience.

Lunar New Year Fest in Jakarta

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

To mark a prosperous start, Signatures Restaurant invites guests to gather with dear ones for a festive array of local and international delicacies, with special honours accorded to Chinese specialities, including Yee Sang. For a lively celebration, a lion dance performance will take centre stage. This festive dining offer is available on 9 February 2024 at dinner and 10 February 2024 at lunch and dinner

InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah

The Lunar New Year is synonymous with familial togetherness. To honour this, InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah has meticulously prepared a Chinese New Year’s dinner buffet and brunch at its renowned Sugar & Spice restaurant on 9 and 10 February. Starting from IDR 528,000++ per person, this culinary feast features a medley of traditional Chinese delicacies and the restaurant’s signature dishes – from Oriental-style Roasted Duck to the exotic Chinese Osmanthus Goji Berry Pudding. The Yee Sang prosperity salad, an emblem of abundance and prosperity, will also be available for additional orders.

Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta

On February 9th, guests are invited to celebrate new beginnings with a truly delicious and perfectly crafted Chinese New Year set menu at Jakarta’s Award Winning Chinese restaurant, Li Feng. Led by Executive Chinese Chef Yang Guojian and one of China’s most notable 2 Michelin star chefs, Chef Fei, Li Feng will present authentic Cantonese cuisine in a culturally rich space, making it the perfect venue for auspicious new year celebrations with family and loved ones.

The sumptuous meal will start with the serving of Prosperity Yu Sheng, other highlights of the menu include Steamed Crab with Shrimp Paste Yellow Pepper Soya Sauce, and many more. Alternatively, the award-winning Lyon offers an Imperial feast set menu featuring Golden Swan Dumpling with Duck Black Pepper Sauce, Braised Scallop Crab Meat with Winter Melon Soup, and more.

Raffles Jakarta

Marking the beginning of a season filled with abundance and togetherness, Arts Café by Raffles invites guests to partake in a culinary journey that pays homage to the rich traditions of the Lunar New Year. Toss to good fortune and health with Yu Sheng, perfect for family gatherings and joyous reunions.

Starting from February 9 to the 10th, savour the highlights of the Cantonese and Sichuan dishes prepared by our Chef de Cuisine Chef Andrew Sutanto and his talented culinary team at The Dining Room.

The St. Regis Jakarta

From February 9th to 11th, indulge in delectable Lunar New Year specialties such as Foie Gras Xiao Long Bao and intricately carved Char Siew Pork at Bel Étage. Experience traditional ceremonies like Yee Shang, the Prosperity Toss, believed to usher in good fortune for the upcoming year, with active participation from guests.

For those seeking a Lunar New Year getaway, St. Regis Jakarta offers an exclusive stay package during the Chinese New Year period, complete with brunch at Bel Étage, available from February 9th to 10th. The celebration begins early, with Lunar Afternoon Tea accessible from now until February 11th.

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