It's the Year of the Tiger. Act like it.
Happy CNY one and all. We are all down for a week-long celebration of auspicious food, entertainment, and lots of luck (because we really, really need it). Here are a few ways you can celebrate Chinese New Year with your friends and family today and throughout the holiday.
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Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok
From lion dance, surprise fortune cookies, to erhu (Chinese violin), a lot is happening at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok this year. So, sink your teeth into Chef Danilo Aiassa’s special Chinese menu highlighting dishes like suckling pig and Peking duck, which also comes with a 3-course-menu (B1,500/person) at Ms.Jigger Bar. Or, if you prefer a Sunday brunch with your fam, Stock.Room (B2,800 with free-flow alcohol; B1,950 including food and soft drinks) is serving traditional varieties like hanger steak, tiger prawns, and more.
Feb 1-3, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, 78 Soi Ton Son, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok.
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The Sukhothai Bangkok
Enjoy a CNY buffet lunch (B1,888++) with premium selections of Asian and Western specialties while you groove along to a lion dance performance.
Feb 1, 11:20am-2:30pm. Colonnade, The Sukhothai Bangkok, 13/3 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok.
Spice & Barley
Indulge in All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum (B888 net per person) with free-flow Chinese tea from Jan 28-31. Jump straight into the new year celebration today for unlimited dim sum (Adult B1,888++; Children B888++) with live music and, of course, a lion dance.
Jan 28-31, Spice & Barley, Anantara Riverside Bangkok, 257 1-3 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khwaeng Samre, Khet Thon Buri.
Ministry of Crab
If you want to take a break from the traditional celebration, get your claws ready to dig in at this Sri Lankan lagoon crab spot. For Chinese New Year, book in for 5 pax and get half a kilo crab free (minimum spend B3,500).
Feb 1-3. Ministry of Crab, 15, 1 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok.
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Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit
Wah Lok Cantonese restaurant is offering lunar new year dishes and dining packages in full swing from options of a la carte, a curated list of dim sum, and with two distinctive menu options for 10 pax which includes the Kinship New Year (B19,888++) and Opulence New Year (B33,888++).
Jan 31-Feb 3. Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit, 491 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok.
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
Indulge in the “Yu Sheng” menu at Pagoda Chinese restaurant with your loved ones this year. For Salmon Yu Sheng, there is a set of a small portion (B1,488++) and a large portion (B2,588); Abalone Yu Sheng also comes in a small portion (B1,888) and a large portion (B3,088++).
Jan 15-Feb 13. Pagoda Chinese Restaurant, 199 Soi Sukhumvit 22, Klong Ton, Khlong Toei, Bangkok.
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Shang Palace is offering their special Cantonese set (B1,288 net per set) along with meaningful set menus (B22,888/ 10 pax) with live performances. Enjoy the traditional lion dance today.
Jan 29-Feb 15, Shang Palace, 89 Charoen Krung 42/1 Alley, Bang Rak, Bangkok.