Xin nian kuai le, Bangkok. From unlimited dim sum buffets to a bao-making workshop taught by a 100-year-old Teochew stall in Yaowarat, hop into the Year of the Rabbit at these spots.
Hop like a Rabbit at Kimpton Maa-Lai
Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok is offering delicious deals that come with thrilling performance for the auspicious year of the Rabbit, from its signature brunch with unique dim sums at Stock.Room (B,2550) and mouth-watering dim sum pop-up Craft X Yumcha (starting at B150) to a taco with a Chinese twisted at Bar Yard.
22-27 Jan, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok. For more information, tel. 02-056-9999
Welcomes the prosperous Chinese New Year of the Rabbit at Shang Palace
One of the best Cantonese restaurants in Bangkok is back at it again with an array of
delectable auspicious Cantonese dishes, from the unlimited dim sum lunch buffet (B2,888) to lavish set menu (starting at B2,888), promising Cantonese-style raw fish lo hei and braised abalone with dried oyster and shitake mushroom to name a few.
21-22 Jan. Shang Palace, Shangri-la Hotel. For more information, tel 02-236-7777.
Chinese New Year Brunch at The St. Regis Bangkok
The St. Regis Bangkok has unveiled an all-you-can-eat feast laden with meaningful, luck-boosting dishes, including Cantonese-style raw fish yu sheng using Norwegian salmon, juicy peking duck, whole roasted suckling pig, and fish maw soup with crab meat. The meal starts at B3,200 per person, complete with a traditional lion dance performance and lucky draw with surprise red envelopes.
Jan 22, 12.30pm-3.30pm. The St. Regis Bangkok. Tel. 02-207-7777
Learn how to make Teochew bun from a legendary bao stall at ASAI Bangkok Chinatown
Yaowarat’s legendary artisanal bao stall Gu Long Bao will teach you how to make their traditional Teochew buns from scratch. The recipes date back to over a century, with a notable yellow-tinted flour from sweet potatoes that they add to the batch. After the lesson, each of you will get a box of buns as a souvenir as well.
28 Jan, 2pm - 3.30pm. ASAI Chinatown Bangkok. For more information, click here
A Decadent Lunar New Year Celebration at Capella Bangkok
Capella’s riverside Thai restaurant is swapping their dishes with serious Chinese classics for this Lunar New Year. Here, chef Kannika Jitsangworn, along with her crew, will be making pork belly bao buns, Peking roasted duck, and Trang-style suckling pig. Meanwhile, at Stella, there will be cocktails which blend Chinese herb and auspicious ingredients in the making.
Jan 18-25. Capella Bangkok. Tel. 02-098-3888
CNY Brunch at Bangkok Hotel Marriott Sukhumvit
Szechuan lobster, crispy pork, roasted duck—Bangkok Hotel Marriott Sukhumvit is putting on a big spread for Chinese New Year at 57th Street on Sunday (B1,499). Stuff yourself at this buffet (starting at noon) with delicious drunken chicken and Hokkien noodles.
Jan 22, 2 Soi Sukhumvit 57, Klongtan Nua, 02-797-0000
The Standard puts on a Lunar New Year Feast at the new Mott 32
Mott 32 landed in Bangkok last year with a bang, and this year The Standard is kicking off celebrations with an exclusive a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, with dishes focused on prosperity and good luck. Look for efu longevity noodles with hairy crab roe, steamed cod with, and fish curd in rice soup,
Jan 22-29, 114 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Rd, Silom, 02-085-8888
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park for dragon dances and music
Head to Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park for a guzheng (Chinese zither) performance and special dishes from Pagoda. This Sunday, Pagoda will feature a live lion and dragon dance at the hotel's entrance at 9am and Pagoda Chinese Restaurant will feature live traditional Chinese music. “Guzheng” performance, an instrument of the traditional Chinese orchestra.
Jan 22, 199 Soi Sukhumvit 22, Khlong Tan, 02-059-5999