Happy New Year of the Monkey!

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What are you doing to celebrate? Need a few ideas for London, New York and beyond? Check out the Telegraph’s guide for what’s happening in ten Chinese communities around the world.

If you are in London, also make sure to check out The Magical Lantern Festival, a dazzling extravaganza of lights, music theatre, culture and art that runs to 6 March at Chiswick House in west London. We are going on the 22nd Feb, come join us!

Want to learn a few New Year’s greetings? Here are some useful phrases and an audio guide on how to pronounce them.

And most importantly, where to eat?  Here are some ideas to get you exploring:

Shikumen in Shepherd’s Bush for dim sum and Peking Duck

Tian Fu Bu Yi in Shepherd’s Bush for Sichuan cuisine including a ma-la hotpot

Royal China and Royal China Club on Baker Street for Cantonese

Bright Courtyard on Baker Street for a mix of regional Chinese including some Shanghainese dishes

Local Friends in Golder’s Green for authentic Hunan cuisine; be careful to avoid 90% of the menu which is standard Cantonese and Anglo-Chinese food.

Xi’an Impression for noodles and street food from Xi’an

Gold Mine or Four Seasons for their roast meats.

If you know of a good Chinese place, why now leave us a comment?


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