Kylie Kwong has combined Chinese tradition with native Australian ingredients for this bowl of noodles, symbolizing longevity.
Noodles are a staple on the Chinese banquet table, especially for Lunar New Year. They symbolize longevity – the longer the noodle, the more luck you will have during the year. Even better if you do not cut or bite through them.
To celebrate the Year of the Tiger, Kylie Kwong’s eatery Lucky Kwong serves a special dish for two weeks. It’s called “Lucky’s Lunar New Year Long-Life Noodles with Shrimp, Sticky Pork and South Eveleigh Native Bush Mint,” and is exactly what’s on the can.
“This dish celebrates everything I love. Lunar New Year is a great opportunity to express gratitude for my Australian-Cantonese heritage, for my close-knit Kwong family, for this country’s delicious fresh ingredients and dedicated food producers, and a way to highlight South Eveleigh’s commitment to and partnership with, First Australia’s unique and rich history and culture, ”says Kwong.
There is also a lion dance performance on three-meter-high poles planned at South Eveleigh’s Innovation Plaza on Tuesday, February 1 (the first day of Lunar New Year) and a “picking of greens” performance to bless the area’s Locomotive Street food retailers on Wednesday 9 February.
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