10 Vancouver Restaurants for a Lunar New Year Celebration

Some of the best Lunar New Year opportunities in Metro to celebrate the Year of the Tiger

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The lunar New Year celebration begins on February 1, and the festivities continue for 16 days. That means there is plenty of time to celebrate over food at home and in restaurants.

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Kirby Ip is a Vancouver-based food blogger who grew up celebrating the lunar new year in a household in Hong Kong.

“In my household, for typical Lunar New Year family dinners, seafood is always a big part of the meal,” she says. “There are always abalone, steamed fish, lobster or even steamed scallops.”

Festivities at this time of year are popular with many Asian cultures.

“ONE [Lunar New Year] dish that is common in Malaysia or Singapore is Prosperity Toss, ”says Justin Cheng, chef and owner of Potluck Hawker Eatery. “It’s basically a dish with a lot of shredded vegetables, and it has some different types of textures. You could get some crispy wonton chips or nuts and usually some raw fish.

The Metro Vancouver restaurant scene has plenty to offer this New Year. Whether you choose to dine in or take takeaway, here are 10 Metro Vancouver restaurants to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.

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Potluck Hawker Eatery

Chef Cheng serves an eight-course Lunar New Year menu inspired by Southeast Asian flavors. The $ 200 set feeds four to five people and includes a tuna and salmon Prosperity Toss, truffle soy sauce chicken, salted egg yolk shrimp and whole pompano laab – a popular Southeast Asian meat salad. 3424 Cambie St., Vancouver, 604-423-9344

Fortune terrace

One of the finest dim sum restaurants in Richmond, Fortune Terrace has no shortage of roast pork, peking duck and seafood delicacies to share with family and friends. Lunar New Year rice cakes are also available for $ 13.80 each. 130-6200 River Rd., Richmond, 604-285-8980

The fisherman

The winner of the Chinese restaurant award in 2021, Fish Man, is not only recognized for their sustainable seafood options, but also for their delicious sour cabbage fish hotpot – a Szechuan classic. The hot broth is perfect for a cool lunar New Year. 1170-8391 Alexandra Rd., Richmond, 604-284-5393

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Hotpot Palace

This exclusive hotpot restaurant lives up to its “palace” name. Find delicious live king crab and geoduck as well as premium A5 wagyu here. Their staff even offers bespoke menus based on a budget per person. person. 168-7911 Alderbridge Way, Richmond, 604-270-2588

Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant

Find a traditional Cantonese lunar New Year party at Golden Paramount. The menus range from $ 188 to $ 388 and include staples such as roasted pigeon, steamed fish and baked lobster in soup. 8111 Anderson Rd, Richmond, 604-278-0873

Kirin Restaurant

Kirin is a staple of Metro Vancouver. This year, Kirin is offering their signature New Year’s cakes. The choices include the classic, water chestnut, Chinese radish, taro and black sesame. 1172 Alberni St, Vancouver, 604-682-8833; Three West Center – 7900 Westminster Hwy., Richmond, 604-303-8833; 350 Gifford St., New Westminster, 604-528-8833

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New mandarin Chinese restaurant

Chef Zhang serves a squab (young pigeon) set at this time of year. While not specifically for the lunar new year, the $ 238 menu features three roasted squabs, a squab soup and other side dishes. 4650 Gladstone St., Vancouver, 604-336-9388

Regal Mansion Cuisine Seafood Restaurant

Chef Hui combines traditional Chinese and Cantonese cuisine with modern innovations. There is no shortage of dim sum options for an afternoon party. 201-555 West 12th Ave., Vancouver, 604-879-8038

Chef Tony Dim Sum

This dim sum venue has Lunar New Year banquets ready for parties of four and six. Choose between Chef Tony Pot Feast ($ 238 for four or $ 348 for six), Chef Tony Premium Pot Feast ($ 388 for four or $ 588 for six) and Chef Tony Buddha Temptation ($ 498 for four or $ 698 for six). Each set comes with different qualities of abalone, sea cucumber and other Asian delicacies. 348-4820 Kingsway, Burnaby, 604-564-1208

Dinesty Dumpling House

One of Metro’s favorite dumpling chains serves a Premium Assorted Meat Stew for a limited time. It is only available in January and includes pork ribs, chicken, quail eggs, winter bamboo shoots and taro. 1719 Robson St., Vancouver, 604-669-7769; 104 – 4501 Kingsway, Burnaby, 604-439-0009; 150 – 5555 Gilbert Rd., Richmond, 604-278-7773; 1168 – 3779 Sexsmith Rd., Richmond, 604-279-9927

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