After the year of the sheep which was meant to be a year of contemplation, 2016 is the year of the monkey. So that means plenty of antics, fun, innovation and in short, switching things up and having a gala year! Start off with these tempting feasts that take you on a whirlwind trip across the Chinese continent with everything from dum sum to red snapper in black bean sauce.

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From soup and dim sum to Whole Crab in Black Pepper Sauce and Cuttle Fish in Yellow Chilli Sauce, you’re in for a real Chinese treat here. Don’t leave without having the Mango Pudding.

Where: The Lalit Ashok, Kumara Krupa High Grounds

When: Until Saturday, February 13, 7.30pm-11.30pm

Contact: +91 9980158286

Price: INR 2,000 for two

Check out their website here.

The Fatty Bao

Fire Monkey, Flaming Fatty is the celebration of The Fatty Bao, and you are in for a real treat. As the name suggests, the food goes flaming with dishes like Baozi (smoked BBQ pork), Dragon Sushi, Jiaozi, Cantonese Sweet and Sour Chicken, Ramen Noodles and Steamed Red Snapper. Make sure you drink their special cocktails, conjured up for the New Year. We’re not sure what goes in them but the Oriental Blossom and Sparkling Lantern sound pretty prosperous.

Where: 3rd Floor # 610, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

When: Until Sunday, February 14, daily from noon-3pm, Sunday to Thursday from 7pm-10.30pm, Friday to Saturday, 7pm-11.30pm.

Contact: 080 44114499

Price: INR 1,200 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Nasi and Mee

Nothing extravagant but rather traditional, this place is serving up the authentic Pineapple Tart. Buttery and melt in the mouth, you can get a free tart on the first day of the celebrations, Monday, February 8, and then you can buy them until Saturday, February 13. Load up on the Singapore and Malaysian-style food while you are there.

Where: 974, 80 Feet Road, 4th Block, near Rendezvous, Koramangala

When: noon-3.30pm and 7.30pm-11pm

Contact: +91 8041513456

Price: INR 1,200 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Memories of China

go to memories of china for chinese new year food on mg road

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Chef William Tong with his crew offers authentic Chinese food to celebrate the Year of the Monkey. Focussing on the Cantonese and Szechuan region, expect Crispy Fish Fillet Caus Way Bay Hong Kong Style, Lemon Grass Flavoured Spicy Lotus Stem, Prawn in Hot Garlic Sauce, Double Cooked Sliced Duck Szechuan Style and Steamed Jasmine Rice ,among others.

Where: Vivanta By Taj MG Road, 41/3, MG Road

When: Monday, February 8 to Sunday, February 21, 12.30pm-3pm and 7-11.30pm

Contact: 080 66604444

Price: INR 2,000 for two

Check out their website here.



Taking off on the fact that it’s the year of the Monkey (meaning it is expected to be energetic and inventive), the menu follows suit. The feast begins with an array of dim sum, and while the mains are the usual on offer, dessert makes things exciting with Crunchy Caramel with Honeycomb ice cream. Plus, a cocktail called the Cherry Chaser has been crafted with an infusion of Mandarin, Gin and Cointreau.

Where: Level 5, 1 MG Road, Bhaskaran Road

When: Until Tuesday, February 23. Sunday-Thursday, noon-11pm and Friday to Saturday from noon-midnight

Contact: +91 9222222800

Price: INR 3,000 for two

Check out their website here.


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