Top Chinese New Year Eats 2022


21 Jan 2022

Let’s feast and toast to the Year of the Tiger with this list of the best options for dining and gifting in Hong Kong

Just because the government’s dinner dine-in restrictions have been extended to cover the beginning of the Chinese New Year period, ending (optimistically) on Friday, 4 February, this doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate with some good food and drink.

Here are our top choices for dining – both in and out – and foodie gifting to friends and fam.

Chilli Fagara

If you’re in the mood for some fiery Sichuan flavours, we recommend Chilli Fagara’s limited-time CNY mains, on the menu until 15 February. There’s the double-boiled prosperous chicken soup ($128/person) containing matsutake mushrooms and cordyceps flowers, the taro bird’s nest with water bamboo and wild mushrooms in Sichuan style ($288), the whole mandarin fish in tangy chilli sauce ($388) and several more Sichuan specialities. In particular, fish is an important food item at CNY, with the word for fish – yú (鱼) – sounding like “abundance”. CNY hampers ($698/$1,388) are also available for purchase until 31 January via Chilli Fagara’s online shop.

7 Old Bailey Street, SoHo, Central, 2796 6866 or 2796 6766, book online