Where To Eat, Shop And Stay This Chinese New Year

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Gong Xi Fa Chai! Chinese New Year is on 22 January and 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. Also known as Lunar New Year, the sighting of a new moon kicks off fifteen days of celebration. Here, MOJEH rounds up the designers, restaurants and hotels celebrating the occasion with limited-edition offers. We wish all those celebrating a prosperous New Year!


Hakkasan is kick-starting the Year of the Rabbit with an eight-course set menu centred on prosperity, happiness and luck. Each dish is rooted in tradition, from cherrywood-smoked roasted duck to stir-fried wagyu beef with golden squash and a dim sum selection, all to be washed down with a lemongrass-infused cocktail. In case you need any more convincing, the Cantonese restaurant was recently awarded one Michelin star. 21 January to 5 February. Book now 

One&Only Desaru Coast

Just a 90-minute ferry ride away from Singapore, One&Only Desaru Coast is going all-out this Lunar New Year with an abundance of offerings. Embrace the festive spirit with cultural celebrations including lion dances, firecracker lighting, calligraphy workshops and lantern making. Before retreating to your luxurious accommodation, participate in the Flavours of Spring Reunion Dinner on 21 January and dine on Toro Fish Yee Sang, Double Boiled Fish Maw Soup and Braised Money Bags. Book now


Dyson unveiled a special-edition Hair Care range featuring the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer and Dyson Airwrap multi-styler Complete Long in a brand-new colourway. Topaz Orange is inspired by the mandarin fruit – exchanged between friends and families on the occasion due to the word’s phonetic resemblance to “luck” in Cantonese. The metallic finish adds an element of celebration, and references the identical pronunciation of ‘mandarin’ and ‘gold’. Available online from 23 January. Shop now

Zheng He’s, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam’s waterside restaurant is celebrating Year of the Rabbit with a set menu featuring carefully crafted dishes including claypot seabass fillet, wok-fried beef, black truffle fried rice and hot and sour wonton soup. And, if dining on Chinese New Year, diners will also have front-row seats to a lion dance performance and will be gifted traditional red envelopes full of surprises. 14 January to 13 February. Book now


Searching for a gift this Chinese New Year? Renowned Singapore-born luxury brand TWG Tea has released a green tea infused with notes of warm vanilla and berries. Encased in a playful turquoise tin with gold-and-red artwork, customers will also receive eight Tea Party Red Tea Packets with every purchase – it is only available in limited quantities, so act fast if you don’t want to miss out.

Mosaico Afternoon Tea at Palazzo Versace

Tuck into a themed high tea bursting with traditional treats, decor and entertainment including dance performances and the opportunity to learn the practice of Feng Shui. The opulent setting is made all the more gorgeous with sweeping skyline views. 21 to 25 January Book now

Address Beach Resort

Make your way to The Lounge at the Address Beach Resort and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a selection of sweet and savoury treats. The afternoon tea combines flavours of Asia with traditional afternoon tea fare, resulting in a menu of exhilarating delights from sweet chilli crab tartlets and smoked paprika Hoisin duck to freshly baked matcha scones and a pistachio lychee financier. Book now


DIFC hotspot Hutong has added three festive Chinese New Year dishes to its Northern Chinese menu alongside an exclusive cocktail. Crispy chilli lobster with rice crackers, a festive dim sum platter and lobster lao hei (a traditional cold dish served with julienned vegetables) will be available until 23 January, while you can only indulge in the limited-edition cocktail until 21 January. Throughout the celebrations, diners will be treated to spectacular performances including a dragon dance. Book now

Maje x Jiayi Li

Paris-based Chinese illustrator Jiayi Li has collaborated with Maje for a capsule of staple silhouettes. The collection champions brightly coloured tweed, predominantly red and pink threads, for an uplifting and celebratory feel. Shop now


8 by YOOX, the e-tailer’s private label, has collaborated with musician Merry Lamb Lamb on an eco-friendly capsule collection. Inspired by the Chinese proverb “When the New Year approaches, the remnants of the past must be swept away,” the collection is crafted from upcycled 8 by YOOX pieces, reinterpreting them to channel Merry Lamb Lamb’s pop-punk aesthetic. Think: patchwork, graphic prints and graffiti-adorned outerwear. Shop now

Sea Fu

Manifesting a prosperous year? Help things along by visiting Sea Fu for the limited-edition Yee Sang, also known as the Prosperity Toss Salad. The Chinese New Year salad, rooted in Malaysian culture, is primarily composed of raw fish and fresh vegetables and, when tossing the salad, the higher you toss it the better your luck will be in the New Year. Available between 21 and 23 January, the dish will be complemented by fortune cookies. Book now

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