It’s Chinese New Year on 12th February and 2021 is the Year of the Ox. The ox is the second of all the zodiac signs and is a symbol of hard work, honesty and reliability, so shout out to all you oxen out there! Lockdown means celebrations are going to be muted this year but you can still mark the occasion thanks to these epic CNY deliveries.
Get your dumpling fix with this DIY dumpling kit from Scrumplings. They make their kits fresh every day and deliver nationwide, so if you’re in the mood for some dumpling action, this is a super easy and mega delicious option. You choose your filling (like prawn & ginger, pork & garlic and aubergine & miso), your sauce and your garnish to go with the dough, plus they have vegan and gluten free versions to make sure nobody misses out.
London delivery Tues & Fri, nationwide delivery Fri only
After bringing back her family’s legendary Chinese restaurant Poon’s for a pop-up in 2018, Amy Poon is launching Poon’s Wontoneria for Chinese New Year. She’ll be cooking up their most popular dish, Poon’s pork wontons in a chilli vinegar dressing, for delivery and collection from Joy in Portobello Docks.
Available 12th & 14th February, cut-off for delivery orders is midnight on 9th February
The Red Duck
See in the Year of the Ox with Balham’s newest neighbourhood restaurant and their selection of celebratory (and very delish) dishes. From 8th – 18th February (lucky because of the number 8) The Red Duck will be adding some brand new specials to their menu, including a steamed pork bun with preserved mustard and king crab noods in oyster sauce. They’re also releasing 11 red envelopes within their deliveries containing a series of special prizes, from free delivery to vouchers of up to £60.
Order between 8th – 18th February, delivery only
StarChefs x Andrew Wong
Brand new food platform StarChefs (which will be doing collab kits and ready meals with the likes of Robin Gill and Ben Marks) has gone big for its launch box, teaming up with Andrew Wong for a Chinese New Year feast. Available for nationwide delivery at £165 for two, dishes include three treasure seared wagyu beef, barbecued sweetcorn with beef XO, whole seabass with ginger & spring onion, and scaled kingfish yu shang. You even get table decorations and bespoke playlists in the box too so you can really set the vibe at home.
Pre-order now for delivery on 11th, 12th & 13th February
Yauatcha is celebrating Chinese New Year for the whole of February with a new at-home set menu, a new Floating Lotus cocktail, new pineapple pastries and even new Ox face masks. The menu (£68 per person) includes scallop shumai, salt & pepper quail with golden squash, prawn ball crispy noodle with eryngii mushroom & black fungus, oxtail puff (a reworking of their famous venison puff), and a firecracker dessert of yuzu caramel, szechuan chantilly, madeleine sponge & popping candy.
Order from 1st – 28th February
Park Chinois isn’t letting a little thing like the restaurant being closed sopping it from putting on an absolute baller CNY feast. It ain’t cheap, coming in at £228 for two, but the at-home set menu is luxury to the max with dishes like lo hei salad; a dim sum selection including XO scampi, crystal truffle dumpling and black har gau; steamed wild seabass in Chinese chive sauce; stir-fried wagyu beef with taro yam; and gold leaf tarts (and if you order for four people they throw in extra dishes too). Each box comes with fortune cookies and a red envelope with a £10 voucher for a gift purchase, with one lucky winner getting a golden ticket for a meal for two.
Pre-order from 25th January or order between 9th – 16th February for on the day delivery
Bun House has created a spesh Big Mandarin Bun Set for Chinese New Year – the celebratory saying ‘dai ghut’, which means ‘big luck’ directly translates to ‘big mandarin’. Alongside two mandarin buns with a mandarin dark chocolate filling, the set includes two savoury beef buns (as it’s Year of the Ox) and a tray of fortune dumplings.
Pre-order now for delivery on 5th & 10th February or limited daily availability for pick-up
Murger Han is celebrating the Year of the Ox with not one but three special activations. In honour of the lucky number six, you can get 25 noodle dishes, including their famous biang biang noods, for £6 between 12pm – 6pm; every order will come with a free gift (ranging from tote bags to vouchers); and red envelopes containing £20 to spend at the City restaurant when dine-in service resumes will be included with orders over £30.
5th – 21st February 2021