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Where To Celebrate Lunar New Year in Dallas

Find soup dumplings, fireworks, and more

via Visit Grand Prairie

Tuesday, February 1 marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, a celebration involving feasts, parades and a lot of symbolism in Chinese and other Asian cultures.

The metroplex’s plethora of Asian restaurants means Dallasites fortunately don’t have to look far to discover spots to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. Keep reading for special menu items and special activities this week.

The grill & accoutrements at Nuri Grill Steakhouse
Kathy Tran

Nuri Grill

The new Asian-inspired steakhouse in Dallas’ Koreatown is featuring a $29 special tteokguk, which is a rice cake soup with slices of rice cake, beef and eggs, a shrimp pancake, and galbi-jjim, or braised short ribs. Reservations are available at nurigrill.com.

Asia Times Square
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Asia Times Square

Though technically in Grand Prairie, this free and family-friendly celebration will be worth the drive. This hall on Pioneer Parkway will host a firework display and lion dance on February 5 and 6.

The French Room at The Adolphus
The Adolphus

The Adolphus

For a decidedly formal take on the traditional New Year celebration, Visit The Adolphus Hotel for a limited-time tea menu, offering dim sum like char siu pork in duck buns, East Asian-inspired pastries like a red berry tart, and Zakti teas. This special tea menu will be offered through Sunday, February 6 and is priced at $65 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under. Reservations are available on Resy.

Xiao Long Bao at Wok Star Chinese

Wok Star Chinese

This restaurant located in The Hill shopping center is celebrating the Year of the Tiger with a one-night-only celebration on Tuesday, February 1. The evening will feature dragon dancers, soup dumplings, a specialty cocktail called the Forbidden Dao, and giveaways including traditional Chinese lanterns.

Bún Thang at Ngon Viet Kitchen
Thanin Viriyaki

Ngon Viet Kitchen

Ngon will be offering their New Year special Ha Noi noodle soup bún thang, as well as another celebratory dish called bánh chúng chiên, which is a pan-fried sticky rice cake with mung bean and beef ham.

Sloane’s Corner

Sloane’s Corner

Sloane’s is taking a subtle approach to their Lunar New Year celebrations, with the introduction of a new spin on a classic cocktail. The Lunar 75 is an extra bubbly concoction of Hendrick’s Lunar gin, kumquat, and lemon.

Fat Straws Lunar New Year Chewy Puffs
Fat Straws

Fat Straws

For a quick sweet treat, head to one of the area Fat Straws locations for their Lunar New Year Chewy Puffs, available in two special flavors: Tiger (orange creamsicle), and strawberry with gold flakes. The red represent happiness and good luck, while the gold represents prosperity and good fortune. The Lunar New Year lineup will be available through February 5.

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