Where to pig out this Lunar New Year in Subiaco
This year, Lunar New Year – or Chinese New Year falls on the 5th of February kicking off the year of the Pig! Celebrations continue for up to two weeks with gifts, fire crackers, lion dancing and food – our favourite thing!
Those born on the year of the pig are said to be energetic and enthusiastic, enjoying all the good things in life and often treat themselves. Therefore, we thought it was only fitting to treat you to free fortune cookies. Head over to one of the below spots to celebrate Lunar New Year and while you’re at it, grab a complimentary See Subiaco Fortune Cookie to see what the future holds for you in Subiaco.
For a traditional lion dance ceremony, head over to Rice Baby on Friday 8th of February at 7.15pm. They are also serving up a special Chinese New Year menu featuring Yee Sang Prosperity Salad, Roast Pork Belly, ample amounts of dumplings and so much more.
Baguette Me Not
Serving up Franco-Vietnamese fusion street food, you’ll find a delicious range of gourmet bahn mi sandwiches, salads and sliders that are perfect for pigging out this Lunar New Year. To top it off, they have a lovely tree-shaded alfresco area down the back that is a great spot to unwind during your lunch break.
Bibik Chan's Kitchen
Fusing the most delicious parts of Chinese and Malay cuisine, this Peranakan restaurant offers tons of flavour on a food-court budget while set in a cosy and ambient setting. Grab a seat and dig into some satay and gado-gado, you’re in for a treat.
Fee Fi Pho Fum
Fee Fi Pho Fum’s Vietnamese cuisine is as delicious as it is fun to say. Located on Rokeby Road, it’s the perfect spot to stop while you’re out and about shopping and running errands. They are famous for their mouth-watering and hearty pho but they also make a mean Vietnamese salad and wok stir-fry.
Featuring Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and a Sushi Train, Tao is the place to go when you don’t know what you want. There’s nothing like starting with a bit of pho, followed by pad thai and a bit of sushi thrown in here and there to satisfy your Asian food cravings.
Red Chair Café
Offering some of the freshest rice paper rolls in the city and the tastiest laksa around, this tucked away café can be hard to find but all the better as the locals consider it their hidden gem. Tip – get in early as the rice paper rolls sell out quick.
An Asian fusion serving up classic dishes such as Singaporean Fried Noodles, Hainan Chicken Rice, but also pearlers like Honey Sriracha Chicken, Sizzling Beef and their own signature fried rice. They often have great lunch-time specials and bundle offers you can take home that will feed the whole family.
When you’re finished eating your way through some of Subiaco’s best Asian restaurants, head to the Subiaco Library for a relaxing Tai Chi session hosted by the Confucius Institute. Running on Friday 8th of February, it is the perfect lunch-time activity to help realign your energy and focus on bringing balance into your year of the pig. Register your spot on Subiaco Library’s Facebook page
*Fortune cookies are available until stocks lasts so get in quick!