If you were born in 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 or indeed 2015, this is a particularly important day to celebrate. In accordance with your Chinese zodiac sign your character, you are polite, clever, kind-hearted and wise – but can also be indecisive!

Celebrating Chinese New Year with JING

In the spirit of Chinese New Year we are pleased to include a red envelope of our Anji Green with the weekend’s first 20 orders. All subsequent orders will receive an envelope of spicy and warming Yunnan Gold. Place your before midnight on Sunday (15th February 2015).

Bringing Chinese New Year to London

Chinese communities across the UK are set to begin the most anticipated event of the year.

Join the world’s largest celebration of the Year of the Goat outside of China in London’s China Town. Head down to Trafalgar Square at 10am on Sunday 22nd February where the festivities begin.

Don’t miss the famous lion and dragon parade that will adorn the streets between Trafalgar square and China Town.

London not an option? 

China is the third largest country in the world with a hugely and exciting cuisine to reflect its expansive topography, climate and history.

Head to your local Chinese restaurant where celebrations will be in full swing and keep an eye out for some of our favourite dishes that the team have picked out. Collectively we’ve spent over 40 years in China so we know the ins and outs of a good authentic chinese menu.

Take a look at our favourites:

Fish-flavoured Aubergines Yu Xiang Qiezi – 鱼香茄子

is a rich, spicy and slightly sweet dish where the aubergines are slow cooked to have deliciously silky texture.

Spring Onion Pancakes Cong You Bing – 葱油饼

is a Chinese table staple. It is a light beaten omelette with spring onion mixed through the batter.

Soup Filled Dumplings Xiao Long Bao – 小笼包

Native to Shanghai, these large dumplings come in variety of flavours but require master chopstick skills as they are filled with soup. A fantastic snack (xiao chi) for a cold day but watch out for piping hot soup inside.

Noodles with Spicy beef,  Dan Dan Mian 担担面

A spicy sauce of minced beef, chilli oil, Sichuan pepper and spring onions served over fresh egg noodles.

Kungpao Chicken, Gong Bao Jiding 宫保鸡丁

A spicy Sichuanese dish that can be found on most authentic Chinese menus. Diced chicken is marinated with whole chillies, peanuts and whole Sichuan pepper corns (a fragrant spice that is both hot and surprisingly numbing).

Beijing Roast DuckBeijing kaoya – 北京烤鸭

In China town you will see these on display up and down the main streets. This is a speciality of Beijing North China where whole buildings can be dedicated to serving roast duck. It is traditionally eaten with pancakes and plum sauce.

Happy Chinese New Year from all at JING.