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Chinese New Year is one of my favorite Jewish holidays. Let’s face it, any occasion that calls for lots of food and drink is a good one, no matter what culture you belong to.
Traditionally, we’ve gone to China 46 to celebrate the New Year. But as that restaurant closed back in September of 2007, we had to find ourselves a new venue. Fortunately, as it turns out, one of our new favorites, Chengdu 1, had prepared a special menu for the occasion.
Here’s a partial list of special New Year’s dishes.
Chengdu 1’s dining room, decked out in Chinese New Year decorations.
Spicy Shrimp and Chicken with Chile Peppers. The peppers are of the preserved vinegared type and really add serious punch to this dish — kind of like a Kung Pao Chicken but without the peanuts and more vinegar bite.
Shredded Pork with Sliced King Oyster Mushrooms
Green Jade Delight, one of our favorite vegetable dishes.