This Saturday is the beginning of a very special Lunar New Year: the Year of the Dragon. The dragon is a symbol of prosperity, so a dragon year means plenty of good luck and fortune.
Chef Tammy Wong is making sure the year gets off to a good start. She is serving up a dragon-worthy feast at her Rainbow Chinese Restaurant. It will be the first time in a long time that she’ll be able to treat guests to a special dine-in experience for the new year. She had to shut down the restaurant’s dining room during the pandemic. It reopened in July.
“Giving people a chance to come back — they’re so happy,” she said.
Her multicourse Lunar New Year feast includes shrimp dumpling soup, good fortune oysters, temple noodles, crispy tangerine chicken and cardamom ginger cookies for dessert.
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A central ingredient across the menu: citrus.
“When you go to visit someone during the Chinese new year, it’s always welcome to bring citrus — orange, tangerine — mostly because it’s shaped like a nugget,” she explained.
Wong will offer her special dine-in only menu at Rainbow Chinese Restaurant Feb. 8-10 and again Feb. 14-17.
For the full interview with Wong, click play on the player above.