The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival is taking place across the city from the 6th-21st of February 2016, the programme is a showcase of the very best of Chinese culture in Dublin with some performers even flying all the way from China to give Dubliners a real of taste of Chinese traditions.
Chinese Tea Ceremony
Chester Beatty Library | Saturday 20 February | 2pm | Free, no booking required
Join Lei Xue for a public talk and demonstration to experience the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony and find out what the art of drinking tea really means. This event has been organised to mark Chinese New Year. Special thanks to Asia Market for their generous support.
A bite of of China with Asia Market
Asia Market, 18 Drury Street, Dublin 2 | Thursday 11 February 6pm & Sunday 14 February 3pm | Tickets €10* (Booking recommended, limited places only) *Ticket price includes a complimentary goody bag & voucher from Asia Market).
Love Asian food but too intimidated by the exotic ingredients to try? And what’s inside those mysterious bottles, bags and boxes? Find out on a special guided tour of the Asia Market, Ireland’s premier Asian Supermarket in the heart of Dublin’s city centre and learn about all the ingredients used to prepare and cook an authentic Chinese meal. This is a must for the curious food lovers and a great opportunity to ask questions!
Le Cool Chinese Flavour Walking Tours of China’s Dublin City
Presented in association with Asia Market Dublin City | Saturday 13 & Saturday 20 February | 12pm – 2pm | Tickets €5 (booking is essential, as places are limited).
Le Cool is delighted to take you on a little Chinatown adventure. It’s monkey business as Le Cool will lead you to discover the vibrant Chinese community in our city, listen to their personal stories and see how they are making an impact across the business and cultural landscape. Meeting Point will be confirmed when booking your ticket.
Cookery Demonstration with Kwanghi Chan presented in association with Asia Market
Cooks Academy, 19, Sth William St., D2 | Sunday 21 February | 12.30pm – 2pm | Tickets €25
Join us for a cookery demonstration with special guest chef Kwanghi Chan, new food director of one of Dublin’s honest new venues, Soder&Ko. Learn how to make a traditional Chinese New Year dish, packed full of flavour using ingredients specially sourced by Asia Market – Ireland premium Asian Supermarket.
Kwanghi Chan was born in Hong Kong and moved to Ireland with his family, in Buncrana Co.Donegal and from the age of 8, he was helping out in the family restaurant kitchen. Kwanghi has extensive experience in the hotel and restaurant industries working in some of the best restaurants In Ireland gaining experience with the best chefs in the country, Over the years he has also represented Ireland in International Culinary Competitions with the Irish Culinary Team from the age of 20.