Din Tai Fung & Chinese New Year at World Square

In celebration of Chinese New Year, World Square shopping centre hosted a stilt jumping Lion Dance Troupe, Jin Wu Koon in a spectacular performance to welcome the Year of the Snake.

The lion dance moved to the beat of drummers in the centre’s square with some skilled moves and jumps on stilts. The lion then stopped at shops with a hung lettuce outside their door for the Choy Cheng ritual, or Eating of the Green , where the lion picks up the lettuce in its mouth and “chews” on it as a symbol of prosperity.

Lion Dance Troupe, Jin Wu Koon
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Lion Dance Troupe, Jin Wu Koon
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Lion Dance Troupe, Jin Wu Koon
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Lion Dance Troupe, Jin Wu Koon
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Din Tai Fung
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Lion inside Din Tai Fung
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Xiao long bao pork dumplings
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Shrimp and pork wonton noodle in a spicy sauce
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Fried rice with prawns
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Green bean with minced pork
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Black pepper beef
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Pork and truffle dumplings / xiao long bao
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Mango ice dessert
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Selection of ice creams
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Following the performance, guests enjoyed a Lunar New Year lunch at Din Tai Fung, the Taiwanese chain of restaurants renowned for its silky dumplings. Every dumpling pastry is hand-crafted to be 6cm in diameter and weigh between precisely 4.8 and 5.2 grams before being filled to weigh between 20.6 and 21.4 grams. Truffle and pork dumplings (xiao long bao) were among the favourite dishes as well as the shrimp and pork wonton noodle in a spicy sauce before finishing with a giant mango ice dessert, made of mango pieces, crushed ice and topped with mango ice cream.

World Square Shopping Centre is located along George Street, within close proximity to Chinatown where celebrations will continue over the next few days. The Lunar New Year officially starts on February 10, 2013.

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Din Tai Fung
World Square Shopping Centre
Level 1, 644 George Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

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Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.