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Din Tai Fung & Chinese New Year at World Square

Author: Posted on: February 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

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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Gourmantic attended the celebration and lunch at World Square as a media guest.

Corinne

Corinne is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues.

She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards for 2013 and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List for 2013.


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6 Comments to “Din Tai Fung & Chinese New Year at World Square”

  1. [...] Handoko, the Manager at Din Tai Fung Dumpling Bar explains how the dumplings are hand-made to precision as we watch the experts roll out [...]

  2. [...] food from renowned restaurants and eateries such as Mamak, Longrain, Din Tai Fung and St Honoré Cake Shop and a lot of temptations from other stalls as you walk around the park. [...]

  3. Amanda says:

    I saw the stilt lion dancers in Market City this year! They’re so talented.

  4. […] tasty, fast and consistent. If dining in Westfield isn’t your style, you’ll find Din Tai Fung at World Square, The Star and now at Greenwood Plaza in North […]

  5. […] Citi Concierges will take the sting out of queuing for food when you order from stalls such as Din Tai Fung, East Ocean and Taste of Shanghai which are Citibank Dining Program Partner […]

  6. […] of World Square shopping mall. The area is already a hub attracting locals and visitors and with Din Tai Fung a few steps away from the bar and Neil Perry’s burger joint opening at there in late October, […]

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