Friday, 12 February 2016

2016 Chinese New Year Celebrations in Sydney and Lunch at Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, Haymarket.

It's that time of the year again when the streets of Sydney is once more filled with colourful and bright lanterns, 
red decorations, sounds of beating drums and lion dancers.
This year, 12 giant lanterns representing the Chinese zodiac signs will illuminate Sydney's most iconic locations. Most of them will be on display from 10-14 February 2016. 
 Now let's start our quest and find your zodiac lantern!

Chinese Masonic Society

The lion bowed 3 times as a symbol of respect. 

The name Three Lanes Seven Alley, literally Sanfang-Qixiang was derived from an ancient Chinese district in Fuzhou, Fujian province. Covering an area of 40 hectares, this street district with a cluster of ancient residential buildings is the largest well-preserved historical heritage site in China.
The houses were built by wealthy people during the Ming and Qing dynasties 
and has also been home to many famous people.
 You don't get to see a  lot of restaurants serving Fujian food in Sydney 
so upon seeing this restaurant, I can't help but miss food from home.
Now I can't wait to have a plate of stinky tofu all for myself!

Stinky Tofu with Fermented Chilli Bean Paste. 
If you are unsure, just try the tofu without dipping it into the sauce.
It's not as bad as it sounds.

Beef & Ox Tripes in Chilli Sauce
Marinated Pork Ear
Cumin Lamb is so delicious and crispy on the outside. I love it with cumin. 

Marinated Beef Tendon

Rice Noodles Served with Crispy Chicken

Yunnan-style Hot & Sour Rice Fried Noodles

Dog and Goat lanterns on Dixon Street, Haymarket Chinatown.

Chinese dough sculptures

Tiger lantern at QVB Forecourt.

Zumbo Soft Serve at QVB
 Salted Banana Caramel soft serve with Monkey Magic Split topping.

Pig, Rat and Rooster at Pitt Street Mall.

Horses at Martin Place

Westpac Lunar Lantern Hub (6-14 February 2016)

The Star's Fortune Mahjong Garden

Ox lantern made up of hundreds of Mahjong tiles at Martin Place.

My favourite of all... the Rabbits performing Tai Chi at Customs House Square.

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
3 cheeky monkeys at Sydney Opera House.  

Wishing you all a prosperous Lunar New Year!

Three Lanes and Seven Alleys
50 Dixon St, Haymarket NSW 2000

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