Did you know that the Chinese New Year is celebrated across Asia on the 2nd New Moon following the Winter Solstice? Tuesday, February 1st is when we can celebrate the Spring Festival or 春节 (chūnjié)! It’s also the most important festival of the year with several traditions, including cleaning up for good luck and returning to your native village for the 2-week holiday (until the full moon)!
All East Asian countries have their own traditions and even a different name, called Têt in Vietnam or Seollal in Korea for example. However, the Tibetan New Year, or Losar Festival, is celebrated on March 3 because it uses a different calendar.
Fortunately, Asian restaurants in the Quartier latin will be open during this period to delight us with their dishes and culinary traditions.
Bonus: We dare you to ask them how they celebrate and if they have any special dishes for this time of year?
All restaurants are open for takeout or delivery. Dining rooms open on Monday February 1st with vaccination passport and identity cards. Opening hours to be checked with each place.
Beijing Dumpling, 1723 Saint-Denis
Oplante (formerly Yuan), 2115 Saint-Denis
Chatime, 1661 Saint-Denis
Chez GaTsé (tibetan), 317 Ontario
SO Qun Fusion (Asian fusion), 1587 Saint-Denis
Laon (korean), 1657 Saint-Denis
VUA (vietnamese), 1579 Saint-Denis
THAI EXPRESS, 1581 Saint-Denis