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Chinese New Year in the Triangle

rockycat Jan 22, 2010 05:39 AM

Is anyone aware of any traditional Chinese restaurants offering a special menu or dinner for the New Year? I'm specifically interested in Super Wok but was unable to find anything on their website. Still, a compendium of information might be useful to all.

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    burgeoningfoodie RE: rockycat Jan 22, 2010 06:08 AM

    When exactly is this date? I've been meaning to check around the Chapel Hill/Durham area for such.

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      rockycat RE: burgeoningfoodie Jan 22, 2010 08:05 AM

      February 14, the Year of the Tiger.

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        LulusMom RE: rockycat Jan 22, 2010 09:03 AM

        Such a drag. Valentines day is the worst day to go out to eat (except maybe mother's day).

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          rockycat RE: LulusMom Jan 22, 2010 03:23 PM

          I was thinking this might actually be a good time to go to a traditional Chinese restaurant. We long ago gave up eating out on V-day due to the stress, crowds, rip-off prices, inability to get a sitter, etc. I was thinking that a Chinese New Year's dinner might avoid those pitfalls. Plus the Offpring would be welcome.

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            burgeoningfoodie RE: LulusMom Jan 23, 2010 02:49 PM

            Prices aside I try to find a place that allows you to still choose from the regular menu instead of having to conform to their fixed price menu for that day. Of which, I believe Herons said they were doing.

            Maybe Valentine/Chinese New year at Gourmet Kingdom would work (if they are doing anything for that day).

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              LulusMom RE: burgeoningfoodie Jan 23, 2010 03:21 PM

              I just think people who don't normally eat out tend to go out that night, and have very high expectations, and restaurants have a hard time fulfilling them for these *and* their regular customers. Busier than normal restaurants tend to not be able to get the service and food at the same quality level.

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          cackalackie RE: burgeoningfoodie Jan 22, 2010 08:05 AM

          I think it's Feb 14 this year. There is a festival at the State Fairgrounds on Saturday Jan 30.

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            burgeoningfoodie RE: cackalackie Jan 22, 2010 12:05 PM

            So Valentine's AND Chinese New Year. Too bad there isn't a high end Chinese place around (that I know of). I don't mean Lantern or AN but strictly Chinese.

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          suse RE: rockycat Jan 23, 2010 02:45 PM

          I wonder if this might not be a bit like trying to find restaurants in America doing a traditional Christmas dinner. Chinese New Year is very much a family affair, so I would think that proprietors of Chinese restaurants would actually prefer to be home with their families. If you want to do a dinner out, Chinese style, then go to one of the traditional places with about eight people and order a bunch of things to share.

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