Chinese New Year Specials?
Just went to Jo Jo Taipei yesterday for bunch where we encountered their special new year's menu as well. Their special menu included an appetizer, the Seafood Treasure Soup. Then there were these entrees:
Duck Feet in Spicy Chili Oil (cold)
Homemade Cured Pork and Smoked Sausage Platter
Hundred Angle's Shrimp Balls
Twin Lobster in Ginger and Scallion Sauce
Roast Lamb with Bean Curd Sheet and Napa Vegatable
Sugar Cane Smoked Chicken (cold)
Mustard Green Vegetables with Black Mushrooms and Dried Scallops
Whole Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauced with Pine Nuts
Jo Jo Peking Duck
Roasted Belly Pork with Green Vegetables (Dongpo Pork)
And two special desserts:
Eight Treasure Sticky Rice
Red Bean and Purple Rice Porridge
We had the Sugar Cane Smoked Chicken with brunch and it was wonderful. Strong flavor from the smoking, high quality chicken, and what a great aroma. I saw the Dongpo rou at a neighboring table and it looked like a real serious version of this famous dish. I plan to return soon to try their Peking duck.
you might do better at Shanghai Gate in Allston, for New Years they have a short list of specials, including a very nice cod filet w/ kumquat in rice wine sauce, hot pot w/ dungeness crab and shrimp, as well as their usual ti-pang (braised pork shoulder), Shanghai stir-fried shrimp, nian gao (stir fried rice cake), xiao long bao (soup dumplings) etc. They list a whole deep fried squirrel fish but have not tried it there. Mulan has a list of New Years specials as well although I didn't see any that were particularly outstanding.