The Lunar New Year is on January 25th and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate. Food is an important part of Chinese culture and a lot of thought and care is put in to the feasts prepared for the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar.

To mark the year of the rat, we’ve rounded up our favourite Lunar New Year events in London.

Chinese Dumpling Cooking Class & Lunch in Shoreditch

In Chinese culture, dumplings represent wealth and it’s traditional to eat them in the New Year. If you want some extra luck on your side as you go in to the new year, join host Ally for a traditional Chinese dumpling cooking class. You’ll learn how to make dumplings three different ways, then sit down to enjoy your handmade culinary creations. The meal is followed by a delicious dessert and a Chinese green tea tasting.

“Growing up in China, I looked forward to Chinese New Year’s Eve because my whole family would get together to make dumplings. Now that I’m away from home, making dumplings is a way for me to connect with my roots. I want to share this beautiful experience with more people!” – Eatwith host, Ally

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Chinese New Year Supper Club

Celebrate Lunar New Year at this popular London supper club that highlights the diverse cuisine of Malaysia – from Nyonya to Mamak. The evening will take you on a flavour adventure as you enjoy an 8-course feast. You’ll get a taste of Nyonya dishes such as prawn sambal, a variety of modern Malaysian dishes with Yee Sang, the special Chinese New Year salad, taking centre stage. Cocktails are included!

“I’ve met so many lovely people from around the world and have thoroughly enjoyed introducing Malaysian cuisine to our global guests. Our aim is to share the flavors of Malaysian cuisine as enjoyed at home with Londoners.” – Eatwith host, May

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Chinatown’s Dim Sum and Dumpling Tour with Cocktails

On this immersive food tour through Chinatown, you’ll get to try some of the best tasting dumplings in London while you learn more about the city and Chinese culture. Enjoy freshly made dumplings, dim sum and other Chinese food staples while sipping on hot green tea. The tour ends with a cocktail in one of the coolest bars in the area to celebrate Lunar New Year in style!

“We love showing off the best dumpling and dim sum spots in London! We love food and would love to meet food lovers from all over the world.” – Eatwith hosts, The Zebee Team

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Looking for other social dining experiences, food tours and cooking classes in London? Check out Eatwith’s unique experiences here.