PASSPORT TO… CHINA

The Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday throughout Asia, celebrated at the turn of the Lunar New Year. 2018 is the Year of the Dog. We at Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill are celebrating by offering a special Feast of Fortune and Lucky Libations that are filled with symbolic flavors of the New Year.

The most impressive offering this year is our Feast of Fortune for Two. It is common to serve whole fish during the Chinese New Year, as it represents abundance and fortune for the coming year. This meal for two includes a whole snapper that is specially marinated, flash-fried and served with seasoned soy and sweet chili dipping sauces. It is accompanied by Szechwan vegetables and Char Siu Pork Fried Rice. This meal is enough to not only bring you good luck for the New Year, but also fill you up for at least a day and a half!

Our Lucky Libations, such as the Pomelo Punch and Ginger-Peach Sour, utilize ingredients that symbolize prosperity and good fortune for the New Year. We have also partnered with Sileni Wine Estates from New Zealand to offer some wonderful New World wines to pair with your favorite dish from China.


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Appetizers

Szechwan Dumplings   Hand-wrapped pork dumplings served with cucumbers, chili oil, and spicy Szechwan sauce
Recommended Pairing: Sileni ‘The Straits’ Sauvignon Blanc

Kung POW! Calamari   Crispy calamari wok’d with snap peas, red bell peppers and roasted peanuts in our spicy Kung Pow! sauce
Recommended Pairing: Tiki Fortune

Soup

Wonton Soup   Ling’s family recipe, passed down from generation to generation

Entrees

Feast of Fortune for Two   It is common to serve whole fish during the Chinese New Year as it represents abundance and fortune in the year to come! This meal for two includes a whole snapper that is specially marinated, flash-fried and served with seasoned soy and sweet chili dipping sauces. It is accompanied by Szechwan vegetables and Char Siu Pork Fried Rice for sharing.
Recommended Pairing: Sileni ‘Plateau’ Pinot Noir

Char Siu Pork Tenderloin*   One of Ling’s favorite dishes to make for the New Year…
Juicy pork tenderloin marinated and pan-roasted, served with wok’d asparagus and wasabi mashed potatoes  
Recommended Pairing: Pomelo Punch

Beijing Duck*  Marinated, crispy duck breast served with drunken cabbage and braised duck, drizzled with sweet soy and chili sauces  
Recommended Pairing: Lucky Eight

Dan Dan Noodles   Noodles are a symbol of longevity…
Marinated chicken simmered in a spicy bean sauce, served over udon noodles with fresh cucumber, bean sprouts and carrots  
Recommended Pairing: Ginger-Peach Sour

 

Lucky Libations

The ingredients and flavors used in these cocktails are used to symbolize prosperity and good fortune in the New Year. 

Pomelo Punch
Opihr Oriental-Spiced Gin, fresh Thai basil, grapefruit juice and Sileni Sauvignon Blanc

Lucky Eight
Grays Peak Vodka, Thai chili-infused Aperol and fresh orange juice, topped with bubbly

Tiki Fortune
Opihr Oriental-Spiced Gin, Yellow Chartreuse, Velvet Falernum, kiwi, pineapple

Ginger-Peach Sour
The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, peach syrup, ginger, fresh lime, egg white

Wine

Sileni is one of New Zealand’s top wine producers, specializing in Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

Sileni ‘The Straits’ Sauvignon Blanc
Vibrant flavors of passion fruit, tropical fruits and gooseberry with a lingering, lip-smacking finish

Sileni ‘Plateau’ Pinot Noir
Rich flavors of sweet, dark cherry and spice, with silky tannins and a long finish

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