This year, Lunar New Year – the year of the Ox in 2021 – celebrated by Chinese, Vietnamese, and people of other Asian countries – is a little different this year due to the ongoing pandemic. There is no Vietnamese New Year Festival at the Central Florida Fairgrounds or at any of the local churches and temples. Wah Lum Kung Fu Temple, which traditionally parades along Colonial to bless the businesses and scare away any bad mojo spirits, has pared down their official schedule and required mask wearing and social distancing at their events.
There’s still a few ways to celebrate with food this year here in Orlando, while supplies last, including offerings from:
1. Hawkers Asian Street Food
2. Le Ky Patisserie
3. Light on the Sugar
4. Amy’s Mooncakes
Hawkers Asian Street Food
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Hawkers Asian Street Food is debuting the Ox Box, a limited-time-only takeout experience plus a chance to win free Hawkers all year. See below for all the details!
Celebrate Lunar New Year with the Hawkers Ox Box
Price: $36.88 (lucky numbers!)
Dates Available: Friday, Feb. 12 – Friday, Feb. 26, or while supplies last (dates coincide with the full 15-day Lunar New Year celebration.
Available via www.EatHawkers.com for takeout & delivery
Inside the Ox Box:
The box is curated to include six dishes that are considered “lucky” and are traditionally eaten on Lunar New Year. Each dish represents a different facet of luck:
Singapore Mei Fun – brings longevity & prosperity
Chicken Lo Mein – brings longevity & happiness
Yi-Yi’s Chicken Dumplings – brings wealth & treasure
Spring Rolls – brings wealth & prosperity
Hawker’s Delight – brings health & well-being
Sugared Donuts with Orange Glaze – brings fullness & fortune
Experiential Offerings Included:
– A confetti popper to represent the fireworks usually enjoyed on Lunar New Year to ward off evil and bad omens
– A QR code with access to a private video of the traditional Lion Dance performance
– A infocard full of fun facts & details about Lunar New Year and how to celebrate LNY at home
– A Hóngbao, the traditional red envelope given & received in celebration of Lunar New Year. Within the envelope, every guest has a chance to receive a variety of gifts. Everything from a complimentary Roti Canai to FREE HAWKERS TAKEOUT FOR A YEAR!
Le Ky Patisserie
. Starting today till Feb 12th, they will be serving their matcha mousse with tangerine gel center. Red white chocolate glacage and plenty of gold for luck.
Update: SOLD OUT
Light on the Sugary Bakery
Our Lunar New Year Gift Box Is HERE! Bring the new year’s spirit and wishes to your family and friends in the upcoming year of the OX! ?
This set is available for pre-order ONLY! Available for pick-up for Feb 1st- Feb 12. LIMITED QUANTITIES.
?What’s in the gift box?! $34.99
2 OX Macarons (Cookies n’ Cream)
2 Orange Macarons (Matcha)
2 Lucky Bag Macarons (Black Sesame Dark Chocolate)
1 Earl Gray Milk Chocolate Madeleine
1 Matcha White Chocolate Madeleine
1 Lemon Madeleine
1 Dark Chocolate Ruby Madeleine
All pastry items in the gift box will be wrapped up individually.
UPDATE: SOLD OUT – Macarons and black sesame puff pastries still available.
Update: SOLD OUT