year of the dog feasts

Based on the Lunar Calendar and celebrated with bell-ringing, fireworks and traditional year, this year’s kick off is on Thursday, February 15. Help ring in the Year of the Dog (the animal changes every year) by partaking in traditional Chinese foods.

Eugene Lum of Lum Yen Chinese Restaurant, 100 W. Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck (914-698-6881), is the second generation of his family to be operating at the corner of Boston Post Road and Mamaroneck Avenue. It has been going on for 45 years. This spot recalls those delectable memories of Cantonese-style Chinese cuisine of years ago. They are planning to serve a variety of New Year’s specialties. Open seven days. Free and municipal parking. Separate bar/lounge facing Harbor Island Park.

Ku Asian Bistro, 480 New Rochelle Road, in the Chester Heights section of Bronxville (914-668-8877), has a fine hand with their regional Chinese fusion specialties. ‘Ku’ is a Chinese word meaning ‘fantastic,’ so be seated and let Chefs Wang and Qiu surprise you with their delightful Asian fusion flavors. From the Chinese kitchen try the spare ribs, shrimp with long bean, Moo Shu pork, Kung Pao chicken, and General Tso’s chicken. Happy Hours: Monday thru Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday brunch served 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bar/lounge. Party facilities. Free parking.


Over at Aberdeen Seafood & Dim Sum, 3 Barker Avenue in White Plains (914-288-0188), off the lobby of the Residence Inn, the staff told us they would be offering special New Year banquets for two weeks. You can also celebrate with their popular Dim Sum, or from the regular menu.

Imperial Wok Chinese & Japanese Restaurant, 736 North Broadway in White Plains (914-686-2700), will be offering an extraordinary banquet for about two weeks. There has been a lot of buzz about their tasty Szechuan selections. You can order off their regular menu, as well, which includes long-time favorites. Free parking.

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