The Chinese traditionally celebrate the Dongzhi Festival, or Winter Solstice Festival, on or around the same time as the West celebrate Christmas. The festival is a time for family to get together, often making and eating tangyuan, balls of glutinous rice, which symbolises reunion. A custom that is becoming popular in some traditional Chinese families is the giving of apples on Christmas Eve. This is because ‘Christmas Eve’ in Chinese is “Ping An Ye” which means ‘quiet or silent night’ and the word for apple in Chinese is “Ping Guo” which sounds similar.
Hakkasan Mayfair is celebrating this festive time with exclusive signature menus especially designed to be shared with friends and family.
Click here to view the full seasonal signature menus, or see below for a sample menu.