The importance of tradition at Chinese New Year


There are many traditions and family rituals associated with Chinese New Year. These customs, loyally passed down from one generation to the next, are an integral part of celebrations. They’re rooted in folk stories and ancient mythology, from the fireworks and firecrackers that are exploded on New Year’s Eve that are symbolic of driving away […]


Hakkasan gifts

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The act of gift giving is globally recognised. Japan is considered the most prevalent gift-giving country – in fact, so much so that it is a common stereotype that the Japanese have closets full of used gifts because they’re given for every conceivable occasion – while in China ancient traditions based largely around respect, relationships […]


Inside HKK: Hakkasan’s culinary workshop

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From the Chinese kitchen, whose chefs create unique dishes using both ancient and contemporary cooking techniques, to the expertly crafted desserts that complement the intricate spices and seasonings of Chinese cuisine and the skilfully created wine list, HKK is the showcase for Hakkasan’s industry experts. Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee, Executive Chef for Hakkasan, […]


How Golden Week is celebrated around the world

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Golden Week is the name given to two separate holidays or festivals in China. The first occurs at the beginning of the year and is more commonly referred to as Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, while the other coincides with the National Day of the People’s Republic of China on 1st October. Golden Week […]