The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.
The Rat is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) Zi (子) and the midnight hours. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Rat is yang and represents the beginning of a new day.
In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. Because of their reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to them for children.
2020 Chinese New Year Celebrations will commence officially on the 25th January. In welcoming the ‘Year Of The Rat’ our restaurant will be open for business every night throughout the 15 day period of celebrations. This will allow families, friends and relatives to catch up, sit down and exchange red packets (Ang Pow) whilst enjoying a Traditional Chinese Banquet meal together. In keeping part with this tradition we have readily available Chinese New Year Banquet Menus for this once a year event. We have four different types of banquet menus on offer to best accommodate everyone’s budget and taste. Our famous Fresh Salmon Prosperity Salad is our bestselling dish and is a must try for all. You can either enjoy it in-house or pre-order it for take away.