Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

5th February 2021

Chinese New Year at The Lytton

Chinese New Year is a vibrant celebration of culture, food and music. Large parades fill the streets in major cities across the world and everyone gets involved. But it’s the food that gets us most excited. If you’d like to try a Chinese dish for CNY, our head chef has some tips:

• Always use authentic, fresh ingredients.

• Do your prep before beginning to cook.

• Always cook with a good wok on a high flame.

• Keep it simple and focus on bold flavours.

• Get your meat from a butcher who can advise on the best cuts.

If you are cooking for a good Chinese recipe to try, then look no further than our Char Siu pork recipe:


3 tablespoon Hoisin sauce

2 tablespoon mirin

2 teaspoon light miso paste

1 tablespoon tomato ketchup

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice

Splash of dark soy sauce

2 whole trimmed pork fillets


Mix all of the ingredients for the marinade together (apart from the pork).

Put the pork fillets into the marinade for at least 2 hours before cooking.

Heat oven to 200c and warm a lightly oiled roasting tray.

Put the pork onto the tray, pour over half the marinade and put in oven.

After 10 minutes, reduce the temperature to 180c and roast for another 30 minutes, turning half way through and adding the remaining marinade.

Remove from the oven and leave to rest and cool for 10 minutes before slicing.

Serve with egg fried rice (made from cooked, cold long-grain rice).

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