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Sydney Chinese New Year events

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Highlights for Sydney food lovers this Chinese New Year

Chinatown Food Tours

21 January and 1/5 February at Chinatown Gate, Dixon Street - $60pp

Back by popular demand! Join renowned journalist and food writer John Newton and Chinatown artist and tea merchant Raymond Leung on a tour of Chinatown, starting with a delicious Chinese breakfast. You'll discover the changing face of this fascinating district, now home to other foodie destinations including Thai Town and a small Uighur population from north-west China. You'll enjoy a delicious lunch at The Eight, discover the Chinese Ginseng and Herbs Company, and have a chance to shop for gifts and crafts.

Contact: 02 9265 9333

Chinese Tea Appreciation Workshop and Yum Cha

14/15, 21/22 and 28/29 January at Zensation Tea House, Surry Hills - $45pp

This unique degustation of authentic Chinese teas, served traditionally by experts, is an unforgettable journey into the delights and nuances of tea drinking. Participants have the chance to observe many aspects of tea culture, including a Chinese tea ceremony and calligraphy. A variety of dim sum and sweets, designed to match each tea, will also be served.

Contact: 02 9319 2788 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

History of Chinese Cuisine

1 February at the University of Sydney - free

Take a journey into the history of Chinese cuisine with Dr Richard Wu, contributor to the SBS Food Lovers' Guide to Australia, the(sydney)magazine and a satellite TV cooking show. This fascinating event is presented by the University of Sydney Confucius Institute and the Australia-China Culture Enrichment Organisation.

Contact: 02 9114 0760 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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