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Celebrate the Chinese New Year by eating a lot of food

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival returns in February with some brilliant sounding food events, including talks, tours, tastings and tea ceremonies. We would go to them all if we could, but these are our top three picks.

Chinese Tea Ceremony

What: A traditional Chinese tea ceremony where you'll learn the art and philosophy of drinking tea.

Because: You've always wanted to know what it's all about, and you like tea.

When: Thu 22nd Feb, 18:00 - 19:30

Where: National Gallery of Ireland

Cost: €5

Asia Market Tasting Tour

What: A tour of the market with lots of food and drink samples and a goodie bag to bring home.

Because: You're a grazer and like sampling as many things as possible but supermarkets usually don't like when you do that.

When: Thu 22nd Feb, 18:00 - 19:00

Where: Asia Market, Drury Street

Cost: €20

Galivanting Asian Gourmet Tour

What: A culinary tour of Dublin's China town with a different course in each restaurant.

Because: It's like taking a tour of China for a fraction of the price. Three courses, three restaurants, three different cooking styles. Three thumbs up.

When: Tue 27th Feb, 18:30 - 19:30

Where: Lao Hot Pot, Parnell Street

Cost: €40

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2018

16th February - 4th March

For more information and full events listings visit

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