Chi Kitchen, the contemporary pan-Asian restaurant on Oxford Street is celebrating Chinese New Year in style for 2018 – the year of the dog. 

MasterChef champion and Executive Chef Ping Coombes will be hosting a Celebration Lunch on Sunday 18th February, serving traditional dishes which will also be available on Chi Kitchen’s menu from 1st February to 18th February.

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival is now celebrated across the world.  It marks the turn of the lunar year, families get together and wish each other peace and prosperity for the New Year.

Executive Chef Ping Coombes will host a Celebration Lunch to honour the Year of the Dog on Sunday 18th February, from 12pm to 2.30pm.  Guests can enjoy a delicious, three course set menu priced at £35.00 for two, featuring authentic Chinese dishes specially created by Ping. 

Diners can start with Lo Sang with Salmon Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a traditional Chinese sesame salad with fresh salmon and served with a plum sauce.  It’s often known as the’Prosperity Toss’, which is a ceremony in Chinese New Year festivities in China, Singapore and Malaysia said to bring prosperity, wealth and good luck for the New Year.

Guests can then enjoy three main dishes, served sharing style.  This includes; Steamed Monkfish with a chilli and garlic sauce, Garlic sauce, a vegetarian dish of Stir-fried broccoli with shittake mushrooms and tofu and Grilled tiger prawns topped with crispy ginger and black pepper sauce. 

For dessert, diners will be treated to a traditional Yuzu cheesecake topped with fresh passion fruit and served with mandarin sorbet. A Mandarin Retriever cocktail will also be served alongside the three courses.

In line with Chinese New Year traditions, Ping will also be handing out Ounpow at the party – a lucky red envelope traditionally given at holidays to symbolize good luck and to ward off evil spirits.

Chi Kitchen is a contemporary Pan-Asian restaurant offering tasty, colourful and exotic dishes that are both MSG-free and Halal. Influenced by Thai, Malaysian, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine, the food at Chi Kitchen is made using the freshest produce, maintaining a truly authentic taste.

Ping Coombes became a household name when she was crowned winner of BBC 1’s MasterChef whilst showcasing her knowledge of traditional Malaysian and South East Asian cuisine.

She has since been busy travelling around the world as a Malaysia Kitchen Ambassador, publishing her debut cookbook Malaysia: Recipes from a Family Kitchen and working as Executive Chef at Chi Kitchen.

Chinese New Year Menu


Lo Sang with Salmon (£13.50)

Traditional Chinese sesame salad with fresh salmon, served with plum sauce


Steamed Monkfish with Chilli and Garlic Sauce (£20.80)

Stir-fried Broccoli with Shittake Mushrooms and Tofu (£8.50)

Grilled Tiger Prawns Topped with Crispy Ginger and Black Pepper Sauce (£18.50)


Yuzu Cheesecake Topped with Fresh Passion Fruit, and served with Mandarin sorbet (£6.95)

Ping’s Chinese New Party is on Sunday 18th February from 12pm – 2.30pm.  Tickets are available for £35 here:

Opening hours:

Monday-Friday                 07:30 to 23:00 (last orders 22:15)

Saturday                              09:30 to 23:00 (last orders 22:15)

Sunday                                 11:30 to 22:00 (last orders 21:15)