3 Delicious Seafood Dishes For Lunar New Year

Seafood is a traditional fare to eat during Lunar New Year celebrations, and there’s no better place to get your fix than at our venues.

Lunar New Year is a time for the four Fs: Family, friends, fun, and food. Lots and lots of food. One of the most symbolic foods to eat at this time is fish, essentially because it’s a dish that’s said to increase one’s prosperity.

Seafood is a speciality across all of The Star’s restaurants, with mouth-watering fish dishes found on most menus. So, whether you’re seeking a traditional Lunar New Year feast experience, or wanting to sample some fresh seafood this summer, here are our favourite seafood dishes across our venues.

1. Sashimi platter, Sokyo

Say hello to the most insane Sashimi Platter you’ve ever seen, available at Sokyo restaurant at The Star Sydney. Featuring a chef’s selection of 24 pieces of sashimi, you can expect to enjoy such delicacies as sea urchin from Tasmania, freshwater eel from Taiwan, kingfish from South Australia and red snapper from New Zealand.

Sashimi Platter
Sashimi Platter
2. Crispy-skinned snapper, Flying Fish

If you’re a traditionalist when it comes to seafood, and love your fish cooked to perfection, then high tail it to Flying Fish restaurant at The Star Sydney and order the Crispy-Skinned Snapper ($46). The fish is served on a prawn and shitake crepe with a vibrant turmeric sauce and is as delicious as it looks, we promise.

Crispy Skinned Snapper
3. Lobster linguini, Cucina Vivo

Lobster linguini is one of the most summer-friendly pasta dishes you can get, and the place to sample it is at The Star Gold Coast at the Amalfi Coast-inspired venue, Cucina Vivo. Here, head chef Dayan Hartill-Law will cook you up his beloved Aragosta Linguine dish ($50) featuring Champagne lobster, bisque sauce, heirloom tomato and black caviar. Yum. Even if you’re not celebrating Lunar New Year, we doubt you’ll be able to go past a dish this good.

Lobster Pasta at Cucina Vivo
Lobster Pasta at Cucina Vivo

Read more: Find out how to make Dayan’s recipe for Lobster Linguini.