Dublin Chinese New Year Festival is one to mark in the foodie calender

This year’s Dublin Chinese New Year Festival is set to be foodie heaven.

This year marks the 4712th year of the Chinese calender and the 7th year of the festival in Dublin.

Food events to mark at this year’s festival include a special Asian cooking demonstration with Chef Liu Guangcheng from London’s Chinatown at the Spring Festival Chinese Carnival on Sunday February 2nd from 12-5pm in Meeting House Square, Temble Bar, Dublin.

There will also be authentic Chinese performances with dragon and lion dances as well as Tai-chi, martial arts displays and children’s craft and art workshops.

A yummy-sounding Dumpling Tasting Festival at the Asia Market on Drury Street will take place from 12-5pm on Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February.

The Asia Market will also be hosting a ‘Secrets of the Asian Kitchen Tours’ on Friday 31st January and Friday 7th February from 5.30-6.30pm. Tickets are €10 and spaces are limited so email evap@asiamarket.ie to book a place.