Once again, Chinese New Year is fast approaching. I love this time, especially as I work so close to London’s Chinatown. There’s nothing quite like being wrapped up warm in the February winds and walking through that area. In the evening it’s beautiful, especially as the streets are decorated with bright red lanterns and usually some kind of pastel-coloured paper flourish.
It also gives me an excuse (not that I need one) to eat Chinese food, my favourite of which is dim sum. From honey roast pork puffs to steamed scallop dumplings, sampling a multitude of small dishes in one sitting with good friends is always a treat.
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of a cheeky cocktail to boot, and seeing as those clever people over at Ping Pong have a special menu for Chinese New Year in all 12 of their stores at the moment, they’ve been in contact to give you all the chance of winning a little something something.
Now this gives me the perfect opportunity to do another thing I enjoy: build a playlist. But not just any old playlist though, one with an oriental theme. All you have to do to be in with the chance of winning one of 10 vouchers for two free cocktails at any Ping Pong location is tell me what you think the best song would be to bring in Chinese New Year with.
Don’t just go for the obvious, think about tracks like Chinese Boxes by The High Dials or maybe something a little more dancey like DJ Wordy? Hey, go leftfield and throw in 30 Seconds From Mars’ ‘From Yesterday’ if you fancy. Whether the track evokes a feeling or has a more direct connection to the celebration, all will be considered. Just leave a comment below.
Closing date is end of this month, and I’ll make/ post a Spotify link when the winners are announced.