CHI brings East to West for Chinese New Year

Chef Andy Banderas and Catherine O'Brien, CHI Asian Take Away looking forward to the opening of CHI Asian Take Away at Westside Enterprise Park and the Chinese New Year celebrations which take place next Monday 23rd January at Da Tang Noodle House on Middle Street.Photo: Boyd Challenger

Chef Andy Banderas and Catherine O'Brien, CHI Asian Take Away looking forward to the opening of CHI Asian Take Away at Westside Enterprise Park and the Chinese New Year celebrations which take place next Monday 23rd January at Da Tang Noodle House on Middle Street.Photo: Boyd Challenger

The Chinese New Year takes place next Monday January 23 with the long awaited arrival of the Year of the Dragon. Coinciding with the Dragon’s arrival Catherine O’Brien of Galway’s Da Tang Noodle House will launch a sister-company CHI Asian Take-Away to offer the delights of the East to the west side of the city.

CHI - Galway’s newest, most innovative Pan Asian take-out restaurant opens its doors this weekend at Westside Enterprise Park, Le Chéile Road, Westside, Galway. CHI means energy, balance and life-force bringing Galway healthy convenience food choices using locally sourced fresh ingredients.

Deliveries will begin on Saturday for residents in the Newcastle, Taylor’s Hill, Rahoon and Westside area where copies of the fantastic menu will arrive in their post boxes in the next week. Opening hours are from 4.00 to 10.00 pm 7 days a week. Call in and be the first to get a menu. Telephone 091 861687 to place your order. Hear about their latest news and menus on their facebook page CHI asian takeaway.

If you love Asian food cooked to perfection and made with the freshest, tastiest, local ingredients, then CHI is for you. Chef Andy Bandara uses the highest-quality local produce to create Asian dishes with impact. His menu reflects his wide culinary experience, offering main courses from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China and Vietnam. Andy offers a truly appetizing array of starters, soups, salads and sides, all of which prove to be as tasty as they are tempting to the eye.

Free noodles for kids on Chinese New Year in Da Tang Noodle House

Chinese New Year is regarded as a time to welcome longevity, wealth and prosperity and to eliminate any negative chi from the past. In celebration Da Tang Noodle House on Middle Street, Galway has planned a special menu and invites families to try it out from 3pm – 7pm on Monday 23rd January when children’s meals are free.

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A really delicious northern Chinese noodle dish known as Saozi Mien will be offered on the day, with lamb, pork and vegetarian options. With a long history, hand-pulled Saozi Noodles is a traditional characteristic wheaten food in northwest China playing an important role in people’s daily life in that region, especially during occasions like weddings, birthdays and festivals.

Galway has grown a familiarity and fondness for the Green Dragon of the Volvo Ocean Race. On Monday children can take part in a Chinese dragon themed poster colouring competition as well as enjoy their noodles free of charge.

‘This is a very exciting time with the launch of our sister-company CHI in Westside Enterprise Park and the arrival of the Chinese New Year of the Dragon,’ said Catherine O’Brien, ‘we look forward to welcoming families on Monday afternoon for the Chinese New Year celebrations.’

Since 1997 the very popular Da Tang on Middle Street has served the people of Galway the best of noodles produced on-site with no additives or mono-sodium-glutamate. This wonderful noodle house has become a favourite eaterie for all age groups. You can now order your take away on-line through Da Tang’s newly developed website www.datangnoodlehouse.ie . This will simplify the process of making choices and placing your order via your PC, iphone or ipad with the added option of ordering in advance for larger orders for special occasions or parties.

In Chinese tradition, each year is dedicated to a specific animal. The Dragon, Horse, Monkey, Rat, Boar, Rabbit, Dog, Rooster, Ox, Tiger, Snake, and Ram are the twelve animals that are part of this tradition. In 2012, the Dragon is welcomed back after the 2011 year of the Rabbit. Each of these animals is thought to bestow their characteristics to the people born in their year.

While the Year of the Rabbit was characterized by calm and tranquillity, the Year of the Dragon will be marked by excitement, unpredictability, exhilaration and intensity. The Rabbit imbues people with a sense of cautious optimism, but people respond to the spirit of the Dragon with energy, vitality and unbridled enthusiasm, often throwing all caution to the wind – which can be an unwise move: The Dragon is all about drama but if you take unnecessary risks, you may find yourself starring in your own personal tragedy.

People born under the Dragon (from 23rd January this year ) are passionate, brave and self-assured. At their best they are pioneering spirits; at their worst, they epitomize the old adage: Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Dragons are generous with their resources, a tendency that at its most negative can reflect a foolhardy attitude towards money. But Dragons in general are blessed with good fortune. They are smart, enterprising and have a wicked sense of humour. They have a natural flair for fashion and are the people to consult if you want to catch up on the latest trends.

Famous celebrities born in under the Dragon include John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Al Pacino, Marlene Dietrich and Matt Dillon. The Dragon’s lucky colour is yellow.

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