Food

We celebrate Chinese New Year with some 12-foot noodles!

We bring in the Chinese Year of the Pig in style with a dish that needs to be seen to be believed.

London's Murger Hanhan restaurant have updated their original recipe of biang biang noodles for New Year by making them 12-foot long - so long, in fact, that we need a ladder to see them in their full glory!

About Chinese New Year

- Festivities last until February 19, with New Year's Eve on February 4 and New Year's Day on February 5

- Chinese families gather together for a dinner on the eve of New Year and many clean their homes to get rid of the bad energy in time for the Spring Festival

- Fireworks and firecrackers are set off at midnight to cast away any bad luck and bring forth good luck

- Children also traditionally receive 'luck money' on New Year's Day, which is generally gifted in red envelopes,

About the Year of the Pig

The Chinese zodiac moves in a 12-year cycle and each year has a corresponding animal. This year it's the Year of the Pig, which means people born in 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995 and 2007 are all Pigs!