Oriental Garden, The Red Dragon Centre – 2017

This Friday (16 February) marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year for 2018.

Also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year celebrations last up to two weeks and are celebrated on a different day each year, but usually sometime between 21st January and 20th February – based on the lunar calendar signalling a New Moon.

If you follow the ancient Chinese zodiac tradition, you’ll know that 2018 is the year of the dog, and some may even say, it’s an unlucky year. So, for those born in 1934, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2016, there are probably a few things you should avoid…

  • The number 4
  • The colour black
  • Breaking tools or equipment
  • Crying children
  • Clocks, scissors and pears

Let’s just say, if you usually catch the 44 bus from St Mellons to Cardiff, you may want to switch to the 30 for the next 12 months.

So, whether you’re born in the year of the dog, or other zodiac year, we want to turn your luck around.

We have devised a list of our favourite Chinese restaurants in Cardiff, which we know you’re going to love…

  1. Oriental Garden
    @ The Red Dragon Centre

  2. Yangs

  3. .cn

    Photo: Nathan Edwards
  4. Riverside Cantonese

  5. Happy Gathering

  6. Wok to go

  7. Wiwo