On January 25th Murger Han, London’s first Xi’an restaurant, is celebrating Chinese New Year by filling their restaurants with rats!
Diners at their Euston and Mayfair restaurants will each receive a rat mask in honour of the furry creature who are said to represent clever, quick thinkers who are successful yet content with living a quiet and peaceful life. Designed perfectly to mimic an nibbling rodent the masks can be worn while eating creating a remarkable sight in celebration of the most important date in the Chinese calendar.
Customers can also take advantage of a special set menu of Murger Han classics serving a Pork Murger, Biang-Biang Noodles and an Ice Peak drink priced at £15 per person (usually £21.80) for the entire day.
Murger Han is also gifting a specially designed tote bag for customers born in the Year of The Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008) in line with traditionally celebrating the Chinese Zodiac animal of your year of birth.
Food: Biang-Biang noodles with Pork; Pork Murger; and Ice Peak (£15)
Gift: Guests born in the year of the rat given a free tote bag with purchase with presentation of valid identification
Mask: Complimentary rat mask
25th January 2020, 12 noon – 10pm
Pork Murger: a pan-baked flatbread filled with spiced pork belly slow-cooked in a soup containing over 20 spices and seasonings.
Biang-Biang Noodles: 12-foot long hand-pulled noodles topped with slow-cooked braised pork, tomato, egg, chilli oil, and mixed vegetables
Ice Peak: a traditional orange flavoured soda drink from Xi’an
Murger Han: 62 Eversholt Street Euston NW1 1DA
Murger Han Han: 8A Sackville Street Mayfair W1S 3DF
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About Murger HanHan
The dishes originated during the Qin dynasty (221 BC to 206 BC) of Shanxi Province, home of both the legendary Terracotta Warriors, and the family who own Murger HanHan; London’s first authentic Xi’an restaurant.
Since bringing this Northern Chinese cuisine to the capital in 2014, Murger Han have become best known for their 12-foot freshly made Biang-Biang noodles that are hand-pulled in front of guests. The restaurant also serves a variety of other delicious traditional dishes from the Shaanxi province that includes what archaeologists claim to be the world’s oldest sandwich: The Murger.
The Murger, or rou jia mo in Mandarin, is a pan-baked flatbread filled with spiced pork belly slow-cooked in a soup containing over 20 spices and seasonings. The cuisine’s taste is extremely unique from other Chinese seasoning as the city is positioned on the Silk Route and therefore influenced by cumin, chilli and salt from neighbouring Mongolia.; these three ingredients are the basis of all Xi’an cuisine.
About Year of the Rat*
“The rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, rat jumped down and landed ahead of ox, becoming first.”
Personality of those born in Year of the Rat*
“Optimistic and energetic people born in the Rat year are likable by all. They are sensitive to other’s emotions but are stubborn with your opinion. Their personality is kind, but due to weak communication skills, their words may seem impolite and rude. On the financial side, they like saving and can be stingy. However, their love for hoarding will sometimes cause them to waste money on unnecessary things.”