Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Lia Chang Photos: A Suckling Pig and a Lion Dance to Usher in the Year of the Horse at Asia Roma

Asia Roma
Last Wednesday, it was grand to reconnect with the effervescent Mei Chan, who presided over Asia Roma’s annual Lunar New Year Party ushering in the Year of the Horse 4712. The restaurant/bar, located in New York Chinatown at 40 Mulberry St., features a menu of Italian-Asian cuisine and has a Karaoke lounge.

Lia Chang and Mei Chan. Photo by G.K.

Lia Chang and Mei Chan. Photo by G.K.

Lia Chang and her very own suckling pig. Photo by G.K.

Lia Chang and her very own suckling pig. Photo by G.K.

The festive evening kicked off with cocktails and a lion dance by the Chin Family – Grandmaster Chin and his four sons. Their grandmother, Mrs. Chin, prepared a sumptuous traditional home style Chinese buffet – Suckling Pig, Buddhist Delight, Long Live Noodles, Whole Fresh Kill Chicken, Whole Grilled Fish, Seared Turnip Cakes, Fat Choy and Oyster Soup, and Lucky Cup Cakes.

Daily Specials
Beer Bucket Night
$20 for Bud, Bud Lite, Coors Lite
$25 for imported, IPA, and Craft
(6 per bucket)


$1 Appetizer All Night

$10 Pasta Night

$20 Steak Night
New York Shell Steak with wild
mushroom sauce and mash potatoes

Classic Pizza

Asia Roma
40 Mulberry St. between Bayard St. and Mosco St.
New York City
(212) 385 – 1133

Other articles on Chinese New Year:
Where to Celebrate the Lunar New Year -Year of the Horse in New York
2014 is the Year of the Horse, Dragons and Lions in The Chinese New Year Parade
Lia Chang’s Lens: Photos of Lion Dancers and Rabbits in Los Angeles Chinatown
Photos: Chinese New Year Festival at The Huntington in San Marino
Meet the authors of the Pocket Chinese Almanac, Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith, Museworks, Ltd.

Other articles by Lia Chang:
Photos: Celebrating the Year of the Horse with David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu at Signature, Previews begin February 4, 2014
Feb. 4 – Mar. 16: Phoebe Strole, Jon Rua, Join Cole Horibe and More for Signature’s World Premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu
Feb. 4 – Mar. 16: Cole Horibe, Francis Jue, Peter Kim and More Set for Signature’s World Premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu
Photos: David Henry Hwang, Annie Baker and Rajiv Joseph honored at Sixth Annual Steinberg Playwright “Mimi” Awards
March 21 – May 4: Arena Stage Presents World Premiere of Lawrence Wright’s Camp David Starring Tony Award winner Ron Rifkin and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas
Feb. 7-22: Maggie Alexander and Ciarán Sheehan Star in Michael Weller’s Fifty Words at The Gene Frankel Theatre
Asian CineVision Auction Items Feature Producer Janet Yang, Kung Fu Playwright David Henry Hwang or a 4 Hour Photography Session with Lia Chang
Q & A with Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play’s Garth Kravits
Jan. 22-31: Photos: Tracey Conyer Lee, Lelund Durond Thompson, Matthew Murumba, and Carmen LoBue set for Camile Darby’s Lords Resistance Featured in The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater
Jan. 9 – Feb. 9: Thom Sesma and Michele Ragusa to Star in CRAVING FOR TRAVEL at Peter J. Sharp Theater
Jan. 9 – Feb. 9: Jarlath Conroy, Rebecca Brooksher, Eric Martin Brown, Ryan Garbayo, Rocco Sisto, Nick Westrate Set for Red Bull’s Off-Broadway Revival of Loot
Peter Scolari, C.J. Wilson, Francois Battiste, Chris Henry Coffey and More in Eric Simonson’s The Bronx Bombers at Circle in the Square Theatre
Photos: André De Shields, Michael Shannon, Rajiv Joseph, Christine Sherrill, Doug Peck, Alexis J. Rogers, Karen Ziemba and More Celebrate 2013 Jeff Equity Awards
Photos: Cheryl Lynn Bruce, André De Shields, Sandra Marquez, Dennis Zacek and More Celebrate Opening Night of Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at Victory Gardens
Photos: Christine Toy Johnson, Baayork Lee, Jose Llana, Ann Harada, Dodie Pettit and More at Charles Randolph-Wright’s “Three Voices” concert series at Stage 72
Photos: Denise Burse, Michael Genet, Doug Eskew, Tracie Thoms, Sakina Ansari-Wilson and More Celebrate Marcus Gardley’s dance of the holy ghosts Opening Night at Center Stage
Photos: Backstage with Michi Barall and the cast of Regina Taylor’s stop.reset. at Signature Theatre Review: Power Play Powerful & Suspenseful
Signature Theatre’s 2013-14 Season Features New Works by Albee, Hwang, Enos, Taylor, Wilson, Clarke and Jacobs-Jenkins
Photos: The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards and After Party

Lia Chang. Photo by Charles Richard Barboza

Lia Chang. Photo by Charles Richard Barboza

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