Don’t forget we all get to celebrate 2 new years, solar new year and lunar new year.

Needless to say how creepily accurate Chinese 12 Animal Astrology is (based on the lunar calendar), celebrating the year of rooster is quite symbolic and important because let’s be honest: we’re so over 2016, the bastard brought us to our knees!

Check out my post on how to navigate rooster year here.

Anyhow, getting another chance to be “New Year New Me” is pretty awesome, especially if you haven’t followed through your new year’s resolution, it’s time to restart. :-p

Outfit deetz

Tao reminds me of chinese temple, decorated with uncountable Buddha statues and incorporated with wood element.

It’s almost therapeutic having meals here.

It’s always fully packed with foodies, old men with young girls and hungry families.

A true definition of us waiting for food at the moment.

shishito peppers with a sweet and savory sauce. It’s gone in a blink of an eye and no it’s not spicy.

Satay seabass. Perfectly tender and tasty.

Fried pork popstickers, my great grand mother’s favorite dish.

Fried beef sitting on top of mushrooms and green onions.

Guys, this friend snapper was BOMB.

Evenly fried on the outside and tender on the inside, dusted with sichuang spice. Love love love.

However, I wouldn’t recommend if you can’t take spice. (I would say, it’s 3 out of 5 spiciness)

Chocolate lava cake with a side of ice cream. Rich and creamy, I loved it.

The sorbet was ok.

My favorite has to be the fortune cookie!

I don’t like the generic fortune cookies that’s why I’ve never ordered it before, but boy was that a huge mistake!

Traditionally, people celebrate the lunar new years even with families. But as a foreigner friends are our families, and I am forever grateful to have good hearted, smart, funny, supportive (the list goes on and on) people in my life.

This time for real, Ciao 2016 and Hello 2017!

Wanna visit Tao? Check their website here.