2021 is the Year of the Ox. After a turbulent 2020, the Ox denotes the hard work, positivity and honesty that will be manifested in all of us in the coming 12 months. The second animal in the Chinese zodiac, Oxen are grounded, loyal, gentle and trustworthy, as well as representing stability and nourishment, all characteristics which bode well for the year ahead.

Yauatcha is bringing Chinese New Year celebrations to homes across London with an exclusive Year of the Ox menu, limited edition bottled cocktail and auspicious firecracker desserts inspired by the fireworks set off across China during festivities. You will also to be able to purchase an exclusive Year of the Ox face mask via our website.

Also, for the first time ever, Yauatcha will now be offering pineapple pastries. This Taiwanese pineapple pastry holds the key to prosperity and good fortune. In Hokkien, the word for pineapple is pronounced in a similar way to the phrase “prosperity has arrived”, and because of this the pineapple has become a symbol of wealth, fortune and prosperity.

Made using caramelised pineapple jam and encased in buttery, crumbly pastry, this sweet cake is the ideal gift for loved ones in celebration of Chinese New Year.

The pineapple pastries will be available from Monday 1st February.