year of the snake chinese foodHappy Chinese New Year! Today is the first day of the 2013 in the Chinese Lunar calendar. This year is the year of the Snake.


Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve. This could be taken metaphorically to mean that a Snake could never have a problem with his family starving because he is such a great mediator, making him good at business. Or it could mean that a Snake would be willing to sacrifice his possessions, something the Snake has a lot of, in order to pay for his family’s food. Any way it is interpreted is representative of the Snake’s character and is a measure of the value he puts on his material wealth. The Snake is keen and cunning, quite intelligent and wise.

You are a Snake if you were born in 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, & 2001

This year is also the 15th anniversary of Chef Yan, we opened in 1998. Stay tuned for our 15th anniversary menu and special.