We might not be able to tell you what numbers to draw for Mark Six this year, but we can tell you what to eat!

This Lunar New Year heralds the Year of the Ox. Associated with strong Yin energy, the Ox seems to promise a soft and stable progression to the year ahead, one where diligent work and conscientious effort will be rewarded. However, after the roller-coaster ride of a year we’ve all had, it doesn’t hurt to enhance your good fortune for the new year. This is why we have teamed up with some of the hottest restaurants in town to compile you a list of food you should enjoy this year, according to your zodiac’s auspicious colours, numbers, and directions. 

For our Snakes, Horses, Goats and Monkeys, read on to see what dishes you should order for the luckiest year yet!

Read more: Food for Fortune 2021 (Part 1): A guide to the luckiest dishes in the Year of the Ox


Born: 1977, 1989, 2001

The Year of the Ox will open many doors for the Snake. It will be a year for you to build and anchor older wishes and ideas that couldn’t you couldn’t put into practice in the past. Should you desire an extra sprinkle of fortune, use your lucky numbers 5 and 8 to guide you as you dine. You can’t go wrong at T8 Japanese Cuisine — their Kyara dinner set includes 5 kinds of sashimi and 5 kinds of Nigiri Sushi alongside a seasonal dish, sea urchin rice, and clam soup. If you find yourself feeling a little peckish, the 8 kinds of sashimi and 8 kinds of Nigiri Sushi in the Kanzo dinner set will do it for you, served with a seasonal crab dish and abalone risotto, also finished with clam soup. 

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T8 Japanese Cuisine 

5/F, Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central; +852 2393 8133


Born: 1978, 1990, 2002

For our hard working Horses, 2021 predicts a path towards success, but not without work. 2021 will be a time of inner reconstruction where you will have to evaluate the impact of your roots over your present life. Head up to the auspicious north with Ciao Chow Italian Cafeteria to ramp up your chances of a year of smooth sailing. Fuel yourself with Ciao Chow signatures such as the Paccheri Alla Napoletana and the Calabrese Pizza so that you will be energised when you reorganise and rebuild your life from within. 

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Ciao Chow Italian Cafeteria 

G/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar St, Central; +852 2344 0005

Read more: Food for Fortune 2021 (Part 3): A guide to the luckiest dishes in the Year of the Ox


Born: 1967, 1979, 1991

2021 will announce many upheavals for the Goat. This year you will have to be extra vigilant regarding your finances and you have to act on resolving conflicts in your relationships. As you roll up your sleeves for the challenges ahead, remember to gravitate towards colours such as gray, red and green when you eat. Make a stop at Kyoto Joe for that extra boost in luck and a kick of savoury umami! Start your meal with their Saga Wagyu Tataki, and enjoy a delicious and generous portion of Grilled Miso Silver Cod. 

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Kyoto Joe 

23/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar St, Central; +852 2804 6800


Born: 1968, 1980, 1992

The Year of the Ox will be a good year for Monkeys. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your worth on numerous occasions, whether it be in your professional or personal life. As it turns out, one of your auspicious colours is gold, painting your 2021 (quite literally) golden. If you still want some bonus fortune, why not treat yourself to a feast at Chilli Fagara? We recommend the Salted Egg Yolk Crispy Rice Squares and Crisp-fried Squid to fit the gold memo. 

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Chilli Fagara 

G/F, 7 Old Bailey Street, Central; +852 2796 6866