Chinese New Year 2018: Marks and Spencer £10 Chinese meal deal hits shelves

Chinese New Year 2018 is celebrating the year of the dog and Marks and Spencer know just how to mark the occasion.

The M&S Chinese New Year meal deal is a bargain at only £10 for four dishes.

Ringing in the New Year Chinese-style will be easy with a dine-in gourmet meal from the high street store.

Choose from two mains and two sides for the perfect night in.

The sides in the Marks and Spencer Chinese New Year meal deal include Sticky Chilli Chicken, Chicken Chow Mein, Hoisin Duck Noodles, Crispy prawns with sweet chilli sauce and crispy chilli beef. 

Sides include vegetable spring rolls, egg noodles with wok fried bean sprouts, mini spare ribs, duck spring rolls and egg fried rice.

Chinese New Year takes place the 23rd day of the 12th month in the Chinese calendar.

This year it falls today, February 16. This year is the year of the dog. 

What is the year of the dog?

In the Chinese zodiac, each year is represented by an animal. This is due to an ancient folktale about a great race between all the animals, who have to swim across a river.

Each animal has their own traits, which are said to be passed on to people born within their year.

The dog came last in the race because he wanted to play in the water of the river, despite the fact he was a good swimmer.

Those born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042, 2054 all have the dog as their zodiac animal.

Those born in the year of the dog are said to be honest, loyal and fun-loving.

What Chinese New Year Zodiac animal are you? 

According to, the 12 animals are fixed in their position in accordance with the Yin and Yang theory.

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