Authentic Chinese Cuisine with a Modern Twist
The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. Untouched by the impurity, lotus signifies the purity of heart and mind and its flower represents long life, health, honor and good luck. Traditionally, the lotus flower is often symbolized with 8 petals.
The number Eight is an important number in many cultures and religions.
In China, 8 is considered a lucky number because it pronounced similarly to the word “prosperity” (發; fā). The number Eight (八 hachi) is also considered a lucky number in Japanese culture, but the reason is different from that in Chinese culture. 8 gives an idea of growing prosperously, because the character (八) broadens gradually.
In Buddhist tradition, the number Eight means completion. In Taoism, Bagua, an ancient symbol with 8 sides, represents the forces in the phenomenal world. The Egyptians believe that 8 is the number of balance and equilibrium. In Hebrew history, 8 is perfect intelligence. In Hinduism, 8 is the number of wealth and abundance. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish holiday that starts on the 25th day of Kislev.
Lotus meets 8
Stories and facts about Lotus and the number Eight can go on and on and on ……
At Lotus 8 , we are creating our own story. A new culinary story. We named our restaurant by combining a beautiful flower and a lucky number. With this same philosophy, our kitchen chefs created their own interpretation of modern Chinese Cuisine. By using both traditional and new cooking techniques and experimenting with various ingredients from around the world, our innovative approach brings a perfect harmony to all of our dishes, and most importantly still maintains the true authenticity of traditional Chinese flavors.
We are dedicated to bring the best dining experience to your table. Join us. Let’s write a new page of Lotus 8 story together.