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Thursday, January 26, 2012

CHINESE NEW YEAR - Celebrate the year of DRAGON - at TIN JO Restaurant - San Jose - Costa Rica

Celebrate CHINESE NEW YEAR (the year of DRAGON) at TIN JO Restaurant
Celebración del Año Nuevo Chino del Dragón at Tin Jo Restaurant

WHEN:  Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 12:30 - 3pm
Nosotros lo celebramos el Sábado 28 de enero, de 12:30 a 3:30 pm.

WHERE:  Tin Jo Restaurante 

Chinese New Year of the Dragon began on Monday January 23  
el año nuevo chino del Dragón empieza el lunes 23 de enero.

Join millions of people around the globe to leave "the old (which we do not occupy - physically, mentally, emotionally) and to welcome new that life offers.
Unamos a millones de personas alrededor del globo para dejar "lo viejo (lo que ya no ocupamos - físicamente, mentalmente, emocionalmente) y dar la bienvenida a lo nuevo que la vida nos ofrece.

Join us for this party full of emotion, color, smell and taste.  Reload formulate our energy and our intentions for the coming year of the Dragon.
Acompáñanos a esta fiesta llena de emoción, color, olor y sabor.  Recarguemos nuestras energías y formulemos nuestras intenciones para el año venidero del Dragón.

Lunch with symbolism to attract good fortune and all the year Lion Dance, Chinese horoscope, Chinese name, race of dragons, clay dragons, his fortune for the coming year ... and more
Comida con simbolismo para atraer fortuna y todo lo bueno para el año, Danza del León, Su horóscopo chino, su nombre en chino, carrera de dragones, dragoncitos en arcilla, su fortuna para el año venidero... y mucho mas

Yes! Let's have a party to celebrate chivísima lion dance and a lot of food rich with symbolism.
Sí! Vamos a tener una fiesta chivísima para celebrar con danza de leones y mucha rica comida con simbolismos.

Gung Hei Fat Choi (this Year of the Dragon is full of prosperity and aabundancia).
Gung Hei Fat Choi (que este año del dragón sea lleno de prosperidad y aabundancia).

INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUN (COST):  ¢22,500 adultos  / ¢10,000 niños menores de 12 años

DIRECTIONS:  San Jose - ON Calle 11 - between Avenidas 6 and 8 - 150 meters Detras de la Iglesia La Soledad - Al frente del Teatro Lucho Barahona

RESERVATIONS:  Tickets are on sale at / Tiquetes a la venta en el - Tin Jo o por depósito directo.
2-221-7605  /  Llame al 2221-7605 para información.
Maximum 150 people / Cupo limitado de 150 personas

ERES un DRAGÓN? 2012 es el Año del Dragón de Agua y empieza el 23 de enero (una manera fácil de saber es si vas a cumplir 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 90 o 102 años este año)

Si naciste en los siguientes años, eres drag@n. El próximo Año del Dragón será dentro de 12 años!  Para los chinos, este es el animal más potente, más energético y muchos planean sus embarazos para que bebit@ nazca en este año.... buena suerte! porque si no, tendrían que esperar otros 12 años!

(Chinese New Year greeting which means "We wish you prosperity")  If you were born in one of these years, you're a Dragon And this is their year!
(Saludo del año nuevo chino que significa “Le deseamos mucha prosperidad”).  Si naciste en uno de estos años, ERES un Dragón Y este es su AÑO!

February 16, 1904 - 3 February 1905: Wood Dragon  /  16 Febrero 1904 – 3 Febrero 1905: Dragon de Madera
 February 3, 1916 - 22 January 1917: Dragon Fire  /  3 Febrero 1916 – 22 enero 1917: Dragon de Fuego
January 23, 1928 - 9 February 1929: Earth Dragon  /  23 enero 1928 – 9 Febrero 1929: Dragon de Tierra
February 8, 1940 - 26 January 1941: Metal Dragon  /  8 Febrero 1940 – 26 enero 1941: Dragon de Metal
January 27, 1952 - 13 February 1953: Water Dragon  /    27 enero 1952 – 13 Febrero 1953: Dragon de Agua
February 13, 1964 - 1 February 1965: Wood Dragon  /  13 Febrero 1964 – 1 Febrero 1965: Dragon de Madera
January 31, 1976 - 17 February 1977: Fire Dragon  /  31 enero 1976 – 17 Febrero 1977: Dragon de Fuego
February 17, 1988 - 5 February 1989: Earth Dragon  /  17 Febrero 1988 – 5 Febrero 1989: Dragon de Tierra
February 5, 2000 - January 23, 2001: Metal Dragon  /  5 Febrero 2000 – 23 enero 2001: Dragon de Metal
January 23, 2012 - 9 February 2013: Water Dragon  '/      23 enero 2012 – 9 Febrero 2013: Dragon de Agua

 2012 is the Year of the Water Dragon and bega  on January 23!  /   2012 es el Año del Dragón de Agua y empieza el 23 de enero!


(2-221-7605 / 2-257-3622 /  http://TinJo.com/new/?lang=en  [English] / http://Facebook.com/TinJoRestaurant / hola@TinJo.com ) 

Tin Jo is THE HOT place to go for ASIAN food in Costa Rica!!!  They're DEFINITELY the nicest Asian restaurant with the nicest decor and #1 - they're one of the MOST CONSCIOUS restaurants/businesses around!! 
#2 - They do NOT use MSG AT ALL!!!!  

They have a HUGE menu with foods from:
CURRY's - ranging from 
     INDIAN - Palak Paneer, Murg Masala, Vegetarian Curry, Masala Fish.  
     THAI - Shrimp and Pineapple Curry, Eggplant Curry and Vegetarian, Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk, Fish Curry in Coconut Milk and Masaman Beef Curry
JAPANESE - Teriyaki's - Chicken, Tuna, Tenderloin Beef, Tamarind and Lemon Grass Chicken, Salmon and SUSHI (Vegetarian, Salmon Roll, California, Crunchy, Tempura, Spicy Tuna
VIETNAMESE - Vietnamese Steamed Chicken, Steamed Fish  
FILIPINA/INDONESIA - Filipino Adobo Pork, Shanghai Shao Hsing Pork with Anise, Seafood Sambal, Spicy Ma Po Tofu
THAI - Pad Krapao's - Chicken, Beef or Shrimp, Pad Thai.   
STIR-FRY'S - Tin Jo Special [a combo of meats, seafood and veges in a basket of crunchy taro root and yuca], Beef Slices with broccoli, with asparagus and ginger, Sichuan Kung Pao [prawns, chicken or tofu], Mixed Vege Tofu, Stir-fried Bok Choy.  Sizzling Rices - Land Treasures [chicken, pork and beef], Sea Treasures [shrimp, fish and squid], Vegetarian Treasures with Tofu, Sweet and Sour Pork and Festive Sweet and Sour Deep-fried Fish 
NOODLES - Chop Sueys, Chow Mein, Pad Thai
FRIED RICES - Fried Cantonese, Fried Rice with Shrimp or Vegetarian Fried Rice
They have LARGE VEGETARIAN menu - http://TinJo.com/new/wp-content/PDFs/vegetariano.pdf   
SOUPS - Miso, Hot and Sour, Won Ton, Tom Kha Gai, Tom Yam Tale 
SALADS - Smoked Tofu, Maya Salad (avocado, papaya, cucumber and red pepper in a ginger/cilantro dressing!!), Green Mango. Tuna or Salmon Tartar, Crunchy Tofu, Egg Rolls, Salmon Summer Rolls, Pakoras, Vegetarian Rolls, Fried or Steamed Potstickers, Fried or Steamed Wontons, Samosas, Satay, Mu Shu, Eggplant Sambal, Soy Bean Pods.  Grilled 5-Spice Pork Ribs, Salt and Pepper Prawns, Salt and Pepper Squid, PuPu Platter for 2 (a BUNCH of goodies) 

Their prices seem to be at the higher end but they INCLUDE the 13% tax and 10% service up front (no surprises). 

HOURS:  Daily 11:30am-3pm and 5:30-10pm.  

LOCATION:  San Jose-Downtown - Calle 11 and Ave. 6 and 8.


They have QI GONG classes on Wed.

CONSCIOUS BUSINESS PRACTICES:  Tin Jo is ACTIVELY seeking new ways to be more and more Environmentally Conscious!!  They do not use straws, they use re-usable containers for take-out, 10% discount off if you bring your own reusable containers and bags for take-out - even 10% off if you arrive by bike!!  They collect rainwater in tanks for their plants and to flush the toilets in the new Bamboo Room. And excess oil from the kitchen is used as fuel after purification.

OWNERS:  Maria Hon and Robert (give Maria a HUG from Vicki).  Maria is such an AWESOME breath of fresh air type of energy!!!!  ALWAYS SOOOO POSITIVE!!!
There's a WONDERFUL article on Maria at:  http://TicoTimes.net/Weekend/Restaurateur-s-culinary-journey-continues_Friday-May-06-2011

http://TinJo.com  /  http://Facebook.com/TinJoRestaurant  /  2-221-7605 /  2-257-3622  /  hola@TinJo.com

(make sure to tell the owner Maria that Vicki Skinner Connected you!!!)

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