5. Asian Mint
The giving and receiving of red envelopes is a Chinese New Year tradition. You'll receive one at the end of your meal, which will be filled with special dishes, including roasted duck in shiitake mushroom sauce or pink noodle soup. Of course, you can still order off the regular menu and get the killer orange shrimp (pictured), a fantastic way to kick off the new year.
Tonight-Sun. Asian Mint, 11617 N. Central Expwy., North Dallas (214-363-6655).