Delight In These Lunar New Year Feasts Around The Metro

Get ready to ring in the Year of the Wood Dragon with these delectable dishes.

Taking place on February 10, Lunar New Year is already fast approaching. If you’re still looking for somewhere to spend the holiday with your loved ones, these hotels and restaurants around the metro are offering refined Chinese dishes to celebrate the New Year.

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Welcome in good fortune at Man Ho

Man Ho, Marriott’s signature Chinese restaurant, has special offers for the Chinese New Year. Their Tikoy For Harmony comes in the shapes of koi fish and ingots. Packaged in a gold tin can, these can make for the perfect gifts.

The Tikoy for Harmony is a lucky dish to welcome the Year of the Wood Dragon
The Tikoy for Harmony is a lucky dish to welcome the Year of the Wood Dragon | Image courtesy of Marriott Manila

For a toss of good luck, the Lo Hei For Prosperity is a Chinese New Year staple. The dish is good for five to 10 people. 

Toss up good fortune with this Lunar New Year staple
Toss up good fortune with this Lunar New Year staple | Image courtesy of Marriott Manila

Lastly, the Poon Choi For Good Fortune is not to be missed. Made up of the restaurant’s most valuable ingredients, the dish is meant to attract more wealth. The auspicious treasure pot is good for five people.

Man Ho's Poon Choi is an auspicious treasure pot filled with the most valuable ingredients
Man Ho’s Poon Choi is an auspicious treasure pot filled with the most valuable ingredients | Image courtesy of Marriott Manila

This trio of dishes is available from January 25 to February 24, 2024. For inquiries and reservations, contact 09178238692. To know more about Man Ho and its other offers, visit www.manhomanila.com.

Grand celebrations at Newport World Resorts

Endless joy and the best of luck is what’s in store at the Newport World Resorts during its Lunar New Year festivities. The premiere lifestyle destination feature an enchanting Cherry Blossom Garden, hued in pinks, reds, and gold “for good measure.” The spectacle of the ceremonial lion and dragon dance will also greet the guests on February 13.

Crystal reading, chakra scanning, scrying, and other spiritual modalities will also be available at The Plaza Newport Mall for the Psychic Fest. These services are available from February 9 to 11.

The Lunar New Year also brings about a bounty of sumptuous culinary adventure at the Newport World Resorts. Newport Garden Wing’s Happy 8 will have a Yee Sang salad toss good for 10 persons. They will offer their Golden Sauce Poon Choi of abalone, scallops, live and fresh suahe, shrimps, roasted pork belly with mustard sauce, sea cucumber, and more.

Newport Garden Wing Happy 8's "Yee Sang"
Newport Garden Wing Happy 8’s Yee Sang/Photo from Newport World Resorts
Newport Garden Wing Happy 8's "Poon Choi"
Newport Garden Wing Happy 8’s Poon Choi/Photo from Newport World Resorts

For more information or if you’re interested on celebrating with Newport World Resorts, visit www.newportworldresorts.com or call +63 2 908 8000.

Crystal Dragon and Red Ginger’s Lunar specialties

City of Dreams’ signature restaurants, Crystal Dragon and Red Ginger, are showcasing auspicious offerings for this Lunar New Year, making them a destination for reunions and celebrations.

From January 25 to February 12, 2024, Crystal Dragon is highlighting its Lunar New Year specialties, including the signature Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng. The salad consists of sliced abalone, julienned papaya, pomelo, carrots, radish, onion leeks, chopped peanuts, and deep-fried flour crisps drizzled with oil and sweet plum dressing.

Crystal Dragon's version of the symbolic yu sheng salad
Crystal Dragon’s version of the symbolic yu sheng salad | Image courtesy of City of Dreams Manila

Among other a la carte menu items such as the Sea Treasures Broth, Slow-braised Pork Knuckle, and Wok-fried Prawn, Crystal Dragon also offers Deep-fried Nian Gao with cheese and pineapple pastries to cap the meal.

The Wok-fried Prawn is served with pomelo fruit salad and roasted sesame dressing
The Wok-fried Prawn is served with pomelo fruit salad and roasted sesame dressing | Image courtesy of City of Dreams Manila

Meanwhile, Red Ginger gives a Southeast Asian twist to the yu sheng salad with its Prosperity   Prawn and Pomelo Salad using Vietnamese Nước chấm dressing. The restaurant also offers Deep-fried Whole Tilapia, ginger and steamed bok choy, Crispy Orange Chicken, and its own rendition of Nian Gao. Red Ginger’s menu for the Lunar New Year is available from February 8 to 18, 2024 for lunch and dinner.

Red Ginger's Nian Gao features custard-filled rice cakes and fish-shaped tikoy
Red Ginger’s Nian Gao features custard-filled rice cakes and fish-shaped tikoy | Image courtesy of City of Dreams

For inquiries and reservations, call 8800-8080 or e-mail [email protected]. For more information, visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.

An auspicious year with Shang Palace

Makati Shangri-La steers us right into the auspicious Year of the Wood Dragon with exciting festivities and exquisite offers.

Welcoming the holiday won’t be complete until family and friends bond over good food. The hotel’s Shang Palace prepared a delectable feast through a set of Lunar New Year menus. Executive Chinese chef Chan Po Sang crafted the authentically oriental selection. 

Shang Palace curates an authentic oriental experience through their Chinese New Year offerings
Shang Palace curates an authentic oriental experience through their Chinese New Year offerings | Image courtesy of Makati Shangri-La

The restaurant’s must-try options are their braised pork tendon with dried oysters and mushrooms, e-fu noodles with wild mushrooms and black truffles, and their radish cake. Their Nian Gao or tikoy is also worth a try.

The Nian Gao or tikoy illustrates a family unit’s coherence
The Nian Gao or tikoy illustrates a family unit’s coherence | Image courtesy of Makati Shangri-La

To further indulge in the Chinese New Year spirit, their Yee Sang is worth a try. Also called yu sheng, it is a Cantonese-style raw fish fresh salad. The dish is a harmony of shredded vegetables, oil, plum sauce, spices, and salmon. The guests will toss the salad together as high and as messy as possible. The gesture symbolizes good fortune and prosperity.

"Yee Sang" or "yu sheng" should be mixed and tossed together as it is believed to bring good fortune
“Yee Sang” or “yu sheng” should be tossed together as it is believed to bring good fortune | Image courtesy of Makati Shangri-La

Guests can choose from three different sets: Harmony, Prosperity, and Good Fortune. Makati Shangri-La mentioned all set menus are good for a table of ten persons.

Learn more about the hotel’s Lunar New Year offers at www.makatishangrila.com. For room bookings and enquiries, call (63 2) 813 8888 or send an email to [email protected]. For dining reservations and enquiries, guests may call (63 2) 813 8888 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

A harmony of flavors at Summer Palace

At Edsa Shangri-La, the festivities are in full swing. The hotel’s Summer Palace is offering curated set menus that seamlessly blend traditional and modern flavors.

Headed by Chefs Andy Liew and Boonhoe Bun, the restaurant’s options include the Wealth Set Menu, the Prosperity Set Menu, and the Longevity Menu. Each set is good for a table of 10 people. These offers are available from January 15 to February 12, 2024.

Welcome the Year of the Wood Dragon with Summer Palace's special Nian Gao collection
Welcome the Year of the Wood Dragon with Summer Palace’s special Nian Gao collection | Image courtesy of Edsa Shangri-la

Summer Palace’s Nian Gao collection is available at the restaurant. Guests may also find them at the Lunar New Year counter located at the hotel lobby. These are available from January 16 to February 25, 2024.

The Bakeshop's Fortune & Prosperity Hamper is filled with gourmet treats and symbolic treasures
The Bakeshop’s Fortune & Prosperity Hamper is filled with gourmet treats and symbolic treasures | Photo courtesy of Edsa Shangri-la

The Bakeshop is also offering gourmet treats, bringing abundance and good fortune to the New Year celebrations. The Fortune & Prosperity Hamper includes a jar of XO Sauce, a pack of Almond Biscuits with Pistachios, a jar of Spicy Cashew Nuts, a bottle of Wild House Shiraz 2022, and many more. For more indulgent treats, The Bakeshop also offers the Lucky Lunar Carrot Cake and the Mandarin Chocolate Torte.

The Lucky Lunar Carrot Cake and Mandarin Chocolate Torte are sure to sweeten up any celebration
The Bakeshop’s treats are sure to sweeten up any celebration | Image courtesy of Edsa Shangri-la

For inquiries, you may visit the Lunar New Year counter at the main lobby of Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, call (63 2) 8633 8888 local 8803, or e-mail [email protected].

Contemporary meets traditional at Canton Road

Shangri-La The Fort’s Canton Road beckons the Wood Dragon through their exceptional feasts and treats. The myriad of fine ingredients and the skilled executions by the chef will surely take guests into an unparalleled culinary experience.

Executive Chinese chef Wang Wei Qing combined familiar flavors with modern twists, resulting in an enticing symphony of dishes. The chef also curated three different menus: Jade, Gold, and Diamond. All of them are good for a group of five to 15 persons.

Usher in the Majestic Dragon at Shangri-La The Fort’s Canton Road
Usher in the Majestic Dragon at Shangri-La The Fort’s Canton Road
| Image courtesy of Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Canton Road’s recommended delicacies for their Lunar New Year offerings are: their succulent crispy tiger prawn with fruits with baked almond in osmanthus sauce, pan-fried mushroom stuffed shrimp paste and celery with XO sauce, sautéed Wagyu beef tender cubes with mushrooms and black pepper sauce, and their version of the Atlantic smoked salmon yee sang.

They also offer various Nian Gao treasure boxes as well, as it is an emblem of prosperity and abundance. The offer is made up of four Nian Gao flavors in two variants, the Prosperity Box and the Double Happiness Box. Lastly, two versions of hampers are available too. The Longevity Hamper and the Gong Xi Fa Cai Hamper are good to share for a big group of people.

The Double Happiness Box available at Canton Road
The Double Happiness Box available at Canton Road | Image courtesy of Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Canton Road’s Chinese New Year offerings is sure to be a sophisticated indulgence of great food and riveting beliefs. “Immerse yourself in a world of grandeur and sophistication, where tradition meets contemporary indulgence,” Shangri-La The Fort remarked.

For more information on how to order, visit www.shangrilafortexclusives.com or send an e-mail to [email protected].

A roaring celebration at The Peninsula Manila

This Lunar New Year, the Peninsula Manila braces its guests as it is prepared to bring them in a world of enchanting festivities and delicious bites. The hotel’s The Lobby, Escolta, and The Peninsula Boutique will surely prompt a sense of prosperity and good fortune through their events and gastronomical traditions from February 7 to February 14.

A lion and dragon dance will transpire at the hotel lobby of The Peninsula Manila to add excitement for the forthcoming holiday. The Peninsula Boutique revealed their latest offer, edible fine chocolate trees that could serve as gifts to friends and loved ones. Pastry Chef Annalyn Solano and her team created two versions: a mandarin orange tree and a golden fortune money tree. They finished all their decadent creations by hand, from the “soil,” up to the oranges and the goldfish-embossed coins.

The Peninsula Manila's edible trees made from chocolates
The Peninsula Manila’s edible trees made from chocolates/Photo from The Peninsula Manila

Guests get to indulge in the traditional tossing of the Lo Hei. All ingredients used represent wealth, health, and happiness. Again, the higher they are mixed and lifted, the more luck there will be in the new year. 

The Peninsula Manila will hold a traditional Lo Hei tossing, too
The Peninsula Manila will hold a traditional Lo Hei tossing, too/Photo from The Peninsula Manila

You may contact The Peninsula’s Facebook and Instagram accounts as well as their website on www.peninsula.com if you wish to participate in their Chinese New Year offerings.

Banner image courtesy of Makati Shangri-La.

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