East Feast: Eats and Treats During Lunar New Year 2022 - LA Wine & Dine

The thundering water tiger is hungry and so are we.

Days away from the Chinese New Year celebration, the Philippines is overflowing with good food and fortune.

READ ALSO: Auspicious Cuisine: Hilton Manila Welcomes The Year Of The Water Tiger With Shanghainese Favorites

Seasonal delicacies, auspicious as they are delicious, are waiting to be tasted—if you know where to look.

Here’s where you can find food to feed your festive spirit ahead of the Chinese New Year.

Blessed and highly flavored

Hong Kong MX has a lineup of pastries with different packages and promotions available. These include egg rolls, rich butter pastries, almond mille-feuilles, hazelnut cookies, and other varieties of cookie gift boxes.

The egg rolls are their flagship product prepared with only French butter, eggs, flour, sugar, and water. These come in four flavors: original, coconut, chocolate, and matcha.

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Extra rice cake

Lung Hin at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila offers its signature Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Cake), known locally as Tikoy, on top of a selection of culinary specialties in season. These glutinous rice cakes are available in different sizes and flavors.

The Double Gold Bar Nian Gao (800 grams) comes in either Red Dates Sugar flavor or a combination of Red Dates Sugar and Fortune Orange flavors for P2,268. Meanwhile, both the Red Dates Sugar Round Nian Gao and the Fortune Orange Round Nian Gao (600 grams) are priced at P1,658.

Lung Hin is on Level 44 of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, which is at Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street, Ortigas Center, Pasig. For more information, visit MarcoPoloHotels.com.

Fortune flavors the bold

Hilton Manila has curated Shanghainese fare and festivities highlighted by their luxury gift hampers, handcrafted Nian Gao, and signature set menus available for dine-in and takeout.

The hotel’s premiere Shanghainese restaurant, Hua Yan, serves menu highlights like Yee Sang, Dim sum basket, Wok-fried giant prawns with crabmeat sauce, Chinese New Year Seafood pot, Koi fish, golden coin jelly with bird’s nest, peach gum, and coconut cream, among others. Their Chinese New Year Signature Set Menu offerings start at P11,888.

Hilton Manila is at 1 Newport Blvd, Pasay. For more information, visit Hilton.com.

Out of the box

The Peninsula Manila came up with two Chinese New Year bento box meal kits for takeout. These bento boxes, priced at P1,388 each or P2,688 buy one/take one, are only available from February 1 to 7.

The “Celestial Dragon” Bento Box contains Pork and Kuchay Dumplings, Stir-fried Noodles with Chicken Char Siu, Steamed Ginger and Soy Mahi-mahi with Mixed Mushrooms and Bok Choy, and Pandan Mantou. Meanwhile, the “Guardian Lion” Bento Box has Shrimp Dumplings, Yang Chow Fried Rice with BBQ Pork, Stir-fried Beef Tenderloin with Steamed Broccoli and Soy-garlic Sauce, and Red Bean Paste Sesame Balls

The Peninsula Manila is at the corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City. For more information, visit Peninsula.com.

Sweet dreams

The City of Dreams’ Crystal Dragon and Nobu Manila serve the following Chinese New Year culinary options.

City of Dreams is at the corner of Asean Avenue and Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Barangay Tambo, Parañaque. For more information, visit CityOfDreamsManila.com.

Banner Photo courtesy of Hilton Manila

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