The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest holiday in China. Join in the celebration by gathering together with family over a feast of auspicious dishes like duck, crab and taro. Where to dine? Here are our picks.
Mid-Autumn Feasts 2022
Mid-Autumn Feasts 2022
By Metro.StyleDecember 02 2023, 2:36 AM
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An auspicious a la carte menu consists of Crispy Dried Scallop with Crab Meat and Snow Egg Yolk; Double-boiled Herbal Chicken Soup, Sea Cucumber, Black Garlic and Cordyceps Flower; Roasted Duck Meat with Grand Marnier Herb Reduction; Golden Crispy Crab Claw Coated with Potato Noodles; Crispy Wasabi Prawns with Toasted Sesame and Slow Roasted Almond Nuts. As eating mooncakes, the symbol of the holiday signifying togetherness and harmony and is a not-to-be-missed tradition, Crystal Dragon offers the quintessential pastry as part of a dessert trio: Homemade Coconut Pandan Mooncake, Crispy Avocado Kataiffi Roll with Fragrant Mango, and Pomelo with Sago Pearls for dessert.Available from September 5 to 10. Address: City of Dreams Manila, Asean Avenue, Parañaque. Contact: (02) 8800-8080. IG: @crystaldragonmnl | FB: @crystaldragonmanila
Enjoy a timeless celebration over executive Chinese chef Kevin Xu’s two signature set menus featuring Codfish Soup with Century Egg, Shanghainese Braised Lion’s Head with Abalone, Roasted Lamb Skewers with Barbecue Cumin Powder and more. This Mid-Autumn Treasures menu is available from September 1 to 15 for lunch and dinner. Address: Hilton Manila, 1 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay. Contact: (0917) 826-6442 or (02) 7239-7788. IG: @hiltonmanila | FB: @hiltonmanila.
Chinese cuisine doesn’t get more luxe than at Canton Road with its dramatic interiors and privat rooms, and array of modern Cantonese and Huaiyang dishes, interspersed with a rich assortment of regional specialties. What could be more auspicious than a meal within its golden doors? Address: 3/F Shangri-La at The Fort, 1634 Fort Bonifacio, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Contact: (02) 8820-0888. FB: @cantonroadatshangrilafort.
Perched on the 44th floor of the Marco Polo Ortigas hotel, this contemporary Chinese restaurant has stunning views to go with the exciting new dishes by Chinese executive chef Ken Leung. You can expect every dish to deliver the mouthwatering Cantonese flavors he’s famous for. Lung Hin is open from Tuesdays to Sundays for lunch and dinner. Address: 44/F Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Meralco Avenue corner Sapphire Street, Pasig. Contact: (02) 7720-7777. FB: @lunghinmnl.
Peking duck, slow roasted to perfection, is the star at this fine dining restaurant, which is fantastic because duck is one of the lucky dishes you should enjoy for the Mid-Autumn Festival. All the other dishes are stellar, and the open kitchen gives dynamic energy to the elegant space. Address: 5/F Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner 35th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Contact: (02) 8838-1234. IG: @grandhyattmanilaph | FB: @grandhyattmanilaph.
Famous for its iconic xiao long bao, this Singaporean restaurant has a great deal more to offer, including some superbly-crafted dishes like Chilled Jellyfish and Seafood, Crispy Sweet Sour Pork, and a plethora of dishes poached in Szechuan chili oil, among many others.With branches at S Maison, SM Aura Premier, and The Podium. IG: @paradisedynastyph | FB: @paradisedynastyph.
A beloved family favorite, this decades-old restaurant is best known for its northern Chinese cuisine and is particularly famous for its delicious, crisp-skinned Peking duck served two ways. The perfect choice for a family reunion where the food will please all generations. Address: 4/L Greenbelt 5, Makati. IG: @pekinggardenphilippines | FB: @pekinggarden.com.ph.
This very chic restaurant will take you back to the glamor of 1930s Hong Kong. Slip on your heels and prepare yourself for a sumptuous meal crafted by chefs from Hong Kong, served with style. Don’t miss items include Peking duck, the roast platter, sea conch soup, and a plate of Iberico char siu which you must order one day in advance. Contact: (0917) 708-1761. IG: @shanghaisaloonph | FB: @shanghaisaloonmanila.
Head here for authentic Cantonese fare that’s guaranteed to please, from dim sum to seafood and meats, to dessert. Address: Edsa Shangri-La, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong. Contact: (02) 8633-8888. IG: @edsashangrila | FB: @edsashangrila.
The roast duck never disappoints here, and we recommend the dim sum, especially the mashed taro puff (because taro is a lucky food to partake of at Mid-Autumn Festival). Vegetarian options are satisfying and delicious. And do order this amazing steamed crab in glutinous rice, a signature dish that you will not be able to forget. Address: 115 Connecticut Street, Greenhills, San Juan. (02) 8650-8429. IG: @xiuph | FB: @xiuph.