12 Restaurants To Celebrate Chinese New Year With Good Luck And Great Food
It’s time to bid goodbye to the Year of the Dog and welcome the Year of the Pig. And that means a glorious Chinese feast to bring in the good fortune for you, your family, and close friends. We’ve scoured the metro to check on what the most popular Chinese restaurants are preparing for this once-a-year celebration. Take your pick!
UG/F Nüwa, Tower 1, City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Boulevard corner Macapagal Avenue, Paranaque City, (02) 800-8080, www.cityofdreamsmanila.com
The beautiful Crystal Dragon offers several ways to celebrate Chinese New Year until February 19. You can order luxurious versions of the traditional Yu Sheng Salad, with abalone or shredded roasted duck, which is ceremoniously tossed at the table for good fortune. Another traditional communal dish, the Poon Choi comes with either stewed abalone at P6,500++ or stewed tiger prawn at P3,500++. You can also choose a six-course Happiness Set Menu good for 5 persons or more, which includes specialties like Braised Sea Treasure Broth with Fish Maw and Wok-fried Fragrant Wild Rice with Sweet Corn and Assorted Nuts (P3,880++ per person). The seven-course Magnificent Set Menu (P6,880++ per person) includes Oven-baked Marinated Cod Fish Fillet with Fragrant Golden Garlic, and Poached Hand-pulled Noodles with Spicy Minced Pork and Mushroom.
Marriott Hotel Manila, 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, (02) 988-9999, www.manilamarriott.com
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Cantonese restaurant Man Ho at Marriott Hotel Manila offers a Poon Choi, literally “Chinese casserole in a basin,” filled with abalone, fish maw, dried scallop, prawns, sea moss, cuttlefish, roasted duck, chicken, pork knuckle, and vegetables bathed in rich broth, priced at P18,880 nett good for 8 to 12 persons. Another communal dish to try is the Lohei or Yu-Sheng composed of raw fish, lemon and peppers, sesame oil, carrots, green and white radish strips, which are meant to be tossed while everyone stands up and pronounces good wishes for the new year. The Yu-Sheng for 4 to 6 persons is priced at P2,888 nett. Or else, you can order Man Ho’s signature Stuffed Chicken filled with sticky rice and lotus seed good for 6 to 12 persons for P3,188 nett.
3/F Shangri-La at The Fort, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, (02) 820-0888
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Golden Bay is your quintessential location for lauriat dining as it offers multiple function rooms in grandiose settings. For Chinese New Year, there are various set menus to choose from, with offerings like abalone, seafood, suckling pig, and more, good for 12 persons, with prices that range from P15,800 to P64,800.
Hai Shin Lou Seafood King Restaurant
810 Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City, (02) 892-5148, www.haishinlou.com
This Makati landmark always delights with well-known specialty dishes like Peking Duck, Steamed Crab with Garlic, and Mantis Shrimp Abalone. For Chinese New Year, the restaurant offers specialty dishes like Lo Hei Salad, Rock Lobster in Barbecue Sauce with Stir-fried Egg White, Stuffed Bean Curd with Fresh Scallop, and Braised Pork Belly with Sea Moss and Fried Taro, available until February 25 only.
New World Manila Bay Hotel, 1588 Pedro Gil corner M.H. Del Pilar, Malate, Manila, (02) 252-6888, email@example.com
Known for its Cantonese specialties presented in elegant surroundings, LiLi presents two Chinese New Year set menus featuring such dishes as Wok-fried Tiger Prawn, Braised Crab Meat, Braised E-fu Noodles, and Bird’s Nest Soup, with rates at P2,688 per person for Set A and P3,288 per person for Set B.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, (02) 573-5555, www.sofitelmanila.com
At Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s flagship Spiral, Chinese Chef Yui So Chan prepares 12 auspicious dishes to bring in luck, prosperous health, wealth, and bounty this Year of the Earth Pig. Dishes include Traditional Hong Kong Steamed Fish, Cereal Butter Prawn, Buddha Soup, Long Life Noodles in 8 Treasure Sauce, and Steamed Chocolate Pig Buns, on offer from February 4 to 8 for the price of P2,850 to P3,888 nett per person, depending on the day and mealtime.
Xiu Fine Cantonese Dining
115 Connecticut Street, San Juan City, (02) 650-7189, xiu.com.ph
Xiu Fine Cantonese Dining offers a Dimsum Lunch Blowout promo for the celebration of the Year of the Earth Pig, which gives 30% off on all dimsum dishes. You can also opt for special set menus which range from P9,800+ to P12,800+ for six persons, available until February 10.
21/F Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, (02) 720-7720
This refined Chinese restaurant, boasting panoramic views of the city, offers 2 special Cantonese set menus, good for 10 persons, with such special dishes as Traditional Hong Kong Roasted Goose, Steamed Lobster Meat with Peach Gel and Egg Whites, Steamed Live Garoupa with Supreme Soy Sauce, and Braised Abalone with Fish Maw in Oyster Sauce, among others.
Crystal Jade Dining IN
Bonifacio High Street, 7th Avenue, Taguig City, (02) 519-8191, www.crystaljade.com.ph
Looking forward to spending time with your loved ones? No need to wait for the weekend. Drop by Crystal Jade and bond over delicious food and great company. Start off with our world famous Xiao Long Bao... Our special Treasure Pot is available year round, great for sharing and full to the brim with premium ingredients. And how about some fresh abalone for mom? Great food and good memories are easy to come by at Crystal Jade. See you! Call 8085233 for reservations. . . . #crystaljadeph #crystaljade #dimsum #xiaolongbao #treasurepot #abalone #seafood #family #foodphotography #food #weekday #celebrations #instafood #nofilter #foodgram #bookyapp #zomatoph #discovermnl #whattoeatph #eatandtravel #food #photography #foodstagram #pepperph #loolooapp #delicious
No time like the present to enjoy your favorite dimsum treats. Imagine unlimited servings of Xiao Long Bao, Steamed Custard Bun with Salted Egg, Siomai, Shrimp Hakaw, and so much more! Looking for a perfect gift to your loved ones? Purchase a Weekend Dimsum Buffet Voucher for two at P1,700 net. Call 8085233 or PM for orders. ?? by @discovermnl . . . #repost #food #foodblogger #discovermnl #crystaljadeph #buffet #foodphotography #foodgram #crystaljadebgc #dimsum #discovermnl #foodblogger #authenticchinesecuisine #weekend #unlimited #foodie #dimsum #xiaolongbao #fooddiary #delicious
Crystal Jade’s Chinese New Year Set Menu offers such specialty dishes as Fried Rice in Abalone Sauce wrapped in Lotus Leaf and the bestselling Steamed Garoupa in Teochew Style. You can also avail of its Weekend Afternoon Dimsum Buffet for P888++ per person.
UG/F City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Boulevard corner Macapagal Avenue, Parañaque City, (02) 800-8080, www.cityofdreamsmanila.com
For the entire month of February, you can enjoy Red Ginger’s Lunar Festive Menu, offering dishes like Ginger Poached Chicken with Spring Onion Oil, Braised Pork Pata with Sotanghon and Baby Bokchoy, Tiger Prawn with Butter Pumpkin Curry Sauce, Black Pepper Flower Crab with Winter Melon, and Claypot Pla Pla Fish with Chestnut and Taro. On February 5 to 7, Red Ginger also offers a Mini Yu Sheng for only P188++ composed of salmon, shredded vegetables, kaffir lime leaves, pomelo, crushed peanuts, and calamansi plum sauce.
Corniche at Diamond Hotel Manila
Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila, (02) 528-3000, www.diamondhotel.com
For a buffet-style celebration, Corniche offers Chinese Chef Yang Yong’s culinary specialties at P2,880 per person available from February 1 to 5. On February 5, there will also be a dragon and lion dance, feng shui consultation, and raffle prizes. And why not celebrate the long weekend by availing of Diamond Hotel’s Chinese New Year Staycation promo available from February 1 to 6.
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