5 places to feast with family and friends for Chinese New Year
Special seafood rolls, eight-course meals, and Chinese afternoon tea sets are some of the special Lunar New Year dishes you can look forward to on Jan. 25
Jan 22, 2020
One of the most important holidays in China is the Lunar New Year (beginning Jan. 25 this year). Marking the beginning of the Year of the Metal Rat, families come together to honor ancestors and heavenly deities as well as enjoy hearty feasts as they welcome the new year together. Since we’ve talked about the type of food to serve to usher in auspicious energy for the new year, we’ve listed our top picks on where you can eat your way to a satisfying Chinese New Year feast.
1 Newport Blvd., Newport City, Pasay City
In celebration of prosperous beginnings, Hua Yuan–Brasserie Chinoise is serving special Chinese New Year set menus good for six to 10 people until Jan. 31. Some of the dishes served include the Szechuan-style poached chicken, braised noodles with buttered lobster, and wok-fried Australian scallop with yellow chives and mushrooms.
Manila Marriott Hotel
2 Resorts Dr., Pasay City
On Jan. 24, Man Ho will be serving eight-course Lunar set menus good for five or 10 people, and a Prosperity Set Menu for 12 people. The dinners are comprised of dishes such as the Barbecued Meat Combination, Mashed Wintermelon with Crabmeat Soup, Onglay Fried Rice, and Almond Lychee.
2609 Civic Dr., Entrata Urban Complex, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
The Crimson Hotel’s Lobby Lounge is serving a Chinese New Year-themed afternoon tea set, comprised of Duck Spring Roll, Oolong Crème Brulee, and Salted Egg Yolk Cookies—which will be available until Jan. 31. At Café Eight, there will be a Prosperity Dinner Buffet on Jan. 25, which features Shanghai Smoked Fish, Hainanese Chicken, and Pickled Black Fungus.
The Peninsula Manila
1226 Ayala Ave. cor. Makati Ave., Makati City
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The Year of the Metal Rat is said to be a strong, prosperous, and auspicious year for almost all Chinese zodiac signs. It is also a year filled with new beginnings and renewals, making it the perfect time to try out something new. The Chinese Afternoon Tea at The Lobby is a definite treat with Chinese cuisine-inspired pastries and savories such as matcha macaron, sweet mango pudding, roast duck, char siu, wild mushroom and black truffle spring roll among others. Available from January 13 to February 10, you can book a table by calling +63 2 8887 2888 or sending an email to [email protected]
In celebration of the Year of the Metal Rat, The Lobby at The Peninsula Manila is sharing a special Chinese Afternoon Tea menu. From Jan. 13 to Feb. 10, The Lobby will be serving pastries such as matcha macaron, sweet mango pudding, roast duck, and black truffle spring roll, among other Chinese cuisine-inspired pastries and savories.
The Grid Food Market, 2/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City
To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Bun Appetit is serving special rolls to celebrate the occasion. Its usual roster of lobster, shrimp, and crab rolls retain the piercing flavors of the sea, only this time using elegant baos for the base and a sauce made with butter and milk. The stall’s Chinese New Year rolls are served with a spicy dip on the side, and will only be available until Feb. 9.
Header photo courtesy of Hilton Manila
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