Chinese New Year is just a few days away, so you’re probably already planning your menu filled with auspicious food for the Year of the Ox. Along with dishes that have symbolic meanings like round and golden fruits for fortune and dumplings for wealth, you might also want to serve some of your favorite Chinese delicacies to match the festive mood.
If you’d rather not cook on this special occasion, here are some restaurants that you can hit up for your Chinese New Year spread.
Have you tried eating jellyfish and century eggs? Well, this might be a good time to do so. These interesting food make up Ang Kusinero’s aptly-named “abundance platter” along with dishes like char siu and Peking-style roast duck, which are made using heirloom recipes from its owner’s family.
Place your order by texting 0918-8944253 or sending Ang Kusinero a message on Instagram
Sincerity Café and Restaurant
Good news: You don’t really need to go to Binondo, Banawe or Robinson’s Magnolia and Galleria just to get your hands on Sincerity’s famous crispy and tender fried chicken, fried rice, chami and other Chinese dishes. As one of the oldest restaurants in Metro Manila, Sincerity won’t disappoint you with the flavor and consistency of its heirloom Xiamen food recipes.
Place your order through GrabFood or Foodpanda
Ying Ying Tea House
We’re so happy to hear that one of our favorite Cantonese restaurants in Binondo has made its signature dimsum for delivery, takeout and pickup. Enjoy its generous servings of hakaw which is popular for the plump shrimps that it contains.
Place your order through Foodpanda or by messaging Ying Ying Tea House on Facebook or Viber at 0926-6456125
Wai Ying Dimsum
Would you rather recreate sumptuous Chinese dishes from your favorite restaurant in your own kitchen? Wai Ying Dimsum gives you the option to do so with its frozen, ready-to-cook siomai, hakaw and dumplings available for delivery. Here’s a bonus: The restaurant is treating you to a free 500-gram tikoy for every frozen dimsum box you buy until Feb. 15.
Place your order by messaging Wai Ying Dimsum on Facebook or Viber at 0917-8315228
Eng Bee Tin
From mooncakes to boxes of tikoy and of course, its signature ube hopia, Eng Bee Tin has different Chinese delicacies that you can choose from. Aside from these pastries, the iconic Chinese bakery also has ready-to-cook buchi, kikiam, traditional Gokong soup and dumplings which you can try.
Place your order through Eng Bee Tin’s website
To help you usher in luck, Ho-land Hopia sculpted its signature tikoy in the shape of fishes and gold money and bars—all of which are believed to bring good fortune. Its regular and flavored special tikoy are also on a “buy 10, get one” promo until Feb. 8.