FoodWhere to eat on Chinese New Year

Where to eat on Chinese New Year


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Chinese New Year is one of the most celebrated occasions in the Chinese community. It is known for being very colorful and festive, and for the wide variation of exquisite Chinese cuisines that are being served on this special event.

Start the Year of the Dog right by treating yourself to a superb Chinese New Year kick –off celebration. Where? Here are some of the best places that offer the grandest way welcome to 2018.


Yu Sheng served at Jasmine

Usher in the Year of the Dog with an auspicious Cantonese feast at New World Makati Hotel. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with set menus crafted for good luck and prosperity at Jasmine. Dine on set dishes expertly prepared and recommended by Chef Wong Kam On starting at PHP15, 888 from 7 to 18 February 2018. Unlimited Yum Cha lunch is also available at PHP1,388 per person

For information and reservations, please call New World Makati Hotel at +63 811 6888 ext. 3338. Stay updated and follow New World Makati Hotel’s social media accounts, on Facebook at and on Instagram at @newworldmakati.


Auspicious Buffet at Food Exchange Manila

Welcome the Year of The Dog with a feast from the world over at Food Exchange Manila. Indulge in Chef Allan Meng’s auspicious offerings from the Chinese station and enjoy various favorites from the restaurant’s interactive stations such as Japanese, Indian, Grilled Fare, International, and Sweet Treats. Rates start from Php 1,488 nett per person.

The hotel offers two inviting stay packages from January 15 – February 28. The Love N Luck package with overnight accommodations and buffet breakfast for two adults and two children ages 15 and below starts at Php 7,300.00 nett with two complimentary buffet lunch or dinner vouchers at Food Exchange Manila, or two complimentary vouchers for a one hour Swedish/Combination massage at InBalance Spa. Friends looking to enjoy a staycation can also enjoy the Love N Luck package for up to three adults, with additional surcharge of only Php 2,000 to include extra bed, buffet breakfast and choice of complimentary inclusion for the third adult.

For inquiries and reservations, please call (02) 990 7888 or email More information about Novotel Manila Araneta Center, its facilities and services are available via,, or


Nian Gao Collection
Braised Whole South African Abalone with Oyster Sauce

Embrace the New Year with great abundance through auspicious and traditional glutinous rice cakes, freshly made by Lung Hin’s expert chefs.

With a history that spans over thousands of years, the glutinous rice cakes, or known as nian gao, have always been present in Chinese New Year ceremonies and festivities. Indulge in this symbolic delicacy from the finest ingredients with a stylish collection to enjoy. Choose between the Double Happiness Koi Nian Gao, which includes two (2) pieces of the cake in orange and coconut flavor at Php 1,388; and the Traditional Round Nian Gao, with a choice of ube or brown sugar flavor, for one (1) piece per box, at Php 988. These delights are available until February 21, 2018.

Attract prosperity with the auspicious Lunar New Year delicacy at Lung Hin. To know more about the restaurant and the other signature dining outlets of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, visit Follow the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award Winner, on Facebook at or @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.


Spiral’s Chinese specialties (photo via Sofitel’s official Facebook page)

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s Spiral is definitely a foodie haven! Enjoy a sumptuous spread that celebrates felicity featuring specialties and recipes that have been served to royalty in imperial China prepared by Spiral’s resident Chinese chef, Chef Michael Tai. Price starts at 2, 850 to P4, 650 from February 15-18.

For inquiries and reservations, please call F&B Reservations at +63 (02) 832.6988 or email H6308-


Resorts World Manila’s Passion serves only the best Chinese dishes

Get the Year of the Earth Dog off to a good start by treating yourself and your loved ones to a taste of Oriental paradise with Passion, Resorts World Manila’s (RWM) signature Chinese fine-dining restaurant.

Widely regarded as one of the best authentic Cantonese restaurants in Metro Manila, Passion at Maxim’s Hotel brings luck to the table with its Lunar New Year Set Menu, available for the whole month of February as part of RWM’s Imperial Festival 2018. For only Php1860 nett per person, diners will be treated to an eight-course meal, starting off with a ceremonial Prosperity Toss or Yee Sang Lo Hei – a traditional Cantonese-style salad that is known as a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.

RWM’s 2018 Imperial Festival runs until March 31. Download the RWM Mobile App for free on the AppStore and GooglePlay for updates and complete information on RWM’s special offers and promotions. For inquiries and reservations, contact the RWM Tourist/Visitor Hotline at (02)908.8833.

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