Chinese cuisine

Gourmet shorts: Chinese New Year treats, gifts and promotions

MANILA – Welcome the Year of the Tiger with these Chinese New Year specials.

DIAMOND HOTEL CHINESE NEW YEAR BUFFET

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The Diamond Hotel invites prosperity for the Year of the Water Tiger with all-you-can-eat dishes at the Corniche by Chinese chef Yang Yong until February 6.

At the lunch and dinner buffet (P3,300), indulge in traditional Chinese New Year dishes like roast suckling pig, braised chicken soup with Chinese herbs, all-in-one New Year’s Eve dish Pan Cai Chinese New Year, stir-fried noodles, steamed fish with ginger soy sauce, Chinese New Year Yu Sheng, assorted dimsum, three kinds of tikoy and more.

Additionally, Corniche offers unlimited Dimsum with a rich selection of premium dimsum for P1,088 nett per person. Every minimum P5,000 spent at the Corniche during this period allows guests to “pick a prize” from the prosperity tree for a chance to win hotel surprises.

For those celebrating at home, the hotel offers a CNY pasture box and lucky Chinese menus (prices start at P2,999) which all come with the Yu Sheng dish for the traditional prosperity draw.

MANILA PENINSULA CHINESE BENTO BOX TO GO


May your longevity noodles be long and your dumplings be lucky! Enjoy both when you order The Peninsula Manila Chinese New Year Dragon and Lion take-out bento boxes, available February 1-7.

The Dragon bento box contains pork and kuchay dumplings, chicken char siu stir-fried noodles, steamed ginger and soy mahi-mahi with mixed mushrooms and bok choy and mantou pandan, while the Lion bento box contains shrimp dumplings, yang chow fried rice with BBQ pork, sautéed beef tenderloin with steamed broccoli and garlic soy sauce, and sesame dumplings with Red beans.

Bento boxes are priced at P1,388 each and must be picked up curbside in the Manila Peninsula Alley.

REMY MARTIN XO CENTAUR ODDYSSEY EDITION

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Red decorations, reunions with family, sweet desserts, red envelopes with ampao – and a small glass of Remy Martin XO cognac complete an auspicious start to the Chinese New Year.

In line with this, Maison Rémy Martin dazzles cognac lovers with the release of the XO Centaur Odyssey edition. The signature crystal bottle is enclosed in a richly embellished gold, red and black box that unfolds to reveal the centaur, symbol of the Remy Martin house.

The XO Centaur edition is now available at Boozy.ph, clink.ph, Thirst.com.ph, Shopee, Lazada, supermarkets and hypermarkets.

CHINESE NEW YEAR OFFERS FROM BAMBI’S GOURMET KITCHEN


Let Bambi’s Gourmet Kitchen take care of your sumptuous Chinese New Year spread.

Renowned for using only the finest and freshest ingredients, its special menu includes a bountiful mix of sashimi, festive fried seafood in ponzu sauce, New Year’s salad, vegetable and sausage skewers, salmon pan-fried, lobster meat rolls, Wagyu fillet steak with mixed vegetables and golden lobster.

Time slots are still available for January 30, 31 and February 1. For pricing and ordering information, go to here.

GLENROTHES WHISKEY MAKER’S CUT LUNAR NEW YEAR 2022 LIMITED RELEASE

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Speyside Whiskey Glenrothes has released a special Whiskey Maker’s Cut for Chinese New Year. This whiskey is aged only in oak barrels seasoned with first fill sherry and bottled in natural color at a strength selected by the distillery’s whiskey master. It has a creamy character of vanilla, orange peel and nutmeg.

The is packaged in a stunning limited edition twin box inspired by the topography surrounding the Glenrothes distillery adorned in traditional Chinese colors of red and gold with the inner box unfolding to reveal the bottle.

Only 50 bottles of The Glenrothes Whiskey Maker’s Cut Lunar New Year 2022 Limited Release will be sold locally with an SRP of P6,200 per bottle. Available now at Solid Wine, Prestige Wine and SingleMalt.PH.

THE GIFTS OF GOOD FORTUNE FROM THE NEW WORLD HOTEL

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Express your gratitude and best wishes to loved ones, friends and associates with a carefully curated Chinese New Year prosperity box from New World Hotel.

The basket includes items that can be used for Chinese New Year celebrations and more, such as dried scallops, dried black mushrooms, Chinese sausages, Jasmine’s XO chili sauce, sweet cashews, savory espresso biscuits, fortune cookies and a bottle of wine — priced at P8,800 net.

Also available at the hotel is Jasmine Chinese Restaurant‘s best-selling artisanal nian gao (tikoy), enclosed in a turquoise and gold box, available in koi fish (P1,088 net) and classic round shapes (P988 net), and Mandarin from The Shop. Orange Chocolate Cake (P1,388 net), inspired and shaped by the lucky gold coin, and made with white chocolate mousse, tangerines and a hint of cinnamon.

Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance and will be available until February 12.

THE GIVING CAFE CHINESE NEW YEAR MENU

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Long known for its specialty coffee, The Giving Cafe is an unsung gem when it comes to Chinese cuisine.

For this Chinese New Year, the café offers two menus that celebrate health, wealth, family, happiness and long life.

Set A consists of whole lapu-lapu fried with mango chili sauce, beef with broccoli, pancit TGC and sticky rice cake, while set B contains lapu-lapu cooked in steamed with premium homemade soy sauce, Happiness noodles, spring rolls and sweet rice balls.

Each set is good for 3-4 people and is priced at P2,888. Order online via thevault.ph.

THE GOOD BLESSINGS OF LUNG HIN

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Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas’ first Chinese restaurant, wishes everyone prosperity and good luck with nian gao (tikoy) and classic culinary offerings.

Lung Hin’s premium nian gao are available in the following flavors and sizes: Nian Gao Double Gold Bar (800 grams) is available at 2,268P and can be enjoyed in red date sugar flavor or a combination of sugar red dates and Saveurs d’Orange Fortune; while the Red Dates Sugar Round Nian Gao and Fortune Orange Round Nian Gao are priced at P1,658 for each 600 gram set. Prices shown include local taxes and applicable charges.

Authentic Cantonese delicacies from Lung Hin are also available for your Chinese New Year party. Check out their culinary classics – the Prosperity Toss with Salmon Yu Sheng, Dong Po Braised Pork and Baked King Prawns with Cheese in Broth Supreme. Set menus are also offered for guests dining in the restaurant, as well as take-out (with a minimum of three days notice).

THE FEAST OF THE MODERN EMPEROR OF SHANGHAI

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The Bistro Group celebrates the Year of the Tiger with the Emperor’s Feast of Modern Shanghai.

Throughout February, you can enjoy the six-course Emperor’s Feast good for 3 people for 1,388 pesos. Enjoy the tasty world of Chinese cuisine and share it with your loved ones: egg rice, green beans, fried pork, sweet and sour fish fillet, Xiao Long Bao and sautéed river spinach with minced pork. There are also other signature dishes that you can order from the menu.

This special treat is available for dine-in, take-out and delivery via Bistro Delivers, GrabFood and Pickaroo.

HONOLULU CAFÉ CHINESE CAKE WITH RED DATES

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Honolulu Café continues to deliver Hong Kong‘s cha chaan teng experience by welcoming the year of the tiger with its red date cake, a healthy and tasty twist on the classic tikoy. Nice to go with their Hong Kong drinks and assortment of rolls.

Each cake is priced at P888 and is available now.