Food shorts: Chinese New Year feasts, buffets


Posted at Jan 18 2017 03:13 PM

MANILA -- Eager to welcome the Year of the Rooster with your family and friends? Usher in prosperity with these new food offerings. 

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1. Chinese New Year festivities at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila

Welcome the Year of the Rooster with Edsa Shangri-La, Manila's lion and dragon dance blessing ceremony on January 28. You can also check out Summer Palace, the hotel's Chinese restaurant, which serves Cantonese cuisine. 

The Summer Palace's executive Chinese Chef Tony Sum and his creative culinary team will be preparing set menus good for a table of 10 persons. 

The team will be preparing various Chinese dishes, which include steamed codfish fillet with sea urchin, fried crab claw in Kam Heong sauce, Mongolian-style beef steak, braised sea moss with tofu and lettuce, king prawn noodles with garlic in pepper sauce, chilled honey dew melon sago and Chinese New Year ninko. Price starts at P21,888++. 

You may also want to order fish-shaped tikoy at P1,388+. Or try other specialties like radish cake, pumpkin cake, round and water chestnut at P888+ per box and gold bar tikoy at P688+.

For inquiries or reservations, please call (63 2) 633 8888 or email [email protected] Visit or stay connected, like, follow @edsashangrila on Twitter and @edsashangrila on Instagram.

2. McDonald's new Mushroom Pepper Steak

In addition to its affordable rice meals, McDonald’s introduces the new Mushroom Pepper Steak. It is a a juicy burger patty, smothered in a mushroom cream sauce with a hint of pepper, and topped off with sliced button mushrooms.

Taste the one-piece Mushroom Pepper Steak with a regular drink for only P55. It also comes as a two-piece meal with a regular drink for only P89 or with a McFreeze starting at P69 for a one-piece meal and P99 for a two-piece meal.

3. TWG's Morning Rooster Tea

To welcome the Year of the Rooster, TWG Tea is launching a new flavor, the Morning Rooster Tea. This blend of black and green tea features notes of jasmine, morning rose and orchard fruit. 

It is priced at P1,595.00. The Grand Summer Palace Teapot retails at P36,275.00 (2L), Petit Summer Palace Teapot retails at P16,750.00 (800ml), Summer Palace Creamer retails at P8,975.00, Summer Palace Sugar Bowl retails at P10,095.00. Summer Palace Teacup & Saucer retails at P24,870.00. Now available at all TWG Tea Salons & Boutiques in the Philippines.

4. Red Ribbon Choco Cake Slice

Are you a chocolate cake lover? Satisfy your chocolate cravings with Red Ribbon. 

The Red Ribbon Choco Cake Slice is made of two layers of moist chocolate chiffon with fudgy chocolate filling. It is available for P24 per slice or P99 for every five-piece bundle pack.

Other cake options are: the Red Ribbon Chiffon Cake Slice, a mocha and vanilla chiffon layered with butter crème filling; the Red Ribbon Mocha Marble Cake Slice made with mocha chiffon swirled with chocolate and butter crème; the Red Ribbon Choco Marble Cake Slice made with chocolate chiffon marbled with white chiffon; and the Red Ribbon Double Dutch Cake Slice, a chocolate and vanilla chiffon cake loaded with marshmallows and chocolate chips.

To know more about Red Ribbon’s many delights, visit

5. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Chinese New Year offerings

Celebrate 2017 with Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s prosperous Cantonese delights prepared by Executive Chinese Chef Raymond Yeung.

You can also order symbolic glutinous rice cakes presented in round cakes with yam and and brown sugar flavors for P988, and special Koi-shaped coconut flavor for P1,080. They also have Golden Pineapple Pastry in a box of 8 for only P888. 

To know more about the hotel and other signature dining outlets of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, please contact (632) 720 7777 or book online via or email: [email protected] Visit or follow @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram. 

6. Circles at P1,280

Makati Shangri-La, Manila's Circles Event Cafe is once again offering quality lunch or dinner at its best price of P1,280. This is valid until February 28.

Circles Event Cafe offers a wide selection of international cuisine, live stations, appetizers and cheese, meat dishes, Western and Asian specialties, and fresh seafood. 

For inquiries and booking, check them out at (632) 813 8888 or click here:

7. Diamond Hotel ushers in the Year of the Fire Rooster

This Chinese New Year, treat your family to Corniche’s Chinese New Year lunch and dinner buffet from January 23-29. It's available for P2,280 nett per person. 

You may also get a chance to pick a prize and win from the Prosperity Tree for a minimum spend of P5,000. Watch out for the free 10-minute Feng Shui consultation for a minimum spend of P5,000 at the Corniche lunch buffet on January 28. 

Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila. For inquiries, please call (632) 528-3000 or email [email protected] For more information on Diamond Hotel Philippines, please visit 

8. Villa Del Conte’s Dark Chocolate goodness

Treat your sweet tooth with Villa Del Conte’s Bonta Dark Chocolates.

Imported from Padova, Italy, these handcrafted artisanal chocolates are available in three flavors: Dark Chocolate with White Cream and Cocoa Cookies in silver foil wrapper, Dark Chocolate with Cocoa Cream and White Chips in gold foil wrapper, and Dark Chocolate with Hazelnut Cream and Whole Hazelnuts in red foil wrapper.

These are available in Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, Alabang Town Center, SM Megamall, and Robinsons Magnolia.

To know more about Villa Del Conte, you may visit or follow them on Facebook:, Instagram:, and Twitter:

9. Flavors of Kyoto at Spiral 

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is welcoming the Year of the Rooster by featuring the different flavors of Kyoto with Obanzai, which is ongoing until January 22. 

Prepared by Chef Hiromi Yonekawa, Obanzai features the intricate preparation and artistic presentation of Japanese cuisine. 

The special selection of Obanzai dishes feature: Ebi Kimini (Prawn twisted into flower shapes); Kohaku Namasu (Healthy Vinegar Salad); Onsen Tamago (Silky Egg Whites and Custard-like Yolk); Hiyayakko which is made with chilled tofu and toppings; Cold Somen (White Japanese Noodle made of wheat flour); Saba Misoni (Mackarel cooked in miso sauce); Kuri Acharazuke (Radishes and turnips with cut kombu seaweed and carrots in special vinegar brewed with soy sauce, sugar and sweet rice wine); Hakusai Asazuke (cucumber, cabbage salad with red chili pepper and kombu seaweed); Hijiki Nimono (brown sea vegetable that has a sweet and savory flavor); Spicy Edamame (soy beans); Furofuki Daikon (mild flavored winter radish with miso sauce); Waka Takeni (simmered young bamboo shoots with seaweeds); Kiriboshi Daikon (dried Japanese radish strips); Ebi-no Sunomono; Tori no Nanbanzuke; and Tsukemono Moriwase.

Spiral also has desserts, which include its interpretation of halo-halo called Kakigori and some Matcha goodies.

10. McDonald’s SING Happy Meal Toys

Had fun watching the animated movie "SING"? This is your chance to take your favorite character home. McDonald’s is giving them out for free with every purchase of a Happy Meal. 

Customers can choose from a Cheesy Eggdesal or one-piece Chicken McDo during breakfast hours and one-piece Chicken McDo, four-piece Chicken McNuggets, Burger McDo or McSpaghetti during regular hours.

Share your family’s bonding moments with the McDonald’s SING Happy Meal toys on or tag @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram.