City of Dreams Manila ushers in the bountiful Year of the Earth Pig with menu specialties from Crystal Dragon, Nobu Manila and Red Ginger restaurant; and auspicious line-up of activities in front of Café Society at The Shops at the Boulevard.
Ongoing until Feb. 19, Crystal Dragon is offering specialty menus available for lunch at 12 noon to 3 p.m. and dinner from 6 to 11 p.m.
The premium Chinese restaurant highlights symbolic and premium renditions of the traditional “Yu Sheng” salad with a fruity twist: the Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng with Fruit Salad available in medium (P1,350++) and large (Ph2,700++) servings; and the Shredded Roasted Duck with Fresh Fruit Salad with dressing in medium (P1,280++) and large (P2,380++). The medium serving is good for four to five persons; while the large is good for eight to 10 persons.
“Yu Sheng” salad or “Lo Hei” is said to have been originated from a Cantonese phrase which means “tossing up good fortune.” To bring in good luck, a ceremonial prosperity toss is usually held, where everyone gathers before the table, use their chopsticks to mix the ingredients, and toss it as say “Lo Hei!” as well as their well wishes.
Crystal Dragon also showcases Poon Choi menu which consists of Stewed Abalone Poon Choi Cantonese Style at P6, 500++, and Stewed Tiger Prawn Poon Choi Cantonese Style at P3, 500++. “Poon Choi” in
Cantonese is known as “basin dish,” and was historically served to emperors in ancient China. It signifies prosperity and affluence, and is composed of a generous assortment of premium ingredients.
As part of the Chinese New Year celebration, Crystal Dragon also offers special a la carte menu; and two set menus good for a minimum of five persons composed of the six-course Happiness Set Menu priced at P3, 880++ per person and the seven-course Magnificent Set Menu for P6, 880++ per person.
The a la carte and set menus highlights the must-try Steamed Trio Combination Nian Gao. Nian Gao or locally known as Tikoy, is a sticky and sweet delicacy made from glutinous rice flour; and is known to
signify unity and togetherness.
Nobu features the flavors of spring with a Fortune Platter composed of Wagyu, Pork and King Crab Tacos; Tuna Poke with Nori Chips; Nobu Fries with Nobu Ranch Dressing; and Umami Chicken
Lollipops with Sweet Soy Anticucho Sauce. Available during dinner until March 31, the Fortune Platter is at P4, 580++.
Flavors of the Lunar New Year can likewise be savored at Red Ginger for the whole month of February, which puts into spotlight its Lunar Festive Menu consisting of Ginger Poached Chicken with Spring
Onion Oil; Braised Pork Pata with Sotanghon and Baby Bokchoy; Tiger Prawn with Butter Pumpkin Curry Sauce; Black Pepper Flower Crab with Winter Melon; and Claypot Pla Pla Fish with Chestnut and
Taro. Each dish is at P888++.
For an individual who likes to enjoy a Yu Sheng Salad, Red Ginger is also offering a Mini Yu Sheng for Ph188++ from Feb. 5 to 7.
Activity Area in front of Café Society
Activities that bring good fortune and delight are lined up from Feb. 8 to 10 at the Activity Area in front of Café Society, upper ground floor, The Shops at the Boulevard.
Dedicated fortune tellers are present every 3 to 8 p.m. to help guests chart their destiny and find out what is in store for 2019; while the God of Fortune mascot is making appearances every 2:30 to 8 p.m. to give
out fortune tokens to lucky patrons.
For the guests’ entertainment, cultural dancers are staging Chinese cultural performances at 4:20 p.m. and 6:25 p.m.
Guests who are participating in the activities are requested to present their Dream Rewards membership card upon registration; while non-members may sign up for free at the Dream Rewards counter at the
ground floor. Schedules are subject to change without prior notice. For inquiries, call 800-8080 or e-mail [email protected] or visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com .