Canton Road’s Chinese New Year Menu Will Make Your Mouth Water

  • February 1, 2019

Since opening, Shangri-La at the Fort has been pushing the boundaries in the Manila food scene. They carefully create menus that have sparked the attention of even the most discriminating foodies. For the Chinese New Year, the luxury hotel has once again surprised us with their specials (available now till February 5, 2019). Signature restaurant Canton Road will be preparing traditional Chinese dishes that will surely help reign in the good luck for 2019. Scroll down to see all the delicious special dishes by Canton Road’s Executive Chinese Chef Wang Wei Qing….

Traditional Chinese dish Pun Choi will be available in Canton Road until February 5, 2019
Traditional Chinese dish Pun Choi (and other delicacies) will be available in Canton Road until February 5, 2019

The Philosophy of Harmony

Pun Choi, a mouthwatering dish also known as “basin food”, will take center stage at Canton Road this Chinese New Year. This traditional delicacy is a treasure trove of ingredients meticulously put together in a single bowl. Ingredients include a mix of shrimp, flower mushroom, chicken, roast duck, sea moss fish ball, dry oyster, abalone, sea cucumber, fish maw, lettuce and broccoli in oyster sauce. It’s like putting all your favorite Chinese ingredients together, and enjoying each and every one in a single bite of heaven. Preparation of the dish is said to represent “the philosophy of harmony”. Traditionally offered to gods and ancestors during festivals and celebrations in China, Pun Choi will help bring in luck and peace during the Year of the Earth Pig.

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Order the "Yee Sang" for your traditional “Prosperity Toss”
Order the “Yee Sang” for your traditional “Prosperity Toss”

Stars of Canton Road

Chef Wang Wei Qing has also prepared other traditional dishes that will titillate the palette. For instance, Yee Sang will be also be available. The raw fish salad (using Norwegian salmon) can be used for the annual “Prosperity Toss” (tossing your food together with a pair of chopsticks). The traditional ritual represents luck and happiness. “The higher the toss, the more chances of one’s wishes coming true,” shared the hotel in a statement.

Canton Road’s reputation as a leading Chinese restaurant in Manila has grown over the years. Don’t forget to order their other specialties during your celebratory meal. We highly recommend the sucking pig, which is stuffed with fragrant glutinous rice. The dish is associated with royal banquets and represents prosperity. Also highly suggested for indulgent feasting are pork knuckles and salmon head dishes.

There will be two special menus available at Canton Road from now until February 5, 2019. “The Happiness Menu” will be priced at PHP 29,888 nett and the  “Abundance Menu” is set at PHP 32,888 nett. The “Wealth Menu” will be PHP 38,888 nett. Each special menu feeds up to 10 people and are inclusive of a non-alcoholic beverages package. The higher the price of the menu, the more signature dishes are included. Private dining can be accommodated for groups who book one of the eight private dining rooms at the restaurant. These function room seat up to 28 people.

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The Art of Dim Sum Making

Improve your Chinese cooking skills with the hotel’s very special dim sum making classes on February 2, 7, 9, 14, and 16 (from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM). Shangri-La at the Fort’s expert Chinese chefs will teach you traditional techniques and trade secrets of the culinary signature. Classes include a dim sum feast at one of the restaurant’s private dining rooms. The promo is priced at PHP 2,988 nett (for adults ages 18 and above) and PHP 1,888 nett (for kids ages 8 to 17).

For inquiries and reservations, please call (632) 820 0888 or email [email protected] Advanced reservations are highly recommended.

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