Tomorrow, we ring in the Year of the Ox. Here’s how you can deliciously ring in the new lunar year.
The Lunar New Year is upon us. Tomorrow, families will be looking for ways to adapt their yearly traditions—albeit into a celebration that is safer and more intimate. At Marriott Manila, these traditions are still alive and well. Here’s what the hotel is serving up for CNY.
Man Ho will have a Lunar New Year Set Menu for P2,988++ per person. The menu comes with Yee Sang toss salad with thinly sliced Norwegian salmon (Lo Hei) for the prosperity toss, vegetable dumplings with black truffle, scallop dumpling with black lumpfish caviar, Szechuan chili pork dumpling, and diced seafood soup served in Yin Yang style. It will also have wok fried boneless chicken leg with vegetable in XO sauce, poached shrimp with tomato broth and bok choi, braised e-fu noodles with enoki and shredded chicken with quail egg and Taiwan pechay. Pan fried tikoy and seasonal fresh fruits with coconut sorbet will also be served. The Lunar New Year Set Menu is available from February 12 to 14.
King of the sea
This year, Man Ho is featuring the Alaskan King Crab that can be enjoyed in two ways, steamed or served Singaporean style. It comes with braised e-fu noodles and with black truffle sauce perfect for two to four persons. The King Crab signifies success in pursuits such as business and symbolizes good fortune. Club Marriott members get 20 percent off. This is available for dine-in and take-out from February 12 to 14.
Man Ho’s Tikoy is available in two different sets, big and small koi fish tikoy set enclosed in a premium red box (570 and 250g) for P1,988 nett and small koi fish and one gold bar tikoy set (250g and 270g) for P1,388 with a shelf life of 15 days when refrigerated. According to Chinese belief, this sweet and sticky pastry also called as nian gao is pasted to the image of the Kitchen God in every household a week before the Lunar New Year. It is believed that by smearing tikoy to his mouth will keep his lips “sealed” and speak only “sweet” words to the Jade Emperor about the family he watches over.
Man Ho Chinese Restaurant is open daily from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. For orders, reservations, and inquiries about Man Ho, call 8988 9999 or (0917) 830 6678.