In celebration of the coming Lunar New Year, Lung Hin at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila introduces new selection of authentic Cantonese dishes to excite your palate. Lung Hin has been recognized globally as one of the most outstanding Chinese restaurants outside China by All-China Fedration of Industry & Commerce, the award is known as the “Oscar” in the hotel industry as it symbolizes the highest recognition in the industry.
Under the helm of the Chinese Executive Chef, Lai Cheuk Kou 黎卓球, or also known as Chef Terry, Lung Hin delights guests through its authentic and traditional Cantonese dishes presented in a contemporary style. First on the list is the Prosperity Toss with Salmon Yu Sheng. Each ingredient represent something, like money, business, family, longevity and others.
Traditionally the whole family stands around the salad ingredients with chopsticks in hand and then tosses it up in the air. The belief is the higher you toss it, the better the next year will be. It was fun knowing that you don’t have to clean up after the tossing. Although messy, it actually tastes good.
Peking Duck with Osmanthus Flower Jelly on Potato Chip. Osmanthus is best known for tea because it improves skin, detoxifies the body, reduce thick saliva in the throat and boost lung health.
Of course , a traditional Chinese meal wouldn’t be complete without dumplings and Lung Hin’s Steamed Dumplings with Gold Leaf adds luxury to the table.
Next on the menu is full of flavors, it’s what to expect from a shrimp (tiger shrimp) is as big as child’s fist sauteed in a supreme chicken stock.
To warm up your tummies on new year’s eve, Chef Terry prepared a Double-Boiled Chicken with Red Dated and Wolfberry Soup.
Pan-Fried Grouper Fillet with Truffle Oil and Sugar Peas. I don’t know but there is something about truffle oil that makes dishes tastier when added, it’s like magic. The sugar peas was a crispy as the grouper it was really good.
Braised South African Abalone with Hong Kong Dried Sausage and Waxed Meat Fried Rice. Abalone is a large sea snail, a delicacy for some but I don’t think it’s for me. It’s not that I it does not taste good, it’s just not thing. The dried sausage is good though.
Pan-Fried Crispy Egg Noodle with Prawn Ball Minced Pork was second to the best that was served that day next to the prosperity toss. Others call it the birthday noodles because it’s a celebration of flavors and has generous amounts of toppings..
Pan-Fried Two Flavoured Chinese New Year Cake. Nothing special but a must for every Chinese family during the lunar new year. I love that it was cooked just right, not as messy and oily as I was doing at home.
The Lunar New Year is best celebrated with the whole family enjoying dishes that has shaped generations and kept traditions alive. Each dish has its own meaning and represents the year to come. Lung Hin at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s new additions to the menu puts Cantonese cuisine on a whole new level.