China Blue at Conrad Manila welcomes Year of the Fire Rooster with two sets of New Year’s menu specially designed to bring lots of luck during the lunar New Year season.
Menu A (P28,888 net) and Menu B (P38,888) are both designed to bring loads of good luck. They each consist of eight courses served lauriat style to satisfy a hungry party of ten.
“Most of the dishes featured in these special menus are served only once a year for a purpose,” Mary Jane Domingo, Conrad Manila’s Chinese operations manager, explains to Manila Bulletin’s Alex Vergara. “To the Chinese, it symbolize prosperity. But Chef Khorr gave each dish his own twist.”
The restaurant at the hotel by the bay, which opened in July 2016 in Manila, offers “modern” Chinese dishes rooted in Cantonese cuisine that are created by Hong Kong-born chef Jereme Leung. There are other China Blue restaurants in Asia, but no two restaurants have the same items.
Here are 5 dishes from the special menus that are definitely worth highlighting.
1. Faux Pears
Color green is known with its representation of good health among the Chinese. That’s why they created green faux pears that is actually made of glutinous rice. Each of the green pear dumpling is stuffed with minced deep-fried smoke duck.
2. Money Bag
This is one of the traditional dishes offered in practically every Chinese restaurant. Giving this dish its own twist, Chef Khorr prepare a classic “money bag” in dry scallop sauce. But instead of stuffing it with meat, each bag is filled with steamed seafood and mushroom.
3. Yee Sang
Also called the prosperity salad will be available on both menus. It has various shredded vegetables, olive oil, plum sauce, prawns, peanuts, sesame seeds, and shredded salmon, which the diners get to toss with their chopsticks to attract luck, prosperity, and good health. It is also a tradition that the higher the toss, the more lucky the New Year will be.
4. Steamed Live Garoupa with soya sauce and spring onion
Chinese dinner is not complete without fish dishes as it symbolizes prosperity among Chinese people. The sumptuous steamed live garoupa with soya sauce and spring onion is indeed a perfect match with the other dishes in the menu.
5. Wok-fried rice
Bursting with the right amount of flavors and aroma, China Blue’s wok-fried rice was a meal in itself. Mixed with eggs, vegetables, meat and other secret spices brings out the simple yet delicious taste that will satisfy your palates.
China Blue at Condrad Manila is located at Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay City. 11:30am-10:30pm. +63 2 8339999
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