City of Dreams Manila ushers in the Lunar New Year with an abundant feast prepared by Crystal Dragon’s culinary artisan, Chinese Chef Chan Koo Kee. Embark on a gastronomic journey with each chosen dishes signifying good luck, good fortune, and happiness. As the Year of the Rooster unfolds, enjoy their culinary offers from January 16 to February 11 with loved ones and business partners. Crystal Dragon Upper Ground Floor Crown Towers, Tower 1 Aseana Boulevard corner Macapagal Avenue Brgy.Tambo, Paranaque City Website: www.cityofdreamsmanila.com/restaurants/crystal-dragon Email: CrystalDragon@cod-manila.com , firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 800-8080 Related Blog Post: CHINESE NEW YEAR MANILA 2017: WHERE TO CELEBRATE CNY WITH THE FAMILY?! Crystal Dragon is located on the Upper Ground level of the Crown Tower of City of Dreams Manila. Shredded Roasted Duck wit Fresh Fruit Salad Dressing Symbolism: The duck represents fertility while the combination of fresh fruits is said to bring wisdom, peace, gold, wealth, fertility, harmony, health, and luck. Enjoy a new dining experience this year with the Shredded Roasted Duck with Fresh Fruit Salad, a change from the usual Prosperity Salmon Fish Yu Shang which is an equally fitting welcome for the Chinese New Year. The colorful salad is a refreshing mix of roasted duck, jellyfish, melon, strawberry, honeydew, onion oil, peanut sauce, crackers, and peanuts. Very refreshing sweet and tangy that reminds you of a milder version of the Thai papaya salad. Braised Eight Sea Treasure and Shredded Vegetable Broth Symbolism: The fish maw symbolizes abundance and the dried scallops for an opening of new horizons. The popular soup is generously served with chunks of crab meat, fish maw, dried scallops and sea cucumber. Slow-cooked Supreme Sea Cucumber with Abalone and Pork Knuckle in a Clay Pot Symbolism: Pork knuckle is called pork hand in Chinese. It symbolizes always having an income. The abalone on the contrary signifies gold, money, and wealth. The soft chewy-textured pork knuckle, along with the perfectly cooked abalone and the almost melt- in-your mouth large piece of sea cucumber soaked in braised sauce, was one of our favorite dishes that one must order! Oven-baked Marinated Cod Fish Fillet with Fragrant Golden Garlic Symbolism: Cod fish fillet for abundance and golden garlic for everlasting, eternity and long life. Fish is always or a must in CNY menu, which symbolizes abundance. Besides their traditional offering, Crystal Dragon likes to play with their fusion dishes. I liked their buttery cod fish served with refreshing pomelo and fruits to cut through the taste of the fish. Wok–fried King Prawns with Supreme Soy Sauce Reduction Symbolism: Tiger prawns symbolizes joyful, liveliness, prosperity, and rich in mineral. Perfectly cooked prawns with a good sauce. Roasted Chicken Roll filled with Foie Gras and Wild Mushrooms Symbolism: Chicken for prosperity, the togetherness of the family and joy. Wild truffles symbolizing longevity The truffles were a good touch, but we wished we could have tasted more of the Foie Gras in the dish. Wok-fried Shanghai Rice Cake Sliced with Selected Sea Food Symbolism: Rice cakes signifying safety, good fortune and ‘sweeten’ the new year. Fish fillet for abundance and prawns for liveliness The seafood goes well with the chewy rice cake noodle. Three-flavor Chinese New Year Nian Gao Platter Symbolism: Steamed Dried Shredded Coconut Nian Gao – promoting togetherness Deep Fried Rice Net Water Chestnut Cake – good fortune, unity Cashew Nuts Broken Red Bean Paste Pandan Roll – gold, money Crystal Dragon has their creative take on the traditional nan gao (tikoy). The desserts had just the right amount of sweetness and stickiness for you to perfectly enjoy the three. Their Chinese New Year Menu goes for P 3,476.42 net per person. I loved the Duck salad, the Sea Cucumber, Abalone and Pork Knuckle in a Clay Pot and the Oven-baked Cod Fish Fillet. Have an Awesome Chinese New Year 2017 from the Our Awesome Planet team! Kung Hei Fat Choi! Crystal Dragon Upper Ground Floor Crown Towers, Tower 1 Aseana Boulevard corner Macapagal Avenue Brgy.Tambo, Paranaque City Website: www.cityofdreamsmanila.com/restaurants/crystal-dragon Email: CrystalDragon@cod-manila.com , email@example.com Telephone: 800-8080 Live an Awesome Life,
Abi of Team Our Awesome Planet Disclosure: We were Media guests for the Crystal Dragon Chinese New Year. We wrote this article with our biases, opinions, and insights. P.S. Check out The Shops at the Boulevard on the upper ground level, a three-day Year of the Rooster festival from January 27 to 29 showcases a variety of fun-filled Chinese New Year-themed activities and performances as well as a God of Fortune spreading gifts and good cheer to guests while roaming around the integrated resort. Related Blog Post: CHINESE NEW YEAR MANILA 2017: WHERE TO CELEBRATE CNY WITH THE FAMILY?!