2017 Chinese New Year Specials
Welcome the Year of the Red Fire Rooster, experience prosperity, and gain favorable luck with New World Manila Bay Hotel’s Chinese New Year celebration for the entire month of January.
The Chinese Lunar New Year is an age old tradition of honoring deities and departed ancestors — a global festival rooted in Chinese lore, belief, and wisdom. Here in the Philippines, the Chinese New Year is celebrated both by Chinese nationals and even Filipinos. Aside from joyous family reunions, it is believed that the new year is the time to get rid of bad luck in one’s life and invite good luck in one’s home and life.
Through New World Manila Bay Hotel’s promotions for the incoming Year of the Rooster, everyone can experience an authentic Chinese new year celebration — from traditionally symbolic food to rituals to imbibe good luck.
Usher in the Year of the Red Fire Rooster at New World
Ring in the new year with good luck at all food and beverage (F&B) outlets of New World Manila Bay Hotel.
On January 27th (dinner service) and 28th (lunch and dinner services), welcome the God of Fortune as it journeys through the entire hotel to usher in good luck, prosperity, happiness, and good health for everyone.
On the day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, January 28th, guests are welcome to experience one of the most iconic rituals during Chinese New Year — the dragon dance. The dragon will dance its way around New World Manila Bay Hotel and breathe the fire of good luck into every nook and cranny. The colorful and lively performance is also a visual delight that even kids will enjoy.
To complete the authentic new year experience, all dining guests on will also be given the traditional ang pao and fortune cookies on January 28th.
Try your luck on the Wheel of Fortune
From January 27th to January 28th dine and enjoy sumptuous authentic Cantonese cuisine at Li Li, savor the best of the West at The Fireplace, or take a culinary trip around the world at Market Café and get a chance to try your luck at New World Manila Bay Hotel’s Wheel of Fortune.
Diners have the chance to take a lucky spin at the Wheel of Fortune and win any of the 24 luxurious prizes, including a romantic overnight stay for Valentine’s Day at New World Manila Bay Hotel. To spin the Wheel of Fortune, guests only need to spend at least PHP 5,000 at any restaurant outlet at New World Manila Bay Hotel on the given dates. Each PHP 5,000 equals one (1) spin. Terms and conditions apply.
So, bring your friends and family and experience five-star dining at New World Manila Bay Hotel for more chances of winning.
Chinese New Year at Li Li
Food plays a vital role at any new year celebration. For the Chinese, they believe each dish at the traditional new year’s feast symbolizes something important — something they want for themselves and their household.
Li Li, New World Manila Bay Hotel’s premier Cantonese restaurant, is the perfect venue for get-togethers with loved ones for the new year. With our seasoned chef from Hong Kong and his equally capable team, Li Li is home to authentic Cantonese cuisine just the way it’s made in China and how it’s meant to be experienced.
For this coming new year, our award-winning culinary team has prepared two special menus for January 27th and 28th in celebration of the new year — each menu features traditional Chinese dishes for the new year to invite protection, good luck, fortune and prosperity, unity, good health, and even fertility this Year of the Red Fire Rooster.
Prosperity Menu A features a beautifully Barbecued Suckling Pig; Japanese Conpoy Soup with Abalone, which symbolizes fertility (conpoy) and good fortune (abalone); Braised Dried Oysters for good fortune; Steamed Stuffed Eel with Fish Maw (great skin) and Shrimp Mousse with Crab Coral Sauce; and two kinds of dishes featuring the humble yet tasty glutinous rice — Fried Glutinous Rice, a savory treat served with air-dried meat; and Pan-fried Glutinous Rice Cake, which symbolizes the family staying together for a long time, much like the sticky consistency of glutinous rice.
Prosperity Menu A is PHP 2,388 (nett) per guest, for a minimum of two (2) guests. All Club Epicure members will enjoy a 20% discount on all F&B outlets even on Chinese Lunar New Year.
Prosperity Menu B offers a more elaborate and extravagant menu for those who are looking for the grandeur and flair of Cantonese cuisine on such a special occasion. The menu features a Roasted Crispy Suckling Pig served with jelly fish; Braised Bird’s Nest Soup and Japanese Conpoy for fertility; Wok-fried Prawns with dried fungus; the delectable and equally picturesque Charcoal-roasted Pipa-style Duck (a symbol of fertility) shaped like a traditional Chinese guitar; Steamed Stuffed Eel, and the two kinds of glutinous rice dishes as mentioned above.
Prosperity Menu A is PHP 3,288 (nett) per guest, for a minimum of two (2) guests. All Club Epicure members will enjoy a 20% discount on all F&B outlets even on Chinese Lunar New Year.
It is also customary to enjoy delicacies made from glutinous rice during the new year to encourage a higher position at work, a more prosperous life, or better income for businesses.
Aside from the Prosperity Set Menus, traditional Chinese new year dishes are also available a la carte, like the Steamed Garoupa with Yunnan Ham on Lotus Leaves and Superior Sauce. According to Chinese beliefs, the garoupa, or fish in general, symbolizes an increase in prosperity.
Special Tikoy (firm glutinous rice cake) is also available from Li Li for PHP 888 (nett) starting January 16th.
Multiply Happiness at Market Café
New World Manila Bay Hotel’s much-loved first class buffet Market Café will also be joining the Lunar New Year festivities on January 27th and 28th by treating guests who are born on the Year of the Rooster to a complimentary meal. Terms and conditions apply.
Aside from dozens of well-curated and mouthwatering dishes from various international cuisines, the culinary team of Market Café will also serve special traditional Chinese dishes for the new year on January 27th and 28th.
The carving station will feature Slow Roasted Duck, a symbol of fertility and verility. Its golden crispy skin and juicy meat will definitely multiply your joy, too.
Of special note is Market Café’s Asian Station, which will feature special delicacies like Braised Sea Whelk and Sea Cucumber in Oyster Sauce, which symbolizes receptiveness to good fortune and good business; Deep-fried Whole Garoupa in Pineapple Sauce, which symbolizes completeness and prosperity; Stir-fried Prawns in Superior Dark Soy Sauce, a symbol of liveliness, happiness, and good fortune; Longevity Noodles with ginger, chicken, and mushrooms; Lotus Leaf Rice with chicken and dried shrimp; assorted dim sum, a known symbol of togetherness and heavenly blessings; and New World Manila Bay Hotel’s signature Radish Cake, a symbol of prosperity and rising fortunes.
For the Dessert Station, make sure to try the Traditional Tikoy Cake and Glutinous Rice Balls, a symbol of familial togetherness and unity.
Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at Market Café for the special holiday rate of PHP 2,788 per guest on January 27th dinner and January 28th for lunch and Dinner.
This coming Year of the Red Fire Rooster, New World Manila Bay Hotel wishes you 恭禧发财 (a prosperous new year) and 年年有余 (may you always have more than you need)!