Makati Shangri-La, Manila welcomes the Year of the Green Wooden Horse with special dining and room offers to celebrate good fortune, prosperity, good health and a propitious 2014.
The tikoy, also known as nian gao (literally meaning year cake) is a traditional Chinese New Year delight, believed to bring good luck and affluence according to ancient Chinese belief. This sticky sweet snack is made of glutinous rice and molded into different shapes, traditional round with the Chinese prosperity character and a pair of fish symbolizing surplus every year. Choose from an assortment of flavors such as traditional, coconut and yam. In addition, radish cake and tarts in pineapple and red bean flavors are also offered.
All delicacies are wrapped in exquisite gift boxes, perfect for family, friends and business partners. The round-shaped tikoy is priced at PHP 1,453 net, fish-shaped tikoy and radish cake for PHP 1,566 net, a box of six of red bean or pineapple tarts is at PHP 438 net and PHP 776 net for a box of 12.
Makati Shangrila’s Chinese delicacies are offered at the hotel lobby and at Sinfully by Makati Shangri-La on the second level of Greenbelt 5 from January 20 to February 4, 2014. Guests who will purchase a minimum of five tikoys from January 20 to 25, 2014 will receive two complimentary Dim Sum Plus vouchers. Terms and conditions apply.
Delight in an imperial feast with your family and friends with an array of specially prepared Chinese creations in set menus on January 30 and 31 starting at PHP 2,441 net inclusive of one mocktail at Shang Palace. Guests may also enjoy Dim Sum Plus for lunch on January 30 at Shang Palace or a Dim Sum Buffet Lunch at Isabela Ballroom on January 31 for PHP 1,582 net.
Begin the most-anticipated affair with the Prosperity toss, a popular tradition more commonly known as yee sang or yu shang to attract good fortune. Considered to be a must-have dish for Chinese New Year celebrations, yee sang has more than 20 ingredients that consist mostly of raw fish strips, usually of salmon, mixed with shredded vegetables and variants of sauces, condiments and spices, arranged on a large round plate. The yee sang is then tossed as high as possible while guests shout out their wishes, which is believed to be granted the higher the salad is thrown in the air. Guests may enjoy this traditional treat at Makati Shangri-La with the Salmon Fish and Fruits Yee Sang at PHP 1,594 net for a small plate or PHP 2,932 net for a large plate, and Abalone Yee Sang at PHP 2,932 net for a small plate or PHP 6,002 net for a large plate, available at Shang Palace from January 29 to February 4, 2014.
Take part in tradition and welcome the positivity with Makati Shangri-La’s roaring lion dance, believed to dispel evil spirits on Chinese New Year’s Eve on January 30, 2014 at 11 p.m., and on Chinese New Year’s Day on January 31, 2014 at 12:30 p.m., to commence in the hotel lobby. Guests can feast with the family at Shang Palace to celebrate abundance, prosperity and positive energy for the Year of the Green Wooden Horse ahead.
For guests who wish to countdown to the Chinese New Year, they may enjoy Prosperous Accommodation with room rates starting at PHP 6888++ for stays from January 30 to February 2, 2014. The package includes an overnight stay for two adults and two children, buffet breakfast for two adults and children six years old and below at Circles Event Café, an exclusive 2014 Chinese Luck Forecast booklet from Chinese astrologer Maggie Chan, and two (2) pieces of Prosperity Fish Tikoy. Advance booking is required. Terms and conditions apply. For room reservations and further information, please call (63 2) 813 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and to get the Tikoy order form, please download the Chinese New Year digital brochure at www.bit.ly/CNY2014, to book your table please call Restaurant Reservations at (63 2) 813 8888 or email email@example.com.
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