Experience Luxurious Feast this Chinese New Year at Oriental Palace

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Hello dearies!

The Philippines’ population consists of almost 4 million Tsinoys (Filipino-Chinese) which makes Chinese New Year as one of the most celebrated occasions.

I described Chinese New Year celebration here in the Philippines as colorful, festive and fun. Red is the primary color that you will see on the streets as it connotes good luck and prosperity. The highlight of the celebration would be the dragon and lion dance which believed to cast away bad luck. My favorite part of the celebration is no other than — food (giggles). Chinese people served luscious meal on their table which they believed to bring good fortune. Some basic staples were sticky rice, whole fish and roasted chicken.

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Today I will be reviewing a restaurant that is perfect to dine with your family this coming Chinese New Year.

Last January 22, 2016, I was invited by Oriental Palace as they reveal their lucky dishes for 2016. Oriental Palace is not a noob in the restaurant industry. They started in the restaurant business in 1978. Owned by Chua family, the restaurant traces its roots to Wah Yuen (Chinese Garden) a small noodle and dim sum shop across the Love Bus in Escolta.

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Oriental Palace at night.

It may look small outside but the place can accommodate up to 800 persons. They have different function halls and rooms as well as hot pot area which is soon to open 24/7.

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The owner is very hands-on in the restaurant operation. Mr. Henry Chua, the father of the Operations Manager Mr. Chester Chua, usually wakes up early to buy the freshest ingredients in the market. He wants to make sure that everything is new and fresh to maintain the good standards and authenticity of the recipes.

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Some live seafoods.

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The dishes that they served was part of their Chinese New Year menu. These dishes were believed to bring abundance, prosperity and good fortune. This was based on the study of Feng Shui Expert Mr. Johnson Chua. This was sponsored by Hennessy V.S.O.P.

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Hennessy V.S.O.P

I can’t wait to share with you guys the delicious dishes so let’s start. 🙂

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Asado and Polo Pao. I love their Polo Pao. It actually tasted like the one in Tim Ho Wan. The crust is crispy yet soft to the bite. The filling is appealing as well.

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Steamed Live Rock Lobster with Garlic. I love dishes with garlic flavour. I just love how garlic makes the dishes taste more flavourful. You can tell that the lobster used is indeed fresh. The meat is sweet and tender and when mixed with garlic it creates a savory taste. Thumbs up!

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Steamed Live Twin Lapu-Lapu. This dish has a balance of flavour. The fish meat is so tasty and it melts in your mouth.

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Whole Suckling Pig. One of their best seller is the whole suckling pig. No wonder why because it really tasted good. Because it is roasted to perfection the skin is super crispy and the meat is juicy.

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Whole Sea Cucumber with Australian Abalone. It was my first time to taste sea cucumber and I actually liked it. It was cooked perfectly because it did not taste nor smell fishy. I actually thought it was kare-kare because it kinda tasted like one.

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Steamed Crab with Sticky Rice. This is my favorite among the dishes. Fresh crab seasoned with fine spices steamed on top of sticky rice. The sticky rice absorbed the flavour of the crab. I can actually eat the rice on its own.

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Fried Juicy Pigeon. The pigeon used in this dish was kinda small but despite of that it tasted good. The meat is chewy and juicy.

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Whole Dried Scallop with Sea Moss. The scallops were soft and easy to chew. Combined with the sea moss it creates a burst of unique taste which I love. Another thumbs up!

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Fresh Green Mango Shake. I choose this drink because I love green mango. It also acts like a palate cleanser because of its tangy taste.

Over all I will recommend you to try Oriental Palace because they serve great tasting dishes. Price is kinda steep but it is all worth it because all the ingredients used were fresh.

Thank you Oriental Palace for inviting me! 🙂

Oriental Palace
Address: 148 Tomas Morato Ave., corner Scout Gandia St., corner Scout de Guia, Bgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City
Telephone Nos.: (02) 3740693, (02) 3740653, (02) 3740868
Email address: orientalpalace@gmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OrientalPalace.ph
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/orientalpalacebanquet

Thank you for reading my blog! ♡

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