Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin

Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Treat yourself to an elegant Chinese meal to welcome the Year of the Dog



There was little question we would choose Cantonese cuisine as the target of our next culinary quest to celebrate Chinese New Year. The challenge is always deciding which to select amongst so many worthy options. We only not aim to just dine, but also aiming to transport ourselves to new dining experience like sitting in a time machine.

Lung Hin – a Cantonese restaurant located at 44th level of the five-starred Marco Polo Ortigas Manila in bustling Manila serving exquisite Cantonese food and fresh seafood made by its own Hong Kong chefs.

Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Lung Hing’s dΓ©cor is elegantly modern Chinese, its seating is spacious and comfortable, its service is attentive and friendly, and its dishes are prepared exquisitely for flavour and presentation. Under the helm of the Chinese Executive Chef, Lai Cheuk Kou (we known him as Chef Terry), it introduces a new selection of authentic Cantonese dishes, together with the classics with its new a la carte menu, from his 36 years of experience from different well-known restaurants and hotels around China and Hong Kong.

Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Dishes selected were carefully screened to provide only the ones that pleases the palates, while bringing authenticity and fine experience at each taste.

Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Lung Hin’s Prosperity Toss with Salmon Yu Sheng

Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Yu Sheng or Yee Sang (popularly in Malaysia and Singapore) is basically a Chinese salad dish with raw fish/jelly fish and a special sauce, while Lo Hei is when you toss the salad as high as possible using chopsticks while shouting out good stuff you hope would happen in the coming year.




For those of you who are wondering why we play our salad during Chinese New Year, check our video below.

How to do the prosperity toss. * The fruits and vegetables around represents the gems in life * The salmon represents abundance in life * Adding lemon/kalamansi juice represents good health for you, and to your family. * Add ground peanuts, which represents a home filled with gold and silver, eternal youth and longevity in life. * The sesame seeds represents flourishing in business. * Add oil, to represents money flowing in from all directions, and increasing profits 10,000 times πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’° * Pepper represents silver dusts, more money πŸ’° and things of value * Crispy wanton represents gold bars and more wealth throughout the year. * Add sweet plum sauce to represents sweetness in life, including love life of you, and your family. Then toss it higher doing it 7 times, while shouting "lo hei yee sang" to represents high prosperity and abundance. So we don't play play our food. We aim for good fortune! #Gongxifacai #cny2018 #yearofthedog2018 #yearofthedog #2018 #loheiyeesang #prosperitytoss #fortune #chinesenewyear
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*The fruits and salad around represents the gems in life
*The salmon represents abundance in life
* Adding kalamansi / lemon juice for the healthiness of your life and your family
* Add ground peanuts represents a home filled with gold and silver, eternal youth, longevity in life
* The sesame seeds represent flourishing of business.
* Add oil which represents money flowing in from all direction, increasing the profit 10,000 times
* Pepper represents silver dusts, more money and things of value
* Crispy wantons represents gold bars or more wealth throughout the year
* Add sweet plum sauce represents sweetness of your love life, and to your family as well.
Then toss yee sang higher doing it 7 times while shouting "lo hei yee sang" to represents high prosperity and abundance.


Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Lung Hin’s Peking Duck with Osmanthus Jelly on Potato Chip


Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Lung Hin’s Steamed Shrimp dumplings with Gold Leaf

Our lunch started with the Lung Hin’s appetizer, the Prosperity Toss with Salmon Yu Sheng, and tasty Peking Duck with Osmanthus Jelly on Potato Chip, and some Steamed Shrimp dumplings with Gold Leaf.

The perfecting blends of various auspicious ingredients, and the sweetness of Lung Hin’s yu sheng promises a good year ahead. The peking duck’s meat is so-tasty and perfectly balances with the osmanthus that is good in my mouth. Of course it is hard to miss the famous steamed shrimp and its auspicious gold leaf, which I truly enjoyed with served jasmine tea.

Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Lung Hin’s Sauteed Tiger Shrimp Ball in Supreme Chicken Stock


Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Lung Hin’s Double Boiled Chicken with Red Dated and Wolfberry

A light soup followed, the Sauteed Tiger Shrimp Ball in Supreme Chicken Stock. The soup base is flavourly but light, and really helps to cleanse the palate, and the shrimp meat is also appetizing. Next served was Double Boiled Chicken with Red Dated and Wolfberry, a light tasty dish that was quickly devoured, and the sweetness of date is very enticing.

Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Lung Hin’s Pan Fried Grouper Fillet with Truffle Oil and Sugar Peas


Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Lung Hin’s Pan Fried Crispy Egg Noodle with Prawn Ball and Minced Pork, and Hong Kong Dried Sausage and Waxed Meat Fried Rice


We also had Pan Fried Grouper Fillet with Truffle Oil and Sugar Peas, which is very mouth-watering, the followed by the Pan Fried Crispy Egg Noodle with Prawn Ball and Minced Pork, served with Hong Kong Dried Sausage and Waxed Meat Fried Rice, both filled me up so nicely.


Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Lung Hin’s Braised South African Abalone with Supreme Oyster Sauce

Then finally, they served us the Lung Hin’s newest dish, the Braised South African Abalone with Supreme Oyster Sauce, another auspicious dish of this year.




The abalone is considered to be a fine ingredient in the world of culinary, which are indulged only in special occasions due to limited supply and with utmost preparation, thus it commands a high value. The abalones are rich with multiple health benefits which includes strengthening of immune system, eyes, liver, kidneys and others.

Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Lung Hin’s Nian Gao, the Pan Fried Two Flavoured Chinese New Year Cake


To round out the meal, Pan Fried Two Flavoured Chinese New Year Cake was served. It is one of the auspicious cake in every Chinese New Year and a celebration isn’t complete without it. Also called nian gao (or “year cake”), which symbolizes higher income, a higher position, good growth of the children, and generally a promise of a better year ahead.




It is evident that Lung Hin’s year cake are lovingly prepared and enjoyed by everyone – a fitting way to end a delicious meal.

Each year it is also significant to have those nian gao for your family or as gifts for your friends and business partners. This symbolic delicacy from the finest ingredients with a stylish collection to enjoy.

Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Double Happiness Koi Nian Gao

Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Traditional Round Nian Gao

Choose between the Double Happiness Koi Nian Gao, which includes two (2) pieces of the cake in orange and coconut flavor at Php 1,388; and the Traditional Round Nian Gao, with a choice of ube or brown sugar flavor, for one (1) piece per box, at Php 988. These delights are available until February 21, 2018.


Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

For a memorable dining experience of elegant setting, attentive service, exquisite classic dishes and promising good luck, Lung Hin is hard to beat.




To know more about Lung Hin and the other signature dining outlets of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, visit www.marcopolohotels.com. Follow the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award Winner, on Facebook at facebook.com/MarcoPoloOrtigasManila or @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.

Cantonese Dining at Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila


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36 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Now i know why you need to toss the food around. Thats why. I just knew salmon is a symbol of abundance?
    Thats good to know

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    1. Well, technically the reason why salmon is the symbol id abundance is because SALMON is freakin expensive! If we can buy salmon like snacks then we are rich :D

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  2. So tempting , tq for share , double happiness koi is so cute

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    1. Thanks dear! Yeah I like that koi nian gao :) So pretty just to eat!

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  3. The menu selection is like a fest to me. I love that Pan Fried Crispy Egg Noodles. CNY is coming so this place totally great place for reunion dinner .

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  4. The food looks so nice n yummy, feels like eating leh..

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  5. steamed shrimp dumpling, with gold leaf? wow, such luxury.

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    1. I know right?! I make sure I enjoyed eating because it is luxurious, ahahaha

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  6. Wow dint know that Philippines got such a nice Chinese restaurant.

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    1. Oh we have many good Chinese restaurants!

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  7. The Peking duck looks really good. Especially the skin.. looks so crispy

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    1. It should be eaten in just one bite, like how we eat dimsum.

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  8. Love the decor at this restaurant. I've never tried Yu Sheng or Yee Sang before. It looks really savory.

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    1. Oh yes it is, and it is good to eat coz it is meaningful.

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  9. Yummy food, great place and you look good. I love chinese and cantonese but never exactly tried the same menu.

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  10. I work with a Cantonese woman at work and she's always bringing in traditional food for lunch. I can't eat most Cantonese food being a vegetarian but it does always smell good haha. I'm glad you had a lovely time. x

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    1. It is hard to diet before the Lunar New Year. After this celebration, its time to diet and workout!

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  11. Looks like a beautiful culinary experience! I love the look and feel of the atmosphere there...so beautifully decorated!

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    1. I agree. I think I will enjoy dining here more often :D

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  12. Love all the food in the menu. I like the food decorations too. A nice place to celebrate Chinese New Year.

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    1. Thank you Linda! I'm thinking of visiting again after the Lunar New Year and see the other cuisines they have.

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  13. Happy CNY!! the food that you took is very attrack me!!! nice pic

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  14. Wow! There is such a great Chinese dining in Manila. And yeah, we Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore love yee sang during Chinese New Year. It symbolize fortune for us. But wait, I have not lou sang even now is already the second day of CNY!

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    1. Can we have yee sang everyday for everyday prosperity?!

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  15. The food looks so delish, you have me getting hungry over the shrimp and all the rest. who can resist Peking Duck?

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    1. So true! Its hard to resist that auspicious Peking duck!

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  16. I would love to dine in this place on my next trip to your country.

    When we are the gold flakes, usually we will say ”omg, our stomach glow shine now!" Lolzzzz

    Racheal

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    1. LOL that's cool! I felt so luxurious eating gold!

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  17. These pictures are looking so beautiful and the food looks so mouthwatering, Yumm and delicious :)

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  18. The food looks so appetizing, I have also learned some really fascinating things from this article .

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