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Here in Asia, we tend to jump into celebrating occasions native to our neighbors’ cultures. Look at how we Filipinos celebrate Chinese New Year with our fellow Filipino-Chinese as the month of February approaches. Malls are filled with red and gold decorations, CNY sales and promos pop up almost everywhere; not to mention how we enjoy the customs connected to it. We give each other tikoy, update ourselves on our fate according to our Chinese zodiac signs, and consult the Feng Shui experts.

Perhaps one of the best things is how the family get together for Chinese New Year. Some of us have gatherings at home. But most of the time the busy days get us and we haven’t got the time to prepare for the celebration. What’s the next best solution? Go to the nearest Chinese restaurant. The thing about Chinese cuisine is how it’s diverse in flavors and offers a lot of options for every appetite.

 

Hapchan

Hapchan offers particularly Hong Kong cuisine. As a port city, Hong Kong offers dishes that reflect various influences but still maintains distinctly Chinese style. The family will definitely enjoy the hotpot offerings that include Seafood with Taufu and Beef Brisket with Radish to name a few. There is also the savory Asado Noodle and Spareribs with Chicken Feet that can be topped off with Almond Jelly with Lychee for dessert.

Best sellers: Hap Chan Fried Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork, Yang Chow Fried Rice
Branches: SM City Manila, SM City San Lazaro, SM Southmall, SM City Sta. Mesa, SM Megamall

 

Luk Yuen

Offering Cantonese cuisine, Luk Yuen will surely satisfy the bellies of the entire family. You can indulge in favorites like Fried Meat Dumplings and Spring Roll with Kutchay for starters. Scallop with Vegetables Congee and Stir-Fried Noodles Cantonese Style will help you channel in the warmth of good luck and the long-life tradition for the Chinese New Year.

Best sellers: Golden Fried Chicken, Beef Brisket, Halo-Halo Congee
Branches: SM Megamall

 

North Park Noodles

Combining Filipino and Chinese cuisine, North Park Noodles is the choice for the best of both worlds. Enjoy dishes suitable for sharing for the whole family like their North Park Chow Mien, King Dao Spareribs, and Special Fried Rice with Sauce. All of these give a nod to traditional Chinese dishes that have become the familiar favorites that have come to be part of every other celebration.

Best sellers: China Chicken, Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet, Boneless Honey Lemon Chicken
Branches: SM City Bicutan

 

Paradise Dynasty

Northern and southern Chinese cuisine is the heart of Paradise Dynasty’s menu. They offer not only one but eight international flavors of xiao long bao, including Black Truffle and Foie Gras. Who would’ve thought XLB will be as exciting as this? Meanwhile, if you belong to a family who is up for spicy food, try their Ma Po Tofu and Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken – just the right oompf of spiciness that will leave you craving for more.

Best sellers: Specialty Dynasty Xiao Long Bao, La Mian with Braised Pork Belly, Pan-fried Pancake with Red Bean Paste
Branches: S Maison, SM Aura Premier

 

Tim Ho Wan

You’re missing out if you haven’t tried Hong Kong’s Most Famous Dim Sum, offered only at Tim Ho Wan. This includes the beloved Baked BBQ Pork Buns and Pork Dumplings in Hot & Spicy Sauce as all-time customer favorites. Pair them with Yangzhou Fried Rice or Special Hong Kong Congee to make the experience gastronomically pleasing. You’ll surely welcome Chinese New Year joyfully at this restaurant that follows in the roots of its Michelin-starred branches in Hong Kong and Macau.

Best sellers: Baked buns with BBQ Pork, Vermicelli Roll with Pig’s Liver, Pan Fried Carrot Cake
Branches: SM City North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall

 

TuanTuan

Looking for a Chinese Brassiere that merges their best influences with French flair? That’s TuanTuan. Sample their signature TuanTuan Snow Buns for that unique East-meets-West infusion. Follow it up with Hong Kong Style Curry or perhaps their Halibut Noodle Soup for that intense kick on your taste buds. Don’t forget to order their Hong Kong Style Coffee or Tea to complete the meal.

Best sellers: Crispy Barbecued Snow Pork Buns, US Premium Beef Rib Curry, Grilled Ox Tongue
Branches: SM Megamall, SM Aura Premier

 

Chinese New Year can be celebrated in more ways than one, thanks to our Chinese neighbors whomake every celebration grand. Come and enjoy the festivity and dine in with us on SM Supermalls near you!