You come home and you find your house furniture out of their usual places. You tune in to the daily news and find some geomancer announcing his predictions. You open the refrigerator and find a stack of tikoy boxes piling up. Then, you realize that your mom somehow weirdly and suddenly became addicted to green colored apparel. You’ve guessed it right. It’s again the time of the year to blurt out ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi!’ and don your lucky color. A few days from now, Chinese and non-Chinese alike will welcome the Year of the Ox.
Chinese New Year, especially here in the Philippines, has always been one of the most colorful and gregarious of all festivities. I am by no means Chinese but even so, I partake in the said festivity just like how everyone else in the Philippines does: greeting everyone ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi!’, receiving Tikoy, watching the dragon dance, listening to Feng Shui forecasts, and most especially, feasting on Chinese food!
And to all of those who, like me, find it compulsive to eat Chinese food in celebration of the new year, you might want to check out the latest no-frills and authentic Chinese resto I found at the Fort.
Just in time for the upcoming Chinese New Year, Jennifer Chua discusses with ClickTheCity,com Eat Well!, the latest casual and authentic Chinese restaurant in Fort Bonifacio.
My friends and I were invited by Jennifer Chua, Corporate Secretary and Consultant of the company behind Eat Well! to feast on an advanced Chinese New Year lauriat. With Chef Lao (who is originally from Hong Kong) at its helm, and the cityscape of Hong Kong plastered on the restaurant’s wall, who needs a plane ticket for an authentic Chinese lunch? And as you know, lauriats are eat ’till you drop occasions, so we’ve had the chance to sample a lot from the extensive menu of this month old restaurant. The following top the list of our recommended faves.