Dimsum class, wheel of fortune: 2 ways to welcome Year of the Rat

Jeeves de Veyra

Posted at Jan 20 2020 04:17 PM

MANILA -- Dimsum and luck have always been a part of Chinese New Year traditions. Welcome the Year of the Metal Rat by learning how to make dimsum from a master chef, or spinning a wheel of fortune for a chance for amazing prizes.


Chef with dimsum. Jeeves de Veyra

Canton Road at Shangri-La at the Fort is offering dimsum classes for groups of 10 guests. Let chef Wang Wei Qing guide you through this unique family bonding or team-building exercise where all the ingredients are provided for you to make your own lotus or salted egg filled buns.

The dimsum are then steamed and served with a special menu for 10 with special dishes such as these Minced Peking Duck with mushroom, celery black truffle balls in tofu skin wrapper with abalone sauce and broccoli. 

Minced Peking duck packets. Jeeves de Veyra

The dimsum class with the special menu for 10 is priced at 28,888 nett. Slots are available on January 21, 2020. For reservations or requests for additional schedules, please email cantonroad@shangri-la.com.



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Over at the New World Makati Hotel, guests who avail of the Chinese New Year room package or dine at Jasmine, the hotel’s Chinese restaurant with a minimum single spend of P10,0000 on Chinese New Year weekend (January 24 and 25), are entitled to try their luck by spinning their wheel of fortune. Landing on the metal rat wins lucky guests an all-expense paid overnight stay at the hotel.

Salmon Yu Sheng at Jasmine. Jeeves de Veyra

Jasmine is also offering Chinese New Year-only set menus at Jasmine made by veteran Chinese executive chef Wong Kam On including the traditional Yu Sheng with salmon meant to be tossed as high as possible over the dining table with chopsticks to usher in luck for the year. Set menus start at P12,888 nett.