Back home, Filipino-Chinese families do not practice the Loi Hei instead we go out and have dinner in any of the finest Chinese restaurants in town. In order to attract luck and prosperity, we eat all the good stuff such as noodles for long life, abalone for prosperity, our favorite Buddha Jump Over the Wall soup for good health and wealth, steamed fish and sticky glutinous desserts to bind the family together. I always look forward to Chinese lauriats and I really do not get tired every this over and over again.
A few months ago, Paul and I were invited by our friends over at New World Makati Hotel to try a couple of new dishes created by Chef Wong Kam On of Jasmine Restaurant. If you remember my first entry on Jasmine, where I was able to try Chef Wong Kam Chung's specialties from Shanghai, China; then this time it's his equally talented brother who prepared dinner for us that evening. How lucky can we get!
I love Bailing Mushrooms! It's light brown in color and are so easy to bite into compared to the shiitake. The shrimp mousse was packed very well and the white sauce, oh another sauce that we happily scooped over our rice.
I really enjoy dining at Jasmine as we always get to go home with a happy and satisfied tummy. I'm glad that Chef Wong is here in Manila which means we can be assured of enjoying authentic Cantonese dishes in Manila.
*photo credit: Paul Ang (food shots)
Jasmine Restaurant is located at the 2nd floor of the New World Hotel, Esperanza street, corner Makati Avenue in Makati City. Call them at 811-6888 local 3338 for reservations.