Friday, January 28, 2022

Crystal Dragon and Nobu Manila at City of Dreams Ring In the Year of the Tiger with Auspicious Offerings

The Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng

In celebration of Chinese New Year, auspicious offerings await diners at City of Dreams Manila’s award-winning restaurants Crystal Dragon and Nobu Manila. 

To augur the Year of the Water Tiger, the two premium restaurants highlight bountiful feasts of fine Cantonese cuisine and regional Chinese specialties, and new-style Japanese cuisine, respectively, for fully vaccinated diners.

Crystal Dragon

Diners can look forward to Crystal Dragon’s Lunar New Year ala carte menu that is currently offered until February 6. The menu consists of culinary delights that symbolize good fortune, abundance, and happiness highlighting Crystal Dragon’s luxurious and enhanced rendition of the Yu Sheng, a popular Chinese New Year fare. The restaurant’s Prosperity Abalone salad consists of sliced abalone, colorful julienned papaya, pomelo, carrots, radish, onion leeks, chopped peanuts and deep-fried flour crisps drizzled with oil and sweet plum sauce. Customarily tossed by diners with shouts of well-wishes to invoke a prosperous year ahead, the belief is that the higher one tosses the salad, the greater one’s fortune will be.

The Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng’s ingredients are thoughtfully put together to symbolize abundance of wealth and long life, with the abalone signifying abundance; the oil representing wishes for a smooth sailing year; the chopped peanuts and deep-fried flour crisps symbolizing prosperity, and the sweet plum sauce denoting a sweet and harmonious family relationship.

Slow-braised spicy pork trotter

Crispy roasted duck marinated in truffle sauce

Also offered in Crystal Dragon’s special Lunar New Year menu are dishes to augur good fortune: braised dried oysters, sea cucumber, duo mushrooms in supreme soy sauce with broccoli; steamed live grouper fish in sour broth with white shimeji mushrooms; crispy roasted duck marinated in truffle sauce; slowly braised spicy pork trotter; steamed taro rice with Chinese liver sausage, lap cheong (Chinese sausage), mushroom and diced chicken; and pan-fried fragrant taro nian gao (tikoy or sticky rice cake) with pandan coconut compote.

Located on the upper ground of Nüwa Manila, Crystal Dragon is open from 12 noon to 11 pm.

Nobu Manila

Guests can ring in the Year of the Tiger with a roaring fare influenced with the new-style Japanese cuisine globally popularized by the legendary Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Nobu Manila’s Chinese New Year ala carte menu, which is offered for the whole month of February, features: an indulgent array of Nobu-style assorted sushi cups and maki platter of ama ebi (sweet shrimp), uni (sea urchin), yellowtail, tuna, hokkigai (surf clam), white fish, unagi (freshwater eel), scallop, and salmon. 

Nobu-style assorted sushi cups and maki platter

The menu also offers whole crispy lapu-lapu (grouper) with sweet chili cilantro sauce and assorted vegetables; and Iberico pork yaki udon, a noodle dish with Iberico pork jowl, tofu, shitake mushrooms, bok choy and baby corn.

Iberico pork yaki udon

Located at Level 1, Nobu Hotel, Nobu Manila restaurant also provides leisurely al fresco dining experience at the open-air floating cabanas. The restaurant is open Sunday to Thursday from 5 pm to 10 pm, and until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday.

Reservations are encouraged, through calling 8800-8080 or e-mailing For more information, visit  Explore more of City of Dreams Manila's promotional offers rewards or instantly check Melco Club points with the new Melco Club App, available for free download on iOS and Android.

About City of Dreams Manila

The luxury integrated casino resort City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Melco) into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. Officially opened in February 2015, City of Dreams Manila is operated by Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation, a subsidiary of Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation.

The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City in Parañaque and part of the Aseana City township development, includes the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail, dining, and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and mass-market gaming facilities.

Melco is the first integrated resort operator in Macau and the Philippines to achieve the esteemed international third-party responsible gaming accreditation RG Check for its Macau properties, and City of Dreams Manila. Developed by the Responsible Gambling Council, RG Check is the world’s most comprehensive responsible gaming accreditation program established and implemented by an independent panel of respected gaming specialists.

Each of the luxury integrated resort’s luxury hotels is awarded with an accolade by Forbes Travel Guide (FTG): Nüwa Manila (Five-Star), also named by FTG in its First Verified List of the World’s Most Luxurious Hotels in 2018, and Nobu Hotel (Four Star) for four consecutive years since 2018, and Hyatt Regency Manila, City of Dreams (Four-Star), for five years in a row. FTG also awarded Nuwa Spa with Five-Star rating for two years running since 2020, the first spa in the country to be awarded with this top rating.

Nuwa Manila is likewise recognized in 2020 with Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide, in compliance with expert-validated best practices that minimize the risk and impact of COVID-19 and potential future public health risks. The three hotels are all Safety Seal-certified and bears the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) by the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT). The Safe Travels Stamp is the world’s first safety and hygiene stamp for travelers to recognize businesses that have adopted global health and hygiene standardized protocols.

On property are impressive restaurants and bars, a retail boulevard, health and wellness centers, and distinctive entertainment venues: DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-themed education-based family entertainment center; and CenterPlay. a contemporary entertainment bar at the focal point of the main gaming floor, with live performances from top local artists.

City of Dreams Manila delivers an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and is playing a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure destinations.

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About Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation

Integrated casino developer Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation (“MRP”) is a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:“MLCO”), the developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia and Europe.  MRP’s subsidiary, Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation (“Melco Leisure”), which developed City of Dreams Manila together with SM Investments Corporation, Belle Corporation and Premium Leisure Amusement, Inc., operates and manages the luxury integrated resort.

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