Since Chinese New Year falls on a Monday, my family of three decided to celebrate it on a Sunday (Pasaway lang!). We had lunch at Mandarin Sky Seafood Restaurant, our favorite local Chinese restaurant, located in Banawe (Simoun St.), Quezon City.
|Eel Rice Php 1,100|
Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month.- SOURCE
One of the highlights of our meal was Eel Rice. The price of this dish varies depending on the weight of the eel. I removed rice from my diet but this dish was so good, I ate the rice mixed with it. I love this carbo overload combination!
|Peking Duck 1/2 Php 1,200|
Peking Duck is a must-order in a Chinese restaurant especially if you are celebrating something as auspicious as Chinese New Year. We only ordered half because there were just three of us. Uhm, make that just the two of us because my daughter was fully satisfied with her orders of Siomai and Jellyfish with Century egg.
We ordered 1/2 Peking Duck served two ways- First: carving of the skin with pancakes, slices of scallions, strips of cucumber and Hoisin dipping sauce on the side; Second: Diced duck meat with iceberg lettuce (not shown in the photo).
That's pure skin with lots of fat under the skin... truly sinful and yummy! Okay, you might want to remove the fat if you are over 40 lol
Jellyfish with Century Egg (Pidan)
|Jellyfish Php 190; Century Egg Php 40|
For appetizer, we had Jellyfish with Century Egg. Pork Siomai is always on our list because my daughter is a siomai lover. Please don't judge us if we ordered all the good stuff on the menu, it's Chinese New Year after all!
|Siomai Php 80|
Mandarin Sky Seafood Restaurant never fails to impress me. We love every single dish that we ordered. Special mention to the Mango Sago (Php 100/cup) that we ordered for dessert... craving satisfied!
Mandarin Sky Seafood Restaurant is located at 478 Banawe St. cor. Simoun St., Sto. Domingo, Quezon City. For reservations, please call 740 5783 or 740 6134.