Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and celebrants are understandably looking forward to the family gatherings and the various activities most indulged in during the festivities.
Of course they will also look forward to the various activities such as dragon dances, lion dances and similar performances. They will also look forward to decorating their homes and buying traditional Chinese food products. Most of all they will look forward to the family gathering and feasts.
Most celebrants will come together at their family home from the Eve of the Chinese New Year onward to eat and drink. Children and unmarried people will look forward to the red packet, doled out by their elders.
For those who wish to celebrate the day without having to slave in the kitchen to produce that super delicious food, they should go out and eat instead. Most people think eating out is better as they get good food and nice Chinese New Year ambiance in a cosy setting.
One of the best place in the city to enjoy a sumptuous spread for Chinese New Year is the Ming Garden Hotel and Residence, Kota Kinabalu. They offer both set menu and buffet spread for the occasion.
Executive Chef Rosli Putong said they had meticulously chose the dishes for the various menu for almost a month before they put them together to create the perfect combination. This is to ensure that diners will have a memorable dining experience.
The dining options for celebrants start with the Chinese New Year Eve Buffet Dinner at the Golden Dew Bistro, on Feb 4. The Dinner in the same venue is on Feb 5 and 6. This is inclusive of ‘Yee Sang’ should diners want to toss for prosperity.
For those who wish to sample the prosperity Abalone treasure pot, they can order this combination of sumptuous offering from Feb 1 to Feb 28, from 11am to 10pm at the Golden Dew Bistro.
On Feb 5, there will be a lion dance performance at the Hotel Lobby at 10am, guests are encouraged to watch this exciting event at that time.
For those who wish to hold their gathering for the Chinese New Year with a round table for ten, they are encouraged to call the hotel and inform them of this intention. Those who do so will enjoy a complimentary food tasting for 10 pax upon confirmation of 20 tables and above. The dinner proper will include Yee Sang, Mandarin orange, ang pao packets and free flow of Chinese tea and soft drinks among others.
There are several other packages available for diners at the hotel. They can be spoiled for choice, but rest assured that all the offerings during this time are delectable. More information can be acquired at 088 528888.-ce/BNN