Marco Polo Cebu welcomes Year of the Fire Rooster with traditional celebration, food event

Marlen Limpag By

Published on January 28, 2017
Marco Polo Chinese New Year
Delicious chili crab was served during the event.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu welcomed the Year of the Fire Rooster with such traditional activities as the lion and dragon dances, eye dotting ceremony, and yee sang or prosperity toss to usher in a prosperous 2017.

In keeping with a long running hotel tradition, Marco Polo Cebu buffet restaurant Cafe Marco also now offers a feast of Chinese dishes for lunch and dinner on top of its international buffet in Culinary Impressions of China, a food event that will run only until Monday, January 30.

Marco Polo Chinese New Year
Delicious chili crab was served during the event.

Feast of Chinese food

Just a few of the dishes in the Cafe Marco buffet during last night’s Chinese New Year 2017 celebration at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu: century egg salad with fried scallops, chicken and pumpkin cannelloni with cheese, jelly fish salad in the starters section, baby back ribs with black pepper, chili crab, hanging beef with steak sauce, steamed sea bass with soya sauce at the main course counters, and steamed buns to go with the Cebu lechon.

Desserts with a Chinese theme include the flourless cake, festival cake, buchi, and egg tart. Of course, there are also the usual pastry, cookie (malicious), ice cream, and Filipino dessert fixtures like puto bumbong.

Marco Polo and Cafe Marco provide you the perfect place to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year 2017 and greet family and friends Gong Xi Fa Cai.

More photos of the Chinese New Year Celebration at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Chinese New Year
PROSPERITY TOSS. Hotel executives led by GM Julie Najar and guests perform the Yee Sang or prosperity toss to mark the Chinese New Year.

 

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Chinese New Year
A traditional lion dance.

 

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Chinese New Year
Dragon dance

 

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Chinese New Year
BUFFET. Cafe Marco spices up its regular international spread with more Chinese dishes during the culinary festival until January 30.

 

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Chinese New Year
Cafe Marco entrance.

 

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Chinese New Year
Hanging beef with steak sauce

 

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Chinese New Year
Jellyfish Salad

 

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Chinese New Year
Lechon with bun

 

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Chinese New Year
Buchi and tikoy.
Marlen Limpag

By Marlen Limpag

Marlen is the editor of MyCebu.ph and co-founder of Cebu-based journalism startup InnoPub Media.

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