Lucky Eats: Feast with Your #SMFam this Chinese New Year | SM Supermalls

The Chinese New Year is upon us again—another great opportunity to get together with your family members and celebrate over scrumptious meals. If you’re still tired from all the holiday cooking, though, no worries: You can easily get your Chinese food fix (from dumplings and stir-fried dishes to roast meats) with a quick trip to your favorite SM mall! Scroll down our list below for ideas on where to indulge as we welcome the Lucky Year of the Rabbit this 2023. Plus, don’t forget to check out the best foodie finds and discounts on SM Deals and via SM Malls Online!


Chinese New Year Lucky Eats: Find your Chinese comfort food at Panda Express | SM Supermalls

Satisfy your family’s cravings for Chinese comfort food at this American-Chinese joint known for their fast food style service but with an authentic Asian flair. Their Bowls—featuring one entrée and one side—start at ₱314, and you can customize depending on how many mains and sides you prefer. You may also order their entrées a la carte: You can’t go wrong with their iconic Orange Chicken (starts at ₱171) and the sweet-savory Honey Walnut Shrimp (from ₱254). Add filling sides such as Chow Mein or Fried Rice and cap off your meal with some good ol’ Fortune Cookies for luck!

Find Panda Express branches here.


Chinese New Year Lucky Eats: Taste a wide array of oriental favorites at North Park | SM Supermalls

Nothing beats an institution, and North Park certainly hits the spot for soulful Chinese dishes across diners of all ages. To this date, people still keep coming back for its wide array of oriental noms and bang-for-your-buck quality. Keep everyone’s taste buds happy and pleased by ordering some of their greatest hits: The Stir Fry Beef with Broccoli (₱338) lets you get your veggie and protein fix in one flavorful dish, while the North Park Special Toast Noodles (₱309) give off that festive vibe and can’t-get-enough goodness that will have you clamoring for more.

Find North Park branches here.


Chinese New Year Lucky Eats: Experience a fancy and expansive menu at Din Tai Fung | SM Supermalls

If you are feeling a little bit fancy, head over to Din Tai Fung. This restaurant needs no introduction, having won over foodies when it first arrived in the Philippines, thanks to its much-coveted Michelin star. At ₱330, you and your family can enjoy 10 pieces of the world’s most famous soup dumplings, the Pork Xiao Long Bao, which are handmade fresh in their kitchens daily. We’d recommend them for this globally beloved dish alone, but they also have an expansive menu filled with mouthwatering mains, noodles, and more for all tastes and appetites. Must-tries include their Salted Egg Yolk Prawns (₱995 for sharing) and Crispy Beef Strips (₱280 to ₱540).

Find Din Tai Fung branches here.


Chinese New Year Lucky Eats: Dine in at Lugang Cafe for elegant and contemporary Taiwanese dishes | SM Supermalls

Lugang Café won’t disappoint as a venue for your Chinese New Year celebrations with their chic and stylish interiors, as well as equally elegant yet contemporary fare. Delight your taste buds with the Three Cup Chicken (₱488), a delicious dish that features equal parts of soy sauce, rice wine, and sesame oil—talk about umami! Don’t miss out on Lugang Café’s indulgent bestseller: Pineapple With Shrimp Stuffed in Crullers (a deep-fried pastry), at ₱428. Yum!

Find Lugang Café branches here.

Get a chance to win up to P15K worth of SM GCs when you join SM Lucky Rabbit Trivia Quiz | SM Supermalls

Quick break from all the yummy goodness—we’ve got a giveaway you shouldn’t miss! Try our Lucky Rabbit Trivia Quiz here and get a chance to win up to ₱15,000 worth of SM gift certificates. Click to join now.


 Chinese New Year Lucky Eats: Enjoy a hot pot buffet at Tong Yang Hot Pot | SM Supermalls

Hot pot is one of the most traditional dishes a family can feast on for CNY. In fact, it is not uncommon to see families gathered around a bubbling pot during this occasion. Tong Yang remains to be one of the best spots for authentic and flavorful hot pot, offering reasonable prices, too. Enjoy their classic Hot Pot Shabu Shabu and a buffet selection for only ₱638 for weekday lunch, and ₱738 for weekday dinner and weekend lunch and dinner.

Find Tong Yang Hot Pot branches here.


Chinese New Year Lucky Eats: Share a wide selection of dimsum, dumplings, and more at King Chef Dim Sum | SM Supermalls

Are you and your loved ones big dim sum lovers? King Chef Dim Sum has a lip-smacking selection of dumplings, which they generously offer in platters perfect for sharing: Choose between the Dim Sum Platter 1 (all steamed) and Dim Sum Platter 2 (fried) at ₱770 each. Coming with a large group? You can also order their Big Dim Sum Platter, featuring steamed hakaw, pork siomai, Japanese siomai, beancurd roll, and taosi spareribs—all for ₱1,540.

Find King Chef Dim Sum branches here.


Chinese New Year Lucky Eats: Indulge in a Michelin-starred dimsum feast at Tim Ho Wan | SM Supermalls

Here’s another Michelin-starred restaurant to put on your eat list, world-famous for their addicting BBQ Pork Buns (₱170). If you’re planning an indulgent feast for the family, a good choice would be their Chef Basket C, a heaping set for 10 that includes the BBQ Pork Buns, Glutinous Rice with Lotus Leaf, Beancurd Skin Roll with Shrimp, Prawn Sauce Fried Chicken Wings, and Pork Ribs with Black Bean Sauce. At ₱3,960, it’s a feast-ready pick that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Find Tim Ho Wan branches here.


Chinese New Year Lucky Eats: Swing by Mann Hann for classic value-for-money eats | SM Supermalls

For a no-fail restaurant that everyone loves, bring the brood over to Mann Hann. Enjoy their classic value-for-money fare such as the Steamed Fish Fillet (₱275) and best-selling Lechon Macau Rice (₱260). Make sure to save space for dessert, too—try their Chilled Taho (₱85) and Black Almond Jelly (₱95) for a sweet ending.

Find Mann Hann branches here.

This 2023 marks the Year of the Water Rabbit, which is said to be a year of hope—making this year one worth looking forward to! Revel in the celebrations and ring in luck and prosperity by celebrating Chinese New Year at SM Supermalls. From January 9 to 22, enjoy activities such as Lucky Feast, Lucky Forecast, Lucky Rabbit Hunt, and the Lion and Dragon Dance. Make sure you join our CNY Trivia Quiz as well for a chance to win instant SM gift certificates!

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