Steamed or Fried?
Just Enjoy XO46’s Frozen Dim Sum

XO46’s Pork and Prawn Dumplings come in frozen form

WHETHER you like your siomai or dumplings steamed or fried, you’d love the new frozen dimsums offered by XO46 Heritage Bistro. They are fully cooked and ready to steam or fry for just a few minutes, and you’ve got freshly cooked food to go with your rice. Convenient, easy to prepare, and delicious real food in an instant.

XO46’s new frozen dim sum line comes in four variants

Packaged in 15-piece packs that sell for Php345 per pack, XO46’s frozen dim sums come in four variants: Chili Crab Dumplings, Prawn and Pork Siomai, Pinsec Frito, and Shark’s Fin Dumplings.

Steamed Chili Crab Dumplings

Fried Chili Crab Dumplings

Chili Crab Dumplings are made of pork, vegetables and crab with a little chili. They can be steamed or fried, depending on your preference.

Steamed Pork and Prawn Dumplings

Fried Pork and Prawn Dumplings

Prawn and Pork Siomai is made of pork and prawn chunks with water chestnuts and spring onion. It can also be enjoyed steamed or fried.

XO46’s Pinsec Frito is fried to golden perfection

Pinsec Frito is a classic fried dim sum made of pork, prawn, carrots, spring onion and garlic. It takes on a triangular shape and packs in a crunch that makes you reach for one more piece—and another.

Steamed Shark’s Fin Dumplings

Fried Shark's Fin

Fried Shark’s Fin Dumplings

Shark’s Fin Dumplings are a classic dim sum that is shaped to look like the shark’s dorsal fin sticking out of the water. The name refers only to its shape because no real shark’s fins were used in the product, which is actually made of pork, spring onion and tanigue fish. Continue reading

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Marco Polo Ortigas’ Lung Hin Presents
New Line of Hong Kong Dishes

Pan-fried Minced Pork Chive Dumplings Topped with Dried Sakura Shrimps

AT a time when what we’ve known all our lives are being alarmingly replaced by the new normal, traditions—especially when it comes to food—remain treasured. And so Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s award-winning Cantonese specialty restaurant Lung Hin continues to celebrate such traditions with each dish developed by its culinary team led by Executive Chinese Chef Ken Leung.

Just recently, Lung Hin presented a new line of Hong Kong Chef’s Recommendations and a special selection of culinary gems for intimate dining groups. Available for dine-in until October 31, 2020, are Chef Ken’s dishes, such as Pan-fried Minced Pork Chive Dumplings Topped with Dried Sakura Shrimp, Sautéed Squid with Three Kinds of Onion, Steamed Garoupa Fillet with Olive and Ginger in Soy Sauce, and Chilled Red Bean with Coconut Milk Jelly.

Sautéed Squid with Three Kinds of Onion

Steamed Garoupa Fillet with Olives and Ginger in Soy Sauce

Guests dining in with loved ones may also enjoy a special set menu while overlooking the cityscape in one of Lung Hin’s private dining rooms. For a minimum dining party of five adults, a seven-course meal awaits. It includes the restaurant’s favorites, such as Deep-fried Japanese Oysters in Wasabi Sauce, Crispy Roasted Baby Duck in Black Pepper Sauce, and Steamed Live Crab in Chinese Wine and Egg White Served with E-fu Noodles. A limited-time promotion, it is available at Php3,888 per person. An advanced reservation of at least three days prior to preferred dining date is required.

For inquiries, call (632) 7720-7777 or email

(Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is located at Meralco Ave. corner Sapphire St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.)

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Diamond Hotel Offers
Culinary Feasts for a Cause

Seafood Paella

IN the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Diamond Hotel Philippines now offers Culinary Feasts for a Cause, a whole range of luxury platters that are meant to help the hardworking employees of the hotel who have been affected by the lockdown. With every sumptuous feast brought to a guest table, these hotel associates are granted the irreplaceable opportunity to continue to be of service to their guests during these uncertain times.

Explore the lavish dishes and set menus lined up by the chefs for each day of the week. The Weekday Specials feature grand choices good for 4 to 6 persons, suitable for dinners at home or intimate occasions celebrated with the family. Among the signature platters available from Monday to Friday are Baked Mediterranean Crusted Salmon, Homemade Salmon Gravlax, Slow Cooked Beef Belly in Red Wine Sauce, Porchetta (Pork Belly), Stir-fried Clams with Ginger and Onion or Noodles and Mushroom, and Steamed Clams with Special House Sauce. For a hint of Spanish flair, there is a whole selection of filling paellas, including Paella Valenciana, Vegetable Paella, Paella Negra, and Paella de Cochinillio (Suckling Pig Paella).


Sumptuous dishes are available at Diamond Hotel Philippines as part of their ‘Weekday Specials’ and ‘Weekend Premium’ promos

On Saturdays and Sundays, the Weekend Premium rolls out delectable seafood selections, such as Seafood Paella, a crowd favorite, plus signature crab specialties, including Stir-fried Crab with Black Pepper Sauce, Stir-fried Crab with Bihon and Mushroom, and Deep-fried Crab with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce. An extraordinary feast fit for six guests can also be prepared to sate the most indulgent of palates. Then there are the Spanish Specialty Menu, Filipino Specialty Menu, and Premium Specialty Menu that showcase several courses of opulent platters, such as Croquetas de Jamon Serrano, Halabos na Sugpo with Garlic Chips, Lapu-Lapu Fillet Crusted with Crabmeat and Lumpfish Caviar, and Prawns Thermidor.

Orders for Culinary Feasts for a Cause may be placed via For inquiries and reservations, call (632) 8528-3000 extension 1121, or email Payments may be made via credit card, PayPal or online bank transfers (Bank of Commerce and Metrobank only).

(Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Blvd. corner Dr. J. Quintos St., Manila.)

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Midnight Bakers’ Egg Yolk Cakes:
Alternative to Mooncakes

Midnight Bakers’ Egg Yolk Cakes, clockwise from front: White Monggo, Ube, and Black Monggo variants

ABSOLUTELY not! Stand in line to buy mooncakes at the local Chinese deli store, that is. So, why not opt for Egg Yolk Cakes instead?

Midnight Bakers’ Egg Yolk Cakes are the cutest little round cakes with a flaky crust and a salted egg yolk filling. What’s more: They can also come with pork floss filling. Egg yolk and pork floss together… Why not?

White Monggo

Black Monggo


These Egg Yolk Cakes come in three flavors: White Monggo, Black Monggo, and Ube. Each is P70 with plain egg yolk filling, and P80 with egg yolk and floss filling.

To order for delivery, call or send a text message to 0918-9628158. Payment options are online transactions through BDO and Cash on Delivery (COD).

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Celebrate Mooncake Season
with Hong Kong MX Mooncakes

MX Lava Custard Mooncake

IT’S Mooncake season once again, as Asian countries and Chinese communities all over the world celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, which falls on October 1 this year, it is also known as the Mooncake Festival in the Philippines because the mooncake is at the center of the celebration.

During this time, mooncakes abound. Some are a little bit expensive; others more affordable. Some are bigger; others are bite sized. Some are imported brands; others are locally made. They come in different variants so people can choose according to their own preferences.

One of the more premium brands, Hong Kong MX Mooncakes, made and directly imported from Hong Kong (where the brand has earned many awards and distinctions), is now available in Manila for the second year in a row. It returns to Manila this mooncake season with its classic lineup and brand new variants via a pop-up store in SM Mall of Asia (Level 1, G/F, Main Mall, in front of Watsons) and through official online channels (e-commerce giants Lazada and Shopee as well as trusted food delivery apps FoodPanda and GrabMart) until October 4, 2020.

Lava Custard Mooncakes are one of Hong Kong MX Mooncakes’ bestsellers

Beloved favorites, including White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks and the Lava Mooncake Series, are back, while making their debut are exciting new flavors, such as the Lava Duet (combining custard and chocolate variants) and the Delightful Moon repack with premium variations and the new Lava Chocolate filling. The Lava Custard Mooncake makes use of the unique ‘double-bake’ technique to produce the one-of-a-kind texture and flavor of the aromatic and smooth silky filling seeping out from its core. Check out the new Lava Duet Mooncake set, which includes two flavors—the signature Lava Custard and the delectable Lava Chocolate—coming in a box of eight. The Custard Twins Mooncake is also back, with both the classic and the lava variants, in a new packaging inspired by the auspicious rabbit.

Hong Kong MX Mooncakes’ exquisite Lava Duet set combines Lava Custard Mooncakes and Lava Chocolate Mooncakes in a gift box

Lava Duet

Also making a Philippine comeback are Hong Kong MX Mooncakes’ flagship products—White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks and Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks—in a new gift box packaging that adds a layer of sophistication and magnificence for these classics.

Hong Kong MX Mooncakes will be offering the specially created Low Sugar Mooncake Series so that even individuals with low sugar food requirement can enjoy a good bite. The Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Egg Yolk comes in boxes of six.

The legacy continues in curated flavors continues with the return of the Delightful Moon Assorted Mooncake in a graceful and elegant gift box, which carries three classic and lava mooncake variants. So is the Mooncake Exclusive Selection, which is filled with eight iconic flavors that make use of Xianglian lotus seeds for the lotus seed paste varieties and the golden-hued and translucent lotus seed paste.

Individually wrapped to pack in freshness

Other flavors include Low Sugar Mooncake and red bean paste varieties, as well as the Classic Mixed Nuts Mooncake (with almonds, pecans, pine nuts, sesame and watermelon seeds).

Hong Kong MX Mooncakes are brought to Manila by official Philippine distributor Double Down Import and Export.

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