Auspicious ‘Tikoy’ to Welcome
the Year of the Metal Ox

The signature Nian Gao of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s authentic Cantonese restaurant Lung Hin comes in gold bar and round shapes

CHINESE New Year, which follows the Lunar calendar, is not too far away. This 2021, it falls on February 12, which is just two days before yet another red-lettered day, Valentine’s Day on February 14. So tikoy time comes before chocolate day.

Over at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, an auspicious celebration eagerly awaits as Chinese communities around the world gear up to welcome the Lunar New Year, which is the Year of the Metal Rat. The hotel’s signature Nian Gao (tikoy) series makes a comeback, thus making Nian Gao available for advanced and large-volume orders.

The Nian Gao, which is more popularly known as tikoy in the Philippines, is a traditional symbol of prosperity and good luck at the beginning of the Lunar New Year. Marco Polo Ortigas’ award-winning authentic Cantonese restaurant Lung Hin annually prepares these signature delights to signify optimism and well wishes for the New Year. These glutinous rice cakes represent a strong sense of community and personal financial growth, and are best enjoyed with friends and loved ones as part of an abundant feast.

For 2021, Lung Hin’s signature Nian Gao is available in the following variants—the Double Gold Bar Nian Gao in Red Dates Sugar flavor (800 grams), priced at Php2,118; the Red Dates Sugar Round Tikoy, and the Fortune Orange Round Tikoy, both at 600 grams and priced at Php1,558. All prices are inclusive of local taxes and applicable charges.

For inquiries or orders, visit Lung Hin on Level 44 of the hotel, call (+632) 7720-7777, send an email to, or reserve via

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

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