IF you’re craving for exquisite abalone, you’re not alone. A lot of people, especially those who have tried it before, dream of indulging in that lavish and luxurious experience of eating exquisite abalone for lunch or dinner.
These marine snails called abalone are, after all, considered to be a fine ingredient in the culinary world. Diners usually indulge in the special treat only during special occasions due to the limited supply—and, thus, high value—of abalone. Besides being delicious, abalone is also much coveted due to its multiple health benefits on the immune system, eyes, liver and kidneys. It is also used as an additional therapy for cancer.
Now, there is every reason to indulge in abalone, as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Cantonese restaurant, Lung Hin, puts the spotlight on the abalone. The chefs, led by Chinese Executive Chef Terry Lai, has made exquisite abalone readily available at the restaurant, with a choice of Braised Whole Australian Abalone with Supreme Oyster Sauce in six heads at Php1,200 per piece, Braised Whole South African Dried Abalone with Supreme Oyster Sauce in twelve heads at Php2,088 per piece, and Braised South African Abalone with Hong Kong Dried Sausage and Waxed Meat Fried Rice in 12 heads at Php3,288 per piece.
Enjoy exquisite abalone dishes with other specialties of Lung Hin by ordering set menus that have been crafted to bring the best of Hong Kong to the dinner table. The Sea Special Set Menu includes Peking Duck with Osmanthus Jelly on Potato Chip, Double-boiled Chicken with Red Dates and Wolfberry Soup, and Steamed Cantonese Sausage Rice with Garoupa Fillet, along with Braised Whole Australian Abalone with Supreme Oyster Sauce in six heads. The Healthy Classic Set Menu, meanwhile, offers Braised Whole South African Dried Abalone with Supreme Oyster Sauce in twelve heads.
(Marco Polo Ortigas Manila can be found at Meralco Ave. corner Sapphire St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City; with telephone number (632) 7207777.)