Manila, Philippines – Experience the rich tradition of the Dragon Boat Festival through the timeless, savory taste of the zong zi, available only at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s authentic Cantonese restaurant, Lung Hin. The zong zi is traditionally consumed during the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar. This delicacy is believed to commemorate the nationalism of Chinese poet Qu Yuan.
As practiced in Chinese communities around the world, families pass on their own zong zi recipes from one generation to the next. It is said that the fillings and the sticky rice in the zong zi represent the harmony between heaven and earth, as well as loyalty to one’s motherland. This year, the Dragon Boat Festival will be celebrated on the 14th of June. During the Dragon Boat Festival, families gather to pray for a bountiful harvest while enjoying the zong zi.
For this season, Lung Hin is featuring two different variants of the zong zi, which guests can share with their loved ones, friends, and colleagues. These are the Guangdong Traditional Glutinous Rice Dumpling, which includes roasted duck, pork belly, and dried scallops; and the Marinated Pork with Five Spices, which has pork belly, dried shrimps, and preserved pickled salted egg. Both variants are wrapped in lotus leaves in line with tradition. The two flavors of the zong zi featured this 2021 are available at PHP 998 and PHP 698, respectively. Large volume and advanced orders are accepted via (632) 7720 7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org until 15 June 2021.
Located on Level 44, Lung Hin also accepts dine-in guests in compliance with the regulations issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force Against COVID-19 and the Pasig City government. Reservations are accepted through the contact details stated above, and through a direct message via the Hotel’s official Facebook and Instagram accounts.
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