7 Delectable Must-Haves to Complete Your Lunar New Year Spread


The Year of the Dragon starts on February 10, and when the Lunar New Year is celebrated in different Asian communities around the globe, including ours, it’s time to gather for an auspicious and belly-busting feast shared with family and friends. 

Traditional food always plays an integral role in every Chinese New Year festivity. In many ways, food served on the table should symbolize abundance, happiness, harmony, prosperity, and luck for the coming year. 

Well, you’re in luck—because we’ve gathered must-have eats that won’t only satisfy the palate, but can also “cook up” good wishes for everyone participating in your banquet. And these are all available via your SM Malls Online app

You can even use code 2orMORELUCKYHEARTS until February 29 to enjoy free delivery on your orders from two or more restaurants with a minimum spend of P600. 

Chicken for luck and fortune

Orange Chicken Bowl from Panda Express

Panda Express’ cult-favorite orange chicken bowl marries a host of Chinese regional flavors and American ingredients in one serving. 

It consists of chopped, battered, and fried pieces of tender chicken coated in a sweet orange-flavored sauce that has been thickened and caramelized to a glaze. 

Order for P359 in SM Megamall, SM City North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, SM City Grand Central, SM City Fairview, and SM City Bacoor. 

Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle from Hawker Chan

The soy-braised chicken slices are the star of this Michelin-starred Singaporean dish. It’s then paired with fine egg noodles in a rich, savory sauce with blanched green vegetables and sambal sauce.  

Order for P337 in SM City North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City San Lazaro, and SM City Grand Central. 

Noodles and rice for longevity and abundance