The Best Group Platter To Serve On Chinese New Year, According To Your Zodiac Sign


Fact: Many Chinese New Year traditions that are believed to attract prosperity, fortune, and happiness are related to food. Common examples include preparing a tray of togetherness, eating sweet and sticky treats, and our favorite—sharing meals with your loved ones. 

Enjoying a special feast with your family and friends is always a meaningful way to celebrate occasions like Chinese New Year. But just in case curating menus isn’t your specialty, we consulted the stars to help you find delicious food to share with your loved ones while welcoming the incoming Year of the Water Rabbit. 

Check out our recommended group platters based on your zodiac signs below.

Family banquet from King Chef

Perfect for: Leo

Who loves fancy dining and lavish feasts more than Leos? People born under this zodiac sign love going all out whenever there’s a celebration—and if it involves food, you can rest assured that they’d be choosing food made from the finest ingredients. They’re also most likely to order premium platters, like King Chef’s CNY Family Banquet #1.

Good for a group of six to eight, this exquisite group meal includes hefty servings of Dragon Ball Prawns, Fish Lips Soup, Salt & Pepper Spareribs, Seafood Treasures, Sauteed Seafood Brocolli, Yang Chow Fried Rice, and Buchi. Get the CNY Family Banquet #1 at King Chef for only P5,488.

Original eggrolls from Hong Kong MX

Perfect for: Virgo

Simple but delicious—those words best describe the type of food that Virgos enjoy. A tasty snack that fits this description is Hong Kong MX’s signature product, the Hong Kong MX Original Eggrolls. It is made of five ingredients only: French butter, fresh eggs, fine flour, sugar, and water—yet it has a light, flaky, and crisp texture with a subtly sweet taste, resulting in an indulgent treat that’s easily addictive.

Get 32 pieces of Hong Kong MX Original Eggrolls for only P1,250 at Hong Kong MX.

Hot and Sour Noodle Soup and Pancit Canton from Mey Lin

Perfect for: Gemini, Sagittarius

People born under the Gemini and Sagittarius signs don’t shy away from challenges or unique ideas, even when it comes to food. Layered with competing and complementary flavors, Mey Lin’s Hot & Sour Noodle Soup matches the two zodiac signs’ adventurous energy. To balance this noodle dish’s unique taste, you can serve it with classic comfort food like Pancit Canton. 

From the original price of P294, you can get the Hot & Sour Noodle Soup for P235.20 and the Pancit Canton is at 20% off for only P256. This 20% discount is available on all items at Mey Lin from January 11 to 31.

Honey walnut shrimp from Panda Express

Perfect for: Cancer, Pisces

Gather around, water signs! Seafood will surely make anyone with Cancer and Pisces signs feel like you’re in your element on New Year’s Day. One of our highly-recommended dishes is the Honey Walnut Shrimp from Panda Express, which features large tempura-battered shrimps that are wok-tossed in honey sauce and topped with glazed walnuts. 

This seafood treat delivers a perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors with a satisfying crunch that will remind you of seaside picnics. Order the Honey Walnut Shrimp (Large) now at Panda Express for only P798.

Dim Sum platter from Super Bowl of China

Perfect for: Capricorn, Aquarius

Hearty meals are best enjoyed with the people you love, according to Capricorns and Aquariuses. That’s why they’ll do their best to prepare delicious food that caters to their loved ones’ tastes and ensure that there’s always enough of these dishes for everyone to enjoy. 

These reasons make the Super Bowl of China’s Dim Sum Combination Platter an excellent menu choice for Capricorns and Sagittariuses this upcoming Chinese New Year. This platter contains a variety of Chinese bite-sized treats, such as pork siomai, hakao, deep-fried wonton, pork shanghai rolls, and pork asado siopao served with sweet and sour sauce. Order it now for only P365.62 at Super Bowl of China.

Mocha cake from Goldilocks

Perfect for: Libra, Taurus

People born under the signs of Libra and Taurus share an affinity for sweets, which makes delicious desserts, cakes, and pastries an absolute must-have on their dining table for Chinese New Year. 

Goldilocks’ moist and fluffy Mocha greeting cake will surely satisfy your sweet tooth with its decadent icing. For an auspicious touch that fits the Chinese New Year theme, Goldilocks offers a special cake crowned with chocolate gold coins and decorated for the Year of the Rabbit. Order this Chinese New Year Mocha Cake from Goldilocks for only P450.

Flavorful food from Paradise Dynasty

Perfect for: Scorpio, Aries

For Scorpio and Aries, there’s always room on the dining table for spicy food. A party-worthy dish that will surely tickle your taste buds is the La Mian with Pork Wanton in Hot Chili Vinaigrette (Dry), which delivers these signs’ favorite spicy hot flavor with flair. Available for only P300 at Paradise Dynasty, this dish contains Chinese noodles with pork wanton dumplings and is served with hot chili vinaigrette.