CNY’21: Celebrate safely with Lemon Grass’ food delights

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Despite the raging pandemic, it didn’t stop Filipinos from celebrating their most favorite holiday, Christmas 2020, still the longest celebration of Christmas anywhere in the world.

And the gastronomic celebration doesn’t end there because right after Christmas and New Year, here comes Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year has long been celebrated in the Philippines by the Chinese, Chinese-Filipinos, and even by full-blooded Filipinos themselves. But this year will definitely be different–no firecrackers, no dragon dances or any outside mass gatherings.

But just like Christmas, it doesn’t mean the celebration will stop, though it will be done in the comforts of the home. And if food to prepare will be an issue, let Lemon Grass Food Services Inc., a catering, canteen, and fine dining business specializing in gourmet Filipino and intercontinental food, help you.

Lemon Grass upholds the spirit of sharing food and telling stories on the dinner table through its festive menu, livening up the celebration of a new year of fortune in the Chinese calendar.  

A classic and a best-seller, Lemon Grass’ crème puffs are a pure delight with their perfect amount of sweetness and a texture that will give your tastebuds a party they won’t forget.

Lemon Grass’ crème puffs are pure delight with its perfect amount of sweetness texture

Looking for something in a dozen like the 12 Chinese horoscope animals? Why not try Lemon Grass’ crème puff in a box of 12? This creamy dessert glazed with caramel that gives it a golden shine that resembles the shimmer of gold coins, which represent riches and wealth in the Chinese culture. Add the sweet and creamy mango crèpè to the dessert lineup — another Lemon Grass specialty—which is sure to light up your taste buds with the perfect balance of creaminess and sweetness.

The Mango Crèpè, a perfect balance of creaminess and tanginess

Next is the long-awaited main course. Fish is a must-have during every Chinese New Year as it brings an increase of prosperity, Luckily, Lemon Grass offers a classic favorite among health-conscious customers, fish salad with a side of vegetables and colorful garnish good for 10 to 15 people. Its fish fillet dishes in tartar sauce or lemon butter sauce can be shared with the neighbors when ordered in party trays that are good for 10 servings.

Fish Salad — a perfect food for the health conscious and for those wishing for prosperity this year

For these types of celebrations, you can never go wrong with dumplings. Dumplings are a symbol of wealth in the Chinese culture and legend says, the more dumplings you have in the New Year, the more money you’ll make. Luckily, Filipinos are no strangers to the Shumai or Siomai. Lemon Grass offers these locally recreated, deliciously steamed delicacies good enough for 10 people. And for the meat lovers, Lemon Grass offers chicken cordon bleu and chicken galantine, perfect partners for rice and catch-up conversations for the night.

The Siomai, a perfect appetizer must have to celebrate the Year of the Ox
Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, Lemon Grass’ Chicken Cordon Bleu

“Lemon Grass is committed to making every Filipino dinner table festive this coming Chinese New Year. Although admittedly, the pandemic has been making it challenging for us to continue our business, we feel that it is our duty to our employees to continue so that they can keep their jobs and have a stable source of income.  So, with every bite of our scrumptious food, you’re also making another family happy,” shares Lemon Grass owner Ray Anthony Cleofe.

This coming Year of The Ox, go ahead and greet everyone “Kung Hei Fat Choi,” consult Feng Shui experts for good luck, have your Chinese horoscope read, and don’t forget to indulge yourselves in good food as Lemon Grass is just one call or message away to make your meal celebrations at home prepared with love.

To learn more about the services and menu offered by Lemon Grass Food Services Inc., check https://www.facebook.com/lemongrassfoodph and https://www.instagram.com/lemongrassfoodph.

(Main photo: A healthy and delicious serving of Grilled Fish Fillet in Lemon Butter sauce)

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