Manila Hotel Offers Tikoys with a Healthy Twist this Chinese New Year

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

The Chinese New Year is celebrated with much anticipation and festivity as it signals the start of a new beginning. As part of its celebration, Manila Hotel is selling tikoy from January 18, 2011 to February 05, 2011. It comes in three delectable flavors: Almond, Osmanthus, and Sancha and are carefully wrapped in elegant flip-top boxes. Prices start at PhP 480.00 net.

Tikoy or Chinese New Year Cake symbolizes the togetherness of the family and its usual circular shape represents the never ending flow of luck. Made from sticky rice, tikoy is said to be an offering to the Kitchen God to secure his favor so he would only report sweet things to the Jade Emperor. But there is another reason to celebrate. Under the supervision of Executive Chinese Chef Sun Bing, the tikoy is given a fresh spin with new flavors that are sure to delight everyone’s sweet cravings.

“For the Chinese New Year, we have re-created the tikoy by using natural ingredients such as almonds, Hawthorn berries, and Osmanthus flowers that have health benefits and perfectly blend with the sweet and delicate taste of the tikoy,” says Nian Liwanag-Rigor, AVP for PR and Corporate Communications of Manila Hotel.

Your kids will surely enjoy the Almond Tikoy that has a light, sweet taste with a hint of almond. Almonds have 90 % unsaturated fats and are high in protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and Vitamin E making it a healthy snack. The Osmanthus Tikoy, which is flavored with osmanthus flower, has a distinct tea-like taste and fragrant aroma. Tea lover or not, you will be delighted to know that osmanthus flowers contain antioxidants for clearer skin and provide relief from rheumatism. The Sancha Tikoy, sweetened with Hawthorn berries, has a wonderfully blended tart and sweet taste pleasing to the palate. Hawthorn berries are used to treat angina, high blood pressure and are found to strengthen the heart.

Welcome the prosperous year of the Rabbit with a positive attitude and begin that with these healthy treats from Manila Hotel.

Tikoy is sold at the Mabuhay Palace Chinese New Year Booth at the lobby of Manila Hotel from January 18, 2011 to February 05, 2011, 8 am to 10 pm, daily. For inquires pls call 02 527-0011 local 1261.