The New Century Seafood Restaurant at The Century Park Hotel

After the so-called “ocular inspection” of the hotel, we accompanied our kin to the front desk area for their check out requirements and there we met up with the other family members who were ready to fill their almost empty tummies as it was already about 1:00 p.m.!

As soon as everyone arrived, we proceeded to The New Century Seafood Restaurant located inside the hotel's premises (adjacent to the Cafe at the Park) to celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary! The couple were effectively “debutantes” as far as their marriage is concerned. She and her hubby have been very doting parents to their only son who has just entered college life recently.

As we were traversing the stairs, the red carpet fixed on it has some noticeable stains, spoiling the sturdy marble staircase. The carpet definitely needs to be changed or at the very least bathed or shampooed!

We were “lucky 13” ushered by a courteous banquet staff inside the Chinese Restaurant to a round big table, welcoming us to a lauriat and grandiose feast! We understand that this restaurant serves authentic, exquisite and good quality Chinese cuisine. 


assorted Chinese cold cuts

Steamed Prawns with Garlic

Bamboo Pith with Black Mushroom Soup

Sliced American Snail Abalone with Japanese Mushroom

The debutantes opted for a "Party Menu" (lovely peeps take note we're a large group, that's why!), most of which are specialties of the restaurants cooked in Cantonese style at its finest! Said set menu includes the famous assorted Chinese cold cuts, then followed by the main dishes such as Steamed Prawns with Garlic, Bamboo Pith with Black Mushroom Soup, Sliced American Snail Abalone with Japanese Mushroom, Steamed Lapu-Lapu, Fried Pigeon, Fried Japanese Seaweed and Chicken Roll, and Dried Scallops with Moss Hair. But we were a little overwhelmed by the hugeness of their mushrooms and even struggled to finish all of it! 

Fried Pigeon

Steamed Lapu-Lapu

We just noticed it now the so called "Fried Japanese Seaweed and Chicken Roll" looks more like a PLAIN FRIED CHICKEN. We don't see any seaweeds here and definitely the chicken is not rolled. :(
 
Fried Japanese Seaweed and Chicken Roll (???)

Dried Scallops with Moss Hair

The party menu also includes a dessert.


We had a separate order of Birthday Noodles since everyone was craving for it.


Overall, the food was good, the banquet staff were courteous and friendly, but again the ambiance was a bit dated, simply conforming to the current "face" of the hotel! The restaurant needs a "make-up" to make it more inviting and appealing to the customers.

However, if there are other options, we would opt to have lunch in other equally fine dining Chinese restaurants which will not require the celebrants to have a “fat wallet”! The Party Menu costs around P14,800 plus 10% service charge. The birthday noodles was billed separately.



Of course, the photo bombing at the hotel and thereafter at the City of Dreams made the day more lively!

Till next time,

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2 comments:

  1. Hello,

    I like your post here. I'm craving right now. :) Haha! I just want to ask if you have a list of the best Tagaytay hotels and resorts?

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    1. Hi Augustus, glad you like it. Sorry but I don't have a list of Tagaytay hotels. My last stay there was year 2008. For sure there are many new hotels now.

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