Hong Kong on the table

HOW long since I sat on a round table with Hong Kongese food on the Lazy Susan? If the setting would be in Hong Kong then that would be more than five years ago. If it’s in another place but with an array of mouth-watering Oriental Cuisine whipped up by an award-winning Hong Kong national, then that would be very recent.

If you are foodie, the location won’t matter that much for you have the chef with you, a chef like Sunny Cheng.

Sunny Cheng aka Chef Yeung Kwan Cheng, is an award-winning chef in Hong Kong, and he is in town to cook for Davao's foodies.

Sunny Cheng aka Chef Yeung Kwan Cheng, is an award-winning chef in Hong Kong and has received distinction as Gold Awardee from the Best of the Best chefs. Up his sleeve is two decades of culinary experiences in international hotels. Currently, he is the man behind Marco Polo Ortigas’ Lung Hin, the much raved about Chinese restaurant in Manila. He was the Executive Chef of the Royal Pacific Hotel and City Garden.

THe authentic Cantonese cuisine of Chef Sunny will be whirling for you on the Lazy Susans of the Lotus Court aka The House of Buchi until April 21

The good news is he’s in town to cook for the food lovers of Davao. On the menu will be some of his signature Cantonese dishes like Jelly Fish with Chopped Spring Onion and Sesame Oil, Baked Tiger Prawns Szechuan Style, Stir-fried Black Vinegar-Marinated Beef with Sliced Garlic, and Sweet and Sour Pork with Blueberries.

A different take on the traditional starter- Jelly Fish with Chopped Spring Onion & Sesame Oil

Boiled for 4 hours- the Double Boiled Chicken with Fish Maw in Almond Essence Soup

Another favorite, the Braised Tofu with Wild Mushroom in Oyster Sauce

Flavorful. Stir-fried Herbed Chicken Hot Pot

I couldn't resist but give this meat dish a try- the Sweet & Sour Pork with Blueberries

Form the delicious spread I was able to taste, the Deep-fried Squid with Mashed Salted Eggs and Seasonings landed on the top of my list. It was love at first bite, and I don’t mind going biting on it again and again until the chef leaves town.

On top of my favorite list - the Deep-fried Squid with Mashed Salted Eggs & Seasonings

You won’t go wrong on any of the two desserts. In fact, go for both! The Chilled Avocado Sago and the Chilled Mango Pudding are very light desserts with just a hint of sweetness that doesn’t overpower the flavors of the tropical fruits the dessert highlights.

Light & perfectly sweetened. Try both the Chilled Avocado Sago & Chilled Mango Pudding

You see, you don’t have to fly all the way to Hong Kong to enjoy a an authentic Chinese fare, just head to Marco Polo’s Lotus court and “Experience the Taste of Hong Kong with Chef Sunny Cheng”.This is just the second wave of the Chinese Chef series the Marco Polo Davao will be showcasing. This gig with Chef Sunny will run until April 21.

Selfie of the night is with guest Chef Sunny Cheng & the very charming new General Manager of Marco Polo Davao, Dottie Wurgler-Cronin

Head to the Lotus Court and have a taste of Hong Kong. Plus, you get to have your fill of the best buchi in the world! How’s that for a double treat?

The highlight of every Lotus COurt visit- the amazing buchi. It's the world's best- for me