Crystal Dragon in City of Dreams Manila: One of the best Cantonese restaurants in Manila


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Crystal Dragon in City of Dreams Manila offers authentic Cantonese and regional Chinese cuisine with a modern flair. The restaurant elevates the dining experience with its opulent and contemporary Oriental interiors.

 Crystal Dragon’s Wokfried King Prawns with Supreme Soy Sauce Reduction

The restaurant can comfortably accommodate up to 92 patrons and features both a lunch and dinner a la carte menu; a wide dim sum selection for lunch; as well as Chef’s Recommendation menus.

A fine selection of Chinese teas is also offered to complement the wide-range of signature dishes, such as Cantonese steamed three dim sum combination, wok-fried lobster tail with creamy butter lemon sauce, braised homemade tofu with black mushrooms in clay pot, chilled sweetened mango sphere coconut mousse, and crispy pan cake filled with lotus paste and Hennessy XO ice cream.

 Crystal Dragon Peking Duck

Chef’s Recommendation menus are also available at Crystal Dragon in the City of Dreams Manila. Seasonal lunch and dinner set menus for special occasions showcase authentic Chinese cuisine replete with symbolism. Bespoke menus may likewise be arranged for large groups at the main dining area or intimate gatherings for up to 12 guests in the two private dining areas.

Chinese Executive Chef Bong Jun Choi and Chef de Cuisine Chan Choo Kean head the culinary operations at Crystal Dragon, ensuring unparalleled oriental dining for all its guests.


“It’s in the kitchen where I truly find happiness. When I started as an apprentice at the age of 15, I knew in my heart that this is my life’s passion. It’s been quite a culinary journey for almost four decades and I find fulfillment in mentoring the new breed of chefs with my learnings from different culinary masters,” Crystal Dragon Executive Chef Bong Jun Choi expounded on his culinary accomplishments.

He added: “I like modern presentation and innovative approaches influenced by my travels around the world; and tailor-made dishes that cater to varying and unique flavor preferences of our guests,”

 Crystal Dragon 3-Combination Platter

Taking the culinary scene by storm in Manila, Chef Bong and his team has consistently impressed diners with premium Cantonese and Chinese regional cuisine. To have a taste of Chef Bong’s must-try signature dishes, sample Crystal Dragon’s chilled marinated baby abalone with sauterne and wok-fried Kobe beef sirloin MS5 with chef’s special sauce and you might even catch a glimpse of him at the restaurant, in between his wonderful cooking at the kitchen.

Crystal Dragon is open daily from 12PM – 3PM and 6PM – 11PM and located at the upper ground, NÜWA, City of Dreams Manila.

 Crystal Dragon interiors

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited, a developer, owner, and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities, announced the launch of “NÜWA”, its new luxury hotel brand. NÜWA will debut in Macau and Manila on January 16, 2018. It will replace the current Crown Towers Hotels in its flagship properties, City of Dreams.

Inspired by the eponymous heroine from Chinese mythology, NÜWA represents classic Asian refinement. The new brand further exemplifies Melco’s core mission to continue providing a better guest experience. It is the first step in the preparation of the launch of phase III of City of Dreams Macau in the second quarter of 2018.