May 4, 2014

Bloggers Tour at Lucky Chinatown

Yesterday Bloggers were treated to discover Chinese culture at the Awesome Food & Culture Secrets at Lucky Chinatown, hosted by RJ Ledesma of Mercato Group.

Having Chinese blood myself, the tour reconnected me to my roots and brought back memories of Chinese culture and its delectable cuisine.

The first stop of the tour was at the Botanical Herbal Hall at Lucky Chinatown Annex A, where we were able to taste different teas like the Lo’5 or Momordica Grosvenor Five Flowers Tea, with Oriental Wormwood, Chrysanthemum, Honeysuckle, Selfheal and Kapok, which can help reduce phlegm, the Snow Pear Chrysanthemum Tea, said to improve eyesight, Maybloom tea, which is good for lowering lipids and Plum Tea, which aids digestion.

Second stop was at the Miao De Temple, where bloggers were able to light incense and say our intentions. We also learned about the meaning of this age-old ritual. 


Third stop was a feast of delicious dishes at the Chinatown Walk.  Here we had our lunch as we sampled dishes from Fu Dao Dumpling, Sate Seafood Noodles with Dumplings, Mr. Fast Foo and Cha Cha Food House.

Fourth stop at Reflexion’s Studio, there we were able to learn more about traditional Chinese wedding and engagement practices. They also gave bloggers a commemorative photo of our group shot.

Fifth stop at Phoenix Dragon, where the owner gave us a forecast on the Year of the Wood Horse.

Sixth stop at Rainbow Snow for a refreshing snow ice dessert, which is like a mix between ice cream and sorbet. This dessert place is inspired by the Taiwanese dessert culture and is located at the Food Junction at the 4th Floor of Lucky Chinatown.

I was not able to join the last two stops, namely Lucky Chinatown’s Wellness Sanctuary and Tao Yuan, because had to go back home for my kids' school class. 

For purposes of information to those who'd like to join the tour, Wellness Sanctuary offers acupuncture and tui na or fish spa. While Tao Yuan serves traditional Chinese food practice – the lavish lauriat. A lauriat usually consists of at least 10 special dishes and dining lasts for hours. 

If you want to experience the same tour, join Our Awesome Planet’s Anton Diaz and Mercato Group’s RJ Ledesma's Awesome Food and Culture Secrets of Lucky Chinatown Tour. The food and culture tour costs only P888 and will run for 4 hours, from 11:00AM to 3:00PM on May 10, 24 and 31 and on June 7, 2014. Guests can buy tickets at the Lucky Chinatown Concierge or the Eastwood Mall Concierge. 

For more information on Awesome Food and Culture Secrets of Lucky Chinatown, please call the Lucky Chinatown Concierge at 576-8139 or visit

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