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Spoil moms with Crystal Dragon’s special dishes exclusively available for Mother’s Day such as the Honey-glazed Silver Pompano Fillet with Zhenjiang Black Vinegar.

From dining specials at award-winning restaurants to family friendly activities and endearing gift options, mothers are spoilt for choice on how their loved ones can fête them on  their special day at City of Dreams Manila, with the diverse offerings the integrated resort has thoughtfully curated in honor of the occasion.

Crystal Dragon

Certain to win mom’s heart are the exquisite Cantonese and regional Chinese specialties at Crystal Dragon. The restaurant presents a special Mother’s Day ala carte menu available for lunch and dinner from May 1 to 10, which consists of: Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Baby Abalone and Himematsutake Mushroom, and dishes to share with the family, such as Wok-fried Diced Squid and Shrimp in Crispy Cup with Conpoy (dried scallop) and celery; Wok-fried Boston Lobster with Pineapple and Lemon Sauce; Honey-glazed Silver Pompano Fillet with Zhenjiang Black Vinegar; and Stir-fried Glass Noodles with Shredded Beef. Other must-try options are the restaurant’s gracious dim sum selection for lunch and its extensive regular lunch and dinner a la carte menu, which offer appetizers to barbecue specialties, soups, a selection of vegetable, seafood, pork, chicken and lamb dishes, hearty rice and noodle items, and a choice of signature desserts.

On their special day on May 8, moms get a sweet surprise at the end of the meal.

Crystal Dragon’s Wok-fried Diced Squid and Shrimp in Crispy Cup with Conpoy and Celery is a feast for the eyes as it is for the senses.

Nobu Manila

Not to be missed out on this special occasion is the taste of the iconic new-style Japanese cuisine of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa that is much loved by international A-list celebrities around the globe. The restaurant’s famed brunch offering is a sure way to indulge moms with varied choices of Nobu classic dishes that meld Japanese and Peruvian flavors, temptingly laid out on a buffet counter and also brought to the table via a special a la carte menu. On offer are seasonal fresh oysters, custom Nobu sashimi, sushi and maki roll creations matched with Nobu signature sauces and dressings such as the Karashi Su Miso (KSM) and Matsuhisa dressing that go well with appetizers uniquely Nobu. Other enticing choices include kushiyaki or grilled skewered seafood, red meat, poultry and vegetables and a sumptuous carving item complemented with salads, soups, and different rice and specialty dishes. Various confectionery customized by Nobu Manila’s chefs provide a nice conclusion to a sweet celebration. The brunch buffet price starts at P2, 950 net per person for the standard package, inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages and mocktails.


Moms will be impressed with the modern take on Filipino food at Haliya, where standout dishes are creatively reinterpreted, amid a refined setting. From the appetizers to mains and desserts, the restaurant’s dishes are meant to be enjoyed by up to four persons. Noteworthy dishes to try are Binalot na Cochi a medley of shredded cochinillo (roast suckling pig) and adobo flakes in a bed of butter lettuce topped with atsara (pickled green papaya), red onion and pork liver salsa; Haliya Adobo, which features twice-cooked chicken, foie gras, grilled pineapple, shallot confit, baby bok choy, marble potatoes, set in lush adobo glaze and enhanced with golden crispy garlic chips; and Kare Kare with 24-hour slow cooked US Angus beef brisket, asparagus, baby Baguio pechay and fried eggplant sitting on top of a luscious roasted and crushed peanut sauce and paired with finely blended bagoong (shrimp paste).

Mark the special occasion for moms with an indulgent Chocolate Black Forest Entremet Cake from Café Society.

Café Society

Nothing compares to a sweet gift to brighten the occasion. From dainty handmade chocolates to stylish pastries and confections, Café Society has curated delightful gift choices available from May 6 to 8. Sophisticated chocolate rose bouquets, flower meringues, hazelnut praline passion passion fruit cake, and choco cream bun almond among other confections will surely elicit smiles from moms.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Gift moms with a stylishly delicious treat such as Cafe Society’s Pumpkin Seed and Mango Chocolate Tile.


Playdates at DreamPlay are made more special on May 8 as kids get a chance to surprise moms with an endearing note and a handmade heart-shaped cookie for Mother’s Day. Children with participating tickets can join the card-making activity at the play space’s Dream Tales library, and the baking session at Cooking with Gingy. After these activities, make the most out of the occasion and enjoy the interactive play space’s 11 immersive attractions spread across DreamPlay’s 5,000 square-meter space.

Nüwa and Nobu Spa

A well-deserved pampering session at NüwaSpa, the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rated spa in the country, promises the ultimate relaxation for moms. The tranquil oasis provides bespoke treatments that spell a deeply relaxing and personalized spa journey for the mind, body and spirit. Rendered by professionally trained therapists, Nüwa Spa’s treatments are designed with nature’s healing framework which takes into consideration one’s constitution, the changing of seasons, the flow of chi, one’s emotions, and more.

At Nobu Spa, a fully immersive rejuvenation in an elegant and contemporary Japanese oasis awaits moms needing a tranquil retreat. A Zen haven in a contemporary space with luxe Japanese interiors, Nobu Spa provides authentic Asian therapies provided by highly-trained therapists that perform modern Asian rituals to soothe the mind and revitalize the body’s flow of energy to restore one’s balance and well-being.

For inquiries and reservations, call 8800-8080 or e-mail [email protected]. For more information, visit Explore more of City of Dreams Manila’s promotional offers, rewards, or instantly check Melco Club points with the new Melco Club App, available for free download on iOS and Android. 


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