Lotus Court in Davao - Philippines
The Lotus Court boasts of the finest selection of authentic oriental cuisines while still infusing the infamous fresh Davao seafood selections. With their dishes served in hot pots to preserve their natural taste and flavor, you are assured of savory and satisfying dishes each time. Add into the mix their friendly and smiling waiters, the casual and comfortable ambiance, and you have a recipe for a great meal.
Filipino tables have always been peppered with Chinese dishes but the Lotus Court brings a new twist to it with the help of Chef Ortega. Cebu-bred Chef Gilbert Ortega brings flair to the Chinese dishes served at the Lotus Court. He started off as a Wok Chef at the Lotus Court but moved up to be the current star Chinese chef of the Marco Polo Hotel. He was first noticed because of his innovative Cantonese dishes, the most popular Chinese style cooking. Chef Gilbert Ortega was sent to Hong Kong to undergo a comprehensive training on uniquely Hong Kong style cooking and dishes.
The result is a whole lot of tasty dishes ranging from appetizers, main courses, soup, dimsum, and various rice choices. You can start your meal their Seafood Salad with XO Sauce, with their slow-cooked soups distinct to Cantonese cooking; try their Lotus Court Seafood Wanton Soup or Four Sea Dragon Soup. Try also their entrees like the Bean Curd Stuffed with Minced Shrimp in Black Bean Sauce and their Braise Sea Cucumber with Fish Fillet and Broccoli.
For seafood cravings, try the Lotus Court Sautéed Lobster, their Squid Stuffed with Minced Shrimp in Sweet Chili sauce, Braised Fish Head with Bean Curd in Sate Sauce, Fish Fillet with Potato in Curry Sauce and Braised Catfish in Spicy Coconut Sauce. They also feature Chinese Barbecued Duck with Vegetable Salad and Chicken Sesame with Oil.
For dessert, try their Chilled Ube Pudding, Taro Cream with Sago, Buchi and a selection of their infamous Davao-grown fresh fruits.
The Lotus Court is located at the international 5-star Marco Polo Hotel along Claro M. Recto Avenue, Davao City. It is open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. For any inquiries or reservation, call (06382) 221-0888 local 7232 to 7233.
With the challenge of constantly surprising their visitors, Lotus Court continually comes up with new dishes to satisfy the oriental taste buds of their guests. You can also expect different events and activities from the Lotus Court to commemorate special events to make your dinning experience more memorable. Though the quality of food and the wide array of dishes available come at a steep price, the experience of the fusion of oriental mystique and Filipino ingenuity is well worth it.