Photo by Jeric Travis of Chowking’s Barbeque Lauriat in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The word “lauriat” derives from the Chinese-Hokkien “Lao Diat” denoting a celebration. It is commonly associated with the Cebuano- and Ilonggo-speaking areas where immigrants from China’s Fujian province have had a residential presence for over a century, if not centuries.
A traditional lauriat, particularly in the Bacolod area, would consist of an eight-, nine-, or ten-course dinner that may include such various dishes as noodles, Peking duck, lobster, and abalone.
In the Philippines, the Filipino-Chinese fastfood restaurant chain Chowking offers a lauriat meal as a combination of a few of the following possible components: lumpiang shanghai / sweet-and-sour pork / crispy fish fillet / fried chicken / orange chicken, siomai, chopsuey, pancit canton, buchi…
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Photo is related to event on November 15, 2015:
Chowking Al Ghurair Centre (Dubai, UAE) launches Chicken Barbeque Lauriat.