MARCO POLO MANILA – Cucina the hotel’s all day dining ala carte and buffet restaurant dives into a Spanish food festival in time of the arrival of their new executive chef, Lluis Cantons Pesarrodona and he brings to Manila some of his favourite family recipes of simple but very good Catalan food.
The star of our lunch and the preview of this La Catalana food festival was undoubtedly the chef’s Paella Mixta. I love how he shares what he things is the secret to this festive dish. “Paella should have a little bit of everything but nothing in excess”. Not only is this paella a true eye-candy with my eyes glued to those carabinero / big head red prawns that they flew in from Spain, it actually very good as well. Continue reading Cucina at Marco Polo Manila goes Spanish with La Catalana
HEAT RISES! EDSA Shangri-la‘s buffet restaurant, HEAT recently launched 8 new signature dishes prepared by 8 of their talented specialty chefs. Trying the new signature dishes is like a nice gastronomic journey, with inspiration from different parts of the world, it was great savouring specialties from their different chefs, all quite good, from classic staples to familiar dishes reinvented to further titillate our palate.
Curry Seafood Dim Sum by Chef Andy Liew – these gorgeous pockets of joy are really good! Imagine plump seafood pieces that packs a bit of spice from the curry and then there’s the thin, delicate piece of dough that it’s encased with. I would love to eat this all day, so good! Continue reading 8 New Dishes to Make You Visit HEAT at EDSA Shangri-la
Was bored one weekend and went to the Greenbelt area to buy some stuff. Then I passed by CHOPS Chicago Steak House and saw that they’re offering this nice weekend buffet, being the shameless meat lover that I am, I can’t pass on that opportunity to stuff myself on awesome steaks so I availed their Lunch Buffet promo.
Sausage + Ribs + Turkey + Various Steak Cuts = One awesome lunch.
Continue reading Buffet at CHOPS Chicago Steakhouse – Gorging on Steaks and Ribs
Finally got the chance to try Corniche at Diamond Hotel last week, Yey! I’ve wanted to try this buffet place for quite some time.(part of my long and growing bucket list of go-to’s) and it was quite timely that they’re having a Malaysian Food Festival and I was more than happy to give it a go.
Malaysia offers one of Asia’s finest cuisines with its wide variety of cooking styles and flavors, mainly influenced by its three major races: Malay, Chinese and Indian, as well as the myriad of ethnic groups from its different regions. From September 5-16, experience Malaysian culinary diversity with MakananLazat: A Malaysian Food Festival, highlighting the culinary masterpieces meticulously prepared by guest Malaysian Chef Cheong Yan See of Enderun Colleges.
Prepare for a gastronomic feast and let the culinary adventure begin with a spread of authentic Malay fares at Cornicherestaurant’s lunch and dinner buffet. From the zesty appetizers, flavorful array of mains, to a tempting assortment of desserts, Chef See will ensure that Corniche’s sumptuous buffet with be teeming with Malaysia’s popular dishes. Enjoy the mouth-watering Curry Laksa(Egg Noodles with Coconut Curry Broth), DalchaKambing(Lamb Shank and Lentil Curry), NasiAyam Ipoh (Ipoh Chicken Rice) and KarryIkan(Snapper Fish Curry),andManggadan Sago Gula Melaka (Sago Pudding with Mango and Malaccan Coco-caramel Sauce).
Continue reading PR: Malaysian Culinary Treasures Featured at Corniche, Diamond Hotel
Got invited to the launch of Flavors of Asia at the Manila – Marriott Hotel. Their having an all-Asian theme for their buffet at Marriott Cafe and they amassed four different chefs for this wonderful offering.
They officially launched Flavors of Asia at The Den of Marriott Manila. There the four chefs were introduced with their signature dishes. Chef Thanatorn Krobsuay of JW Marriott Bangkok with his Som Tum (Green Papaya Salad), Chef Dadang Wahyudi of JW Marriott Jakarta, Indonesia and his Aneka Sate (Assorted Satay), Chef Ruhizad Muri of Renaissance Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and his Beef Rendang, and finally Chef Phan Tien Hoa of Renaissance Riverside and his Cha Gio (Fried Spring Roll).
Continue reading Experience Flavors of Asia at Marriott Cafe
Many will agree that one of the best ways to experience Asia is through its food—historic, flavorful, and vast. Especially for the Southeast Asian region that boasts a multi-cultural and hard-hitting influence with the way we enjoy cooking and eating, it’s no wonder why dishes that hail from these regions are considered a feast for the senses.
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Went to Sambo Kojin with some of my office-mates, (Happy birthday Mary!) finally got the chance to dine there and try their buffet! Marbled Beef awesomeness for the win!
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It’s my Dad’s special day and I wanted to have lunch with him, just the two of us. So I insisted that he try Vikings.
Continue reading Lunch with Dad at Vikings