Pan Pacific Manila, the top luxury hotel in Manila, recently rolled-out it latest culinary offerings featuring Middle Eastern dishes prepared by Pan Pacific Manila's new sous chef, Chef Tarek Alsarraj. Chef Tarek, who is from Syria, brings with him his mastery of various Middle Eastern cuisines to conceptualize and create dishes for the hotel's Middle Eastern guests and clients.
|Pan Pacific Manila’s General Manager, Richard Masselin with Chef Tarek Alsarraj|
Photo from Pan Pacific Manila
Chef Tarek also has a separate kitchen, separate cooking utensils and separate food storage to ensure that his ingredients don't get in contact with Haram (non-Halal) ingredients. Here are some of the Middle Eastern dishes we sampled.
|Arabic Mixed Grill|
Desserts (clockwise from top left) Tulumba, Baklava, Tukish Pudding & Umm Ali
We then finished off our dinner with Turkish Coffee and Moroccan Tea. I always thought that Turkish Coffee and Greek Coffee are the same, but having finally tasted an authentic Turkish Coffee, proved me very wrong. Turkish coffee has a very distinct aromatic flavor.
After dinner, we also got to try Shisha. For only P500.00 nett per flavor, you can already have a shisha session with your friends which also comes with one serving of appetizer from the Middle Eastern menu. It was our first time to experience Shisha and so far it has been an enjoyable social experience.
With a very talented in-house sous chef responsible for Middle Eastern cuisine and with the addition of Shisha sessions as one of its offerings to its guests, Pan Pacific Manila further sets itself apart from other hotels in the Manila Bay Area as it strive to continuously provide refreshing experiences to its guests. With Ms. Jane Perez joining the management team as the new Sales and Marketing Director of Pan Pacific Manila, we are confident that Pan Pacific Manila will continue to surprise us with new concepts in the future.
Pan Pacific Manila
M. Adriatico corner General Malvar Streets, Malate, Manila City, Philippines
Contact Number: +63 (02) 318-0788