The month of May is National Heritage Month and for us Filipino, there is no better way to celebrate an occasion but with food. Our cuisine is one of the major pillars of our heritage, that is why Manila Marriott Hotel chose to showcase the richness of Filipino Cuisine through its buffet offerings at Marriott Cafe.
Begin your Filipino food adventure through the various street foods, classic favorites and festive dishes which you can find on the different food stations of the restaurant. There's chicharong bulaklak, kwek-kwek, tokwa'y baboy and kinilaw,
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Here is our plate of starters which includes kinilaw, kwek-kwek, tokwa't baboy and chicharong bulaklak.
We also tried regional Filipino dishes such as the Lapaz Batchoy which reminded us of our recent trip to Iloilo. There's also Bulalong Batangas which has a generous amount of beef in it. Every sip of its flavorful broth will instantly transport you to Batangas or even Tagaytay.
The dessert station also includes several Filipino kakanin such as Maja Blanca, Leche Flan, Halaya, Biko, Suman and Cacao Creme Brulee. Here's a plate of kakanin which our group shared.
I also had a Filipino inspired crepe which is filled with mango and served with a scoop of ube gelato and halo-halo gelato. There are other Filipino flavored gelato just like Buko-Pandan, Coconut Sorbet, Palawan Honey and others.
You can also cool down with a serving Halo-Halo. A Mason jar already has the ingredients and you just have to scoop in shaved ice and drizzle your halo-halo with syrup and milk. You can also make it extra special by topping it with ube gelato.
We also recommend that you try the Drink of the Month at Marriott Cafe called Harana which is a mix of pureed mango, coconut cream and pandan. For only P500.00 you get this amazingly refreshing and comforting drink which comes with a free tarsier stuffed toy.
For inquiries or reservation, you can call Marriott Cafe at +63 (02) 988-9999.
Manila Marriott Hotel
No. 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex, Pasay City, Philippines
Contact Number: +63 (02) 988-9999