Monday, June 6, 2016

Cantonese Food Festival at Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Have you ever wondered how authentic Cantonese cuisine tasted? No need to travel to Hong Kong or China because Hyatt City of Dream Manila will bring the flavors of Guangdong, China to Manila through its Cantonese Food Festival happening on June 14-19, 2016 at The Cafe, the hotel's all-day buffet and a la carte dining restaurant.

To ensure the authentic taste of the Cantonese dishes to be served during the food festival, Hyatt City of Dreams Manila will be flying in guest chefs Xi Qing Hui and Zhao Pan Fei of Hyatt Regency Dongguan in Guangdong, China.

If you are a fan of Cantonese roasted meat dishes, then you will definitely look forward to char siu, roast chicken, roast duck, roast pork and roast suckling pig.

Guests should also expect a parade of Cantonese dim sum including the well-loved pork siomai, hakaw, checken feet and other dumplings prepared in the traditional Cantonese style.

The noodles stations will definitely be one of the stations that you shouldn't miss. The guest chefs from China will be preparing their signature broths. Recipe for such broths are usually kept as a secret by many chefs, so don't miss the chance to savor them during the Cantonese food festival.

Other Cantonese dishes will also be featured during the food festival and a different set of dishes will be served everyday so that guests can expect a unique Cantonese dining experience everytime they dine at The Cafe during the food festival.

Cantonese cuisine has a diverse profile of flavors that are generally mild and fresh, with a well balance mix of flavors. The cuisine is shared by various towns and cities with different topography and geographical location, thus making Cantonese cuisine a very versatile style of cooking.

The coastal towns and cities make use of a lot of seafood in their dishes. The best examples of which are Hong Kong and Macau which are know for dishes using fish, prawns, scallops, crabs, lobsters and sea cucumber.

The inland towns and cities on the other hand make heavy use of pork, beef, chicken, duck and vegetables. Cantonese cuisine is also know for dried and preserved ingredients such as Chinese sausage, salted egg, century egg, dried fish, dried shrimps, dried scallops, fermented tofu and fermented black beans.

The Cantonese Food Festival is available for lunch (Monday to Friday at 12:00nn to 3:00pm; Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 11:30am to 3:00pm) and for dinner (Monday to Sunday) from 5:30pm to 11:30pm.

Buffet lunch rates are at P1,388++ from Monday to Wednesday, P1,488++  from Thursday to Saturday, and P1,988++  on Sundays. Buffet dinner rates are at P1,888++ from Monday to Wednesday and P1,988++ from Thursday to Sunday. Note that drinks are not included in the rates.

For inquiries or reservations, you can call The Café at +63 (02) 691-1234 extension 1162, or you can reserve online via

The Cafe
Ground Floor, Hyatt City of Dreams Manila
Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque
Contact: +63 (02) 691-1234
Instagram: @HyattCityOfDreamsManila

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