IF you haven’t got the time to travel to the Northern Asia just yet, then the next best thing is an introductory dining experience found at the newly renovated Marriott Café in Resorts World Manila at Pasay City.
From one buffet to the next, authentic dishes make up the ongoing “North Asian Showdown” food promotion of the hotel’s all-day dining outlet.
Begin with a feast of bulgogi jun, dukboki, japchae, gaibi and Korean hot pot from the “Land of the Morning Calm.” Then head on over to the “Land of Rising Sun” for fresh sushi, sukiyaki and katsu. And finally indulge in roast meats, steamed fish, and a cornucopia of Chinese dim sum in the “Middle Kingdom.”
Especially for the food promotion also, guest chefs have been invited to take charge of the different stations. Chef Suh Dong Jin of Seoul and Chef Law Wing Wui of Hong Kong are on top of the Korean Hot Pot, Japanese Ramen and Korean Bibimbap stations; while Chef Rej Casanova, the hotel’s Chinese Sous Chef Jun Li, and Marriott Café Sous Chef Bryan Salarzon see to the rest of the buffet’s offerings.
Moreover at each station, diners can customize their dish with their choice of the freshest ingredients to be prepared immediately by the station chefs.
Besides these truly Northern Asian dishes, the new café also offers beverages that celebrate the diversity of the region including Japanese sake, bubble teas, Korean soju cocktails, Sapporo premium beer and selection of wines.
To cap the North Asian food promotion, there will be a Japanese Barbecue Night at the Great Room on October 8 where guests can enjoy a buffet of savory meats, sushi and Sapporo beer and sake.
On top of the Northern Asian cuisine, more gastronomic offerings are laid out daily by Marriott Manila’s Executive Chef Meik Brammer and his talented culinary team for diners to enjoy.
The executive chef also noted that overall experience will be more memorable in terms of ambiance as the café just redesigned its interior, which now has a more spacious layout with elegant and modern design touches.
The reopening is celebrated with the rich culinary heritage of Korea, Japan and China, the cultures of the region are highlighted. In fact, even the friendly staff adorn elegant traditional Korean, Japanese and Chinese garments.
Elaborate chocolate carvings of dolls in traditional costumes are noticeable at the entrance of the café completing the Asian vibe of the place.
For his part, Food and Beverage director Brendan Mahoney, shared that the food festival, which runs until October 15, is only an introductory treat for a series of exciting offerings at the café.
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