Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Discover the Flavors of Asia at Marriott Manila

I believe that some of the best things that unite people all over the world are love, music, and food! I'm sure you'll also agree that one of the ways to experience another culture is through its food because of the gastronomic history and flavors of each dish.

In Southeast Asia, all countries here have residents who love to cook and eat. This is why it is a given that dishes from these regions are considered a feast for the senses. Marriott Manila recognizes this and pays tribute to four of Asia's most famous cuisines via a month-long celebration of Oriental Flavors from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Experience a larger-than-life encounters with four culinary masters: JW Marriott Bangkok's Thanatorn Krobsuay, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur's Ruhizad Muri, JW Marriot Jakarta's Dadang Wahyudi, and Renaissance Riverside Saigon's Phan Tien Hoa. Each has a culinary career track that is dynamically diverse such that guests could only expect a palate-ticking adventure when they dine at Marriott's Flavors of Asia buffet. Read more about each chef here.

Look at the sleeves of these chefs' uniforms! Super nice touch!
Enjoy an authentic Asian dinner for P1850 net during weekdays and P2000 net during weekends. Bond with family and friends over a delicious mix of aromatic, sweet, spicy, rich, and hot Flavors of Asia! I was invited to try out the sumptuous buffet at the Marriott Cafe the other night and the experience, indeed, was a gastronomic treat. Check out the buffet menu here.

Of course, Flavors of Asia won't be complete without the Philippines' very own seafood choices. So don't forget to include tiger prawns, steamed lobster on ice, marinated marina clam, and curacha crab on your plate. All are highly regarded for their freshness, standout taste, and quality.

For those who want to meet the four chefs and learn from them firsthand, sign up for the special cooking classes happening on July 9 (Thai), July 16 (Malaysian), July 23 (Vietnamese); and July 30 (Indonesian) for P1500 net each inclusive of a hearty lunch. 

Want to learn how to cook some of the chefs' best dishes? I've uploaded a document shared by Marriott where you can find RECIPES with mouth-watering photos from Indonesia -- Ayam Lawar (Sauteed Minced Chicken with Spicy Coconut) and Pepes Ikan Kakap (Baked Red Snapper with Herbs and Spices in Banana Leaf); Malaysia -- Acar Rampai (Rampai Pickle) and Cucur Kodok Pisang (Mashed Banana Fritters); Thailand -- Thod Man Pla (Spicy Fish Cakes with Cucumber Sauce) and Tom Yam Goong Mae Nam (Spicy River Prawn Soup with Lemongrass); and Vietnam -- Cha Gio (Deep Fried Spring Rolls) and Goi Cuan (Fresh Spring Rolls).

For inquiries and reservations, just call Marriott Cafe at 988-9999. To get updates on new promos, follow them on Twitter and like their page on Facebook.

*To view more pictures taken of the  buffet, please visit the Flavors of Asia photo album in this blog's Facebook page.

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