Flavors of Asia at Marriott Manila

A lot of people will agree that one of the best ways to experience Asia is
through its food—historic, flavorful, and vast. Especially for the
Southeast Asian region  that boasts a multi-cultural and hard-hitting
influence with the way we enjoy  cooking and eating, it’s no wonder why
dishes that hail from these regions are  considered a feast for the
To  pay tribute to this revered cuisine of the world; Marriott
Manila brings home  four of the Asia ’s most famous cuisines.  From
Thailand , Malaysia , Indonesia and Vietnam , Marriott Cafe tantalizes
 everyone with a masterpiece through a month-long celebration of
Oriental  flavors that’s uniquely Marriott.
What  else could be more exciting other than a larger than life
encounter with  Renaissance Kuala Lumpur’s Ruhizad Muri, JW Marriott
Jakarta’s Dadang Wahyudi,  Renaissance Riverside Saigon Phan Tien Hoa,
and JW Marriott Bangkok Thanatorn  Krobsuay. Boasting with culinary
career track that is dynamically diverse,  expect only authentic and a
palate tickling adventure anyone could get.
For  only P2, 300 net from Sunday to Thursday and P2, 500 net for
Friday and  Saturday, enjoy a charming Asian dinner that assures an
enjoyable age-old  tradition of bonding through a delicious mix of
aromatic, spicy, rich, sweet,  and hot Flavors of Asia.
Back  by popular demand, Thai food definitely deserves all the hype
for its four  fundamental tastes that we Filipinos love: sweet, sour,
salty, and bitter.  Chef Thanatorn Krobsuay who trail blazed the first
two consecutive most-talked  about Thai Food Fest at Marriott Café,
there’s no denying that it’s one of the  cuisines we regularly crave
for. This year, chef Thanathorn makes the  selections more lavish and
worth discovering with his new menu line up such  as: deep fried sea
bass with chili sauce, sautéed squid with pineapple and  cucumber, beef
balls cooked with typical Malay sauce, and braised beef spiced  with
turmeric and coconut.
More  than its legendary nasi lemak, chef  Ruhizad Muri gives
foodies a taste of Malaysia ’s noteworthy nyonya cuisine.  A signature
Penang-type of cooking  that blends spices from roots (galangal,
turmeric, and ginger); leaves  (pandan, lime, and laksa); fruit (lemon,
tamarind, and green mangoes);  together with other ingredients like
shrimp paste and chilies.  Imbibed from Thai cooking style, chef
 Ruhizad puts an interesting twist with the time-honored wok dishes of
 Malaysia . This section invites  everyone as well to get creative with
blue crab, shrimps,dilis fish, beef tenderloin, chicken,  clams,
barbeque chicken, steamed fish, assorted vegetables peppered with
 Malaysian spices.
Another  Southeast Asian cuisine that deserves to be in the
limelight is Indonesian.  Popular for their satay which shows Asians’
love affair for grilled meats,  chef Dadang Wahyudi makes skewers
tastier and more appetizing with these  selections: chicken, shrimps,
calamari, beef, goat, pork and fish in assorted  marinations! Another
must-try is the bebek betutu klung klung, an  all-spiced up Balinese
dish enhanced by a host of pungent roots, herbs, and  seasoning. Both
locals and visitors are just so psyched about this heavenly  roasted
duck recipe that it’s considered a dish specially reserved for big
 banquets and ceremonies.
A  native of Ho Chi Minh, chef Phan Thien Hoa presents well-rounded
Vietnamese  dishes notable for its minimal use of oil, bountiful use of
herbs and  vegetables– which shouldn’t make one wonder why it ranks as
one of the  healthiest foods in the world! Most travelers would agree
that a Vietnam trip is never complete  without tasting a steamy and
flavorful bowl of pho. Considered the heart and soul of  Vietnamese
cuisine, it features a delicious play on broth, rice noodles, meat,
 herbs and spices. Another delicacy that Vietnam is famous for is the
 Vietnamese spring rolls—soft rice wrappers filled with choicest meats
and  vegetables such as shrimps, tofu, chicken, and beef. Enjoy it fresh
and slow  at this special section which will make you feel the charming
street-food  style eating in Vietnam .
And  with the Philippines long coast line, it’s a  crime to miss out
our very owns seafood choices. Your meal will never be  complete
without the tiger prawns, steamed lobster on ice, marinated marina  clam
and curacha crab which are all  highly regarded for its freshness,
standout taste and quality. So make sure  this cold section is part of
your eating plan.
While  the West is abundant with milk for most of their dessert
recipes, Southeast  Asians on the other hand capitalize on the creamy
goodness of coconut milk,  whether it’s for glutinous rice or fruits. A
mix of sweet, savory, hot and  cold, these should be a flavorful last
hurrah for a really good meal: pandan  crepes rolled with caramelize
coconut, stewed green bean with palm sugar,  banana in sweet coconut,
pandan leave jelly plus other famous delicacies that  will surely strike
anyone’s fancy.
Much more, we believe  that food and travel are a perfect way to go
if someone wants to have an  in-depth experience of a local destination.
With this in mind, our Marriott  properties in  Thailand,  Malaysia ,
 Indonesia and Vietnam ,are giving away  three days and two nights gift
certificates to four lucky diners of Flavors of  Asia—all you need to
fully enjoy a one hundred percent Asian  experience!
Bringing  an authentic taste of local life and hospitality, our four
chefs will also  conduct a special cooking class for only P1, 500 net
inclusive of a hearty  lunch: July 9, Thai; July 16, Malaysian, July 23
Vietnamese; and July 30,  Indonesian. If you wish to experience this
treat that’s injected with fun and  information, consider enjoying Asian
cuisine by learning to cook it yourself!

Instead  of hitting the usual haunt, invite the group over and
explore a night of culinary adventure at Marriott Café, guaranteed to
give anyone a quick  passport to Asia .

For  inquiries or reservations, call Marriott Café at  988-9999.


An  inviting beacon set in the world-class casino entertainment
complex of Resorts  World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila is the place to
work and play. Ideally  located in Newport City across Ninoy Aquino
International Airport  Terminal 3, it is a convenient 15 minute drive
from Makati Business District  and Bonifacio  Global City . Affording a
splendid view of the  adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts
342 exquisite guest  accommodations that offers luxurious bedding,
in-room safe, mini-bar,  high-speed Internet, air conditioning, 40″ full
high definition LCDs with  IPTV, videos on demand and jack pack
plug-and-play system. The hotel features  excellent dining options such
as Marriott Cafe, Cru Steakhouse, Java+ and Lobby Lounge. Leisure
facilities include Quan  Spa, Health Club, Salon and Newport Mall. With a
Grand Ballroom and several  meeting rooms, Marriott Hotel Manila is
also the ultimate destination for  meetings and events, from
 weddings to gala dinner  celebrations.

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