22 September 2015

Marriott Manila's North Asian Showdown at Marriott Café

Traveling has certainly evolved.  In earlier years, we travel to shop, but now, most of the global brands are already here in the Philippines.  We instead find ourselves traveling to enjoy the local cuisine.  Just a few hours from Manila, and into neighboring Asian countries, we get a taste of authentic local cuisine.  Well Manila, you're in for a treat!  For a whole month, starting September 17 to October 15, 2015, you can go on a culinary journey to Korea, China and Japan through Marriott Manila's North Asian Food Festival at the newly reopened Marriott Café. 

Marriott Manila's Best Chefs are joined by International Guest Chefs for a month long fete, to make your culinary journey enjoyable.  Imagine going on a journey to the Land of the Morning Calm for authentic bulgogi, japchae, galbi and Korean hot pots.  Travel on to the Land of the Rising Sun for fresh sushi, sukiyaki, katsu and savor roast meat, steamed fish, and choose from a wide selection of Chinese dimsum specialties at the Middle Kingdom.

A week ago, Mickey and I had the privilege to go on this culinary journey as Marriott Café reopened with their North Asian Food Festival.

With our lovely and gracious host, Marriott Manila's Director for Marketing Communications,
Michelle Garcia

I'm pretty sure many of you would like to go on this journey with your families and friends.  Don't forget to call in for a reservation, Marriott Café has beautiful private dining rooms such as these to make your culinary journey more memorable.

In this photo (left to right): Marriot Manila's Sous Chef Rej Casanova, Chinese Chef Jun Li, Marriott Manila's Director of Food and Beverage Brendan Mahoney, International Guest Chef, Suh Dong Jin and Marriott Cafe's Sous Chef Bryan Salarzon to the guests.

Michelle Garcia, goes on an interview for Marriott Cafe's, North Asian Showdown

Celebratory drinks at the bar

Cheese selections, bread, cold cuts, dried fruit and nuts

Marriott Café's team gets ready with a smile

Korean Hot Pot station

 Crab, oysters and prawns ready for the grill

We had crabs grilled that night, who could resist these?

Choose what goes inside your Ramen bowl

What's inside my ramen bowl

Steamed, roasted and grilled vegetables

At the carving station
Fried chicken with sweet chili sauce

Kalbi Jim
(Braised short rib stew)

Stir fried pork belly with chili paste sauce

Korean seafood and kimchi pancake station

Sushi, sashimi, and maki station

Tempura station

Salad station

                                                                Choose your salad dressing

One of my favorite stations, the grill!

Marinated cucumber

Deep fried bean curd with spicy salt

Yang chow fried rice

Roasted pork, duck and chicken

Roast duck, pork asado, soy chicken and roast pork

Choose what goes in your noodle soup

Bibimbap station
Time for sweet endings, Ice cream and gelato station

Fondue station

Yummy bite sliced goodies

Wasn't that an exciting culinary journey through Korea, Japan and China?  I know you want to go experience it too with your family and friends!  Call for reservations at Marriott Café for the North Asian Showdown (from September 17 until October 15, 2015) at (+63-2) 988-9999. 

Lunch and dinner buffet rates are as follows:

Php 1,900 nett - Monday to Saturday Lunch Buffet
Php 2,100 nett - Sunday to Thursday Dinner Buffet

Marriott Manila is located No. 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex, Pasay City, Philippines.  For updates on Marriott Hotel, Manila, find them on Facebook @marriotthotelmanila, Twitter @marriottmanila and on Instagram @manilamarriott.


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