Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The grand finale for our weekend staycation at Edsa Shangri-La is our breakfast buffet at the Heat.  It's been a while since I had a breakfast buffet so I had no expectations.

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After our 6 am morning swim, we packed our bags and headed down to the Heat.   By the entrance they had a board with Breakfast Hourly Forecast for both Saturday and Sunday.
  • 6 - 7 am: Light
  • 7 - 8 am: Busy
  • 8 - 11 am: Very Busy
Since we arrived around 8 am, there was already a line but it moved quickly and we got ushered to our seats in around 15 minutes.  Since I have never dined at the Heat before, even for lunch or dinner, I was pleasantly surprised at how extensive the buffet spread was. 

Bread Station
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They have all the breakfast items you can think of.  They have Plain Oatmeal, Gluten Free Bread, Bread and Butter Pudding...

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Mini Pancakes, Waffles, French Toast

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And an extensive selection of pastries

which includes Croissants, Danish Pastries, Muffins, Rolls and Canapes.

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My Pastry Plate

Cereal Station

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They have all kinds of cereal selections: Corn Flakes, Cheerios, KoKo Crunch, Raisin Bran, Fiber One and my favorite Rice Krispies.

Yogurt Station
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I'm a huge fan of yogurt and that is the reason why I enjoyed Sofitel's Yogurt Station. But unlike where the yogurt variants are flavored, here they have unsweetened yogurt where you can add toppings to bring in more flavors and this makes them healthier.  They have Plain Muesli, Plain Yogurt and Flavored Muesli.  

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Honey and Preserved Fruits Selection
They have different kinds of honey and preserved fruit selections. And since I wanted to try them, I decided to add some as toppings for my Plain Yogurt.

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My Plain Yogurt with Figs and Orange
Since fresh fruits didn't appeal to me, I added preserved figs and orange to my yogurt instead.

Cold Cuts Station

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In addition to the usual breakfast staples, they have a lot more!  They have Cold Cuts with my favorite Smoked Salmon, Salami, Bologna, Ham and condiments.


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My Cold Cuts and Cheese Plate
Omelette Stations

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There are many like me who are fond of having Omelette for breakfast so I was quite glad that they have two stations for it.  I ordered my Smoked Salmon and Capers Omelette from the chef right here.
 
Salad Station

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I always try to have as much greens as I can. 

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My Salad Plate
So here's to my early plate of colorful and detoxifying Salad with Thousand Island Dressing.


Sushi Station

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They have an assortments of Sushi and Makis available.  I'm told that only the Sashimi are not available for breakfast.

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Our Maki Plate
By this point, I was already stuffed so shobe and I shared a plateful of Maki.
 
salmon and tuna sushi
Salmon and Tuna Sushi
We also had a single piece each of their Salmon and Tuna Sushi.

Noodle Station 
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I just couldn't resist the Noodle Station.


noodle station
There were so many toppings to choose from.
 
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My Beef and Mushroom Ramen
I really loved my flavorful
Beef and Mushroom Ramen.

Congee Station
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Plain Congee, Beef Congee and Champorado
Between Beef Ramen and Beef Congee, hands down the Beef Ramen is better.


Dimsum Station
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Mantao and Pork Siomai
Indian Station
indian station
I was excited to see that they had Indian selections too like Idli and Sambar.
 
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Indian Dosa

indian dosa
My Indian Plate
Shobe and I shared the Indian Dosa.  We liked the Indian Dosa but so heavy because it is filled with mashed sweet potato.  The rest of the dishes were bleh. =(


American Station

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The American Station has the famous ham and bacon.
 

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and a lot of other choices.
 
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My American Plate
Filipino Station

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The Filipino Station had Bibingka Latik, Suman Cassava, Maja Blanca, Sapin Sapin, Suman...
 
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Bibingka
and BibingkaI'm glad they have native Filipino delicacies but it's not as awesome as Cafe Ilang-Ilang's.

 
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Mini Taho Station
I was so thrilled to see that they have a Mini Taho Station because it's been a long time since I had one.  (I always wake up late...)  When I showed this to shobe when we went back to our room, she was so regretful she missed this.  



Fruit Station



Beverage Station

beverage station
Aside from specialty teas found in each station like the Tarik Tea in the Indian Station and the Salabat from the Filipino Station, they also have a beverage bar for Fruit Juice.
 

beverage station
The Fruit Juice is not fresh.  The Hot Chocolate tastes like Milo and not Tablea which I'd hope.  Best choice for us was the Brewed Coffee.
 

nespresso
There's also Hot Tea Selections and Nespresso which you could bring out because they have cups with covers.  Shobe was so excited to bring a cup to our room.  She is a coffee addict!


Tsinoy Foodies Verdict


Overall, this is one of the best breakfast buffets I've had.  Heat's superb international cuisine breakfast buffet spread is tough to beat.  We really felt that the room rate is worth it because of their breakfast buffet.

P.S. Thank you so much Shobe for treating me to for this food feast and staycation to de-stress.  I hope someday I can be as disciplined and productive as you! ;)  But, for now I'm just the biggest eater. =))


Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Heat of Edsa Shangri-La Hotel Rate
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Heat of Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
Business Address 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Business Hours Breakfast: 6am-11am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 1,500-2,500
Free WiFi No
Contact (02) 435-3545
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Monday, November 28, 2016

In a household with no maids, it has always been our strategy to stock up as much easy to cook frozen goods as we can.   And, one of family favorites is Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus which you can buy at most supermarkets in the Metro.

There's no denying that there are many times when everyone is just to dead tired after a busy day off and we'd just prefer an easy to cook meal.  During those times, which are quite common, we'd jut head over the freezer and scout for the food options we could find.  Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus is our usual choice because they have so many variants


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And, its very healthyOther than canned tuna, salmon and sardines, I don't think you can have an easier meal packed with Omega 3 other than this.
 
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Sarangani Bay Spicy Marinated Baby Milk Fish

You can cook them in various ways.  It just depends on what you prefer and what's convenient.  We cooked this Spicy Marinated Baby Milk Fish by simply popping in the toasted oven and tada the meal is ready!


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Sarangani Bay Boneless Milk Fish Smoked
My personal favorite is the Boneless Milk Fish Smoked.

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Sarangani Bay Boneless Milk Fish Smoked

It looks just its grilled but we just bake our Boneless Milk Fish Smoked.   My pairing suggestion is with salted egg and tomatoes

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Sarangani Bay Boneless Milkfish Marinated and Unseasoned
For us yuppies, we like the marinated.   But, if you want your own dip you can choose the unseasoned one.
 
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Sarangani Bay Boneless Milkfish Marinated and Unseasoned

We cook our Sarangani Bay Boneless Milkfish Marinated and Unseasoned by using Happycall non-stick double pan.  We just put minimal oil so it's a bit healthy yet fried with the toasted parts.

And that my friends is how we survive our busy lives all thanks to our healthy family favorite Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus.


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