Marriott Cafe: Flavors of Asia at Marriott Hotel Manila

I've always believed that Asian cuisine is one of the best in the world.  So when I heard that Marriott Cafe (see previous entry) has brought in four chefs from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam for their Flavors of Asia feast, I knew I just had to try it out.  

During this month-long celebration, specialty Asian dishes are added to their usual offerings.  Be captivated by the spice-filled dishes scattered along their various stations.

pork salad and lime dressing
Pork Salad with Lime Dressing
spicy squid salad
Spicy Squid Salad 
banana salad with duck
Banana Salad with Duck
sellada taoge aglkan
Sellade Taoge Aglkan Asin (Beansprout with Salted Fish)
marriott manila flavors of asia

The salads are an excellent place to begin embarking your Asian culinary adventure.  I hope you don't get overwhelmed with heirs salad selections because there's more to follow.  I don't know if this might help but I enjoyed the Banana Salad with Duck.  =D


marriott manila flavors of asia

In picking your viand, don't miss the skewers which are flavorful, tender and succulent.  They go well with the sauce too.

bubur kacang ijo green beans
Bubur Kacang Ijo (Stewed Green Bean with Palm Sugar)
Although I don't enjoy green beans that much, the balance of creaminess and palm sugar did a great job in making the Bubur Kacang Ijo a delightful treat.

Baoloy (Taro Ball)
The Baoloy reminds me of our local Ginataan.  It had chewy taro balls in coconut milk.

Che Troi Nuoc
Che Troi Nuoc (dumpling in ginger syrup)
Not only is the Che Troi Nuoc delicately beautiful to the eyes, it is also as pleasurable to the taste buds.  

pumpkin custard
Pumpkin Custard
I enjoyed the mild and natural sweetness and flavor of the pumpkin.  It was complemented by the simply custard too.

vuun bai tury pandan leave jelly
Vun Bai Tury (Pandan Leave Jelly)
If you have always enjoyed Pandan Jelly, be sure to give the Vun Bai Tury a try.  The texture is consistently smooth and the flavor is just perfect.

xoivi sticky rice cake
Xoivi (Sticky Rice Cake)
marriott cafe cakes
marriott cafe cakes
marriott cafe gelato
Gelato Selections
If the Asian desserts are not enough to please you sweet tooth, they have a wide range of cakes and gelatos that are sure to satisfy you till the very end.

My Selections
plate at marriot cafe
My Plate
Because of the numerous choices, I had plate after plate of their offerings.  I began my dinner with a Japanese sashimi and maki platter.  I also sampled some salads and savored as much of their Smoked Salmon as I could.  For the main course, I recommend you try the Kanom Pang Na Moo (pork canape).  That simple looking dish gave me a great first impression.  

asian drink
Teh Tarik (Black Tea & Condensed Milk), Avocado and Chocolate,
Limade (Fresh Lime Juice)
Drinks are also included in the Flavors of Asia.  The Avocado and Chocolate is absolutely an outstanding and refreshing beverage and the rest are not far from it.

Check out the wide Asian selection at Flavors of Asia while you can (until July 31, 2012)!

Marriott Cafe Flavors of Asia
Business Address Ground Floor Marriott Hotel, #10 Newport Boulevard, 
Newport City, Pasay City
Business Hours Lunch: 12:00 n.n. to 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge
Mon-Thurs: 2,300 php
Fri-Sat: 2,500 php
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