Celebrate Makati Cityâ€™s 342nd Foundation Day and its sisterhood with Iloilo City via a delectable Ilonggo buffet spread featuring the prized shellfish diwal (angel wings clam) and other traditional Ilonggo flavors at Mandarin Oriental Manilaâ€™s Paseo Uno where US-trained Ilongga Chef Pauline Gorriceta-Banusing will once again showcase her own version of some well-loved traditional Ilonggo dishes.
Diners can look forward to an interesting line-up that will of course include the now famed diwal or angel wing clams, a specie native to the Visayan region that is now staging a mean comeback after being included in the endangered species list just a few years back and other Iloilo seafood delights like Steamed Talaba, or large oysters, and Grilled Mangrove Jack fish or managat.
Also, on the menu are Ilonggo specialties such as Chicken Inasal, Iloiloâ€™s iconic barbecue chicken dish; Chicken Tinuom (steamed chicken cooked in banana leaves); Kinilawin na Tanigue na may Tuba (slices of tanigue fish marinated in a special native vinegar from the mountains of Leon, Iloilo); Lukon na may Aligue (fresh prawns from Roxas City with crab fat) and a Batuan soured Beef Kansi plus many more.
Chow Buzz highly recommends that you leave space for the Yema Cake and the super namitÂ Ube Brazo de Mercedes desserts that were specially prepared for this festival.
The 10-day Ilonggo buffet food fest entitled, â€śDiwal and other Ilonggo Flavoursâ€ť will run beginning today May 25 till June 3 and will be available for lunch and dinner at Paseo Uno, Mandarin Oriental Manila Hotel. For more information and table reservations, call the Mandarinâ€™s Paseo Uno directly at (+632) 750-8888.