Global food trip at Okada Manila
Medley BuffetDestination: When you can’t decide where to go
A buffet is always a great choice when there are many preferences to consider. Medley offers a variety of picks including Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Italian cuisines. For the holidays, hungry diners can load up on roasted turkey, prime rib carving, foie gras, lechon, and seafood, among a couple more others.
Yu LeiDestination: Shanghai, China
Enjoy fresh deep-fried king prawns wrapped in kataifi with avocado cream sauce, roasted peking duck, pan-fried wagyu fillet, and foie gras with specially made truffle sauce in the comforts of the city—a treat specially created for discerning palates.
Japanese Kappou ImamuraDestination: Shinjuku, Japan
Savor the authentic taste of a masterful kaiseki meal with Michelin-starred chef Hirofumi Imamura’s flash-smoked seasonal fish salad, sake-simmered live lobster in seasonal vegetable thick sauce, and charcoal-grilled seasonal fish soup in ichiban dashi.
Goryeo Korean DiningDestination: Seoul, Korea
Goryeo offers a challenge to all samgyeopsal lovers with the Ultimate 8 Samgyeopsal, a set of eight samgyeopsal flavors suitable for three to five persons. The set includes kimchi mandu, jeongol (spicy dumpling soup), and gyeran jjim (Korean steamed egg).
KiapoDestination: Manila, Philippines
Traditional Filipino food is perfect for balikbayans. Treat visiting loved ones to the classics they’ve been longing for: crispy pata, grilled tuna belly with manggang hilaw, pata humba, pakbet, inihaw na baboy, ginataang halo-halo, and a choice of jasmine, java, garlic, or bagoong rice, depending on the set.
Until Jan. 5, Enbu offers a variety of festive platters for four persons. The Grilled Platter set features the freshest Australian wagyu, squid, chicken teriyaki, and salmon foil-yaki. The Sashimi and Sushi Platter is filled with tuna, toro, salmon, Japanese salmon, tanigue, white fish, and spicy tuna roll, while the signature Tempura Platter comes with prawns and vegetable tempura.
Lobby Lounge and The Pastry ShopDestination: Europe
Taste buds travel to Europe through Lobby Lounge’s New Year’s Eve platters of either jamon iberico with manchego or a selection of cheese platters, paired with local beer, wine, cocktails, or mocktails. For those potluck parties, pick up a cake or log at the Pastry Shop.
Red SpiceDestination: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Indulge in Chef Chung Wai Lau’s traditional Cantonese recipes for the holidays: crispy noodles with mixed seafood, stir-fried pork belly with bell pepper in honey sauce, and steamed egg with assorted seafood and crab roe.
La Piazza Ristorante ItalianoDestination: Naples, Italy
Get a taste of la dolce vita this New Year’s Eve with La Piazza’s three-course holiday dinners and free-flowing wine. La Piazza offers roasted cod fillet with tomato, pancetta concasse, pumpkin mush, and red wine sauce for tonight’s dinner. Of course, no Italian meal is complete without proper wine—top off the merriments with Prosecco, Chardonnay, and Nero d’Avola.
Ginza NagaokaDestination: Tokyo, Japan
Sushi lovers will enjoy the talent of Chef Junji Nagaoka, a full-fledged fugu chef, who is bringing delectable hand-pressed sushi and sashimi to this 10-seat sushi bar. Diners can also enjoy an authentic omakase topped off with authentic sake.