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Tasting a whole palette of flavors all at once

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If Indian cuisine is not your thing, saying enjoying it is more of an acquired taste, maybe you haven’t experienced tasting the best food that the South Asian country has to offer. Or maybe, you really haven’t been to a restaurant that offers authentic Indian cuisine.

I remember, living in the Middle East for a couple of years, I was able to make friends with the spiciest and most interesting food I ever had on my plate—traditional food of India has been widely appreciated for its generous use of herbs and spices that make its taste really distinct. It’s true that you can experience a whole palette of flavors all at once. You can taste sweet, sour, spicy, and tangy flavors in one bite. And if that doesn’t interest you, I don’t know what will.

I was also introduced to the intricate process of cooking their dishes before they are served on the table. Imagine, they have dishes that require five different cooking techniques and they can cook something completely different from people in other places with the same ingredients.

Kusina Sea Kitchens’ signature Indian dishes

On October 27, I had a mini-reunion with Indian food. Hilton Manila’s all-day dining restaurant Kusina Sea Kitchens celebrated Diwali or Festival of Lights with the launch of “Treasures of India” as part of its daily buffet offerings.

Treasures of India buffet menu highlights include traditional favorites such as Golgappa pani poori, Prawn masala, Lamb Biryani, among others.

“We are delighted to present our loyal patrons with a vibrant spread of authentic Indian cuisine specially prepared by our new Senior Sous Chef Manish Thapa,” shares John Lucas, hotel general manager, adding, “Our team has curated a feast of rich and deep flavors that seamlessly blends with our other ‘open kitchen’ offerings such as the Japanese, Chinese, Western, and even the Filipino Paluto stations.”

Hilton Manila’s Treasures of India Chef Manish Thapa

During the event Chef Manish presented diners with healthy, vegetarian options as well as mouthwatering desserts Gulab jamun, Rasmalai, and Mango lassi. Kusina Sea Kitchens’ buffet selection is available on weekdays for dinner, and on weekends for lunch and dinner, with prices from P2,480 net per person.

Kusina Sea Kitchens indulges patrons with a premium buffet featuring fresh and sustainably sourced produce and ingredients. The restaurant, located on the hotel’s third floor, is also known for its different ‘open kitchens’ where guests can freely interact with the chefs and team members while partaking in the buffet offerings. The culinary team, which was recently hailed as the 2022 Philippine Culinary Cup Overall Champions

Professional Division, can also prepare select seafood and meats at the Paluto station a la minute, to the diners’ preference.

Hilton Manila observes stringent health and safety measures in line with local government guidelines and Hilton’s own CleanStay initiative and holds the Department of Tourism “Safety Seal”.

A spread of Hilton Manila’s signature Indian dishes

For inquiries and reservations, please call +632 7239 7788, send an email to MNLPH_F&, or visit Follow @hiltonmanila on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.


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