Shangri-La Hotel Sydney Hosts the Filipino Food Festival at Cafe Mix

Philippine Food Festival 2016 Shangri-La Sydney

Filipino Food takes center stage at Cafe Mix, the all-day dining restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel Sydney (Australia), through the Philippine Food Festival theme buffet happening this September 16-25, 2016. This food promotion is in partnership with Makati Shangri-La Manila (Philippines), the Philippine Department of Tourism and Philippine Airlines.

Philippine Food Festival 2016 Shangri-La Sydney
Cafe Mix | image courtesy of Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Guest chefs Rico Celdo Venzon, Athena Blanche Tan Oropesa and Erma Balaquiao Palanca from the Makati Shangri-La Manila will be treating the dining guests at Cafe Mix with the colorful and festive flavors of Filipino cuisine which is considered the latest emerging food trend around the world.

Philippine Food Festival 2016 Shangri-La Sydney
Ensaladang Itlog na Maalat

With influences from Malay, Chinese and Spanish cuisines, Filipino cuisine is one of the most unique and exciting culinary cultures of Asia. Diners can expect a diverse spread of dishes, including classic and modern interpretation of Filipino favorites.

Philippine Food Festival 2016 Shangri-La Sydney
Lumpiang Sariwa

Some of the Filipino dishes to watch for are Adobong Manok (a rich chicken dish cooked in soy, vinegar and garlic), Lechon Kawali Sisig (stir-fried crispy pork), Kare-Kareng Buntot ng Baka (stewed oxtail in peanut sauce), and Sinigang (a soup dish that combines the savory taste of pork, beef or fish, and the sour taste of tamarind). For dessert, there's the Halo-Halo (assorted sweetened fruits topped with shaved ice, leche flan, ube, ice cream and milk), Turon (a banana-and-jackfruit spring roll) and Maja Blanca (coconut pudding with sweet corn).

Sydney Harbour | image courtesy of Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

The buffet lunch is available from 12:00nn to 2:30pm at A$57 per person, while the buffet dinner is available from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at A$82 per person. In celebration of the 70 years of collaboration between Australia and the Philippines, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney will donate A$2 for every person who dines at the festival to Operation Restore Hope.

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