SPOONFUL - Around the World at Cafe Ilang Ilang

Take a gastronomic tour of the world at Cafe Ilang Ilang at The Manila Hotel!

Attention food lovers! Take a global tour around the world by visiting the famed Cafe Ilang Ilang of The Manila Hotel. The spacious restaurant is a renaissance of chic casual dining which brings together a vast array of cuisines from across all continents.

Names as one of the best restaurants by Philippine Tatler in 2014, the all day dining cafe has nine uniquely designed buffet stations showcasing some of the best dishes all over the globe. It also has live cooking stations where chefs prepare our guests'meals right before their very eyes. The Cigar Room or the Wine and Cheese Room is also available for intimate gatherings with family and friends.

Head tou our Japanese buffet stations and enjoy your favorite tempura hot off the fryer or the freshly sliced sashimi. Have your fill of baby back ribs and roast beef with sauces at the Churrasco station. The restaurant also boasts of its Halal Kitchen, which adheres to all Islamic culinary practices all over the world.

Pizza lovers are in for a treat in our Italian station as their favorite pizza flavors are prepared in our wood fire oven. Aside from the signature Pizza Manila Hotel, guests can also indulge in our freshly made pastas by our skillful team.

The Desserts station under the supervison of Chef Jerome, the new Executive Pastry chef, is a feast of color and flavor with diners flocking to taste his signature macarons - among his specialties. It is a sure favorite among our guests with distinguishing palate. Not to be missed are the stations' selections of sugar-free treats guaranteed to satiate the sweet tooth without busting the waistline.

For inquiries and reservations, please cal Cafe Ilang Ilang at 527 00 11 local 1317 or 1318. For updates and promos, visit www.facebook.com/TheManilaHotel or via Twitter at @manilahotel

Last week, I was invited to experience this global gastronomic tour and boy was it an experience! It was really like taking a trip around the world with the various buffet stations which , by the way, are all delicious and mouth watering!

They have an assortment of greens at their salad bar and prepared salads as well

They have various terrines and aspic jellies...

As well as fresh crustaceans, and mollusks

They also have appetizers and hors' d'ouevres such as this salmon and braised red cabbage,

cauliflower panna cotta,
 and scallop salad with edible flowers and strawberry vinaigrette

They also have an assortment of breads and rolls

Their stations are grouped by country.The Filipino buffet station has Sinigang na Tadyang, Kalderetang Kambing and Lapu-lapu among its dishes.

Probably one of the best sinigangs I've tasted. It was so creamy because of the gabi and the meat was so tender.

They also have a Chinese and Dimsum section

And a Japanese section where you can get get hot of the fryer tempura. Yum!

They also have a Korean Section that has a wide array of korean side dishes as well as traditional dishes like Bulgogi and Jeyook

Their Halal section is one of my favorites! I was floored by their Lamb Roganjosh and partnered with the freshly made chapati, I was sold!

Another one of my favorite stations was the Thai food, the curried prawns and shrimp spring roll was the best!

The carving station couldn't have been more any better.

The dessert station is a sight to behold! It is literally a feast of almost all types of pastries and desserts

I had the grandest time dining at Cafe Ilang Ilang. It was an exhilirating feeling; to travel across the globe with food. Thank you Cafe Ilang Ilang and Manila Hotel for this wonderful experience :)


  1. And now I am drooling!



  2. Whoah! Craving for salads. Love to eat fresh fruits and veggies. Will going to put this on my note! ;)

  3. I just hated my self from reading your blog. I'm drooling now! HAHAHA! :D

  4. I tried Cafe Ilang-Ilang during my staycation at Manila Hotel. i had a great time with all the options and I left with my belly aching hehe

  5. Oh! I miss the Filipino cuisine. I wish I could find time to visit this awesome place.

  6. This is my kind of place! It's the first time I've even heard of Cafe Ilang Ilang, will definitely look it up one of these days for a feast. :)


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