Asia's Culinary Masters in Mariott Manila's Flavors of Asia Buffet (Part 1 of 2)

Cha Gio (Vietnamese Spring Rolls)

It was such a wonderful experience to witness four culinary masters dished up their flavorful take on modern Asian cuisine when Marriott Manila brought home four of the Asia’s most famous cuisines last week. Held at the state-of-the-art meeting room - The Den,  Chef Thanatorn Krobsuay (Thailand), chef Dadang Wahyudi (Indonesia), chef Ruhizad Muri (Malaysia), and chef Phan Thien Hoa (Vietnam) presented their culinary masterpieces representing dishes from their country of origin.

Chef Thanatorn Krobsuay  (Thailand), chef Dadang Wahyudi (Indonesia), chef Ruhizad Muri (Malaysia), and chef Phan Thien Hoa (Vietnam)

Chef Phan Thien Hoa of Renaissance Riverside, a native of Ho Chi Minh presented Cha Gio - Vietnamese Spring Rolls (above picture) made from soft rice wrappers and filled with choicest meats and vegetables such as shrimps, tofu, chicken, and beef. Vietnamese dishes such as Cha Gio is notable for its minimal use of oil, bountiful use of herbs and vegetables-- which shouldn’t make one wonder why it ranks as one of the healthiest foods in the world!

Som Tum  (Green Papaya Salad)

Chef Thanatorn Krobsuay of JW Marriott from Thailand who trail blazed the first two consecutive most-talked about Thai Food Fest at Marriott Café showcased his Som Tum or Green papaya salad.Thai food definitely deserves all the hype for its four fundamental tastes that we Filipinos love: sweet, sour, salty, and bitter.

Aneka Sate (Assorted Satay)

Chef Dadang Wahyudmade of JW Marriott from Indonesia made Aneka Sate -  tastier skewers and more appetizing with these selections: chicken, shrimps, calamari, beef, goat, pork and fish in assorted marinations!

Daging Rendang (Beef Rendang)

Chef Ruhizad Muri of Renaissance from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia presented Daging Rendang (Beef Rendang) which gives a taste of Malaysia’s noteworthy nyonya cuisine - a signature Penang type of cooking that blends spices from roots (galangal, turmeric, and ginger); leaves (pandan, lime, and laksa); fruit (lemon, tamarind, and green mangoes); together with other ingredients like shrimp paste and chilies.

Bringing an authentic taste of local life and hospitality, the four chefs will conduct a special cooking class for only P1, 500 net inclusive of a hearty lunch:

July 9, Thai
July 16, Malaysian
July 23 Vietnamese
July 30, Indonesian

If you wish to experience this treat that’s injected with fun and information, consider enjoying Asian cuisine by learning to cook it yourself!

For inquiries or reservations, call Marriott Café at 988-9999.