Melt ~ The World Cafe takes you on a journey to the heart of West Visayas, Philippines, to feast on a cuisine rich in aromas and colours. Reowned guest Chef Pauline Gorriceta-Banusing showcases her culinary flare and passion for the outstanding indigenous Ilonggo cuisine from now until 28th June.
Kick-start your meal an array of vibrant and appetizing salads.
Ensaladang Langka (jackfruit salad)
Adobong Sitaw (stewed string beans in vinegar sauce)
Kinilaw na Pasayan (fresh small shrimps in palm coconut)
Kinilaw na Pusit (cooked squid with native vinegar and Philippines spice)
Green Mango Salad
Apan-Apan (morning glory sautéed with Philipino shrimp paste)
Fresh Lumpia Ubod (a savoury filling of shrimp and pork in egg wrapper)
Robust and captivating, traditional Filipino dishes utilise fresh herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables to balance the full-bodied flavours of meats and seafood.
Pinakbet (mixed vegetables with shrimp paste)
Prawns with Taba ng Talangka Sauce (shrimps with small variety of crabs) was pure awesomeness! I simply could not stop myself from going back again and again!
Pork Sisig (charcoal-grilled pork ears, cheeks and jowls, mixed with minced chicken and liver, topped with onions, calamansi and chillies) and Spicy Beef Kaldereta (beef stew with tomato sauce)
Chicken Adobo (chicken with black pepperons, laurel leaves and vinegar) and Bingoongang Baboy (crispy fried pork belly with shrimp paste)
Slightly charred on the outside and tender inside, the fragrant Chicken Insal was finger-licking good, thanks to its addictivelemongrass and spice marinade.
Bopis (sautéed pork and beef lungs)
Pinksiw Na Bangus (boneless milk fish cooked in vinegar)
Kare-kare (stewed oxtail with crushed peanuts sauce)
Chicken Binakol (clear chicken soup) and Kadios, Baboy at Langka (native beans,jackfruit and pork belly stew)
Beef short ribs Nilaga (beef stew with short ribs) and Adobo Garlic rice. Sinangag na Tuyo (garlic fried rice with salted fish) is also available.
Wrap up the utterly scrumptious meal with Mango Empanaditas (pies with mango jam), Pastillas de Leche (traditional Philippine Sweet and Soft Candy from Cow’s milk) and Ilonggo Butterscotch. Do not forget the Halo Halo station, which is similar to Singapore’s popular dessert, Ice Kachang. Choose from various types of jelly, beans, yam, banana and chick peas, and complete your master piece with a scoop of your favourite ice cream.
Apart from Filipino cuisine, diners can also enjoy Melt ~ The World Cafe usual buffet offerings, such as fresh chilled seafood, Indian and Western Cuisine, plus an array of delectable desserts.
Journey to Iloilo
From now until 28 June 2014
Time: 12pm to 2.30pm (lunch) / 6.30pm to 10pm (dinner)
Price: SGD68++ per person for lunch buffet / SGD82++ per person for dinner (Sun to Wed) / SGD88++ per person for dinner (Thur to Sat)
For enquiries and reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6885 3500
MELT ~ The World Café (level 4)
Mandatin Oriental, Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square
Many thanks to Vernia and Usha for the invite, and Chef Pauline Gorriceta-Banusing for the gastronomical experience 🙂