Enjoy your favorites and provide healthy meals to frontliners with these ‘home buffet’ selections

The “new normal” has taught us that minimizing contact with other people is a must, but on days when you’d like some semblance of normalcy—or want to treat yourself to something other than what you can scrape together in your kitchen—The Manila Hotel’s Café Ilang-Ilang now has a Take-Out service that can answer your needs. 

Prepared under hospital-grade sanitary conditions to ensure food safety and customer welfare, The Manila Hotel’s Café Ilang-Ilang takes you on a gustatory adventure highlighted by some of the world’s best flavors in its diverse a la carte and home buffet options you can enjoy in the comfort of your home. The full menu has been posted on the hotel’s official Facebook page.

Enjoy everything from Filipino favorites; Japanese, Korean, and Chinese delights; classic Italian; and even Halal food options—Café Ilang Ilang being one of the few Halal-certified restaurants (with its own Halal kitchen) in the metro. The Home Buffet selections are ideal for 4 to 5 persons. 

FILIPINO CLASSICS

The Manila Hotel’s Café Ilang-Ilang understands that good Filipino food respects tradition and has all the amazing flavors we know and love. With two family sets, you can choose classic Filipino favorites like lumpiang ubod, sinigang na salmon, bistek tagalog, grilled tanigue steak, pinakbet, chicken binakol, kare-kare, pancit malabon, and crispy pata that you can pair with the manggang hilaw, singkamas and bagoong trio. And don’t forget the mango graham float or Filipino fruit salad as dessert. 

JAPANESE OISHII DESU

If hankerings for Japanese food strikes, you can choose from two Japanese Oishii Desu set meals. Our no frills, topnotch quality Japanese food features mouthwatering maki sushi, miso soup, pork tonkatsu, chicken karaage, teppanyaki and Japanese fried rice. 

KOREAN MASHISOYO

Before the ECQ, the craze with Korean restaurants has been rampant around the metro so there might be many who are missing this beloved cuisine. Café Ilang-Ilang’s Korean Mashisoyo Home Buffet Meal is another one to add to your ‘Must-try ’list. With two sets to choose from, try the green onion pajeon, jae yook bokeum (stir fried pork belly), chapchae glass noodles, seaweed soup with mussels, odeng, bulgogi, knog pong saewoo (stir-fried sweet and spicy prawns) and Korean rice. 

CHINESE TREASURES

Chopsticks ready! We can never get enough of dim sum, fried rice, noodles, and all that sweet and savory offerings. Café Ilang-Ilang offers Chinese Treasures Home Buffet meals in two family sets with dishes like sweet corn soup, streamed pork and chicken or crystal shrimp dumplings, braised beef brisket, honey glazed pork barbecue, deep fried chicken fillet with lemon sauce, Yeung Chow fried rice (named after Red Jade’s chef Raymond Yeung), and chilled almond jelly fruit cocktail. 

CUCINA ITALIANA

Italian cuisine is known for delectable food and amazing flavors. The Manila Hotel’s Café Ilang Ilang has a great Italian kitchen that now offers Cucina Italiana Home Buffet meal in three family sets that include classic dishes like risotto balls, tiramisu, pizza, caprese salad, aglio olio pasta, cartoccio, and so much more. Choose from three family sets and enjoy with everyone at home. 

HALAL CERTIFIED

Finding restaurants that serve halal food is a challenge. While there are several vegetarian options, sometimes those places just don’t cut it. For restaurants to be considered halal, they must follow the Koranic instructions on food handling, cleaning, and preparation, as well as which meat and cuts can be eaten. The Manila Hotel’s Café Ilang-Ilang offers traditional and Halal certified dishes in three family sets in its home buffet selection like hummus, fatoush vegetable salad, fresh nan and roti breads, chicken tikka kebab, hamour hara and basmati rice. 

The best part about enjoying hotel dining at home is not just in the assurance of cleanliness and safety of the prepared food, but the fact that with every order from The Manila Hotel’s Take Out service, you also become a partner in providing delicious and healthy meals to healthcare workers as the hotel turns over 5% of your A La Carte or Home Buffet bill to its MABUHAY MEALS Food Drive for Frontliners to deliver food to PGH frontliners and other government-run public hospitals.

Call 8527-0011 or SMS/Viber 0998-9501912. Orders are for pick-up by the customer, or book Grab Delivery or LalaMove for pick-up at the hotel’s back entrance: 25th STREET, PORT AREA, MANILA. Delivery may also be arranged for a separate fee and depending on location. The Manila Hotel’s Prestige members are also eligible for a 20% discount on food bill (delivery fee not included).

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