Here’s where you can enjoy street food from all parts of Asia

Vernise Tantuco
Here’s where you can enjoy street food from all parts of Asia
Novotel's Asian Street Food Festival offers street food from 8 countries around Asia

MANILA, Philippines – In celebration of ASEAN’s 50th year, Novotel Manila is holding an Asian Street Food Festival – a buffet featuring street food from 8 different countries in Asia.

The buffet features food from Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, and China, and has stations for each cuisine. You’ll find fishballs frying in a wok, roast duck hanging from hooks, a soba station, a sushi bar, and more. There’s even a dimsum cart making the rounds for diners seated at their tables plus a sorbetes cart giving out ice cream sandwiches.

Each of the buffet station’s menus were put together by guest chefs who hail from different ASEAN countries. Filipino celebrity chef Sau del Rosario invited Aof Suwannalert from Thailand, Che Michael Cheng from Korea, Rajan Veeranan from India, CJ Takajama from Japan, and the Philippines’ own Edwin Infante.

Sau also took on Singaporean, Vietnamese, and Malaysian cuisine for the buffet’s menu.

Novotel’s Asian Street Food Festival runs until September 3 at their Food Exchange Manila restaurant. The buffet costs P1,299 on weekdays and P1,499 on weekends and public holidays. –

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Vernise Tantuco

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