IN PHOTOS: What to eat at the Conrad Manila hotel buffet
MANILA, Philippines – Within the grand, futuristic structure of Conrad Manila – just by the Manila Bay – there are several offerings that might just make it the talk of the town. One of them is its Brasserie on 3.
Brasserie on 3 has a tight but well-curated setup, featuring buffet staples seen in its sections for antipasti, salads, seafood, mains, and dessert, but best of all there are food stations that you don't often see elsewhere: like a sinigang bar.
With its sour broth and succulent chunks of meat or fish, nothing beats a piping hot bowl of sinigang to comfort and warm your belly. Indeed, it's a signature Filipino dish that must be highlighted in the buffet – one that guests from other countries should definitely try.
During our visit, Brasserie was serving pork, salmon, and shrimp sinigang.
The antipasti section, as the name suggests, has everything that would whet your appetite: cheeses, salads, and more, but the selection can suit anyone's tastes or cravings.
Assorted sushi rolls and sashimi:
Green mango and papaya salad
Assorted steamed seafood is also available – chilled on top of ice.
This tuna marinated in soy mirin with soy pearls and smothered with dill espuma was a highlight here.
As the menu constantly changes due to "seasonal produce, growing cycles, and availability of locally-sourced products," as written on the menu, this is a great reason to return every now and then to taste something new.
The dishes we tasted are just between the familiar and the adventurous – enough to pique anyone's interest but not too out there with the flavors, as seen here:
Red chicken curry
Beef stewed in tomatoes with capsicum
From the carving station:
Roasted pork belly
The dessert section at Conrad Manila has your usual suspects like fresh fruit, but also those pastries that you might want more of after your first try.
You have free rein to create your own halo-halo mix here. Get adventurous. Control the portion of your toppings just as you want it.
Honey jelly with calamansi cake
At Brasserie on 3, the dishes made from organic, locally, and sustainably sourced ingredients – such as herbs and other produce grown at the hotel's veranda garden.
As of publishing, lunch (Monday to Friday, Saturday) is priced at P1,100++, while Sunday brunch costs P2,500++.
Let's also take a look at other dining options inside Conrad Manila:
This elegant-looking restaurant serves a modern take on traditional Chinese cuisine, with a menu tailored by Jereme Leung, a celebrated Hong Kong-born chef.
C Lounge is probably one of the best places to soak in panoramic sights of the Manila Bay – of its famous sunset or tranquil waters by day. Sip on coffee or tea – and as the day winds down: wine, cocktails, and more.
Inside Conrad Manila
Conrad Manila is located in smack in the middle of the busy Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City, so the hotel's guests have everything they would ever need or want within a stone's throw.
If you have an event at the SMX Convention Center or Mall of Asia Arena, you can just walk. Likewise with the upscale S Maison just downstairs and the adjacent sprawling Mall of Asia, which anyone can head to for shopping or dining. A shuttle that circles the complex is an option, too.
Here's a look at the other parts of the hotel:
Will you be visiting Conrad Manila soon? Do you want to try their buffet? Tell us about what you think of their offerings in the comments. – Rappler.com
Conrad Manila is located at Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay City. Brasserie is open from 6 am to 10:30 pm daily. Breakfast is from 6 to 10 am, while lunch is from 11:30 am to 2:30pm | Facebook