New Promo Alert: Epicurean Singaporean at Circles, Makati Shangri-La
Be teased by the spices of Singapore.
Circles Event Café
Lobby Level, Makati Shangri-La, Ayala Ave. corner Makati Ave., Makati City
Tel. No. 840-0884
Open from 6 a.m. to 12 midnight, (Sunday to Thursday); 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Friday and Saturday)
Singapore’s famous chili crab
(SPOT.ph) To say that Singaporean fare is only a conglomeration of the country’s various cultures wouldn’t be entirely fair. This cuisine creates more than a mouthwatering display, always flaunting vibrant hues, spicy-sweet indulgences, patches of sounds, and layers of flavors in a single, sensorial bite. Say what you want about it, but one can never accuse Singaporean food of being shy of presentation.
Circles, Makati Shangri-La’s buffet, is offering their diners a round of Singaporean flavors by integrating this particular cuisine with their existing smorgasbord from now until August 10. Chefs from Shangri-La’s sister hotel, Traders in Singapore, are present to show their local counterparts the Singaporean culinary tradition.
Among the dishes are the usual suspects of chili crab, satay, laksa, and chicken rice, but the Epicurean Singaporean Food Festival also introduces diners to lesser known Singaporean dishes. The spicy-sweet-sour Fruit Rojak, which is also served in Malaysia and Indonesia, comes with potatoes, eggs, bean curd and prawns, while the Pophia reminds one of ubod but with an unadultered peppery heat concealed at the center.
Find the Singaporean dishes from the lineup.
While the previous two may require a bit of an adjustment for the palate, the Oyster Omelet doesn’t present much of a challenge, the briny profile of the shellfish lending the richness of egg a little extra. The Kway Teow, meanwhile, is a stir-fried concoction of savory flat rice noodles, pieces of pork and beef, and bits of sweet Chinese sausage.
For dessert, only a sweet ending would suffice. Customers may have their pick of coconut ice cream; Pulut Hitam, a sweet rice porridge similar to champorado but sans chocolate (unfortunately); or the banana-fritter-like Pisang.
One lucky guest celebrating Epicurean Singaporean may also get a chance to win tickets for two to Singapore, complete with airfare and accommodation, while others may indulge in more Singaporean cooking as the chefs from Traders Hotel show off their skills via a cooking demo on August 7.
The Singaporean Food Festival is priced at P1,460+ from Monday to Saturday and Php1,750+ on Sunday (lunch); P1,735+ from Sunday to Thursday and P1,950+ from Friday to Saturday (dinner).