This Diamond Hotel Buffet Spread Will Take Your Taste Buds Across the Philippines

No need to book a plane ticket, as Chef Tatung's Filipino Food festival is back!

Five dish previews of Diamond Hotel's buffet.
PHOTO BY Diamond Hotel Philippines, Louise Lizan

(SPOT.ph) It’s a no-brainer to try local food when traveling to new places, but it’s an absolute must when we’re talking about the Philippines and its 7,640 islands.

But you don’t always need to pack your bags and literally fly around the archipelago to taste some of these dishes, you can just drive down (it won’t take you long, crossed fingers for the Metro traffic) to Diamond Hotel Philippines from June 6 to 12 for their annual Filipino Food Festival at the hotel’s resident buffet, the Corniche, as they bring in to the table dishes from all over the country to let people—or their taste buds, rather—Rediscover The Flavors Of The Archipelago.

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Ready for a food trip? Travel to Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao through your tastebuds with this Diamond Hotel buffet:

Five dish previews of Diamond Hotel's buffet.
PHOTO BY Louise Lizan

For P3,300 net per person, you can nosh on renowned dishes from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao curated by the award-winning celebrity chef, restaurateur, best-selling cookbook author, and famous YouTuber Chef Tatung Sarthou, who hosted the same festival in 2017.

Five dish previews of Diamond Hotel's buffet.
From the Luzon cycle, you can try out dishes like the Kulawong Talong, or grilled eggplants with coconut cream plus prawns...
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Five dish previews of Diamond Hotel's buffet.
...And mains like the Pancit Pusit, which gets its jet-black hue from squid ink.
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Five dish previews of Diamond Hotel's buffet.
Don't miss the Bringhe, a Kapampangan rice dish similar to paella.
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Buckle up your seatbelts for takeoff because in the first menu cycle, featuring dishes from Luzon, you’ll get dishes like the Kulawong Talong as one of the appetizers, as well as Pancit Pusit and Bringhe for main dishes. There’s also Sinampalukang Manok to warm yourselves during the rainy season. There’s Leche Flan, Halo-Halo, and Maja Blanca, among others for some sweet finish.

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Five dish previews of Diamond Hotel's buffet.
The Balbacua—available from the Visayas buffet cycle—is perfect for meat lovers.
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Five dish previews of Diamond Hotel's buffet.
BRB, filing this drool-worthy shot of the Pork Humba (also on the Visayas cycle) under photos we can smell.
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For the Visayas, start off with Kinilaw na Tuna, Paklay, to be followed by Papaitan for the soup. This cycle’s highlights include the Pork Humba (chef Tatung’s suggestion: perfect with some Yangchow rice) and Balbacua.

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On Mindanao’s cycle, there’s Pianggang as one of its mains. You’ll have Utak-Utak, Sinuglaw for the appetizers, as well as Beef Hinalang for their soup entry. There’s always room for dessert when it’s Browa, Tiateg, Palitaw, et cetera.

The buffet also boasts of its Lechon Belly Roll and Roast Beef Adobo carvings.

Plus, your taste buds might not be the only ones doing the traveling as they've got a cool promo ongoing, where you have a chance to win roundtrip airline tickets for two people via Cebu Pacific Air.

Diamond Hotel is located at Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila. For restaurant reservations, contact 8528-3000 or visit their website. For more information, check out Diamond Hotel Philippines' Facebook page.

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