CHECK IT OUT: Pinoy fare with a twist at Heat at EDSA Shangri-la Hotel

Food-trip on adobong roast beef, bagoong paella, seafood kare-kare and more Pinoy specialties from guest chef Myrna Segismundo.

EDSA Shangri-la Hotel
1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center
Tel. 633-8888

Guest Chef Myrna Segismundo’s seafood kare-kare. Click for more.


Famed Filipino food purveyor and innovator Myrna Segismundo plays guest chef at EDSA Shangri-la’s Heat this month, and not without a couple of delicious tricks up her sleeve.

The Restaurant 9501 director and Kulinarya author famous for her signature adobo pâté brings exciting new dishes to the restaurant's buffet spread-ones that put a modern twist to classic Pinoy fare. Segismundo's version of tokwa't baboy, for instance, offers a completely new take on the pulutan favorite with a refreshing mix of cold tofu and pork bits served ceviche-style. The "Kini-haw," grilled tuna kinilaw in coconut cream with garlic tomato-onion coriander salsa, flaunts pretty pink stacks of juicy tuna skewered on a stick.

The bagoong paella is a riot of flavors-the shrimp-paste flavored rice topped with pork, salted egg and mango strips is a full meal on its own. She also makes a mean estofadong baboy, a homey, sweet-savory specialty with tender pork pieces encased in a buttery pie shell. If you're big on meat-eating, Segismundo has a perfectly cooked slab of flavor-packed roast beef adobo waiting to be torn apart and devoured; for pseudo-vegetarians (the fish-eating kind), there's seafood kare-kare.


Leave some space for another Segismundo specialty post-main course-her queso de bola cheesecake flaunts the kind of cheese that commands your attention, and a well-buttered crust to go with it.


Segismundo's menu is available for lunch and dinner from July 22 to 31, 2011. Heat. is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. with breakfast at 6 to 10 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.  For restaurant reservations and further information, please call (63 2) 633 8888 local 2922 or 636 9077 or send an e-mail to



Photos courtesy of Edsa Shangri-la Hotel

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