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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sofitel Manila 2017: CNY, Valentines Day and Japanese Food Festival

SOFITEL BLOG

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila featured three different kinds of food special for January and February 2017. I can say that the 1st two months of 2017 at Sofitel Manila will magnet food lovers, foodies and Spiral fans because three themes will feature three kinds of food.

 Lots of food are prepared and new dishes are presented in observance of three celebration -- Chinese New Year, Valentines Day and Japanese Food Festival.

Can you imagine that there will be more food to be featured at Spiral, so if you are planning to visit Spiral at Sofitel Manila this January and February, you should check out the food photos here in my blog and also offerings to loyal guest and diners by Sofitel Manila.

In this blog post, I present to you the food specials of Sofitel Manila this 2017 for Chinese New Year, Valentines Day and Japanese Food Festival.


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ABUNDANCE: CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER
AT SOFITEL MANILA


Spiral's Chinese Chef Michael Tai prepared a set of dish that came from three kinds of Chinese Cuisine: Cantonese, Hakka and Sze Chuan. Each dish featured are inspired from the Year of the Rooster's message and symbolism -- promises prosperity, happiness and opportunities.

The Year of the Rooster specials will be available at Sprial from January 25-29, 2017.


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Braised dry mussel with sea moss
(Cantonese)

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Marmite crab
(Cantonese)

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Sautéed scallop with sweet walnut in X.O. sauce
(Cantonese)

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Steamed fish Hong Kong style
(Cantonese)

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Abalone braised in superior sauce
(Cantonese)

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Golden prawn in salted egg yolk
(Cantonese)




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Treasure fried rice in lotus leaf

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Hakka style salt and baked chicken

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Hakka style pork knuckles
(Hakka)

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Braised pork belly with preserved vegetable
(Hakka)

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Hakka deep-fried pork organ

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Poon choi Basin dish
(Hakka)



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Braised sea cucumber in Sze Chuan sauce
(Sze Chuan)

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Chang qing la ji chicken
(Sze Chuan)


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Kung pao squid with cashew nuts
(Sze Chuan)

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Cumin lamb
(Sze Chuan)


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Home-made noodle (Zha jiang mian)
(Sze Chuan)


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Beef (rou jia mo) Chinese hamburger
(Sze Chuan)


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Sofitel Manila teamed up with fashion designer Albert Andrada to showcase the fashion gown collection "La Abondance" featuring the Chinese philosophy "abundance in life" The designs will be showcased on January 25, 2017 at Sofitel Manila.

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For more information on Abundance: Celebrating the Year of the Rooster at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, please call +63 2 832 6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com


OBANZAI: THE FLAVORS OF KYOTO AT SPIRAL 

From January 16-22, 2017, prepare to explore the flavors of Kyoto at Spiral Manila with their Japanese food festival theme "Obanzai". Spiral Manila's master artisan Chef Hiromi Yonekawa will feature the best of Japan and also dishes from his hometown, Kyoto.

The special selection of Obanzai dishes feature: Ebi Kimini (Prawn twisted into flower shapes); Kohaku Namasu (Healthy Vinegar Salad); Onsen Tamago (Silky Egg Whites and Custard-like Yolk); Hiyayakko which is made with chilled tofu and toppings; Cold Somen (White Japanese Noodle made of wheat flour); Saba Misoni (Mackarel cooked in miso sauce); Kuri Acharazuke

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Hello Kitty design made of Japanese rice and caviar


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Sashimi

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Okonomiyaki

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Takoyaki

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Ebi tempura


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Beef strips for tepanyaki

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Sukiyaki

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Maki Rolls

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Spicy Maki

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Kakigori
The Japanese origin of our halo halo

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Sake lemon cocktail

For more information and for reservations to Spiral’s exclusive cooking class, please call +63 2 832 6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com

Also pls do check out these Spiral events:

Chef’s Table | 19th of January 2017, Thursday | Davao – Boracay Show Kitchen | 7pm 
Witness the intricate culinary journey that goes into preparing a Japanese meal with hand-crafted cuisine by Spiral’s very own Chef Hiromi Yonekawa and his team of culinary artisans. Chef Hiromi will be showcasing the various courses that guests may enjoy a la minute. From appetizers, soups, rice varieties, fried and grilled dishes to colorful desserts, be part of the sensory voyage with Chef Hiromi at the helm. The Chef’s Table will feature 6 courses and Is available from Php4,500nett per person.

For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 2 832 6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com.

Sake and Canape | 22nd of January 2017, Spiral Sunday Brunch | 12pm to 3pm 
Enjoy an indulgent meal that culminate the weekend shared with family, friends and loved ones with Spiral’s Sunday Brunch. Obanzai: The Flavors of Kyoto at Spiral presents a wonderfully Japanese twist to pairings featuring 6 types of sake paired with 6 modern interpretations of Japanese canapés available on the 22nd of January 2017. Spiral’s Sunday Brunch is available at Php4,215nett per person.

For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 2 832 6988 or email H6308-FB12@sofitel.com.
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#SPICEUPSPIRAL: 21 RECIPES FOR ROMANCE


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I heard that the occupancy at Sofitel Manila is almost fully booked for February 14 Valentines Day. But if you have successfully acquired a room, then you are indeed lucky that you get to celebrate the month of hearts with your loved one at the luxurious hotel here in Manila.  This month, their booking office are now open and ready to accept guest with entitle to a Valentines day special room rate.

For Spiral's offering for Valentines Day, they feature the 21 magical spices that can make our love life more colorful and tastier. 21 spices are: saffron, ginger, basil, ginseng, ras el hanout cinnamon, vanilla, pink pepper, galangal, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, thyme, curry, coriander, turmeric, mustard seed, star anise, cardamom, shichimi (Japanese spice mixture), paprika and chili.

All these 21 spices are used in each featured dishes by Chef Alain Rion, the Master Artisan for the French Stove and Restaurant Operations  at Spiral.

Each 21 atelier of Spiral Manila will have each of these spices, from French atelier, Filipino atelier, Chinese atelier, Indian atelier and Korean atelier.


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#SpiceUpSpiral is available on the 14th of February 2017 with the following details:

Valentine’s Day Lunch – Php3,000nett per person; Php1,500nett per child age 512 years old

Valentine’s Dinner – Php4,500nett per person; Php1,850nett per child age 5-12 years old.


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If you target to have a romantic date this Feb 14 at Sofitel Manila, then do check out these romantic offerings:

Poetry from the Heart by Le Bar
- a 6 course dinner with dessert and glass of sparkling wine
- Php4,500nett per person

Sweet Cake of Love by Galette
- Master artisan from Gallette can convert your message of love into a Galette sweet cake of Love.

Gift of Love from Spiral 2 Go
- Limited edition bear and heart shape chocolates are available for sale
- Words of I LOVE YOU in sweet chocolate form

Love by the Bay: A Romantic Poolside Dinner Buffet at Sunset Bar
- Enjoy the sunset and then blanket of stars and luminous of the moon at the Sunset bar
- Live music that will serenade you on the table
- Its a romantic buffet dinner, unlimited drinks, wine and beer and a fireworks display
- rate set at Php2,600+++ per person; and Php2,750+++ per person

Sky High Proposal date at the Helipad of Sofitel Manila
For a PHP500,000 you get a:
- limousine ride
- 6 course dinner
- bottle of wine
- rose flowers
- private butler
- live string quartet band
- fireworks display
- and a private date at the helipad with view of 360 degrees of Manila at night

For more information please call +63 2 551 5555 or email H6308@sofitel.com


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Whew!!! Lots of new food, special rates and exciting promos from Sofitel Manila.
Im having a hang over blogging this, but its the best month ever for food, staycation and dates.

Thanks for reading!



Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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