Food shorts: New offerings, TV shows


Posted at Apr 18 2014 05:41 PM | Updated as of Apr 19 2014 01:41 AM

MANILA – Here are some announcements that may make food lovers happy.

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Easter treats at Banzai

A new trick art gallery will be launched at Banzai: The Great Authentic Japanese Buffet on Easter Sunday, April 20.

The new trick art gallery will feature three settings featuring Japanese scenes, props and costumes – a samurai enclave, a sumo wrestling area and a colorful Japanese street scene. Customers can use these for photo ops to make their dining experience more memorable.

A glimpse of the trick art gallery at Banzai. Photo: Handout

Meanwhile, Banzai offers a 5 + 1 free promo – for every five full-paying adults, one gets to dine for free. There are also prizes in store for customers at the Easter Egg Hunt at the restaurant, as well as different activities for the kids.

Banzai, owned and operated by actor-restaurateur Marvin Agustin, is located at SM Mall of Asia By the Bay in Pasay City.

The 300-seater restaurant offers different Japanese dishes such as tempura, steak, ramen, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, katsudon, gyudon and soba, among others.

Tuna Panga at Siklab

Siklab, the signature Filipino restaurant of The Bistro Group, has added Tuna Panga to its barbecue selection.

At P395 for a one-kilo serving, Siklab’s Tuna Panga is ideal for sharing with friends and family. The fish is marinated and grilled to perfection and served with Siklab’s special sauce.

Siklab’s Tuna Panga. Photo: Handout

Siklab’s Tuna Panga is available not only during Lent and Holy Week, but also all-year round.

Siklab is located at the third floor of Greenbelt 3 mall in Makati City.

New show: ‘Shane Delia’s Spice Journey’

Award-winning chef, restaurateur, author and TV personality Shane Delia takes viewers on a spice journey across the Mediterranean and the Middle East to explore its heritage and discover food traditions that go back thousands of years.

“Shane Delia’s Spice Journey,” which premiered on April 15 on TLC, airs every Tuesday at 7 p.m., with replays every Wednesday and Sunday at 10 a.m.

New show: ‘Recipes that Rock’

Alex James and Matt Stone head west of Australia to take a journey of discovery around the Margaret River region in a new series on TLC titled “Recipes that Rock.”

Together, they will discover unique produce, meet the people behind them and take inspiration from what they find for some uniquely Australian recipes.

“Recipes that Rock” is a six-part series that will premiere on April 28. The show airs every Monday at 7 p.m., with replays every Tuesday at 10 a.m.