Food shorts: Sustainable seafood, Angry Birds, Shakey's new look


Posted at May 03 2016 10:31 PM

MANILA -- Still not over with your summer food trip? Here are some of the new offerings and promos you can check out before the season ends. 

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1. Sustainable seafood at Marriott Café

As part of Marriott Hotel Manila’s commitment to sustainable fishing, the Marriott Café adds an array of fresh seafood that were harvested through sustainable fishing. These include local oysters, curacha (crab), scallops, mussels, prawns and even lobsters. 

Of course, gambas remains a favorite in the spread. Pair your local tiger prawns with your pick of roasted garlic, Bourbon barbecue, herb butter, lime butter and cilantro pesto at the gambas station. 

The sushi station, meanwhile, features fresh tuna and salmon sashimi, crispy futo maki, salmon, tamago and ebi sushi.

Marriott Café also offers meat dishes, noodles, pasta, desserts, and some Filipino comfort food. 

The lunch buffet is available at P1,900 net from Mondays to Saturdays and P 2,500 net for Sunday. Dinner buffet is P 2,100 net from Sunday to Thursday and P2,500 net for Friday and Saturday. 

For reservations, call (632) 988-9999 or visit the website, Facebook MarriottManila, Twitter @marriottmanila and Instagram @manilamarriott.

2. Philippine signature drinks at Marco Polo

Beat the heat with the delightful favors of Manila, Cebu, and Davao at the different Marco Polo hotels in the country. 

The Manila branch serves Sapphire Road, a mixture of brandy, calamansi, mint leaves, Palawan honey, and beer. It is served in coconut bowl, banana leaves, and dry ice.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, on the other hand, offers a refreshing mix of aromatic pandan, white rum, cucumber syrup, and peach schnapps topped with pandan molecular pearls.

Meanwhile, Marco Polo Davao offers a mix of the region's famous sweet pomelo, passion fruit, soda, and grenadine. It is also served with vodka. 

These drinks are available this month at Marco Polo Hotels in Manila, Cebu, and Davao. 

3. Shakey's debuts first open kitchen in Buendia branch

Shakey’s recently opened its newest branch in Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati that features an open kitchen. 

With this, guests can watch their meals being prepared at the branch's see-through kitchen. 

Apart from thus, the branch has also been designed with higher ceilings for a brighter and lighter atmosphere. 

Visit Shakey’s Buendia and avail of the Shakey’s Be Super! promo and get six free coupons for every Shakey’s SuperCard purchase until May 6 through dine-in, carry out, or delivery.

Meanwhile, Shakey's also introduces its new summer refreshment, the Yoghurt Summer Bliss. It is available in strawberry and blueberry flavors for only P170 until May 31.

For more information on Shakey's, LIKE Shakey’s Pizza on Facebook and FOLLOW @shakeysph on Instagram.

4. McDonald’s launches Angry Bird Desserts

Inspired by the upcoming "Angry Birds" movie, McDonald’s launched a new set of fun desserts. 

The Red’s Cotton Candy McFlurry is a creamy vanilla soft serve ice cream drizzled with cotton candy-flavored syrup and sprinkled with wafer bits. 

Piggies’ Oreo Matcha McFlurry, on the other hand, is a vanilla soft serve sprinkled with crushed Oreo mixed with creamy matcha green tea-flavored bits.

Meanwhile, Bomb’s Black Sesame McDip is a velvety black sesame-flavored coating that is perfect for your vanilla soft serve.

5. Free Yellow Cab pizza with Citi PayLite

Get a free 18-inch Yellow Cab pizza when you pay at least P25,000 using your Citi credit card starting now until June 30.

You can avail of this offer by logging on to your Citibank Online account and getting your Citi PayLite Redemption ID. 

You can then call the Yellow Cab Pizza delivery hotline and be ready to share your Citi PayLite Redemption ID, delivery address, and charge slip details.

Just show your Citi card and surrender the valid original customer copy of your charge slip when the order arrives.

Redemption is valid up to August 31, 2016 from Mondays to Fridays. To know more about this delicious deal, visit or call the 24-hour CitiPhone Hotline at 995 9999. 

6. Pringles launches limited edition Party Speakers

Party and music lovers in the Philippines can now avail of limited edition Pringles Party Speakers for a better audio experience. 

You can easily attach this portable device at the top of any cylindrical Pringles can then plugging to your phone, MP3 player or laptop to amplify music. 

Available until May 15, there are only 25,000 Party Speaker units available nationwide. 

To avail of this, simply purchase a Pringles Bundle Pack, visit, look for the Pringles Party Speaker tab, and use the unique code inside the Pringles Bundle Pack Box to complete the claim form. 

7. White Asparagus returns to the Peninsula

Dubbed as the “Food of Kings,” the white asparagus used to be very rare and expensive. Luckily, everyone can try it out now. 

The delicious and healthy white asparagus will once again be available at The Peninsula's Old Manila Restaurant as prepared by chef de cuisine Bertrand Charles. 

Taking turns in the white asparagus festival menu are 60°C Slow Cooked Egg (Asparagus Salad, Potato Espuma, Smoked Duck Breast), White Asparagus Soup (Flamed Organic Salmon, Asparagus Purée, Bacon), Steamed Mahi-Mahi (White and Green Asparagus Textures), Twice Cooked French Veal (Morel, Roasted Asparagus, Shiraz Jus) and Wild Mushroom Tortellini (Asparagus Meunière, Garden Peas, Iberico).

For inquiries or reservations, call The Peninsula Manila at (632) 887-2888, extension 6748 and 6749 (Old Manila) or 6694 (Restaurant Reservations).