Food shorts: AirAsia's new menu + treats from F1 Hotel, TWG Tea

Kimberly Kathreen Khaye Dave

Posted at Jul 11 2018 08:49 AM

MANILA – Here are some of the latest food menus, promos, and offerings around the country that you might want to check out.

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AirAsia Philippines is taking their passengers on a food adventure on board with its latest in-flight offerings featuring several Filipino favorites.

In a press event in Bohol last week, the airline introduced its Santan inflight menu and catalogue in partnership with Amorita Resort.

Among the new items on the menu are: beef tapa with scrambled egg, chicken Bicol express, chicken kare-kare, tuna sisig, chicken adobo bunwich, chicken empanada, nasi lemak, chicken rice, chicken lasagne, and halo-halo pudding as dessert. All a la carte meals are at P150 and desserts are at P60.

These are now available for pre-booking online and on-board in all AirAsia Philippines flights starting on July 11. Guests who pre-booked their meals can save up to 20%.



This rainy season, F1 Hotel Manila at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig offers seasonal treats that will make you feel like home.

Set a date with your partner with the hotel’s Rainy Day Serenity room promo. This is available for an overnight stay in a Fort Suite inclusive of buffet breakfast and room massage for two at P6,800 nett per night.

Let your taste buds travel to different Southeast Asian countries with the hotel’s The Taste of Southeast Asia promo available for lunch or dinner until August 31. Dine in at F All-Day Dining from Friday to Sunday at P1,699 per person.

The restaurant’s new mango shortcake is also a must-try at P1,388 nett. Have a sip of its new drink, Nilasing na Mangga, at P350 nett served at the Canary Lounge. The all-time favorite Pinoy street foods with a modern fusion twist are also served in one platter -- sisig chili poppers, adobo liver rumaki, and shrimp be’gnet -- with matching 2+1 beer plunge at P388 nett.



For its 10th anniversary, TWG Tea has curated a special collection to delight all tea drinkers. Number 10 Tea has flavors of wild honey and a fragrance of dewy blossoms at P635 per 50 grams. This is packaged in a handcrafted tin priced at P1,295.

There is also a TWG Tea Signature Design Collection composed of a designed teapot in white and gold at P27,495, designed creamer in white and gold (P10,495), designed sugar bowl in white and gold
(P10,495), TWG Tea afternoon teacup and saucer (P2,495), and silver tea scoop (P845).



Sardines isn’t just a meal for those on a budget. In partnership with Luxent Hotel executive chef Kim Dalisay, King Cup Sardines created sardine recipes that are easy to make like pasta aglio olio with sautéed sardines, olive oil, garlic, pepper, and parmesan cheese; and the King Cup Sardines in Tomato Sauce pizza with cheese and dried oregano and topped with onion rings.

Serve your family and friends with herbed butter crostini with creamy pate. Instead of liver, this recipe uses King Cup Sardines with butter, garlic, lemon zest, and thyme.



Mama Sita has introduced its new Adlai Paella Kit.

Adlai, also known as Chinese pearl barley, is a gluten-free grain that grows primarily in Asia. In China, it has been used for medicinal purposes against cancer, inflammation, and blood sugar increase.

According to the Department of Agriculture, adlai is a great alternative for rice and has the potential to address the national food security problem.

In line with this, Kusina ni Mama Sita promotes this product by packing it with spices in a nifty Adlai Paella Kit, which can be prepared using a rice cooker.



Heads up, chocolate lovers! The World Food Expo 2018 presents renowned pastry chef and author Nick Malgieri, who will have a demonstration of delightful chocolate cake and pastry recipes with Filipino chef Jill Sandique.

Malgieri had been inducted to Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. In 1998 and 1999, he was voted as one of the 10 best pastry chefs in America by Chocolatier and Pastry Art and Design magazines.

A graduate of Culinary Institute of America, Malgieri had worked at Hotel de Paris, Sporting Club in Monte Carlo, and Reserve de Beaulieu in France.

“A Date with Chocolate” will be held on August 3 at SMX, Mall of Asia complex from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.



The Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC) recently announced that it is offering merit-based scholarships to students who qualify for its bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management

DHMC, in partnership with Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, will open its doors to students at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig this August.

The college has recently launched its online competition for students who wish to avail of 50% scholarships.

Interested enrollees can also attend the first Manila roadshow which will feature DMHC’s degrees, programs, and facilities. It will be held on June 30 at Sarika Function Room, Dusit Thani, Makati.