Cafe Ilang Ilang @ The Manila Hotel

For a super early birthday treat, Rob and I indulged at Manila Hotel's newly-renovated restaurant Cafe Ilang-Ilang.


Manila Hotel's buffet rates are not so friendly to start with. It's actually more expensive than Dusit Thani's Crossover and EDSA Shangri-La's HEAT. But later on we did understand why. Here are 3 words for you - nine buffet stations! The selection is really overwhelming.

Cafe Ilang Ilang | Manila Hotel Buffet rates:
Lunch: P1,550++
Dinner: P1,770++

Ready for another Food Porn session?

Food Porn | Cafe Ilang Ilang Edition
my struggle shots using Rob's Olympus E-P1

bread and cheese


salad station

+ + +


appetizers galore

salmon

+ + +

make your own pasta

pizza variaties

popcorn shrimp

+ + +

prime ribs

peking duck

+ + +

chinese noodle soup

siomai and hakaw

sauteed shrimp and veggies

pork belly

seafood paella

+ + +

prawn tempura

shrimp teriyaki



sushi and sashimi rolls

+ + +

indian something - hehe


After roaming the whole place, it's time to eat.

light meal first

shrimp and 4-cheese pizza +popcorn shirmp
actually i already eaten a slice while roaming the place. =)


pesto pasta with shrimp and salmon
i like pesto. i like shrimps and salmon. so this dish cant go wrong!


ribs + grilled salmon
ribs-bland for my taste. salmon-perfect.
and i discovered i love those asparagus. very tasty.


tempura!
again, walang tempura na hindi masarap


Im so full, but I cant miss my favorite crepe with ice cream!

crepe station

sweetness towers

ferrero and walnut gelato for me

heavenly as expected
cant get enough of ferrero and walnut gelato

Next, cakes and pastries.




dessert delight



choco cake + gelato part 2 + mango cream
i also had sansrival, hindi lang photogenic so i scrapped that from this picture


Very satisfying. My tea of choice- Chamomile, is also served for free.
We underestimated Manila Hotel's buffet. Never hesitate to buy some Cafe Ilang Ilang discount vouchers if there any ongoing promo. Super sulit!


And by the way, why not experience a night here in this historical hotel?

comfy king sized bed with lots of pillow, LCD tv,
computer desk, small dining area, vintage ambiance

spacious bathroom with tub, with waterproof tv on the wall

so did I had a great time in this historical hotel?

ABSOLUT-LY! ^_^

Now we know why Manila Hotel is still one of the premiere hotels in the Philippines.


Thank you Rob. Ang sosyal ng ating super ahead birthday celebrations!
Next time dadalhin ko na camera ko para di nako magreklamong di ko alam gamitin yung Oympus mo. =)

Manila Hotel
One Rizal Park, 1099 Manila, Philippines
http://www.manila-hotel.com.ph/

(632) 5270011

69 responses:

Chyng said...

stop.

* im not rich.
Rob is. (i-friend nyo din siya dali!) ^_^

* in 2 months pa ang bdays namin. save your bday greetings.

bulakbolero.sg said...

ganda ng mga kuha.

tina said...

kka-gutom nman yan Chyng! :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

totyal!!! dapat maghapon na hindi kumain para sulit ang buffet! wahahahaha!!! Ni hindi pa nga ako nakakatungtong kahit sa parking lot ng Manila Hotel eh... whahahaha!!! Panu ko ba i-fe-friend si Rob? hahaha!!!

JeffZ said...

Salmon
Tempura
Pasta
Pizza
Crepe
Cakes

Yan na ang nasa list ko when I get there.. :) and after reading your post, Chyng *burp* excuse me.. :) na busog na ako..

I had a pizza overload!

empi said...

Nakakagutom naman yan!

Allen said...

Rob, my friend! How are you? Long time no see!

LMAO. haha. Di ko na itatanong magkano ang accomodation sa Manila Hotel baka mainis lang ako. hahahaha.

Cedric said...

Sheet. Ang sarap naman nyan. And with food like that, I honestly wouldn't mind shelling out that kind of money. Besides I don't think naman gagawin to on a regular basis. Haha.

xall percé said...

The food porn stimulated my salivary glands and my digestive tract. Buti allowed kumuha ng pictures.

[pinkc00kies] said...

nagutom ako!!

_rhovic_ said...

*burp

excuse me. nabusog lang ako. :)

marxtermind said...

Masarap pla dito, may deal last time dapat pla inavail ko na! Hehehe!

Rizalenio said...

Ang ganda ng mga food shots. Busog na ako.

Ang sweeeeeet...

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Rizalenio said...

...ng desserts...(dapat talaga may pahabol?...)... :)

yayyadanda said...

sarap naman!

mozilla said...

wow! kelangan ma try din yan buffet sa Manila Hotel! very nice ms. chyng...

hindi lang dapat maghapon kumain, dapat isang linggo...hehehe! hangdaming choices...!

pusang kalye said...

ang ri-rich ng friends. makapag rich-friend-hund na nga!!lol. ikaw na talaga ang winner pagdating sa food reviews---and totyal na hotel reviews na rin!!!:D

blissfulguro said...

sosyal! yun lang... pa friend naman kamo!hahahaha

gillboard said...

kakagutom!!! kakainggit!!! ang mahal!!!

goyo said...

Torture sa dyeta ko 'to. Buti wala akong pera pangkain sa ganyan kamahal. hehe.

doi said...

naiiyak ako sa ganda nga shots. pwdeng i take home silang lahat? (referring to the food ha) pati yung desserts! doon bumuhos luha ko! waaaaaaaaaaaa.

sana makakita ako ng ganito ka orgasmic na buffet para mastimulate mga taste buds ko!

Nimmy said...

wow! nagka-LBM ata ako sa mga kuha mo. hehehehe

khantotantra said...

wow. may tower ng chocolate candies. tapos umaapaw ang food.

nakakagutom post nanaman. sakto pat walang food sa haus. ginugutom na ako.

gusto ko dyan. May tv sa banyo. pedeng maglublob sa tub while being a couch potato

nina said...

BONGGA! Naunahan mo pa ako mag blog about MH XD

Diamond R said...

Panalo ang mga pagakain segurado maraming pupunta sa manila hotel para e try ang mga nakakagutom na pagkain na yan.
ang ganda naman ng pagakakakuha ng mga photos. Buti allowed mag picture diyan.

C.M.GARRIDO said...

nice shots... nakakagutom!

Photo Cache said...

oo nga chyng, convert ko sa dollars mahal nga, ngiii, pero mukhang sulit naman. nakailang balik ka ba?

Anonymous said...

inggit ako. yun lang po. :/

Anonymous said...

oops sorry i forgot to drop my name. "inggit ako. yun lang po. :/"
-docgelo

rob said...

.. teka, stop din!

.. i am not rich, karaniwang ofw lang po. tinikman lang po namin ni chyng reyes kung ano pagkain diyan sa cafe ilang ilang, hehe.

.. okay naman pala mga food shots chyng! pero struggle talaga noh pag di mo camera, haha.

ralena said...

where are you putting all those carbs and calories chyng? hahaha. i love your life. can we exchange for a day? chos!

Chew On This said...

Nice food shots Chyng :) I wish I have a rich friend too LOL!

adventurousfeet said...

love the shots! galing mo talaga, partida di mo pa alam gamitin yung olympus! :)

and the food is over flowing, kakagutom ang pics!

natikman mo lahat?! :)

markpogi said...

Nagutom tuloy ako bigla sa dami ng pagkain. XD

CHOCOHOLICCYNIC said...

Food porn indeed. :O Nice pictures po!

lakwatserong tatay said...

wow.....kainggit ka talaga....ms chyng.....ako inactive muna sa travels and trips...father ulit for 3rd time eh...pero in few months...i'll be back on track, together with my wife..kasama na ang food hopping...miss ko na un eh....hehehehe...

vin said...

scrumptious! makapag-abang na nga ng good buffet deals online. btw, just like to say thanks for the tip and the blog entry about mapanuepe. i'll be posting a blog about it w/credits to your site. :)

Manila Girl said...

Wowowow I have got to try this!!! I think I want to eat almost all the food you featured in your photos. That's a really extensive selection! Namatay ako sa dessert. Gelato?!!!! I'm definitely coming. :-)

dong ho said...

whoa! never even toured around manila hotel. this is a must-stay hotel in manila.

kakatuwa yung pagkain. mostly chinese cuisine. sushis and sashimis alone, sulit na sa akin. mababaw ako sa pagkain.

olympus din pala gamit ni rob.

Kathy said...

Hi Chyng, I just actually ate here last week. The foods were really great. Very overwhelming. At that price, I simply can't ask for more. :)

jeanny said...

oh my...sarap!

Sakit sa ulo wuahhh!!!

Theonoski said...

wow!kakagutom!

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

nakakagutom,hehe..

Eric said...

Sosyal ka Chyng...Manila hotel..wala na ako masabi..sarap din ng food.

kg said...

ang agang bday celebration! :)

i love their food. i just woder if masusulit ko ang ibabayad ko...mahina ako kumain! :)

Ed said...

stop, i'm not rich --- haha. it's good to have something to save up for and have something to look forward to such as food times! :D

witsandnuts said...

Grabe, it's a mistake to read this post when I haven't taken my lunch yet. Tumunog tuloy yung tiyan ko, hahaha. And I realized na hindi pa pala ako nakapasok sa Manila Hotel.

mav said...

Buffet is heaven to my ears!

Sheng said...

Ang sarap naman! Nakakalula ang dami ng choices. Superb shots, too. Ang ganda, mas lalo tuloy nakakagutom.

Mich said...

nakakalaway naman yang mga shots mo chyng! ang sarap!!!!!!!! hindi ba mag-sale yang buffet nila? :)

sewinlove said...

my goodness chyng ang sarap!! -aicute to

Kate said...

Wow! this is so sosyal! Love it :D The food looks really yummy too! Sama naman ako next time :P

sometimes KIM and sometimes MJ said...

nakaka-gutom naman to! beautiful photos chyng! -KIM

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

Sosyal!!

Parang masarap nga magbirthday jan!

Axel said...

Ahaha, ang sosyal nga.. sinu ba yang Rob na yan?? dapat maging friends na rin kami.. haha..

Since nasubukan nyo na dyan, try nyo sa Spiral ng Sofitel.. Ako target ko yun, the longest buffet in the Phils. ata.. haha..

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

an yaman tlga ni Rob! :D advance happy birthday sainu! =)

mylovelylife88 said...

Napaka-mouth-watering naman ng post na to. I was just planning to start my diet pero nalimutan ko ng lahat ng makita ang mga pictures na to hehe. Sulit na sulit ang buffet! And the pictures look great! Hindi halatang di mo kabisado yung cam :-)

Anonymous said...

miss chyng, is it true na sa mga eat-all-you-can buffet, kailangan ubusin lahat? what happens kapag di mo naubos? sorry, i havent tried kasi. thanks

Chyng said...

^ hello!
all of the ones i tried, hindi sila strict. i usually pay 1st, para if ever may left over, hindi na nila ako mahahabol. hehe

Reish said...

Hi Chyng. Maybe next time you can try eating at the Champagne Room in Manila Hotel. Haven't been there, still planning. :) it looks very pretty

Ivan Cultura said...

sobra ako nagutom.. haha.. ako din ina-under estimate ko ang Manila Hotel.. ang lapit lang kasi e..

naisip ko na kung saan ko ililibre sila mommy at daddy sa first ever sahod ko maybe 2 years from now :)

Sendo said...

after going through this post, gusto ko lamunin lahat ng mga pagkain at matulog sa manila hotel. ooooh la la...

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

hahah natawa ako, I'm not rich! si rob... frnd naman namen si rob pero ikaw lng tlga malakas ke rob! =)

Anonymous said...

What day kayo pumunta? :)

shie said...

very colorful!!!

now that you said it, i'll try the Cafe ilang ilang buffet, looks delish!!!

Grusha said...

Mmmm.. your blog is making me hungry.... if you were to pick one.. what would be your fave hotel buffet? and.. what would be your least fave?

• GRUSHA • said...

Mmmm.. your blog is making me hungry.... if you were to pick one.. what would be your fave hotel buffet? and.. what would be your least fave?

Chyng said...

tough question.. hehe
best is SPIRAL.
2nd is DUSIT crossover.

for dessert - i'll go for HEAT or Cafe Ilang Ilang..

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