Catch the Kanyaman Food Festival from June 8 to 22 only at Novotel Hotel and Resort Manila

Mangan ta na! 

Novotel Hotels and Resorts Manila, located in Araneta Center in Quezon City, celebrates the upcoming Philippine Independence Day celebrations with KANYAMAN Filipino Food Festival, a modern take on Kapampangan cuisine, thanks to a collaboration with celebrity chef Sau Del Rosario, who has been famous for his advocacy of the vast cuisine in Pampanga, and more popularly known on mainstream media as one of the chef judges of MasterChef TV show in the Philippines.

The main festivities happened at the hotels flagship buffet restaurant, Food Exchange Manila, where Chef Sau's modern take on Kapampangan cuisine is featured. 

Here he is with other noted people at Novotel Manila. Congrats Chef Sau! Meantime, let's dig into some Pampanga fare, shall we? Check out a few featured appetizers and dishes below!

The Pako Salad has prawns, salted egg, tomato, onion, and gets more texture and flavor with the addition of watermelon and kesong puti (local cheese made from carabao's milk).

The classic Chicken Galentina gets a whole new makeover with the addition of chicken sausage, chorizon, spam and peppers.

If you never tried Buro, it's basically fermented rice that you'd eat along with some steamed veggies. 

With international exposure and accolades, Chef Sau del Rosario's menu for KANYAMAN Filipino Food Festival features his modern take of Kapampangan cuisine such as - Truffled Sisig Paella, Foie Gras Sisig, Crispy Lechon Belly with chocolate and cheese stuffing, Pancit Luglug, Pochero, Duck Adobo, brick oven baked Longanisa Pizza and a lot more certified delicacy hits.

Truffled Sisig Paella

Sisig with Foie Gras

Other event highlights also included a special fashion show by famous designer based in Pampanga Philip Torres. 

For a limited time only, the Food Exchange Manila buffet rates for KANYAMAN Filipino Food Festival is only at Php 1,200 nett on weekdays (Monday to Thursday, buffet lunch and dinner / Friday, buffet lunch) and Php 1,600 nett during weekends (Friday, buffet dinner / Saturday and Sunday, buffet lunch and dinner). Reservations recommended at telephone number (02) 990 7888.

Beyond the highlighted Filipino dishes, Food Exchange Manila's buffet also features International favorites during the KANYAMAN festival available on it's live cooking stations - Indian section - features flavorful dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Curry, etc.; Chinese section - piping hot noodle soup of your choice, stir fried chicken; Japanese - fresh sushi and sashimi; Grill section - seafood, barbecues, etc.; Dessert – hot off the grill Bibingka, Puto Bumbong, etc.; Pasta and Pizza, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern sections.

Novotel Manila Araneta Center is strategically situated inside Araneta Center and just few steps away from shopping malls, entertainment centers, Araneta Coliseum and business offices. For more information and reservations, please call (02) 990 7888 or email To know more about Novotel Manila Araneta Center, visit or

Novotel Hotels, Suites & Resorts provide a multi-service offer for both business and leisure guests, with spacious, modular rooms, 24/7 catering offers with balanced meals, meeting rooms, attentive and proactive staff, kid areas, a multi-purpose lobby and fitness centers. Through PLANET 21, AccorHotels’ sustainable development program, Novotel commits to Man and the Planet. Novotel has over 470 hotels and resorts in 61 countries, ideally located in the heart of major international cities, business districts and tourist destinations.

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Disclosure: This is a part press release / part personal review for Novotel Manila. 

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