Chef Tatung’s Cusina ni Lola at Pan Pacific Manila

Chef Tatung’s Cusina ni Lola at Pan Pacific Manila

Cusina ni Lola - Seafood for Grilling

For a limited time only, check out Cusina ni Lola featuring Chef Tatung at the Pacific Lounge at Pan Pacific Manila. Savor classic Filipino dishes just like how your “lola” made it.

While we enjoy the new combinations/styles brought by Modern Filipino Cuisine; it’s also nice to take a step (or a lot of steps) back to savor dishes like how it was in the old days. These are more than your lutong bahay; but a tradition of recipes passed down from generation to generation. The ingredients were much simpler and closer to nature; cooking was done over fire and with less electronics and most importantly, filled with a mother or a grandmother’s love!

So where am I getting at? Well, I’d like to invite you to take part of a special buffet called “Cusina ni Lola (Grandmother’s Kitchen)” that will bring you back to the past.

What: Cusina ni Lola Special Buffet
When: Lunch buffet from April 17 to 21, 2017
Where: Pacific Lounge at the Pan Pacific Hotel
How Much: PHP 1000 per head

We had a sneak preview on what the buffet will offer. It ranges from appetizers, salads, soup station, sawsawan, main courses, carving station, grilled/seared station and desserts.

Cusina ni Lola - Lumpiang Shanghai
Lumpiang Shanghai
Cusina ni Lola - Adobo Pork Maki Roles
Adobo Pork Maki Roles
Cusina ni Lola - Chicharon Bulaklak
Chicharon Bulaklak

Best eaten while hot and fresh; else crispiness suffers. Even the GM of Pan Pacific approves of this dish.

Cusina ni Lola - BBQ Pork and Chicken
BBQ Pork and Chicken
Cusina ni Lola - Seafood for Grilling
Seafood for Grilling – Squid, Milkfish, Shrimps and Mussels
Cusina ni Lola - Sinigang Station
Sinigang Station – Create your own

Sourness brought to you by Tamarind and not instant mixes. It tasted very natural and was very appealing to rice.

Cusina ni Lola - Bulalo Station
Bulalo Station – Create your own

Amazing that their bulalo didn’t turn into lip gloss even after getting cold! It had generous servings of beef shank and OMG, the bone marrow!

Cusina ni Lola - Adobong Ilonggo Chicken
Adobong Ilonggo Chicken
Cusina ni Lola - Beef Morcon
Beef Morcon
Cusina ni Lola - Tinuktok

This is a must try if you love coconut milk; laing with ground pork.

Cusina ni Lola - Pinakbet
Cusina ni Lola - Pancit Palabok
Pancit Palabok
Cusina ni Lola - Bringhe Rice
Bringhe Rice

This was good! Glutinous rice with oozing turmeric flavor!

Cusina ni Lola - Crispy Pata
Crispy Pata

You can’t have a Filipino Cuisine Buffet without this.

Cusina ni Lola - Stuffed Rolled Lechon Belly
Stuffed Rolled Lechon Belly

This was addicting because of the juiciness and aroma! This, a good dip, and lots of rice would make me forget that I’m in a buffet.

Cusina ni Lola - Dessert Station
Dessert Station – Fruits, Suman, Buko Pandan, Minatamis na saging at sago, Leche Plan, Casava Cake
Cusina ni Lola - Halo Halo
Halo Halo Station

Not yet convinced? Then let Chef Tatung himself call you to the limited edition Cusina ni Lola :)

Cusina ni Lola - Chef Tatung
Cusina ni Lola featuring Chef Tatung

Disclosure: Pan Pacific Hotel paid for our meal.

Till next time,



Pacific Lounge

Level 21, Pan Pacific Manila
M. Adriatico Corner Gen. Malvar Street
Malate, Manila

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