Bibingka is a rice cake topped with slices of white cheese and salted duck eggs while puto bumbong is a sweet dish made from purple-colored ground rice made flavorful by sugary grated coconut and butter. However, in some parts of the Philippines, locals prefer another Christmas special—puto maya—luscious glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk.
All three delicacies are popular, not just with the locals but with tourists as well. It used to be that these dishes were only available in street stalls, but Manila Hotel, being a constant part of the country’s Christmas traditions, knows that your Christmas will not be complete without these mouth-watering traditions.
For the entire month of December, these delectable Filipino favorites will be available at the Lobby Lounge and Café Ilang Ilang of Manila Hotel. To experience the essence of a genuine Filipino Christmas enjoy our very own version of bibingka, puto bumbong and puto maya with a steaming cup of hot cocoa at the country’s historical landmark.
Indeed, Manila Hotel has a knack for satisfying our palates’ cravings. Another favorite, the Manila Hotel club sandwich, takes on a new look this Christmas. Featuring the same classic sandwich we all love, it is now uniquely and beautifully presented in a bread bowl served with chips, coleslaw and fresh fruits. It is the perfect choice for those who crave for a healthy but filling snack.
To be sure, with these gastronomic offerings, Manila Hotel has made itself the perfect holiday destination.