Cafe Ilang-Ilang: Around the World Lunch Buffet (The Manila Hotel)

Named after the fragrant local flower, you can expect to be enticed by The Manila Hotel's Cafe Ilang-Ilang.

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Be enchanted by its amorous and elegant dining setting whether you prefer cozy lofts or long table dining sets ups. 

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Begin your gastronomic journey at the Bread and Cheese Station where an assortment of gourmet breads (such as Maize, Garlic Bread, Cranberry Walnut, Multi-grain Bread and Pesto Foccacia) premium cheese (such as Roquiefort Cheese, Brie, Overia, Gruyere, Emmental and Goat Cheese) , toppings (such as Craisins, Dried Mangoes and Olives) and spreads are available to fill your belly. 

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While the west may be far across the globe, you can devour Western cuisine at Cafe Ilang-Ilang's  Western Station were a selection of Salads (Do-It-Yourself: Selection of Greens, Parmesan Cheese, Bacon, Croutons and Julienned Cheese or Pre-made: Tofu and Tuna Salad, Seafood Salad, Coleslaw and Vietnamese Salad), Cold Canapes and Selection of Cold Cuts (such as Caulli-flower Panna Cotta, Smoked Salmon, Embotido, Chicken Pork Terrine, Duck Pate, Seafood Terrine, Pork Aspic Terrine and Pork Country Pate) which you can compliment with your choice of Mango Chutney, Cranberry Sauce, Vinaigrette and Dill Sauce.

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Taste the fresh sweetness of the sea by dropping by on the Cold Seafood Display.

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Chinese cuisine is one of the ancient cuisines with a long history of development.  Should you wish to try Chinese Cuisine, Cafe Ilang-Ilang's Chinese Station is extensive.  With Hot Pot or Shabu-Shabu, diners can warm up with their flavorful broth filled with their choice of toppings.  Piping hot Dimsum selections (such as Golden Forest Dumpling, Seafood Taro Puff, Pan Fried Vegetable Dumpling and Peking Duck Wrap) are sure impress as they were a leap of the ordinary.  Should you wish to move on to the main dishes, there's Patatim, Shrimp Orange Sauce, Birthday Noodles and Yang Chow Fried Rice

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Should diners prefer to customize a Mongolian Bowl, there's the Mongolian Station.  Mix and match with Meat (such as: Beef, Cuttlefish, Shrimp, Fish, Chicken and Liver), Spices (Chili, Green Onions, Garlic and Beans), Toppings (Young Corn, Carrot, Shitake Mushrooms, Onions, Bell Peppers, Bean Sprouts, Glass Noodles and Egg Noodles) and Sauces (Soy Sauce, Fish Sauce, Sweet Chili Sauce, Sesame Oil, Oyster Sauce and Teriyaki Sauce).

Carnivores will be jumping for joy as there's a huge chunk of Roasted Sirloin by the Carving Station.

With a dedicated Italian chef and a spacious live cooking station, one cannot miss the Italian Station. Trust the chef by trying his specialty dishes (such as the Prawn Ravioli with Coconut Sauce and Lemon Grass and Escargot Risotto).  The freshly cooked brick oven-pizzas are equally delightful with its explosive flavor and superb flaky crisp.

The Japanese Station is always being sought for.  Seekers will find no less than satisfaction with the selection of fresh Sashimi (Salmon, Mackarel, Tuna, Octopus, Crabstick and Squid), Inari Sushi, Maki, Cold Soba, Tempura, Katsu and other Japanese dishes (Japanese Fried Rice, Chicken Teriyaki, Yakisoba and Kani Bacon).

As popular as its neighboring Asian brothers, Korean Cuisine boasts of savor and spice.  Tickle your taste buds with Kimchi Soup, Bulgogi, Spicy Squid and other Ban Chan.

The Thai Station is unparallelled when it comes with spices and herbs.  These essential elements are prevalent in Cafe Ilang-Ilang's spice-riched dishes such as Mango Salad, Shrimp Curry, Grilled Chicken and Triple-spiced Grouper.

Exquisite dishes (such as Crab in Coconut Milk, Pancit Malabon and Lapu-Lapu A La Badao) and exotic dishes (such as Kalderetang Hita ng Usa) at the Filipino Station are sure to win over both local and foreign guests.

More meat and seafood awaits at the Churrasco or Grill Station.  There's Prime Rib, Baby Back Ribs, Hungarian Sausage and Fresh Seafood (such as Salmon in Miso, Salmon and Squid).  Compliment you heavy option with your choice of sauce or sides (such as Gravy Sauce, Barbecue Sauce, Habanero Salsa, Chimichurri, Molho Campnha, Grilled Onions, Grilled Pineapple, Grilled Pineapple, Grilled Asparagus and Grilled Corn)

Halal foodies are fortunate as options are both filling and delicious.  The Halal collection includes Hommus Bi Tahini, Kachumber, Mixed Olive, Murg Salad, Acar Salad, Jicama Sambar Salad, Samosa, Naan, Chicken Tikka, Lamb Chop, Yellow Ghul, Matar Pulao Rice and Aloo Gobi.

Dining at Cafe Ilang-Ilang is set to leave a lasting impression with its colorful sweet desserts.  Everything a sweet tooth could crave for is here: Gelato (such as Raspberry, Ferrero, Biscottini, Yogurt, Ube, Pistachio, Tiramisu, Macchiato and Mango), Cakes (Ohaina Cake, Carrot Cake, Black Forest Cake, Pistachio Opera Cake, Orange Opera Cake, Cheese Cake, Creme Brulee and Mango Cheese Cake), Sugar-Free (Chocolate Mousse and Panna Cotta), Macarons (Ube, Pistachio, Blueberry, Lemon, Strawberry and Coffee), Petit Fours (Green  Tea and Chocolate), Halo-Halo, Bibingka, Puto Bumbong, Crepe, Chocolate Fondue, Cookies, Candies, Jellies and Fresh Fruits.

At Cafe Ilang-Ilang you can taste the flavors from around the world.  So why not start your foodie journey here?

Cafe Ilang-Ilang
The Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park,
Manila, Metro Manila