Thursday, September 4, 2014

See, Smell and Savor International Flavors At The Mall Of Asia

Just recently, Kwento Ni Toto experienced another gastronomic event held in a mall far south of Metro Manila area, where else but none other than the SM Mall of Asia. Mall goers and foodies will definitely have an exciting trip around the world through their taste buds. Yes, Mall of Asia holds its International Food Festival which starts from September 5 to 30, 2014. It's a see, smell and savor event tour, as Kwento Ni Toto got a taste of the special treat of three of the many restaurants that joined the food festival as a teaser. SM Mall of Asia festivity or the "MOA Eats Food Fest" includes an exciting lineup of activities that will sure to whet the appetite for great food discoveries, awesome prizes, and special treats!

Like what we've mentioned there are over 50 participating restaurants will showcase dishes prepared exclusively for this month-long celebration of world-class cuisine. Photos of the "Special Eats" will be exhibited at the Main Mall Atrium, Main Mall Entrance. What's more is that MOA Eats diners will get to taste the gustatory delights for themselves at the participating restaurants! These dishes are truly special and unique, as they will only be available for the duration of the food fest, and only at their dining outlets located a the Mall of Asia.

So what are the three restaurants that Kwento Ni Toto went to ad got the delightful taste of their Special Eats?

Pork Barbecue with Java Rice
Half Fried Chicken
Sinigang na Bangus
The Mechado - a must try.
The Flying Saucer
The Crispy Pata Kare Kare, their dish for the Special Eats promo.
Well, our first one is the family-oriented restaurant named ARISTOCRAT which got plenty of tasteful dishes to return to but what's intriguing is their Special Eats for the food fest. It's a fusion of two Filipino favorites, the Crispy Pata and the Kare Kare. The Crispy Pata Kare Kare is heaven for those who love meat. The crispiness of the Pata is still there while enjoying the exquisite taste of Kare Kare. It's a delightful and tummy filling experience. Not only their Crispy Pata Kare Kare was served but a whole bunch of dishes. I can say that it is truly a restaurant for the family to enjoy not only the bonding but of course the tasty treat they can offer.

Crispy Pata Kare Kare with Bagoong

Lumpiang Shanghai
The Torta Delos Reyes, another must try.

According to the owner, the Crispy Pata Kare Kare is their dish for the Special Eats Promo and is only available at their restaurant in SM MOA for only Php799 which is great for 4 to 5 persons.

The second restaurant in the tour is the NEW ORLEANS which offers their Blackened Chicken Roulade and Bourbon Tower Ribs. It's Kwento Ni Toto's first time to try at New Orleans and so far we've loved their dishes. The Blackened Chicken Roulade is not the ordinary blackened chicken but the chicken is presented in a cordon blue style of preparation that comes with Andouille Sausage,  Jambalaya Rice, Crispy Onions and Pickld Okra, this dish is around Php345. While the Bourbon Tower Ribs is a Pork BBQ Spareribs with Bourbon Chili Sauce and comes with Dirty Rice, Corn on a Cob and Potato Salad. The Bourbon Tower Ribs costs around Php799.

They've also served the Sauteed Shrimps with Spinach Fettuccini and Pimiento Cream Sauce which we love very much. The spinach fettuccini was great and we're sure that this will be love by health conscious foodie. It's quite different from the ordinary but of course there are dishes that you should try.

The last on this gastronomic experience was the Krispy Kreme. Just in time for dessert! But of course before having that treat we were toured first at their production room. This gives us the know -how everything is prepared. Plus there's a bit of information that we've learned from them, only 3 branches got their own production room and serves a freshly baked doughnuts namely Krispy Kreme MOA, Krispy Kreme Greenhills and Krispy Kreme BGC.

Another activity of the food fest is for those who want to try preparing the Special Eats, they can try it at home but of course they need to participate first in the live cooking demonstrations to be conducted by the top chefs of four select restaurants. The cooking demos will be held at Tempura and Sbarro on September 5 and Claw Daddy, New Orleans and Vikings on September 12 at 5:30 onwards.

For those who are looking forward to win exciting prizes can participate in the Special Eats promo, where amazing treats are up for grabs. A social media contest to be hosted on the Mall of Asia, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook account in which will give two lucky foodies a chance to dine with culinary luminaries at an exclusive Chef's Table meal, and each will get two round tickets to any local destination via Air Asia Zest.

A raffle coupon comes with every order of a Special Eats dish, and there are major prizes to be won!

  • Grand prize winner winner will be able to get a Round Trip Ticket for Two (2) to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia via Air Asia Zest, Hotel accommodation via Air Asia Go and a tour package
  • Second prize is one Air Asia Zest Round trip ticket to any domestic destination and Php15,000 worth of gift certificates from IHOP
  • Third prize winner will win one Air Asia Zest Round trip ticket to any domestic destination and Php10,000 worth of Gift Certificates from IHOP.

So this September, treat your family and friends to a gourmet of International delights at the Mall of Asia, your ultimate dining destination in Metro Manila! For more information about the MOA Eats promo, visit the SM Mall of Asia official social media accounts.

G/F North Wing
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

2/F Entertainment Mall, South Wing
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

101 Main Mall
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

MOA International Food Festival
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Instagram : @TheMallofAsiaOfficial


  1. So it's only moa, greenhills and BGC lang pala may production rooms! I thought meron sa Trinoma haha! So cool! From the three my fave is KRISPY KREME! I love desserts that is why! New orleans is very new to me! Hope I'll find thime to travel at MOA soon! Thanks for this post, Toto! :)


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