Sabroso, A Festival of Filipino Cuisines | Midas Hotel

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Walk with Cham at Midas Hotel's Sabroso!

It was not my first time to visit Midas Hotel, I've been here two years ago during PBB Unlimited Big Night, when they graciously welcomed the Big Four and Big Winner, Slater Young and provided classy rooms to stay after the event. But it was my first time to experience the award-winning restaurant, Midas Cafe. And this time it was also a Big Treat as they launched Sabroso! A Festival of Filipino Gastronomical Journey & Expressions.

Sabroso, a Spanish word which means 'tasty' is the first- ever Filipino food festival of Midas Cafe. It features signature Filipino favorites from Luzon, Visayas to Mindanao

Thanks Alex and Nico for joining me :)

The feast was headed by Pinoy pride master, Chef Arnold Guevarra. Now Filipinos and guest foreigners won't have to travel all over the country just to taste Philippines' best as Sabroso brought together the country's most celebrated gourmet. 

Chef Arnold Guevarra

Each month Sabroso offers different cuisines per region. It started last August (Naimas) as they featured signature favorites from Northern Luzon from Vigan to Zambales coast.

Dinakdakan, Bagnet, Tibok Tibok, Bringhe, Pinakbet, Bulanglang Bangus

For the month of September (Masiram) relish Southern Luzon signature favorites from Marinduque to Legazpi

Nilupak, Laing, Sinaing na Tulingan, Shrimp Ukoy and Tinumok 

October (Lami) let's you experience Visayan region signature favorites from Cebu, Guimaras, Leyte and Bohol

Kansi, Inasal, Lato- Guso, Binignit, Pancit Molo

And on November (Manamit) taste the signature favorites of Mindanao region from Siargao to the city of Davao.

Marang go Balimbing, Halang halang nga Manok, Curacha y Locon
Sinugbang Nokos, Sinuglaw

Lucky me, I was able to taste a delightful portions of each region's signature favorites as they gave us samplers of each.

A combination of Tuna and Pork Sinugba, Ukoy, Lato & Guso Salad and Mesclun green in sukang Iloko vinaigrette.


Law-uy, a Visayan Vegetable Soup


Calamansi Sorbet


Main Course
Loko in crab roe sauce, Pork humba, Sinugbang manok with soy vinegar dip, Pinakbet, Fried Brown Rice in Bamboo

Croquantine coconut yema, Nilupak and Halaya Cake, Brazo de Durian, Marang og Balimbing Ice Cream 


Each dish was prepared meticulously, the plating was sophisticated and each portion was just right, every plate was a delightful surprise. My personal favorites were Tuna and Pork Sinugba, Lato and Guso Salad, Calamansi Sorbet & Croquantine coconut yema. 

I also had the opportunity to try their buffet feast which is available daily during lunch and dinner.

This section first caught my attention, I love seafoods!

Seafood section

Pick your choice of seafood and ask the chef to cook them the way you wanted it

Salad Bar

Hors d'oeuvre
Veggies, Sinuglaw, Ukoy-Dinakdakan

To truly experience authentic Filipino dishes, they prepared most of the main course dishes in a hot clay pot or what we call, palayok.

Bringhe, Sinaing na Tulingan, Bulanglang Bangus

Bopis, Humba, Kare-Kare, Tinumok

Kambing Kaldereta, Pinaputok na Bangus, Sinugbang Manok Og Chorizo, Bagnet

I helped myself a slice of their Prime Rib Eye.

Prime Rib Eye

Of course, who can ever resist? Cebu Lechon is just heaven!

Cebu Lechon
After trying out their wide selection of Filipino dishes, I purposely saved some room for dessert.

Dessert Bar

Halo-halo and other Pinoy sweets

Western desserts are also available

Sabroso is truly a superb and sumptuous indulgence. Especially for me, who is a big fan of Filipino cuisine (syempre! Love your own). I am encouraging everyone to try and experience the one of a kind Filipino gastronomical journey and expressions that Sabroso can offer.

Daily Lunch and Dinner buffet rate: P1,842

Address: 2nd Floor Midas Cafe, Midas Hotel 2702 Roxas Boulevard Pasay City
Hours: Lunch 11:30 am- 2:30 pm
           Dinner 6:00 pm- 10:30 pm

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