Vibrant Filipino Culture Showcased at Hilton Manila’s Kusina Sea Kitchen

We’ve always been proud of our Filipino cuisine. You can find unique and delightfully delicious dishes in every region around the country. Bicol’s pinangat and laing, Cebu’s lechon, sisig from Pampanga, the Ilocos bagnet, and Batangas bulalo are just a few of our favorites.

“Kusina Kultura Day” @ Hilton Manila’s Kusina Sea Kitchen

Kusina Sea Kitchen
Fresh Seafood @ Hilton Hotel Manila‘s Kusina Sea Kitchen – crabs, shrimps, salmon head

For those who are craving for some Filipino cuisine, Kusina Sea Kitchen located in Hilton Manila, started the year with an irresistible offer called Kusina Kultura Day

It’s a special buffet offering held every Sunday from January to March 2020, showcasing an array of Filipino classics with signature lechon, dampa style seafood, and sumptuous local desserts, among others.

Kusina Sea Kitchens
Buffet: Kusina Sea Kitchen

Last week, we revisited Kusina Kitchen for a feast of Filipino favorites.

We kicked-off our long-due Sunday buffet  at the Talipapa area, the Dampa Paluto-style where you can choose from an array of seafood options and have it cooked/prepared by the chef, in any way you want.

Notwithstanding, we had a plateful of butter-garlic shrimp and crab!

Dampa-style paluto at Kusina Sea Kitchen
Dampa-Style Paluto at Kusina Kitchen

While waiting for our requested dish, we started with a bowl of hot Sinigang and that of Bulalo soup to warm our tummies. Both tasted good and are rich in flavor.

We even shared a second round of the latter. It’s a treat especially in this pleasantly cool January weather in the Philippines.

Bulalo at Sinigang in Palayok
Bulalo at Sinigang sa Palayok
Healthy Options section offers fresh organic vegetables

Aside from Filipino favorites, there is also a good spread of international cuisines that can suit the global taste buds of most visitors. These includes the Paella Valenciana, Yangchow, Mussel Marinara, Pork Loin Sambal, Buttered Vegetables, and  Beef in White Sauce.

Add to that the Beef Lengua, Chicken Coqauban, and Bolognese Pasta, among others.

Don’t miss the tender Roast Beef from the carving area.

It is noteworthy to mention (nonetheless expected) that Kusina‘s Signature Lechon is a crowd’s favorite. The huge roast pig was literally wiped-out in less than an hour after buffet opening.

The melt-in-your-mouth roast pork was flavorful inside and had crispy skin. You can have it as it is, or eat with plain rice or Arroz Valenciana.

For Mrs. Seats For Two, it goes well with another Filipino dish called pinakbet.

Kusina Sea Kitchen Lechon
Signature Lechon
Kultura at Kusina Sea Kitchen
Mr. Seats For Two‘s first plate had lechon, lengua, pinakbet and chopsuey
Mrs. Seats For Two initially had Pansit (noodles), Arroz Valenciana, Salmon.
Garlic Buttered Seafood
Butterred-Garlic Seafood plate from the Talipapa area.

Needles to say, we had a filling lunch buffet. Our photos above proves it all! 🙂

But we made sure there’s room for dessert.

In between plates, we had a few scoops of Pinoy sorbetes and kakanin (rice cakes) such as puto and bibingka which are variants of steamed Filipino rice cakes. There were sweetened delicacies in colorful wrappers as well.

Bibingka and brewed coffee
Kultura Kusina Sea Kitchen
Filipino Cultural Performance @ Kusina Kultura Day

As lights were dimmed and window shades pulled down, guests were treated with some special cultural dances and performances while enjoying their desserts! We were pleased with the traditional folk dance and we’re glad that the hotel showcased such for local and foreign guests to enjoy.

Kusina Kultura Day” at Hilton Hotel Manila‘s  Kusina Kitchen is held every Sundays until March 2020. For reservations, you may call Kusina Sea Kitchen.

Kusina Sea Kitchen @ Hilton Manila
1 Newport Blvd., Newport City, Pasay City,
Manila 1309, Philippines
Telephone Nos: +63-2-2397788 FAX: +63-2-2397789

Seats For Two Kusina Sea Kitchen
Mr. & Mrs. Seats For Two @ Kusina Sea Kitchen

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With an array of Filipino cuisines and a dash of cultural experience, Kusina Sea Kitchen is definitely worth visiting. Hilton Manila is located within the Resorts World Manila compound in Pasay City.

Jonel & Marjorie Uy

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