Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Flavours of The Philippines at Satoo, Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta (15 - 25 April 2013)

Lechon de leche
Suckling Pig

Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta together with Cebu Pacific Air, San Miguel Beer and the embassy of Philippines are bringing "The Flavours of The Philippines" which is a promotion of Philippines dishes and also the country's culture through dance and music performances from 15 to 25 April 2013 at Satoo, Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta. 

I've missed and craved for Filipino food all this time. It's been almost a year since I was in the Philippines. So, I definitely couldn't be more than happy and excited when I received an invitation to savor the Philippines dishes again. Last night, I really had a great time at Satoo and for sure,  I enjoyed all the Philippines dishes. Masarap! :)

Silken Tofu with Prawns, Fiddle Head Fern Salad, and Pomelo and Turnip Salad with Dried Anchovy and Sprouts.

Seafood Sinigang, made with guava.
Very tangy and salty but love the fragrant. 

Tinolang Manok
My favorite Filipino soup :)

Not so sure what's the name of this crabs cake.

Kilawing Lapu Lapu

Lumpianag Ubod
Traditional Filipino spring rolls, it's similar to Indonesian Lumpia.
The filling inside the crepes are bamboo sprout and prawn.

The Pork Station
Chicken Pork Adobo, Pork Knuckles Humba, Chicken Pork Embutido

Main Course

Adobong Pusit

Beef Kaldareta
Delicious! It tasted similar to goulash.

Beef Kare Kare
Beef with peanut sauce.

Lechon Manok
Grilled chicken.

Squash and Long Beans in coconut milk.

Sinaing Mackarel
Braised Mackarel fish with tamarind.

Filipino Dessert Station
I saw Pandan cream puff, Mahablanka but didn't try it. 
Too bad, there's no Halo Halo.

(Left to Right)
Pastry with yam, Peanut cake, Pandan Gelatin in Sweet Milk

Brioche with butter sugar and grated cheese.

Ube (Yam) ice cream and Orange sorbet.

Fruit Station
The traditional Phillipines fishing boat replica filled with tropical fruits.

They even have a cute Jeepney replica.

The Ambassador of the Philippines also attended the buffet dinner.

Chef Sonny Jorges Almandres from Edsa, Shangri-La Hotel Manila, one of the chefs who prepared the Philippines dishes.

The dance and music performances by Bayanihan - The National Fok Dance Company of the Philippines.

The first program starts at 7.40 pm.
1. Intramuros of Memory: En La Luneta, Bravo Caviteno, Habanera de Dilao and Cani - the dances are influenced by Spanish style, mixed with Filipino style.
2. Muslim Mosaic from island of Mindanao, the Southern Philippines.
- Asik: A solo slave dance.
- Singkil: one of the oldest of truly Filipino dances - the epic legend of the "Darangan" of Maranao people of Mindanao.

The second program starts at 8.40 pm
1. Traditions Renewed
- Bagobo: The Bagobos are known for their ornate traditions in weaponry and other metal arts.
- T'Boli: T'Bole is one of the indigenous tribes in the southern part of the province of Cotabato in the area of Lake Sebu. They have a variety of musical instruments including a drum, the agong, the kulintang bamboo zither flute, the hegalong and spindle-shapred two stringed guitar.
2. People Under The Sun
- Pandanggo Oasiwas: a dance originate in Lingayen, Pangasinan, in the north of the Philippines. Dancing, swinging and circling with lighted lamps on the hands of the dancers.
- Magialatiki: the dance is performed with coconut shell halves secured onto the dancers hands and on the vests. The dancers perform the dance by hitting the coconut shell halves on their hands and bodies and on the other dancers.
- Subli: the dance portion of a devotion to an icon discovered of Spanish rule in town of Alitagtag in Batangas. The dancers dance and sing to the rhythm beaten by a stick on the tugtugan, a goblet-shaped, footed drum.
- Tinikling: a dance originated in Leyte in the Visayang region in the Central Philippines. It imitates the movement of the tikling birds.
Current currency:
1 USD = Rp. 9.700

Price list during the Flavours of The Philippines:
Monday - Thursday dinner buffet : Rp. 290.000++
Friday - Sunday dinner buffet : Rp. 310.000++

During this event, guests may also win exciting prizes while enjoying the delectable cuisines, such as a 3- night stay in the Garden Deluxe Room at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila including return tickets from Jakarta to Manila courtesy of Cebu Pacific Air and also a 3-night stay at Traders Hotel, Manila.

Satoo Restaurant 
Shangri-La Hotel,
Jakarta Kota BNI
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1
Central Jakarta

For reservation:
Tel: 2939 9562 or visit


  1. i've never had peanut cake before. i'm happy they do exhibits of food for other countries :)

    1. sheena: Oh.. peanut cake isn't a traditional Filipino cake?

  2. maybe it's traditional in other parts of the philippines? i'm not sure :P

  3. Kinda reminds me of Manado's cuisine

    1. albert: Filipino cuisine is not spicy at all. Different than Manadonese cuisine. Actually, there are many similarities between Filipino and Indonesian cuisines :)

  4. oink oink! So sad to see baby piglets like that..BUT man, they are tasty! haha :P that's the chinese in me. Anyway, awesome event.. looks like a great spread, with entertainment to boot. lucky u!

    1. ciki: yeah.. me also felt pity to the baby piglets, hehehe...

  5. From what I observe, Filipinos are more like Chinese. We love love love to have a lot of porkish affair. =p

    1. @ruby: oh yes, filipino totally love pork :) one of the best for having roasted suckling pig is in the philippines!


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