Ilocano Flavors Boiled Mixed Vegetables with Fried Fish (Dinengdeng)
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Choice Ilocano flavors shine at Cucina Manila

Ilocano flavors at Cucina

Coming from the recent Kaon ‘Ta! featuring Ilonggo cuisine, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Cucina sets its eyes north by featuring authentic Ilocano flavors from 23 October to 4 November 2019.

Ilocano Flavors Boiled Mixed Vegetables with Fried Fish (Dinengdeng)
Ilocano Flavors Boiled Mixed Vegetables with Fried Fish (Dinengdeng)

Ilocano dishes are known to champion the flavors of simple ingredients, combined with balancing strong flavours and delicate cooking techniques. As part of Cucina’s commitment to promote home-grown cuisine, choice favorites from the Ilocos province will be available at the restaurant for guests to enjoy during lunch and dinner service. These include Dinardaraan (Ilocano Dinuguan), Dinengdeng (Ilocano Pinakbet), and Bagnet. A live station for the famous Ilocos Empanada will be set up as well for all those cravings for this filling snack.

Deep-Fried Crispy Pork Belly Bagnet
Deep-Fried Crispy Pork Belly Bagnet

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About Marco Polo Ortigas Manila? Explore Discover Experience

Nestled in the vibrant and growing commercial business district is the first purpose-built 5-star Marco Polo hotel in the country offering distinguished guests 316 large and well-designed rooms and suites, including two (2) Continental Club floors that accords unrivaled privileges and benefits. Adjudged to be the most beautiful in town and one of the best among Marco Polo hotels in the world, it is exclusive for guests who desire a higher level of luxury on top of our impressive new Continental Club lounge.

The hotel, a product of sophisticated design and well-planned development, is bestowed as the first sky hotel in the country with dedicated floor areas exclusively for business and recreational use. The floors are accessed via high-speed elevators including a wellness hub called Flow which houses a full-service spa, indoor infinity pool and fully-equipped fitness center plus the first sky lobby in the Philippines nestled at the 25th level of the hotel tower offering unparalleled views of the cityscape.

String Beans with Coconut Milk
String Beans with Coconut Milk

Adding to Manila’s best dining destinations are four (4) specialty outlets that your guests can choose from. Cucina, the all-day dining restaurant that features live show kitchens; Lung Hin , the contemporary Chinese restaurant serving traditional and authentic Cantonese cuisine in a new, fresh and modern style; Café Pronto, the relaxed and friendly coffee area offering a wide range of designer coffee, specialty teas and freshly baked items good for dine-in or to go; and VU’s, the first of its kind sky bar and lounge located at the topmost 45th floor of the hotel, offers Mediterranean tapas, signature cocktails, wines, spirits, and champagnes amidst awe-inspiring vistas.

For momentous social events and corporate meetings, the Marco Polo Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 600 guests. In addition, the eight (8) state-of-the-art function rooms can accommodate 250 guests. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet service is available all throughout the hotel to provide savvy business and leisure travelers a balanced lifestyle of work and play seamlessly.


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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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