Where to Eat in Pasay: Kusina Sea Kitchens
One of my guilty pleasures is seafood. In fact, I’ve always thought if there’s a meat I will never give up, it has to be seafood. And as I was craving for such, I invited Karla to go on a post-Valentine’s BFF date at a place I’ve heard serves the freshest catch of the day. Say hello to Kusina Sea Kitchens Buffet! Here are three (3) reasons to visit this food outlet at the newly-opened Hilton Hotel Manila.
10 Well-Curated Food Stations (Reason 1)
It’s a well-known fact that Filipinos love to eat. And very much like our cultural upbringing, we love variety in our food. That’s why buffets will always be akin to our gastronomic appetite. And Kusina Sea Kitchens at Hilton Manila understands this very much. Ten food stations featuring the very best of Local and International flavors that we Filipinos hold dear to our hearts (and tummies!)
Start your Kusina Sea Kitchens fiesta at the Panaderia Station. Open your appetite with Pinoy favorites like the pan de sal, ensaymada, and kakanin like the suman, puto, and kutsinta.
All of which you can pair with the fresh appetizer options at the Salad Bar. Where you can get Fresh Lumpia, Kinilaw, and Tokwa’t Baboy. As well as fresh greens, mixed salads, and even cold cuts!
Ulam (Main Course)
Just a few steps away is the real star of Kusina Sea Kitchens’ Buffet: The Talipapa (Fresh Market).
Where you can feast on the freshest catch of the day. Choose from Tahong (mussels), Salmon, Ulang (Giant Freshwater Prawn), and the exotic Curacha (Spanner Crab).
On some days, they also serve mahi-mahi, crabs, and lobsters. How you want them cooked is totally up to you: grilled, pan-fried in butter garlic or salted egg, or even baked with cheese and garlic.
We love our seafood sweet and savory. So we opted to our Ulang and Curacha bask in Salted Egg. While we had the Mussels baked in Garlic and Cheese. Don’t forget to grab a buzzer by the counter. So they can deliver your seafood feast to your table directly!
And while waiting for your paluto, why don’t you continue your culinary journey at Kusina Sea Kitchen to the next 4 stops: Filipino, Japanese, International, and Noodle Stations?
Get your fill of classic Pinoy favorites like the succuelent Lechon (Roasted Pig), Caldereta, Laing, and the well-recommended Kare-Kare.
A burst of flavor also awaits you at the Japanese and International Stations: Sushi Rolls, Sashismi, Makis, Roast Beef and Beef Rendang.
While at the Noodle Station, you can savor on the crowd-favorite Laksa or Chicken Noodle Soup. Or… you can also concoct your own secret recipe as you please.
They even have a Dimsum Cart to boot!
Pampalamig at Panghimagas (Drinks and Desserts)
Compliment your meal with the refreshing options at the Samalamig Station, which greets you just by the entrance. Everything was good but the Mixed Fruit and Apple Punch were my favorites!
On some days, they rotate the drinks list to include classic Filipino drinks. Like fresh buko, fresh pandan juice, and even mango sago. Other drinks like soda, beers, and wines are also available for a fee.
Finally, finish off your feast with some of the sweet creations at the Dessert Station. Pick from an assortment of Panghimagas (dessert) from Leche Flan, Palitaw, to Halo-Halo.
Or cure your sweet tooth with the cake spread, chocolate fondue, and sweet pastries.
Spacious, Homey Interiors at Kusina Sea Kitchens (Reason 2)
More than just a place for cooking, the kitchen has become the heart of every Filipino home. It’s a special place where people gather for meals while enjoying good conversations and meaningful moment with those around the dining table. In essence, it’s become a special place where people nurture relationships. And much can be said about Kusina Sea Kitchens at Hilton Manila.
Upon entering, one can instantly feel the warm ambiance of this place. High ceilings that allow easy air flow, cozy couches and soft-cushioned chairs, warm-colored walls, lights and decors. And at the focal point of the hall are the food stations of Kusina Sea Kitchens. Ten food stations where you can see all the culinary action and interaction going about (i.e. diners delightfully choosing their fill for the day). A beautiful dichotomy of ‘chaos’ and leisure, just like how any Filipino Kitchen would be.
Traditional Culture Show (Reason 3)
Alongside food and meaningful conversations in the Filipino Kitchen is entertainment. I fondly remember eating to my heart’s content while being serenaded or watching Filipino folk dance growing up. At Kusina Sea Kitchens, diners are given a full sensory experience with a traditional culture show performance every Sunday. Well, we weren’t able to experience it when we dined that time. But I’m sure the cultural showcase is a delight for any hungry Juan.
Kusina Sea Kitchens Buffet Price
Kusina Sea Kitchens offers an all-day dining experience – from breakfast to dinner, all days of the week. Priced at:
- Lunch (Monday-Friday): Php 1900++
- Saturday Brunch: Php 2450++
- Dinner Buffet (Monday-Thursday): Php 2050++
- Premium Dinner Buffet (Friday-Saturday): Php 2450++
- Hilton Dining Discount: 25% off
Kusina Sea Kitchen
3rd Floor, Hilton Hotel Manila, 1 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City
Open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Monday to Sunday)
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