Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A Taste of Thailand at The Cafe at Hyatt Regency, City of Dreams Manila

Thai cuisine is taking center stage at The Café, the interactive show-kitchen restaurant of Hyatt Regency Manila, City of Dreams at “A Taste of Thai,” from today until September 22.

The Thai culinary promotion, which is staged with Thai Airways and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, will feature Thai guest chef Siriluck Lekkwan, Grand Hyatt Macau’s Thai Chef de Cuisine, and offer diners availing of the promotion a chance to win two Thai Airways round trip tickets to Bangkok, with a three-day and two-night stay in a Club King room at the Grand Hyatt Erawan replete with continental breakfast, evening cocktails and canapés at the Grand Club Lounge.

Tom Yam Goong
Sweet and sour spicy prawn soup with lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves and galangal

Reflective of the rich culinary traditions of Thailand which balances salty, sweet, sour and spicy flavors, Chef Lekkwan prepares her specialty dishes, among them a myriad of classic Thai fare such as Green Papaya Salad; Thai Royal Dumplings; Deep-fried Sea Bass with Chili and Tamarind Sauce; Green Curry Chicken; Prawn Cake with Sweet and Sour Sauce; and Mango Sticky Rice. For cooking aficionados, she will conduct a cooking class on September 13 at 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Café.

Chef Lekkwan is a renowned chef of Thai cuisine with over two decades of experience in professional hotel kitchens under her belt, and who also had the honor of preparing meals for the Thai royal family. The well-respected chef is also affectionately called as “Chef Mum” for her generous warmth and care of all those around her -- which is also reflected on her personal attention to each diner, catering to individual preferences.

Gaeng kiew warn Moo

Pork in Green Curry, coconut milk and sweet basil

Her cooking is rooted in the traditional fare of her hometown, Bangkok, where she first learned from her earliest culinary mentor, her grandmother, a local chef who cooked in the royal kitchens of King Rama V. Over the years, Chef Lekkwan’s dishes are described as “refined yet comforting; exquisite yet homey.”

Khao Niew Mamung
Sticky Rice with Mango

“A Taste of Thai” is available at dinner, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and brunch on Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Café’s dinner buffet is at Php 2,088 net, Sunday to Thursday. and at Php 2,538 net, Friday and Saturday. Prices are inclusive of regular beverage package of free-flowing local beer, juices, coffee and tea. The Sunday Brunch buffet with regular beverage package is at Php 2,799 net; or with an alcohol package of free-flowing sparkling wine, local beer and selected cocktails for additional Php 200 net. 

Every diner of the Thai food promotion is entitled to one raffle draw ticket per visit. Terms and conditions apply, per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 16909 Series of 2019.

For reservations, call 691-1234 extension 1163, e-mail, or visit

About The Café

The Café is the main dining space at Hyatt City of Dreams Manila.  The bustling 315-seat venue offers a range of seating options, from cozy circular booths to private and semi-private rooms to standalone tables in the heart of all the action.  Open from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM, with extended hours on weekends, The Café is an interactive show-kitchen restaurant where experienced chefs perform live culinary theater at vibrant cooking and buffet stations, with hot dishes prepared à la minute to ensure freshness and optimum flavor.  Each of the counters — Italian, Grill and Griddle, Asian, Deli, Comfort Food and Favorites, and Pastry — showcases a different culinary production.

About Hyatt Regency Manila, City of Dreams

Hyatt Regency Manila, City of Dreams is nestled within the City of Dreams Manila complex, a 6.2-hectare integrated hub of international retail, dining, nightclubs and entertainment within Parañaque’s Entertainment City.

Located 3 km (1.7 miles) from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the hotel is a five-minute drive from SM Mall of Asia — the largest retail complex in the Philippines — and the SMX Convention Center, and 10 minutes from the World Trade Center and Philippine International Convention Center, making it the ideal base for both leisure and business travelers.
About City of Dreams Manila

The luxury integrated casino resort City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. Officially opened in February 2015, City of Dreams Manila is operated by Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation, a subsidiary of Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation. 

The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City in Parañaque, includes the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail and dining and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and mass-market gaming facilities with approximately 380 gaming tables, 2,300 slot machines and 1,280 electronic table games.

The integrated resort features three luxury hotel brands: Nüwa Manila, ranked Five-Star by Forbes Travel Guide in 2018 and 2019 which also named it one of the World’s Most Luxurious Hotels in 2018, and Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star awardees Nobu and Hyatt Regency, more than 20 impressive restaurants and bars, and distinctive entertainment venues, including: the family entertainment center DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-themed interactive play space and The Garage, a VR Zone and food park.

City of Dreams Manila delivers an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and is playing a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure destinations. For more information, please visit

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