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Dine and Feel Home Away From Home at the Diamond Suites & Residences

by Chrissy Grey Resaba

The hustle and bustle of the metropolis have kept people from going home to the province and inhale the relaxation the rural ambiance can offer. Professionals have been stuck inside the professional realm. Also, this doesn’t exempt the tourists from experiencing a new cultural or adventure treat Cebu is having. Tourists as well as long for home and somewhat is feeling nostalgic.

“What we serve in Diamond are comfort food and if we think about comfort food, we think about home. We think about our mothers and lolas cooking our favorite dish that if we get to taste them, we want to hug them. That’s why the food here feels like a warm hug.”, Diamond Suites and Residences General Manager Katherine Angala explains.

With all of this nostalgia in mind, Diamond Suites and Residences has something to offer to satiate everyone’s longing for home. Filipinos and Cebuanos particularly are really into food. Food is at the center of interaction everytime there is a gathering such as a family reunion, baptism, birthday parties, and even fiestas. Food is always part of the celebration and the staple and favorite dishes are always there.

The new menu delights its diners to feel the ambient home-away-from-home. The comfort food feels like a warm hug because everytime one thinks about a particular food, he or she thinks about a home or thinks about the mother’s or lola’s dish. Remembering the food and the family that is being closely associated with, one would like to hug mama or lola thus, if there is food, it’s a form of love.

Diamond thought of bridging the gap by offering a variety of food that is also distinctive on its own. Its restaurant has made sure that they have typical comfort food while infusing some features that make it different than the others.

Here are the bestseller dishes the restaurant is serving to its diners and food-lovers:

Ginataang Monggo with Itlog na Maalat

It’s a combination of the sweet and savory dish since the gata (coconut milk) is used as the base of the monggo soup hence, making it sweet. Savory as well because it is topped with itlog na maalat. The opposing flavors make a lot of things going on in the palates of everyone.

Pinakbet served with Lechon Kawali

This is a usual favorite Filipino dish which is a combination of vegetables and stir-fried in a pan. Instead of incorporating the meat inside, this dish is a combination of soft and crunchy for it has Lechon Kawali which gives a crunch in it.

The classic Chicken Adobo with a twist.

Chicken Adobo

The restaurant has a signature style which is a food fusion. Chicken adobo is not a typical adobo but rather a different one. The dish still has the usual marinate then dried up before deep-frying it. Sweet and savory is still the catch of this food because the adobo is something salty from being marinated then partnered with a sweet sauce. The sweet sauce is a concoction of marmalade and some spices to give a slightly spicy kick.

Beef Roulades, also a best-seller at the Diamond Suites and Residences

A lot of restaurants are offering the same dish but Diamond Suites and Residences want to make a difference by serving still popular but with a different experience at the same time. It is like a fiesta in the mouth that has enough saltiness, texture, and savory taste. There is always an adventure in eating and there’s a lot to talk about. So, what else could connect each other than comfort food by the way?

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Diamond Suites & Residences, No. 8 Apitong cor. Escario Streets, Cebu City, 6000

Tel. No. (032) 402 9800

www.diamondsuitescebu.com

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Celebrate Graduation at the Diamond

Premier business hotel salutes graduates with terrific promos!

Diamond Suites & Residences, a premier business hotel in Cebu City, is saluting graduates with terrific room and food & beverage promos valid in the whole month of March.

An overnight stay for the graduate and two (2) companions in a Superior Room goes for more than 50% off the published rate at only P2,700.00 per room night. Rate includes breakfast and use of facilities.

Graduates may choose to take the 5+1 promo on the Diamond’s Asian Fusion Dinner Buffet on a Friday. This wide buffet is a coming together of forty of Asia’s best known flavors and includes Japanese, Chinese, and Malaysian cuisine, as well as everyone’s favorite lechon belly. The Asian Fusion Dinner Buffet goes for only P548.00 per person.

Both graduation promos are valid in March 1-31, 2020. Celebrate this milestone in your child’s life at the Diamond.

The Diamond Suites & Residences offers a varied scale of classy and fully-functional facilities and amenities for both business and leisure. The hotel is centrally placed in Cebu City’s premier business district. The location is unmatched, service is beyond compare.

Find more information, call Diamond Suites & Residences today at (032) 402-9800 or (0917) 872-6375. Alternatively, email inquiry@diamondsuitescebu.com.

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Best Places to Celebrate Your Chinese New Year’s Eve 2020 in Cebu

by Chrissy Grey Resaba

Metal Rat Goes Into the Hole of 2020! Outgoing, cheerful, and sociable – these are some of the facets the Rat characterizes. True to the Chinese zodiac, Rat’s personality can get along well with different people and friends are visible around them. They can also harvest success due to their quick wit and response to outside changes thus, they are alert, adaptable, and observant.

As we bring closer to the Spring Festival in which the Year of the Rat with Metal of the Five Elements, people born in this year are quite positive and active about life and their persistence rarely gets frustrate in circumstances. Moreover, there are places here in Cebu that you will attend as you welcome the beginning of the Chinese Lunar calendar which coincides with the first sign of Chinese zodiac animals.

Usher in welcoming the Year of the Metal Rat as Maayo Hotel and Uma Restaurant prepares a festive buffet as we welcome a brand new year.  It is priced at Php 750 net per person during lunch and Php 870 net per person during dinner. Promo runs from January 23-25, 2020.

Crimson Resort and Spa welcomes the first day of the year of the rat with a Wushu performance at the resort’s porte cocher then dot the lion and dragon’s eyes to start the dancing and festivities. Crimson’s culinary team also is laying out an elaborate Chinese, Oriental, and Asian selection at Saffron Café. You may ask the chefs at the live station to make noodles and other dishes the way you like them. Attract more good luck with tikoy and rice pudding with Mandarin sauce.

Elevate your dining culture into incorporating technological innovations in this iconic restaurant! Not only, Ding How Dimsum House offers palatable Chinese food for Cebuanos to enjoy but it introduces the new digital ordering system. Individual screens allow one to view the Ding How menu, place an order, and engage in trivia, history, and multimedia visuals. With this, it upgrades customer convenience when ordering by allowing the diner to order at their own pace. It also informs the diners of the waiting time before food is served.

Join Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa as they welcome the Year of the Metal Rat in celebration of the Chinese New Year. Ceremonies will commence at 9:45 in the morning on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Main Wing Lobby.

Feast yourself with Prosperity and Fortune in a dinner buffet at one of Cebu’s best, Cebu Parklane International Hotel’s Manuel’s Restaurant for only Php 1,050.00 net on January 24 and 25. Beandate also offers Merienda Chino – a variety of merienda treats and Chinese snacks Cebuanos love for only Php350.00 net on January 25th only.

Prizes from the Tree of Fortune awaits to those diners who purchased a minimum of Php 3,000.00 net. The Tree of Fortune offers:

  • One overnight stay at Parklane Room with Breakfast for Two
  • Two Gift Certificates for a Lunch or Dinner Buffet for One
  • Four Bean Date Mugs
  • Four Complimentary Homemade Cakes
  • Ten Parklane Pencils
  • Two Bottles of Wine

For inquiries and reservations, call 234-7000 local 7249 or visit www.parklanehotel.com.ph/reserve-now/

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Fueling Passions with Edge-to-Edge

by Chrissy Grey Resaba

Millennials possess the most exciting passion. Passion, in general, is what keeps all people going. Thus, there is a need for the energy to keep getting fueled. Having unique wants of pursuing one’s passion such as gaming, fashion, shopping, K-pop, calligraphy, or even writing, one can never go out running after passion with an empty stomach.

This is what drives Yellow Cab Pizza Co. to support to whatever desires people may have. Yellow Cab has always been fueling people’s passion by making sure that hunger is completely satisfied by providing edge-to-edge pizza and has always been big portions and big sizes. They wanted to give people the same kind of experiences regardless of being in group or going solo without compromising the edge-to-edge quality.

There are times that people want to go solo and craves for a flavorful, filling bite that is just right for one. Hence, Yellow Cab’s New York-style pizzas are now available in an all-new size that packs a punch for the appetite – 9-inch pizzas complete with the same edge-to-edge toppings diners always loved.

Starting at just Php 299, diners can now indulge their hunger with these mouthwatering pizzas that are perfect for both solo snacking sessions and sharing with their buddies. Take a pick from a delectable range of Classic and Signature flavors such as: the local favorite Hawaiian; iconic New York Classic; protein-packed Manhattan Meatlovers; fresh Garden Special; light Roasted Garlic and Shrimp; sweet and tangy BBQ Chicken; and flavorful #4 Cheese.

Maintaining the status as the pizza parlor for parties and big gatherings, choose from 12” Medium, 15” Large, and 18” XLarge pizza sizes for Classic and Signature favorites or go and try their bold Legendary flavors: bestselling New York’s Finest, and jam-packed Four Seasons in original or all-meat.

Pursue one’s passion; eat your #YellowCab pizza with satisfaction. #YouDoYou

Experience Yellow Cab’s new mouthwatering pizzas sizes, available now for dine-in, take-out, and curbside pick-up, starting at Php 299! Delivery prices vary.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/YellowCabPizzaOfficial/

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