The Oakroom, located at Manila's Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila in Ortigas, just brought back The World of Rice Toppings this year! Let Resident Chef Jerome Cartailler and his crew take you on a journey through a sampling of rice dishes from around the world - one each from the Philippines, China, Thailand, Italy, Spain, Hawaii, Japan, Vietnam, India, Korea and Iran. This is an a la carte menu so you can try a country or two for a meal then come back for others until May 31, 2013 =) I was given a sampling of the sampling below (actual sizes of the dishes are way bigger) so I got to try out the Philippines, Spain and Hawaii. Hehe. I'm sure that this will be a hit, especially here, since we just LOVE rice.
Destination: The World of Rice Toppings - happens until May 31, 2013 at the Oakroom for lunch (12 noon to 3 p.m.) and dinner (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.).
This is a separate menu but you can definitely order from their regular menu - like this yummy Caesar Salad (not the actual size of the dish).
This was my fave of the three I tried (bigger dish if you order) - hurray for the Philippines! That's Crab Roe, Garlic Fried Rice and Stuffed Crab. The vinegar was a nice addition. Definitely felt like home =)
I didn't like this last one very much because I thought the meat was very soft sausage. Turns out it was ham haha. This is Hawaii - pineapple and shrimp fried rice with glazed ham. It's a bit mushy in texture. I love the pineapples though =)
Here's the menu so that you can come prepared with your chosen country haha (click to enlarge). Enjoy!
The Oakroom Restaurant and Bar is located on the 6th floor of the Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center (a premiere hotel for staycations in Manila). Oakroom has made it into my Favorite Guiltless Date Places in Manila list.
6th Floor, Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila
17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig
Open Mondays to Sundays
719-1160 (direct line) / 637-7888 ext. 8604