The Oakroom of Manila Oakwood Hotel Launches The World of Rice Toppings!

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.

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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.).

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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).

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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 =) 

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This was a close runner-up and familiar too - Spain's paella topped with chorizo and Bacalao croquettes! If I'm not mistaken, bacalao is  salted and fried cod fish. It had a wonderful texture, goes well with the rich flavor of this rice dish.

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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 =)

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Here's the menu so that you can come prepared with your chosen country haha (click to enlarge). Enjoy!

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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.

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Restaurant Details:
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

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