MANILA -- Check out some of the latest news in the local food scene.
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FOODPANDA DELIVERS GROCERIES TO FRONTLINERS
In celebration of its sixth anniversary, delivery service Foodpanda donated grocery packages to local communities in Makati, Taguig, Quezon City, Cebu, and Davao.
Partnering with soldiers from the Philippine Army as well as local government units, Foodpanda was able to distribute rice, canned goods, instant coffee, instant noodles, and cooking oil to frontliners.
"Being on the frontlines of this pandemic and operating through ECQ and GCQ has opened our eyes to the plight of our fellow frontliners. Just as we value our riders who brave the streets every day, we wanted to show our appreciation for our quarantine center staff, garbage collectors and street sweepers who are literally keeping the country together," said Foodpanda Philippines managing director Daniel Marogy.
ISLA SUGBU SEAFOOD CITY REOPENS FOR DINE-IN, TAKE OUT
Isla Sugbu Seafood City at the Venice Grand Canal Mall in Taguig City has finally reopened its doors to cater to seafood cravings.
Customers can order signature items such as Crispy Calamares, Mixed Seafood Kare-Kare, and Shrimp with Salted Egg.
The restaurant assured that safety measures such as wearing of masks and temperature checks are in place as it resumes operations for dine-in and takeout.
Isla Sugbu Seafood City dishes are also available for delivery via www.centraldelivery.ph.
MIDAS HOTEL EMBRACES 'NEW NORMAL'
Midas Hotel and Casino has stepped up its safety and security measures for employees and guests, including those who will dine at its restaurants.
Social distancing markers have been placed on restaurant tables to provide enough space required by health authorities. There are also disposable menus with checkboxes to minimize contact between customers and the hotel staff.
Hotel guests, meanwhile, are encouraged to place in-room orders, which will be delivered at the door for a no-contact transaction.
"We have consulted with public health and safety experts as we ramp up our safety standards and guidelines... We will continue to monitor the situation and add more solutions to anticipate their needs," said Midas Hotel and Casino general manager Lily Santos-Adrid.
SHAKE SHACK'S CHICK'N SHACK NOW AVAILABLE IN MANILA
Shake Shack's celebrated chicken sandwich is now available in its two Metro Manila branches -- Central Square and Mega Fashion Hall.
The Chick'n Shack consists of antibiotic-free chicken breast, pickles, shredded lettuce, buttermilk herb mayo, and a potato roll.
Customers have the option of adding heat to their sandwich with Shake Shack's Louisiana hot sauce.
Store hours at both Shake Shack branches are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
SHANG FORT'S PERUVIAN RESTAURANT REOPENS
Samba, the Peruvian restaurant of Shangri-La at the Fort, has reopened for a la carte dining from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Located at the eighth level of the hotel, Samba offers authentic Peruvian cuisine by Cusco-native chef Carlo Huerta served in both indoor and al fresco spaces.
Some of the specialties at the restaurant include Ceviche Limeno, Tiradito de Salmon, Anticucho de Pulpo, Pastel De Choclo, Arroz con Mariscos, Lomo Saltado, and Aji de Gallina.
The menu is complemented by well-loved dishes from other Shangri-La at the Fort restaurants such as High Street Cafe's Curry Laksa and Raging Bull Chophouse and Bar's Darling Down Rib Eye Wagyu MS5 steak.
SM MOA INTRODUCES FOOD PICKUP, DELIVERY SERVICES
SM Mall of Asia is bringing its specialty restaurants closer to its customers with the introduction of its My MOA Shopper and MOA Drive Thru Pickup services.
My MOA Shopper allows customers to shop from their homes with the help of personal shoppers and have them delivered straight to their doorstep.
MOA Drive Thru Pickup, on the other hand, lets shoppers pick up their orders from their vehicles at designated entrances around the mall complex.
Some of the participating establishments include Abe, Café Adriatico, Juan's Bistro, Max’s Restaurant, Hawker Chan, Hediu Grill Station, Paradise Dynasty, Pho Hoa, Song Do Won, Tenya, Tim Ho Wan, Tong Yang Plus, Vikings, Wow Cow Restaurant, Banh Mi Kitchen, Chatime, Chachago, Macao Imperial, Tiger Sugar, True Boss, Starbucks, New York Slice Pizza, Sbarro, Shakeys, Goldilocks, J.Co, and Krispy Kreme.
WELCH'S OFFERS SPARKLING ROSE DRINK
Welch's recently introduced its Sparkling Rosè drink, which offers "everything you love about rose wine without the alcohol."
The new pink drink has only 70 calories per serving, and no added sugar. It is available at Waltermart, Robinsons Supermarket, and Landers branches.
Customers may also have the Sparkling Rosè and other Welch's juices delivered to their doorstep via the Ace Food Service website, or through Metromart, Lazmart, and Waltermart Delivery.