Independence Buffet at Novotel, Limited Special Price: Only P1,200!

Buffet lovers! I’m so excited to share with you Novotel Manila Araneta Center’s latest buffet festival!


This one features dishes prepared and curated by celebrity Chef Sau del Rosario of Cafe Fleur in Pampanga. It is called the KANYAMAN Filipino Food Festival, and it will highlight Filipino gustatory delights from the culinary capital of the Philippines – Pampanga. This buffet will be from June 8 – June 22.

Chef Sau del Rosario Tamales

Chef Sau teaching us how to make tamales

And here’s Chef showing us how he makes lamb shank kaldereta:

Chef Sau Del Rosario’s menu for KANYAMAN Filipino Food Festival features his modern take on Kapampangan cuisine such as – Truffled Sisig Paella, Foie Gras Sisig, Crispy Lechon Belly with chocolate and cheese stuffing, Pancit Luglug, Pochero, Duck Adobo, brick oven baked Longanisa Pizza and a lot more certified delicacy hits.

DISCOUNTED BUFFET PRICES – only P1,200 weekdays and P1,800 weekends

Another awesome news, for a limited time only, buffet rates at Food Exchange Manila during this food festival have been discounted to as low as Php 1,200 nett from regular price of Php 1,488 on weekdays and Php 1,600 nett from regular price of Php 1,888 on weekends (Friday/Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch/dinner) comes with one round of wine.

It’s the same price for lunch and dinner buffets!!!!!

This special independence season buffet rates at Food Exchange Manila is only available from June 8 to 22. Reservations recommended at telephone number (02) 990 7888.


We were treated to an “advanced screening” of the buffet that will start tomorrow. For the most part, the buffet has all of the stations it usually has, which I reviewed in my previous Food Exchange Manila buffet post. You still have the usual Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, dessert, drinks, and cold cuts stations.

The main dishes in the Kanyaman Filipino Food Festival are the ones that feature the special dishes by Chef Sau.

Kanyaman Buffet Noodles Station

Kanyaman Buffet Sisig Foie Gras

Kanyaman Buffet 3 Kinds Lechon Belly 2

Kanyaman Buffet 3 Kinds Lechon Belly

The dishes I liked and I recommend you check out are: the Macadamia Kare-Kare, the 3 kinds of Lechon Belly (Chocolate/Cheese, Bringhe, and Mango), Lamb Shank Kaldereta and the turon that is filled with leche flan! Make sure to drizzle some (or a lot!) of butterscotch or chocolate sauce. Go easy on the foie gras sisig because it’s very rich! Other delicacies like tamales, tinapa mousse, etc.. are also showcased.

First Round, I got some (starting at 11 o’clock position going clockwise) lamb shank kaldereta, morcon, lechon, sisig foie gras, tamales, macadamia kare-kare with bagoong on the side, rellenong bangus. In the center is a pile of paella valenciana.

Kanyaman Buffet First Round

The leche flan-filled turon, drizzled with a lot of butterscotch sauce:

Kanyaman Buffet Turon

We didn’t have the Truffled Sisig Paella that day so I’m looking forward to going back to try it!

This is one of the best buffet deals I have come across recently – only P1,200 on weekdays for both lunch and dinner, and it features dishes by a celebrity chef, too!

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