When traveling I always like to try out some of the hotel food as sometimes you can find some really good restaurants at a hotel. One night I ate at Jasmine Restaurant, which specializes in Cantonese cuisine, located on the 2nd floor of the hotel. The restaurant is nicely decorated in a chic art deco design and more on the upscale side. The food was really good. I ordered fried rice and some spicy shrimp in tomato sauce (one of my hubby’s favorites in the states). The portion size of the rice was really large as it is enough to share with a few people, but the shrimp was just enough for one person. If you are in a group I would suggest ordering multiple entrees as usual when you eat Chinese food.
They had a Belvedere lemon drop on the beverage menu in the cocktail section. It took them forever to bring me my drink and when they brought it, it was in a glass that you would drink a scotch or vodka. It looked just like vodka with a little bit of lemon in it. I said it wasn’t a lemon drop so they had the hotel bar make one that took FOREVER again. When I received the hotel bar lemon drop it was the worlds tiniest lemon drop LOL I just said it was fine as they were trying. They were so sweet and accommodating that I couldn’t bother to say anything. Plus, it actually tasted like a lemon drop, but this really was really just a “drop.” I should have just kept the first one they gave me 🙂 Perhaps a lemon drop here in Makati is something different, though I thought a lemon drop was the same everywhere.
The chef came over and greeted me during the meal and asked if I liked my food so I really can’t complain about the place. You don’t have the chef come out and greet you the majority of the time when you’re eating, well at least not at the restaurants I go to.
Interesting menu Item
The hotel also has a bar/lounge area where you can order drinks and small plates. The hotel only offers WiFi in the lounge so this is an area that is frequently visited. One day after work I went to the CinnaBar and sat outside. They have a Koi pond and most important, ceiling fans that make the atmosphere nice and relaxing. It is a nice place to grab a drink or quick bite to eat in a calm setting.
That’s today’s thoughts (TTT)…