City of Dreams Manila recently welcomed Chef Chad Ogden as their new Director of Food and Beverage and Culinary Operations. Chef Chad has 27 years of culinary experience working in the kitchens in the USA, Japan, Macau and Australia. He will be adding his own touch to The Cafe’s buffet spread by using regional ingredients and staying true to the preparation of each dish.
I’ve been to The Cafe many times but each visit always start at the wonderful Japanese cold station. They have a good selection of sushi and sashimi and other small plates. Chef Chad added his own creation Sake marinated Salmon to the spread, a Japanese inspired take on gravlax.
The new juice station took me by surprise that replaced the infused water area. There are now fruit juices as well as a make your own sago gulaman offering.
Perusing the Italian Station, I chanced upon a basket of freshly baked foccacia bread with balsamic and olive oil dip on the side.
Aside from the sake salmon, Chef Chad also showcase a number dishes inspired by the different countries he has worked before.
Yakitori, grilled chicken skewers available in different cuts, that go so well with beer and socializing. Eating at yakitori restaurants in Japan is Chef Chad favorite dining experience.
Chicken and Mushrooms with Milk. A recreation pf the French dish Chicken fricasse but lighter.
Chicago Deep dish pizza. His version of the classic dish from Chicago, a pretty filling dish so best to only get one slice.
For Filipino food, his favorite is Sisig, and his goal is to eat at all the sisig restaurants in the county to try out the different ways each one serves it. This is his take on the local staple, flavorful and packs a nice crunch that is practically begging for steamed rice. You might even want to ask the kitchen staff if they can whip you up some garlic rice to pair with this.
Finish off your meal with some desserts like this container full of pretty meringue.
The CafeHyatt City of Dreams Manila
Aseana Ave. cor. Roxas Blvd.
Entertainment City, Paranaque, Philippines
Contact No.: (632) 691-1234
Facebook Page: Hyatt City of Dreams Manila