Yey, summer is finally here!
After a particularly lonely one year in isolation, summer travel dreams feel like a glimmer of hope shimmering on the distant horizon. And even while amid the pandemic, some nonetheless want to get away and are pinning their hopes on the summer. Still many people just plan to stay near home — and try to experience summer vacation fun and safely as possible.
If you love gastronomic summer adventure, look no further. From sampling genuine Spanish dishes and wines, to digging flavorful Thai cuisine favorites and foraging in cooling summer desserts and refreshments – SM Supermalls got you all covered!
For an around the world food trip, #DineAtTheSkypark SM Aura Premier for an al fresco gastronomic tour guaranteed to satisfy that travel foodie in you. The Skypark, located at the 5th level of the mall, has a variety of food options and cuisine from around the world, conveniently located in one place with strict safety protocols so you and everyone you love can dine without worry.
First stop: Family Love, Filipino Style at Mesa. Come on down for a boodle-fight worthy meal with your family. Check out Mesa’s last year special offering: the Ding Dong’s Favorite: Crispy pork belly, Tinapa roll, Bam-i, crunchy baby squid, salted and spicy stir fried suahe, and sisig rice. A perfect brunch for the entire clan!
Another must-try is the newest addition to Yabu’s menu line up: Katsu Baos. This Japanese-Chinese fusion features the House of Katsu’s signature golden brown katsu flavorfully crafted into soft steamed buns. Try the Ebi Katsu Bao, paired with takanasuke, spicy aioli, and onion jam; the crunchy Chicken Katsu Bao, sandwiched with picked cucumber, karashi tonkatsu sauce, Japanese mayo, and onion jam; and a Menchi Katsu Bao, the cheesy meat patty paired with pickled cucumber, karashi tonkatsu sauce, Japanese mayo, and onion jam. This trio of craft-katsu creations will surely give you that eat-and-walk Asian street food experience.
Completing your Asian gastronomic tour would be a quick lunch at Tamarind. This Thai restaurant serves authentic Thai food with a modern touch. Some of its must-try offerings are the Pad Siew, a popular dish similar to pad thai but with smoky taste that gives it the authentic flavor; Yum or the Thai-style spicy salad; and Massamun Pork Shan with tomato, pineapple, lychee, onion, potato, green onion, peanut in House Massamun curry sauce.
Bringing the authentic Mediterranean cuisine to the Philippines is Hummus Elijah. With authentic taste that comes from family recipes, every offering from Hummus Elijah is a bit of true Mediterranean culture and flavor. Try their yummy Falafel balls, Samosa, Mashawsha, Shakshuka, Stuffed Vine Leaves, Tabbouleh Salad and their varieties of signature Hummus perfect with some Pita bread, olives and pickles.
Now if you are looking for a place for a casual dining with your friends or family for some special Italian dishes for your everyday cravings, head over to the well-loved Prego. Famous for flavorful array of authentic Tuscan, Italian home-made dishes, you can never go wrong with this ristorante’s classics pastas and appetizing pizzas. Buon appetito!
Finally, an evening in Spain can be had at Barcino. Best known for its wines, sangria, tapas and paella, this restobar celebrates the beauty and diversity of Spanish cuisine. Currently, Barcino has prepared something to make each day special, giving us a reason to celebrate every day: Paella Mondays, Tapas Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays, Fiesta Fridays to Sangria Saturdays & Sundays. Visit Barcino any time of the day, and enjoy ultimate genuine Spanish dining experience.
Oh, if you are also thinking of a “pasalubong” for the loved ones at home, The Skypark has a load of choices including the popular Japanese bread pastry with gelato of Melon Pan Ice, Tuan Tuan’s Crispy BBQ Pork Snow Buns, The Dessert Kitchen’s Okinawa Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea, and Iced Cold Beverages and Ice Cream from Tiger Sugar.
#ArtInTheSkypark: The Skypark also boosts its beautifully painted pillars, not just to give memorable dining experience, but also to inspire diners. These artworks by @polidomural @bando_arts and designed by @miathehoooman @Alexesgue were made possible by the partnership between SM Aura Premier and Boysen Philippines.
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