|Mabuhay Restop Cafe.|
|The cafe is Filipino inspired.|
|The souvenir shop in Mabuhay Restop Cafe.|
|The Theo and Philo artisan chocolates.|
|Dark Chocolate with Siling Labuyo.|
|The art museum in Mabuhay Restop.|
|That sungka brings a lot of nostalgia.|
|The I Am Filipino art exhiibit.|
|The buffet is served with a beautiful stained glass art background!|
|I want to show you my favorite seafood. Shrimp with Alavar Sauce.|
|That big black pot housed the yummy Chicken Binakol! You need to put it in those coconut shells! Creativity!|
|Tetchie's Pinoy Salad was delicious, too, especially the sauce!|
|The Mango Sago.|
|The great and awesome Halo-halo station!|
|My own serving of Chicken Binakol.|
By 8PM, the owner Ms. Rose Cabrera welcomed us. She told us about her passion to help people through Gawad Kalinga. Ms Cabrera came from the U.S. but she chose to move here in our country. I admire her mission to promote the Filipino culture not just to foreigners but to fellow Filipinos, as well.
|Ms Rose Cabrera giving a welcome speech.|
|The artists greeting the audience at the start. 'Credit is good but we need cash'.|
|Manila Vanilla is inspired by the local ice cream called sorbetes. 'What is sorbetero in English?... An ice cream ENTREPRENUER'.|
|You get to know Philippine history too!|
|My favorite segment: The Waiter from Hell! I couldn't stop laughing at this!|
|LOL! The wind beneath my wings...|
|The Filipino folk dance, Tinikling.|
The price is not bad. Other restaurants serving buffet is priced more or less the same and it doesn't include a cultural show.
Aside from these, Mabuhay Restop also offer travel packages. They have the Kalinga Tour which will take you to a Gawad Kalinga Village and Philippine Tourist Spots. They have tours in the provinces, too! They also have the Bayan Tour which is a three-hour educational tour in Rizal Park. Visit their website http://www.mabuhayrestops.com for more details.
With every purchase, you will be able to help others as 30% of the profit goes to Gawad Kalinga. That alone is enough motivation for me to come back. :)
I say that you should drop by Mabuhay Restop! Trust me, you won't forget that Chicken Binakol and those funny lines from Manila Vanilla! In going to Mabuhay Restop, tell the driver to drop you off when you see the Manila Ocean Park signage in the entrance to Quirino Grandstand. You can't miss it!
I plan to visit again, too. Maybe I should go there by day so that I could see the beautiful stained glass art as projected by sunlight:
|A breathtaking sight! Photo by Mabuhay Restop.|