In The Region


Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor unveils new fine dining restaurant
Cambodia’s most-storied hotel, the Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor has unveiled “1932”, its latest fine-dining restaurant. 1932 is credited with the honor of being one of only two establishments in the country permitted to serve Royal Khmer Cuisine with recipes passed down from the King’s own kitchen. Executive Chef Angela Brown uses traditional Khmer recipes to create dishes with a modern approach to suit western palates. Signature dishes include beef cheeks, served with a local aromatic herb known as Ma’om and Quail Egg Curry, among other dishes like Grilled Lamb Chops in Ginger Sauce and Red Chicken Curry in Coconut.


Plenty of chicken and eggs during Ramadan
The Ministry of Agriculture has reassured the public of a sufficient supply of chicken meat and eggs during the fasting month of Ramadan. Director General of Livestock and Animal Health, I Ketut Diarmita said the current supply of 1.72 MT will fulfill the projected demand for chicken meat of approximately 1.45 MT until May. Egg supply is at 2.08 MT while its demand sits at 2.06 MT.


Shopee launches Fresh Food grocery delivery
Leading e-commerce platform, Shopee Malaysia has unveiled its fresh food grocery delivery service for vegetables, seafood, and poultry products. The company has identified specific areas to create a more dynamic online shopping and selling environment. As part of a prior pilot program, fresh foods will be available first in the Klang Valley area of Greater Kuala Lumpur before the official rollout nationwide. Shopee plans to empower and drive inclusive economic growth by working directly with fishermen and farmers in rural Malaysia on this project.


MOS Burger debuts in Ortigas Center
MOS Burger has opened its first store at the Galleria in Ortigas Center. MOS Burger Philippines was formed last year as a joint venture between the MOS Food Services, Inc and Tokyo Coffee Holdings. This store brings the chain’s internationally popular burgers like Teriyaki Chicken Burger and Natsumi Chicken Teriyaki to the local market. Prior to the launch, the franchise offered free burgers to the public for two days in February to tease the market and test its operations. MOS Burger is planning for more stores in Metro Manila this year. The burger joint also operates in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and will launch in Vietnam later this year.


Hard Rock Cafe introduces 24 Karat Gold Leaf Burger
Hard Rock Café returned to Makati City with a revamped look and global menu. While its signature Legendary Burger (a tower of bacon, beef, onion rings and cheese) is still among their top five best-sellers, the resto-bar is introducing a new 24 Karat Gold Leaf Burger – a premium-grade beef burger with American cheese, leaf lettuce, tomato, onion and edible gold leaf layered on the patty. Meanwhile, the restaurant will continue to serve classics like Hickory Smoked Ribs and Filipino favorites like the Sisig. Two more branches are set to open in Cebu and Malate in Manila.


Grab Kitchen opens in Makati City
Grab has opened its first kitchen in Makati City. Grab app users can now access the menu under the ‘Grab Kitchen’ section and order food from different vendors with a single transaction. Dine-in options are also available for customers to order via the self-order kiosk in the store. 24 Chicken, Mister Kabab, Omakase, Recovery Food, and Frank & Dean Coffee are among the first five vendors to partner with Grab Kitchen. Plans for four more Grab Kitchen outlets are underway.


CS Fresh reopens at Great World City
After a major renovation, Cold Storage reopened its doors as CS Fresh at Great World City. More than groceries, the supermarket is offering a variety of ready-to-eat meal options, ranging from build-your-own bento sets to aromatic Indian curries and authentic Parathas. Visitors can build their own Souzai bento sets by choosing from combos that come with protein like Crispy Pork Tenderloin Katsu coated with Breadcrumbs. Popular Indian meals like Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Shish Kebabs are available at CS Fresh’s Curry Bar, the first Indian food station to open at a supermarket in Singapore. For a selection of bread, cakes and pastries such as tarts and fruit-filled Danishes, customers can check out the Artisanal Bakery.