Sasha Lim Uy | Published: May 3, 2013
G/F Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Makati Avenue corner Paseo De Roxas, Makati City
Tel. No. 750-8888
Open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(SPOT.ph) He doesn't have to yell in the wee hours of the morning to catch the attention and appetite of groggy early risers. Against the luxurious backdrop that is Mandarin Oriental, this magtataho, in his white camesa and red bandana, two buckets precariously dangling on the ends of a thick pole balanced on his shoulder, doesn't need much to draw attention. He just goes about things like it's business as usual—which it is. The magtataho is an integral part of Paseo Uno's Flavors of the Visayas Festival. As in previous years, US-trained Chef Pauline Gorriceta-Banusing returns with recipes from Iloilo, giving diners a smorgasbord of authentic Ilonggo cuisine.