Cafe Marco highlights the cuisine of Incredible India as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu pays homage to the Indian Festival of Lights Diwali through the culinary celebration “Khana.”
Last year’s Khana favorites and new creations are available on top of the regular Cafe Marco lunch and dinner buffet until October 30, 2016 in a food exploration that seeks to satisfy the palate and explain Indian cuisine.
Marco Polo Cebu brings back such Indian dishes as chili pakoora, samusa, palak paneer, pulao biryani, fish marsala, prawns kebab and adds new fare like pawa soup (goat leg), chana dal (lentils), mon dal, dai puree, and much more in the Cafe Marco lunch or dinner buffet.
Judeline L. Murjani, a Cebuana married to an Indian national and the mother of former Miss Cebu Namrata Neesha, has been Marco Polo Cebu’s consultant for Khana. She worked with Marco Polo Cebu’s culinary team to come up with the Indian menu for the culinary event.
At the launch of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s culinary journey Khana last Tuesday, October 25, she showed guests how to best eat “puri.”
You create a small hole on top of this deep-fried unleavened bread and fill it with lentils and chutney or whatever suits your fancy before eating it.
Marco Polo culinary tradition
“Marco Polo has this tradition of bringing in the flavors from different parts of the world,” said said Marco Polo Plaza Cebu general manager Julie Najar said during the opening last Tuesday.
“Mrs. Murjani has excelled this year in bringing in the spices and all the different cuisines from appetizers to desserts. I am very excited to have this year present her extraordinary cuisine,” Najar added.
Other Indian dishes on the menu: shahi paneer, chicken biryani, goan fish curry, chicken mulligatawny, lamb kebab or lamb vindaloo, sheik kebab and tandori, dosas with chatni, sambal and parata.
Satisfy your sweet cravings with desserts like gulab jamun, apple jalebi, rabri, kolfi, rose ice cream, and falooda.