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It is the new standard in urban living with all the space and comfortable of home combined with the convenience of a hotel. With rooms ranging from a minimum of 60 sq. meters to a maximum of 130 sq. meters, Astoria's spacious room give you the freedom to enjoy your living space separate from your workspace. Both one and two-bedroom suites boast of German-technology electronic door lock system, audio-video entry phone, cable television and electronic safe. Conducting business in your very own suite is a breeze with our IDD/NDD facillities, data port and Internet access.
Café Astoria - Here's a space for tranquility after a day of corporate chaos. Where you can sit back and aah, un-stress while you take in the welcome hush and garden-y ambience. Then as you forget the traffic and the deadline and begin slowly to shuttle in your cozy seat, how about some grilled creole chicken with chicken with jicama salad and a glass o red? Our chefs have filled our menus with tastedbud stringigng recipes fit for the truly discriminating (like you, for instance), Complement our good food with tasteful architecture and you have an oasis that never fails to calms the most stresst-out, the overworked and highly paid. Business deals are made here too. Always over a bountiful spread and the assurance of countless returns. Café Astoria is the all-day dining restaurant with a cool-modern ambience and serves a selection of international and local cuisines. SEATING CAPACITY 80 on non-smoking area, 20 on the smoking area SERVING Buffet Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, Whole day a la carte OPERATING HOURS 6:30 am to 11:00 pm.
Situated within the bustling commercial and business district of Ortigas Center, the Astoria Plaza is less than 7 kilometers drive from the Makati Central Business district and less than 15 kilometers from domestic and international airports. The hotel is ideally located within a short distance to top business addresses, academic institution, shopping malls, entertainment facilities and sports facilities such as; San Miguel Corporation, Asian Development Bank, Philippine Stock exchange, World Bank, University of Asia-Pacific, Philippine Sports Arena (PSA), Maga Mall, St. Francis Square.
Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents. Italo Calvino
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Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dishes and is considered unofficially by many as the national dish. It usually consists of pork or chicken, sometimes both, stewed or braised in a sauce usually made from vinegar, cooking oil, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and soy sauce. It can also be prepared "dry" by cooking out the liquid and concentrating the flavor. Bistek, also known as "Filipino beef steak," consists of thinly sliced beef marinated in soy sauce and calamansi and then fried in a skillet that is typically served with onions.
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In Mindanao, the southern part of Palawan island, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, dishes are richly flavored with the spices common to Southeast Asia: turmeric, coriander, lemon grass, cumin, and chillies — ingredients not commonly used in the rest of Filipino cooking. Being free from Hispanicization, the cuisine of the indigenous Moro and Lumad peoples of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago has much in common with the rich and spicy Malay cuisines of Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Indonesian and Thai cuisines.
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