Breakfast at the Oakroom Restaurant and Lounge

Breakfast is one thing that I look forward to everyday. It can either make or break my whole day ahead. A good cup of brewed coffee, preferably with beans that are grown locally, can easily uplift my mood at one sip. Put slices of perfectly browned bacon on my plate and you'll see happiness on my face.

When we recently had a staycation at the Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila, I was so excited for breakfast simply because I know it'll be at the Oakroom, one of the celebrated hotel restaurants in the metro. And dear, I must say it did not disappoint us.

The buffet might not be as expansive as other hotel buffets, but it has all the cult favorites and staples on offer. The bacon station is, like in any other hotel or resort, a blockbuster, so better make sure to grab some slices before it disappear into thin air.

For starters, choose from any of the cold cuts, cheeses and salads. I got some strips of smoked salmon, pork loin, and cheese, which are all good palate teasers. In fact, I even got second helpings of smoked salmon! I was also surprised to see Yakult (my energy drink!) sitting on crushed ice.

There are also a variety of freshly-baked breads, of which the croissant is noteworthy. The flaky, melt-in-your-mouth-soft-on-the-inside-crunchy-on-the-outside croissant works well with butter and jam, or Brie!

Breads galore

There is also a pancake station where Akisha indulged in soft, milky mini pancakes drizzled with syrup.

Mini pancakes

Juice station

After munching on smoked salmon and croissant, the next thing I tried was the congee, which I loaded up with tofu, garlic, spring onions, sesame oil, and chili sauce. It was so hearty that I almost ended up so full!

My congee


There are a variety of dishes in the buffet station but I was not able to try all as I was already stuffed by the time I finished my congee. Hubby though was able to try some greens and fruits.

Hubby's plate

My hearty plate =)
There's also my favourite Aloo Gobi (Indian potato curry) and roti. the curry is not overwhelmingly spicy, so it's just perfect. The dim sum station on the other hand offers siomai and siopao, which are all good. I slathered my pork siomai with sesame oil, soy sauce, and chili paste and I'm all good.

Pork siomai, Aloo Gobi and roti
For desserts, surprisingly, there were no cronuts here, but a variety of cupcakes and mini cakes were on offer. Akisha, of course got all the sugar fix she wants, and I got a bowl of plain and blueberry yogurt topped with chocolate chips and blueberry preserves. Yum!


Petit cakes

Blueberry slash chocolate chip yogurt
Overall, breakfast was good and something that you should look forward to when checking in at the Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila. If this is included in your room package, then the cost is all worth it.

Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila
17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, 
Pasig City 1600, Philippines

Tel: +632.637.7888 / +632.910.8888
Fax: +632.706.7777


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