Lezat: Indulge in this Indonesian Food Fest at Dusit Thani Manila’s The Pantry

The food festival will take guests on a gastronomic journey packed with culinary marvels from Indonesia.

Dusit Thani Manila has joined forces with Jakarta’s 5-star Hotel Borobudur to bring yet another vibrant culinary festival to its all-day dining restaurant, The Pantry.

This time, Dusit Thani Manila expands The Pantry’s buffet by holding the Indonesian Food Festival dubbed Lezat— meaning delicious— which will take guests on a gastronomic journey packed with culinary marvels of the country, courtesy of guest Chef Hendriyono who flew all the way from Hotel Borobudur to bring us a carefully curated menu of some of Indonesia’s finest culinary offerings.

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The savory spreads of Lezat can be found at the far end of The Pantry, available alongside the in-house restaurant’s staples. Tucked in a corner is the highlight of the food festival, Hotel Borobudur’s legendary Sop Buntut. The oxtail soup is famous for its rich and flavorful broth with its equally-delicious oxtail meat and other mix-ins. They also have different toppings on display so you can tweak the taste of the soup to your liking.

Another soup that they serve is the Soto Ayam, a hearty chicken soup with the distinct flavor of turmeric.

Soto Ayam
Soto Ayam

While one might set their eyes on the Sop Buntut right away, Lezat’s rich spreads of dishes are also worth everyone’s attention. Excite your appetite with their lineup of appetizers such as their Balinese fish satay Sate Lilit Bali and the Sumatera fried dumplings Mpek mpek Palembang.

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Main Dishes

Moving on to their main dishes, guests can dive into a wide selection of delicious dishes. Have a bite of their Kambing Saus Kecap, which is roasted lamb with soy sauce and coriander, that will remind you of our very own adobo. Try their Bebek Goreng Madura, which is a crispy and flaky duck dish that’s rich in texture and taste. And enjoy the Daging Rendang Padang which is a Sumatera beef stew that is steeped with sumptuous flavor.

Beef Stew
Daging Rendang Padang

Head on to the carvery counter and a Roast Baby Lamb quickly catches one’s attention. The lamb offers tender meat and crisp skin that would definitely woo meat lovers. Also on the station are more sumptuous meats such as the Black Angus Beef Brisket, Smoked Chicken, and Smoked Sausages.

Roast Baby Lamb
Roast Baby Lamb
Black Angus Beef
Black Angus Beef Brisket

If you fancy fish, you can check out their Pepes Ikan Bandung and indulge in its refreshing umami, or the Ikan Acar Kuning which is pickled fish with the kick of turmeric sauce. For spice seekers, you can also get some of their Sambal Goreng Kentang Balado or spicy potatoes with sambal, and the Ayam Rica Rica, which is a sambal-infused chicken dish.

Ayam Rica Rica
Ayam Rica Rica

Aside from the spirits available at The Pantry’s bar counter, you can also opt for an Indonesian beverage made with coconut milk and pandan jelly, which is also a perfect drink to curb the heat from the buffet’s spicy offerings.

Added to The Pantry’s station of cakes and sweet treats are desserts from Indonesia, such as the Kolak Pisan Dan Ubi, Dadar Gulung Dengan and Pisang Goreng, akin to our own ginataan and kakanin, and elevated to cap off a satisfying meal of Indonesian delights.


The Indonesian food festival Lezat is now available on weekends at Dusit Thani Manila’s The Pantry until October 2. Enjoy these Indonesian delicacies on top of The Pantry’s buffet staples for P2,100++ per person for Friday and Saturday dinner buffet; and P2,500++ per person for Sunday brunch. A special a la carte menu will also be offered on regular days for lunch and dinner.

For reservations, call 7238 8888. You can also visit the Dusit Thani Manila website for more details. The hotel is located at Ayala Centre, Makati City, Metro Manila.

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