Favourite Local Eats by Pan Pacific Hotels’ Front Office Managers

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May 29 Favourite Local Eats by Pan Pacific Hotels’ Front Office Managers

Our hotel guests often rely on food guides to know where the top dishes and restaurants in town are located, but the best options usually come from word of mouth recommendations. So we reached out to the food enthusiasts in our front office teams who generously shared with us their local favourite dishes. You just might spot them there after their shifts!

Traditional fish and chips at Cicerello’s in Fremantle, Perth

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Our front office manager in Perth, Emma Sheath, loves bringing her children to see the aquarium at this quintessentially Australian seafood restaurant. Apart from their crowd favourite – traditional fish and chips – Cicerello’s also serves freshly caught oysters, mussels, crabs and crayfish, which can all be enjoyed with beer, wine or champagne while overlooking the waters.

Where to find it:
Fisherman’s Wharf 44 Mews Road Fremantle WA 6160 Perth, Australia

Mae-Varee Mango Sticky Rice at Thonglor, Bangkok

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When one thinks of Thai street food, mango sticky rice immediately comes to mind. At Mae-Varee where our front office team leader, Kittikorn Natesuwan frequents, the quality of mango with specially cooked sticky rice is simply unforgettable. Mae-Varee also sells other fresh fruits like jackfruits and durians, and even has a delivery service for a small fee starting from THB100. Situated in Thonglor and a 10 minute walk from Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Bangkok, be sure to try this delicacy on your next stay with us.

Where to find it:
1 Soi Thong Lor Road, Sukumvit 55, Klongtunnua Wattana Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Goubuli Steamed Buns from Goubuli Dumpling Restaurant, Tianjin

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Emerson Zhang, who heads the front office team at our newest property in Tianjin, recommends this local dish with an interesting back story. “Goubuli” literally translates into “Dog doesn’t care”. “Dog” is the pet name of the dish’s creator, and he “doesn’t care” because he worked so hard to make the dish, he never spent any time with his customers. Whether the story is true or not, the pillowy soft steamed pork bun has enjoyed enduring popularity with locals for over a hundred years, and is definitely worth trying.

Where to find it
77 Shandong Road, Heping District, Tian Jin, China

Fried Rice with Chinese Kale in Minnan Style from Hai Tien Lo

 Favourite Local Eats by Pan Pacific Hotels’ Front Office Managers
At Hai Tien Lo Chinese restaurant located in Pan Pacific Xiamen, the menu features this local specialty that has been a hit with even our local front office manager, Chanel Chen, who says it reminds her of her mother’s home cooking. Packed with many ingredients including peanuts, spring onions, shrimp and Chinese kale, this is a nutritious one-dish meal suitable for single diners who are rushed for time.

Where to find it:
Pan Pacific Xiamen – 19 Hubin Bei Road Xiamen

Balestier Road Hoover rojak in Singapore

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Singapore is well-known for its many varieties of delectable local street food. Our front office manager at Pan Pacific Orchard, R.M. Ganesan, particularly loves going to Whampoa for its famous Balestier Road Hoover rojak. This local rendition of a mixed fruit salad is coated with a generous serving of har kow (prawn paste) sauce that is deliciously blended with bunga kantan (torch ginger flower) for a lovely fragrance. Hoover is different from other rojak stalls as they also include jellyfish and century eggs upon request in the dish, which is not common in Singapore.

Where to find it:
90 Whampoa Drive, #01-06 Whampoa Makan Place

Do you agree with our hotels’ local picks? Let us know in the comments section below!

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