We Care A Whole Bunch | Our Banana Bread Story
A well-loved recipe since 1992, Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s banana bread is a lovingly concocted culinary heritage that has been enjoyed by our guests from generation to generation. Standing the test of time and forming part of heartwarming moments and celebrations, the journey of the banana bread begins in the bountiful land of Davao with bananas grown by indigenous farmers. Thoughtfully hand-picked, it is made with passion and freshly baked daily with locally sourced ingredients combined with wholesome joys all rooted in nature.
What’s the CATCH at HEAT by Edsa Shangri-La, Manila? Flavourful gastronomy with heart as we advocate for corporate social responsibility through fresh seafood sustainably sourced and enjoyed in an interactive dining experience from fresh from the tanks or crates on display to ingredients cooked your way in HEAT’s open kitchen theaters.
Discover the taste of fresh and organic bites from juicy heirloom tomatoes to yummy fresh greens care of HEAT’s hydroponic garden where ingredients are harvested in love, rooted in nature.
All dining experiences at Edsa Shangri-La have been guided by Rooted in Nature, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ sustainably gastronomy initiative. Guests and diners may see featured dishes and plant based options that carry that Rooted in Nature mark in our menus.
In our commitment towards sustainable gastronomy, we are happy to share that Edsa Shangri-La uses 100% cage-free eggs, from savoury selections to decadent desserts. A safer and more sustainable option, our culinary team remains committed towards collaborating with suppliers similarly passionate towards responsible sourcing.
Green StaysGuests are encouraged to participate in our Green Stay program where they can choose to skip daily housekeeping to help conserve resources and save the environment. To continue in providing a clean, eco-friendly, and hygienic stay, full housekeeping on selected days.
The use of biodegradable materials has become part of the hotel experience with the elimination of single-use plastic and mindful replacement of alternative materials for our utensils and packaging.
The Unang Hakbang Foundation Inc. (UHF), housed in Barangay Highway Hills and Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City, is a non-profit organisation engaged in aiding underprivileged and out-of-school children to realise their potential, expand their life options and grow into empowered and empowering adults. It operates learning centres in key locations within the Philippines. Namely, these locations include Mandaluyong City, Pampanga and Camarines Sur. The foundation reaches out to over 1,000 children and youth, providing them with the opportunity to keep up with academics and give back to their communities.
The complete range of activities
Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, currently aides the UHF with health care programmes, which involve vaccinations and regular medical check-ups, mentoring and tutorials, basic literacy skills learning sessions, arts and sports programmes, community-based story telling, a feeding programme and other fun activities. The hotel has extended its assistance through the construction of a multi-purpose centre at Barangay Addition Hills and by donating school supplies and sports equipment and enhancing the UHF's library. Hotel employees also volunteer to help with tutorial classes, community-based reading sessions, sports activities and more. A series of life skills sessions are also held for the children’s mothers to empower and improve the livelihood of their families.
Should you wish to know more about Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s social responsibility activities and efforts, please contact Pamela Correa, Director of Sales and Marketing, at (63 2) 8633 8888.
Edsa Shangri-La, Manila continues all heart in the name of service for our guests and members of the community. For our young friends at Kythe Foundation, Inc. (KFI) the hotel continues its philanthropic work with KFI with the “Adopt-a-Patient” Program.
The hotel adopted seven (7) newly diagnosed cancer patients and another seven (7) child cancer patients under maintenance phase and will provide monthly financial support to fully cover their medical treatment ranging from laboratory fees, transportation to medical appointments, medicines, medical procedures and all other expenses needed to attend to the medical condition of our young friends and big C fighters.