Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Looking  to celebrate  Christmas and New Year in  style?

Check out IM HOTEL'S  festive offerings....

Direct Booking Offer
No need to search elsewhere just book directly with IM HOTEL and enjoy their best rates and other perks.Think free breakfast buffet, access to club lounge and spa facilities  www.imhotel.com/why-book-direct/

All inclusive Spa-cation Package
50% off room rates and spa treatments. Their starting net  rate of   P8,950 nett   a night already includes a 60 minute massage, dinner and breakfast buffet for two.

Available for stays until end of December . Check out their website for more details . https://imhotel.com/offers/holidays-spa-cation-package/

Hello 2019 :Official Countdown Party at Antidote Rooftop bar
Visualize an unobstructed  view of the metro at New Year's Eve while fireworks lit up the sky . Celebrate at IM Hotel's amazing jellyfish bar and bid adieu to 2018 with this all-inclusive bash at only P3,600 per person. Enjoy a 3 hour open bar, hors d'oeuvres  ad a complimentary champagne toast at the stroke of midnight.

Planning to stay a night or two ? Book directly with IM Hotel or reservations@imhotel.com and enjoy special rates.

One bedroom and suite categories include 2  tickets to the Official Countdown Party at Antidote Rooftop Bar valued at P7,200. Two bedroom suites come with 4 tickets valued at  P14,400.

For more details on both ticket purchase and room reservations, call +632 7557 888 or  email reservations@imhotel.com. You can also purchase your tickets at the front desk of the hotel. https://imhotel.com/offers/new-year-countdown-party/   https://imhotel.com/offers/new-year-countdown-package/

IM Onsen Spa Signature Christmas Journey
Enjoy 60% off on published rates at only P3,888 per person.

Checkout the following inclusions :

  • 60 minute signature massage
  • 45 minute Indian Head and  Shoulder Massage
  • Dinner buffet at The Common Good ( available from 4 pm to 10 pm)
  • Complimentary 4 hour parking on the day of  the treatment
  • Complimentary use of IM Onsen Spa Wellness Suites ( onsen, steam and sauna)
  • Complimentary departure gift (moisturizing lotion & IM Onsen Spa Loyalty Card)
Want to gift your friends with  gift certificates of Onsen Spa Signature Christmas Journey ? Purchase them in advance at the hotel.

Visit www.imonsenspa.com, email  spareservations@imhotel.com or call +6327557877 for your preferred schedule. At least 3 days reservation is highly recommended.

IM Onsen Spa Retail Merchandise and Gift Hampers

  • Moisturizing Lotion P288
  • Delicate tea set P1,488
  • Custom Yukata ( lounge robe fashioned after a Japanese kimono) P2,700
  • Christmas Edition Hamper (calamansi scrub, moisturizing lotion, peppermint essential oil  lavender pouch and complimentary IM Onsen Spa Loyalty Card ) P888
For more details call 632 7557877  or email spareservations@imhotel.com or visit www.imonsenspa.com

Christmas Caroling at the Lobby
Listen to angelic voices and feel the Christmas spirit at IM Hotel's Lobby  as you get serenaded by the best choirs in the metro on weekends from December 15 to December 31 630pm to  730pm

Christmas and New Year's Eve Dinner Buffet at THE COMMON GOOD
For only P1,800 per person, enjoy a festive yuletide buffet dinner at THE COMMON GOOD FOOD PLAYGROUND.

Email reservations@imhotel.com or call 632757888. Visit  www.imhotel.com for more details.

IM HOTEL  is located at  7862 Makati Avenue cor Kalayaan Avenue Makati City Philippines

"Uniting everyone with a common love for good food "

This foodie mom of  4 (collectively called piggery lovingly) is always on the look out for value for money and quality buffet. When your children have bottomless appetites  ,  buffet is the only  way to go.

Last  Thursday,  I was privileged to attend  a media launch to this new buffet place in  Poblacion Makati. 

I'M HOTEL , a 5 STAR HOTEL  best known for its humongous 3800 sq meter spa and ONSEN across 6 storeys,  recently launched THE COMMON GOOD , a buffet restaurant with 9 dining concepts.

But first why THE COMMON GOOD ?


"THE COMMON GOOD aims to make the common denominator of  all guests' experience good food. Instead of a menu heavy on excessively expensive ingredients, the chef's aim is to focus on commonly found local and seasonal ingredients, elevating them in a display of true culinary mastery. The result is a delicious, yet accessibly priced menu with the freshest components. The variety of dining concepts and  dishes  on rotation also ensures that no two visits are the same, yet each time, the quality of cuisine remains consistently high "

Why the tagline  THE FOOD PLAYGROUND ?

Per I'M HOTEL - 

"It is termed as a food playground to invite guests to indulge and interact with the delectable eats on offer, in the hopes that guests can appreciate one of life's simple pleasures with a sense of childlike wonder "

There are 9  Dining Concepts.  We were served a representative dish for each station sort of like an amuse bouche (if you will)  offering us a preview into the chef's approach to the cuisine.

9 Featured Signature Dishes  to Complement the Buffet

Green Egg Sandwich 
Introductory price of P290+ when ordered ala carte

Hurray for this station! I think this is the first I heard of  incorporating healthy dishes in a buffet. Individuals who are in to Vegan, Keto and Paleo  lifestyles will be overjoyed  to know  that a specific station was created just for them. 

 I  loved the creaminess of the  avocado , the acidity from the freshly roasted red tomatoes, the salsa verde, the nuttiness of  the asparagus spears and the fleshy-sour-saltiness of the black olives.  That gluten free sourdough bread is  crunchy and chewy which I really enjoyed. It was the perfect platform to showcase that  green egg salad creation.

can be ordered ala carte at its introductory price P300
Similar to kombucha, the organic  fruits are fermented so that natural sugars are released along with probiotics.There is no alcohol in it. The drink was quite refreshing and invigorating and matches well with the green egg sandwich

Roti Paratha (P120+introductory price)  and Prawn Masala
(introductory price P320+ when ordered ala carte)

This second dining concept is all about Indian food. One can not get more authentic than an Indian cuisine crafted by a Sri Lankan Chef with some herbs and spices shipped  directly from India. If you are not into Indian food but would like a taste of it, this is your perfect introduction to the cuisine.

Roti Paratha
"Roti" means bread and "paratha"  or "pratha" means flat in Hindi. It is a flatbread that is crunchy outside and soft inside. It is made by frying stretched dough with ghee or the Indian Clarified butter. Think pancake but flatter and denser.

Prawn Masala
Prawn Masala is a simple Indian Dish with tons of flavor. I tasted all the herbs and spices that is rounded all up by two pieces of succulent prawns that were fresh and sweet and made more scrumptious with that fabulous Masala

Sisig Pizza (Introductory price P400+ when ordered ala carte)
Italian Rustic  Classic with tweaks of  Pan-Asian Influences. 
Think Lechon Rucolina, Sisig Pizza and Salted Egg Pasta

This is not your ordinary Italian Pizza.  What was served was a Turkish flat bread with our very own sisig for toppings.  The flat bread was a little dense and heavy for me . The sisig was our familiar iconic dish with cheese and tomato sauce. Think "italianize" sisig with Turkish undertones

Nasi Lemak (introductory price P290+ when ordered ala carte)
This is a station where guests can choose their own rice combinations. They can take their pick from the proteins, veggies, fiber available to create their perfect bowl.  Signature items include Salt and Pepper Pork Ribs, Braised Tofu in Mushrooms and Nasi Lemak

'Nasi Lemak is a Malay fragrant rice cooked in coconut cream . It is the national dish of  Malaysia and is also popular in Singapore, Brunei ,  Thailand ' - wikipedia.

This dish is a complete meal by itself. I love coconut milk so I thoroughly enjoyed its flavor mixed with rice.

Open pit Peri Peri Roasted Chicken (introductory price P280+)
Parilla literally translated means grill. The concept is to  serve freshly grilled meat and seafoods. This is heaven for both carnivores and  pescatarians. 

Amazing how the chicken marinated in South African secret recipe was juicy, moist and flavorful

Ebi Tendon (introductory price P245+ when ordered ala carte)

If you like Japanese food, this is your station.  They have classic Japanese Donburi along with Hongkong's roast meats and rice toppings. One  ala carte order of  Ebi Tendon  comes with 3 pcs of  shrimp  served o top of Japanese rice,

This dining concept also has ramen and sushi  in its roster

Dimsum Platter (introductory price P400+ when ordered ala carte)

This is your MODERN CHINESE CUISINE STATION. Signature  are Prawn Bee Hoon, Hokkien Mee and Dimsum Platter. Loved the made-from-scratch Shumai, Hakaw and seafood  bean curd roll.

Honey Thick Toast (introductory price P190+ when ordered ala carte)

SUCRE is the French word for sugar. Sugar makes the world  a happy place. Yay! The display alone is enough to make you dance for joy. Those beautiful array of cakes and pastries are picture perfect. I want to take home the whole lot.

Served with  mango, banana, hazelnut, ginger and green tea, this Honey Thick Toast was the perfect sweet ending to an incredible 9 dining concept meal. But of course, if you want to explore and eat more dessert, go ahead and enjoy

Guinumis Granita (introductory price of P130+ when ordered ala carte)

Another sweet finale, this guinumis is a famous local dessert made of sago/tapioca  coconut cream and panutsa

Note : Signature dishes vary from time to time and are subject to the  Chef's discretion. 



NOTE : The seafood spread is seasonal and subject to the Chef's discretion


Fresh Pasta!




Indeed THE COMMON GOOD  is a food playground  uniting everyone with their common love for good food.

What is amazing is how affordable the food in  THE COMMON GOOD in 5 star I'M HOTEL  are, whether you prefer the buffet during breakfast and dinner or you want it ala carte at lunch.

Breakfast Buffet  P724+
6 am - 10 am

Lunch A la Carte 
No dish over P400
12nn - 4 pm

Dinner Buffet P1,367 +
4 pm - 10 pm

Taste, Value for Money, Quality Ingredients, Quantity, Top notch service .... the 5 elements this foodie mom is mindful of in her selection of  buffet restaurants for the family were definitely all present at TCG

Although I was not able to dive into the buffet selection ( I had to leave early) after  the tasting of the 9 signature dishes , the sight of  The Common Good's  bountiful and instagrammable Buffet Spread plus  the  fabulous signature dishes we experienced first hand,  were  more than enough to convince me to bring my family to TCG in  our next buffet adventure.

I'M definitely returning with our piggery in tow.

THE COMMON GOOD FOOD PLAYGROUND  is located at Level 4 I'M HOTEL Makati Avenue cor Kalayaan Avenue , Makati City

Book an all-inclusive spa treatment at I'M ONSEN SPA inclusive of 60 minute massage and  a dinner buffet for only P1800 + nett

Thank you for having us @thecommongoodph and for the invite @imhotelph and @boyeatworldph


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