What I love about visiting the Mall of Asia is the great majestic view of the Manila Bay. There are a lot of SM Malls in the country and most probably, one just a few minutes away from your home, but what sets it apart is the view.
The Mall of Asia complex is also surrounded with BPO offices and establishments that are opened 24/7, but what I was raving about is the opening of Prism Plaza because it has the best sunset view in the area.
The Prism Plaza is located at located at the Two E-Com Center, around 5 minutes walk from the mall. Check out the video for a quick tour of Prism Plaza.
The view is not all that Prism Plaza offers, it has a great selection of restaurants surrounding the plaza and an awesome line-up of live band performers that start from 7PM until midnight. Included in their impressive line-up of restaurants is Alba Restaurante Español, a buffet type restaurant that offers authentic Spanish dishes, hailed as the Home of Traditional Spanish Cooking.
My favorite from dish from Alba, aside from the lechon, is the Paella Valenciana because it has generous amounts of seafood making it very flavorful. I had to take seconds, thirds and fourths of this.
Uncle Cheffy, which is part of the Chef’s quarter group (Larry & Mau, Kuse), is also at Prism Plaza showcasing Italian flavors with the All Meat Barbecue and Lary’s Favorite Pizza. If you want to try all of their dishes, you can order all-you-can for only P495 for adults and P395 for kids, and it comes with bottomless iced tea. (strictly no left overs).
If you’re up for something heavy head on to Up Rice Manila and order their Home Made Bacon and Home Made Corned Beef and go crazy with their Crazo – cupcake/brazo de mercedes. Also, gear up for their Quiz night every Wdnesday at 9PM and if you need a little warmth when raining, try out their Beef Laksa, Corned Beef Sinigang and Bacon Tantanmen.
Last on the list of must visits at Prism Plaza is the Burger Lab. Burger Nachos, Spaghetti Burger and their burger slides which include a miniature version of their top selling burgers – Smoked-Gun Burger, Cardiac Burger, and B + M Burger.
Live band performances is at 7PM until midnight, and they have an awesome line-up of performers, from the all-time favorites Freestyle’s Jinky Vidal and Top Suzzara, Jeffrey and Arnie Hidalgo and new comers Groove Spot, Acoustyle, Lemon Express Band, The Juans, Fanzy Notes, and the Climax Band which I had the pleasure to listen to, and they were freakin’ awesome!
Climax Band played Michael Jackson, Maroon 5 to Eraserhead, Rivermaya, and I was surprised that they performed Beyonce’s Love on Top (because they have a male on vocals). It was a performance worthy of applause. Check out Prism Plaza’s Facebook Page for band schedules – Facebook.com/PrismPlazaMOA.
When you do get to visit Prism Plaza, don’t forget to capture the sunset.