Beauty Queen Promotes Environmental Vegetarianism – Manila Bulletin


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Miss Philippines Fire 2021 Veronica Michaela Meneses was the special guest at the opening of Mango Tree Cafe on the second floor, SM Mega Atrium recently. Mandaluyong City’s new restaurant is the seventh Mango Tree store in the Philippines. Other Mango Tree locations are in Bonifacio Global City, Quezon City, Greenbelt Makati, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, SM Baguio and Greenhills Promenade in San Juan City.

Meneses was seen sharing a table with friends. She was also seen choosing from Mango Tree’s wide selection of vegetarian and vegan options. Among these are green mango salad, papaya salad, mixed vegetables with Panang curry, vegetarian spring rolls and sautéed Lady Finger okra, among others.

Roni Meneses’ plea in Miss Philippines’Earth 2021 is “environmental vegetarianism”. Beauty herself is certified in plant-based nutrition and even has a small business selling vegan desserts. She said she decided to be vegetarian two years ago to help save the planet and reduce the carbon footprint.

“I’m always on the lookout for new places with healthy food and plant-based options. Looks like I’ll be visiting the Mango Tree Cafe more here in the SM Mega Atrium because their Thai food is really great, ”Meneses said.

The gracious couple and Mango Tree owners Eric and Emelda Teng, along with their lovely daughter Mia Teng, were very visible to witness every detail of the opening. For keen diners, they have prepared a well-curated menu of beloved dishes such as Pad Thai (stir-fried rice noodles), Tom Yum Goong (sour and spicy shrimp soup), Grapow (stir-fried ground chicken or pork with holy basil. ), Gaeng Kiew Whan (Thai green curry) and other specialties.

Mango Tree Cafe offers contemporary Thai cuisine from each of Thailand’s four major culinary regions. The food is a delicious mix of sweet, sour, salty, spicy and even made more exciting by the aromatic touch of Thai herbs.

Interiors, on the other hand, are green and airy, with a light wood theme. It projects a cool vibe and one can easily spend hours bonding with friends and family at the place, while of course enjoying the great food. We anticipate that this will once again be the hangout for celebrities and VIPs in the city whenever they are looking for delicious Asian food.




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