Mövenpick’s funky menu for kids

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If your children are picky – or, heaven forbid, anorexic – eaters, you should take them to Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi and Mövenpick Hotel Saigon.

The five-star hotels launched a children’s “Power Bites” menu throughout all their food and beverage outlets on June 11 to make kiddies’ food more exciting.

The culinary team at each hotel has designed a unique kids’ menu with eye-catching, colorful, and yummy but healthy dishes.

From a superhero holding noodles in his chopsticks to a miner climbing a tofu tower, the menu, with its cartoonish appearance, will have kids and parents alike smiling.

“Power Bites” offers appetizers such as fried tofu mash and peas croquettes tower with carrots and mushroom accompanied by peanut butter sauce, iceberg lettuce and crunchy shredded cucumber carrot mix, and vegetable and shrimp spring roll skate ramp with special kickflip sauce and crunchy shredded cucumber carrot mix.

The healthy main courses include “kitchen caterpillar with cherry tomato face is carrying delicious pork pate in his wholemeal toast body and cucumber feet” and “fried seafood rice kitten with eggs, peas and carrots, fresh tomato ears and chive moustache” and “superhero power egg noodles with chicken sausage, omelet, carrot, onion, bean sprout and pak choy.”

Even if your kids hate bananas, they will enjoy the banana smoothie flavored with honey with chocolate rocks. There are colorful fruit salads in a freshly excavated dragon fruit cup with crispy waffle stick, also for dessert.

“We are very excited to launch our new kids’ ‘Power Bites’ menu,” Craig Smith, general manager of Mövenpick Hotel Saigon, says.

“Our menu provides our little guests with a very healthy alternative moving away from the standard kids’ menu options offered at the vast majority of hotels and restaurants, which in the main are high in saturated fats, salt, and sugar.

“We use the freshest local produce and ingredients which have a low fat, sodium, and sugar content, all prepared and presented in a fun and engaging way that really appeals to kids.”

The “Power Bites” menu will donate a part of its proceeds to charity.

“We are also very proud to further support our preferred charity partner, Heartbeat Vietnam,… by donating 10 percent of all proceeds from ‘Power Bites’ menu sales to this fantastic organization,” Smith says.

Philip Jones, general manager of Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi, says: “It’s important that restaurants become welcoming places for children and that they enjoy themselves.”

“More importantly, through the initiative we wish to take an opportunity to join the VinaCapital Foundation and its program Heartbeat Vietnam to help bring smiles to faces of disadvantaged children who miss out on their childhood.”

The kids’ ‘Power Bites’ menu is available now at both Mövenpick Hotel Saigon and Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi. Customers can take their children to enjoy a meal full of fun at the following addresses:

Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi

83A Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Tel: (04) 3 822 2800

Mövenpick Hotel Saigon

253 Nguyen Van Troi Street,

Phu Nhuan District, HCMC

Tel: (08) 3 844 9222