I’ve always had a soft spot for paella. As one of the most well-known Spanish dishes with a long history, it enjoys great visibility, not just in Spanish restaurants but also in Pinoy fiestas.
The paella got its name from the shallow frying pan in which it is cooked and even served. Originating from the Valencia region in Spain, it combines both the Roman and Arab culinary traditions. Most iterations of this dish is characterized by its vibrant yellow color owing to the generous use of saffron which also contributes to its unique taste. One of the exceptions here is the Paella Negra which gets its color and flavor from the squid ink mixed in with the rice.
Having been colonized by Spain for three centuries, it is hardly surprising that the Philippines would develop a love for this dish, even making our own version – the arroz ala valenciana – which uses glutinous rice with chicken and longganisa or chorizo.
Well, the good news for us paella lovers is that we don’t have to travel far nor wait for a fiesta to get a taste of our favorite dish.
At the newly opened stall at SM Megamall’s Eatogether Food Hall, we can get this flavorful rice dish and pick the toppings we want to go with it.
Together with my fellow foodies, I was able to sample some of its solo servings.
Check them out:
Roasted Chicken Paella (Php235).
Pork Belly Paella (Php215).
Seafood Paella (Php185).
Paella Negra (Php290).
Aside from its many paella iterations, Hola Paella also serves appetizers such as:
Chicken Burrito (Php250).
Nachos with Pulled Pork (Php160).
It’s great to see that one of my favorite dishes is so readily available.
In fact, I brought home a Paella de Carne (Php710) for the fam’s dinner the next day. All I had to do was reheat the rice (with a little bit of stirring at first) in a large cast iron skillet and leave it alone on the stove for a few minutes to form a little bit of soccarat – the toasted and caramelized rice crust that forms at the bottom of skillet which gives the dish a whole new dimension of flavor.
Hola Paella is located at Eatogether Food Hall, Second Floor SM Megamall Building A, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.
If you want to have your paella at home, you can order from Hola Paella via GrabFood, FoodPanda or Poodtrip.
For more info on Hola Paella and its latest offers, follow it on Facebook or Instagram.
Disclosure: I attended a food-tasting here together with fellow foodies. All food items mentioned here were served for us to sample the fare and elicit our honest feedback.
Check out my posts on other stalls at Eatogether Food Hall:
8 thoughts on “Say hello to satisfying paella at Hola Paella, SM Megamall”
Wow npaka sarap nman nitong paella . 😍 Gusto ko matry ung paella negra . Ung paella de carne sulit na sulit pag saluhan . Affordable price kse ang dami din ng serving 😍😍😍 nkakatakam tlga lahat . ❤️
Hindi ko pa talaga na try ang paella momsh gel pero parang natakam ako sa paella negra at yung chicken buritto! Mukhang masarap talaga 😍
Grabe, this is really unique, and Amazing sa sarap, sobrang namis ko lutuin to, and truly Highly Recommended, talagang mapaparami ka sa kain, specially nung seafood Paella na paboritong paborito ko talaga.. 👌👌🤤 grabe Solve na sobra pa.
Thanks sa recommendation Mommy Gel
Sm Megamall again🤩Dami na pwede kainan jan Ms.Gel base po sa mga blog mo and talagang panalo sa sarap .Gusto ko yung Roasted chicken Paella nila nakakatakam kasi habang tinitigan sa picture 🤗
Wow. Ang sarap naman po nito . Gusto ko din pong matry mga pagkain nila dto. Super affordable pa. Kaya sulit na sulit talaga to 😍 Masarap na mabubusog kapa. 😍
Grabe! Thank you Mommy Gel for sharing this again! Hnd na kami mahihirapan pa mag isip kung saan kami pupunta kapag need namin kumaen ng masasarap na foodie! The Roasted Chicken Paella and the Pork Belly Paella is a must try! Hnd pa po aq nakakatikim ng paella 😍😋
LikeLiked by 1 person
Try these! Sulit na sulit!
i love that Megamall’s Eatogether Food Hall has a lot to offer including Hola Paella. you do not need to go anywhere coz it has different variants of paella. actually po it is not the usual paella that i know so i am very curious with these especially the Roasted Chicken Paella and Pork Belly Paella. i like that it also serves appetizers. solve na solve ang dining experience with Hola Paella. very convenient pa coz they also have delivery options, instant cravings satisfaction at the comfort of your home.