Month: March 2015

HOPPING ON WITH KANGAROO JACK’S MERIENDA BUFFET!


I, along with my co-admins have been a fan of this Kangaroo Jack’s Merienda Buffet since the very first time we’ve dined there. We can’t even count how many times we’ve dine on the restaurant. Given this initial review of mine, it’s pretty obvious that we really enjoyed every dining experience we had at Kangaroo Jack! Now, I’ll share to you guys our latest experience at Kangaroo Jack and I’ll tell you why we kept on going back to this lovely restaurant!

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It was Thursday (March 19, 2015) when I asked Admin Lavern if he wants to eat with me (again) at Kangaroo Jack at SM North EDSA (I know he won’t refuse, given the fact that he really loves Kangaroo Jack’s Merienda Buffet to death) and there without anything else he said yes. So we see each other quite a bit late (4:00 PM) and Kangaroo Jack’s Meienda Buffet is only up to 5:30 PM. As a consequence, most of the food on the buffet table are already half empty and the staff would not refill it anymore.

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Kangaroo Jack’s Merienda Buffet has two parts: one that contains all the main courses;

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… and one that contains all the appetizers and desserts (What a coincidence, the lady with the stripe shirt was captured on both photos! Haha!).

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So now, here’s what the main course section contains. First, we have Pesto, Tono Rosso, and Tuna Olio Pasta. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to taste any of these. Besides, I’m not a fan of Pesto Pasta. Haha! Sorry for the messy presentations of the food. Remember we got to the place 1 hour before the closing of the Merienda Buffet. Also, most of the presentations of the food look messy. So please, understand. Lol!

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Mac & Cheese, Sliced Pork with Liver Sauce, and Pork Scallopinne. I liked the Sliced Pork with Liver Sauce, it was good and tasty!

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Kare-Kare, Chicken Ala King, Chicken Mexicana, fried Chicken, and Fish Fingers. The Chicken Ala King and Chicken Mexicana tastes great! The Fried Chicken got bigger compared to last time we dine there, probably because of the price raise they had; from Php 220.00 to Php 275.00. I really love their Fried Chicken and Fish Fingers!

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Green Rice, Jave Rice, and Plain Rice. All was great, but I still prefer the Plain Rice over the Green and Java Rice because I find those two a bit greasy.

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Banana Con Yelo. This one’s good too! I suggest that you put just a small amount of ice in order to keep the dessert sweet even after a few minutes.

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Maja Con Blanca, Coffee Jelly, Banana Fritters, and Churros. I was only able to taste the Maja Con Blanca and the Coffee Jelly. Both Tastes great! I’m sorry for the empty plates and messy appearance.

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Pizzas and Tacos. I am a big fan of their Pizza! I don’t mind if it’s thin as paper, I still love it, because I really like Pizzas with so many cheese.

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Nachos and Salad Bar. I wasn’t able to try any of these, although I’m a big fan of Nachos.

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Cream of Mushroom Soup and Garlic Bread. I was not able to get some of these, but Admin Lavern said that the Cream of Mushroom Soup tastes like it has Bagoong (Fish Paste) as an ingredient. Haha! I tasted it and I agree with him. I don’t know what happened because their Cream of Mushroom tastes like an ordinary one verytime we dine there. Maybe it just happened that the way they cooked the soup is different on that day.

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The Drinks Station. The Php 275.00 you pay is already inclusive of drinks (Red Iced Tea). I really like the taste of their Red Iced Tea! It’s refreshing!

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I and admin Lavern really had a good time dining at Kangaroo Jack! Our Php 275.00 is really worth it! There are so many food choices on their buffet table and all really tastes great! We definitely will never get tired of dining at Kangaroo Jack! I suggest that if you want to dine at Kangaroo Jack’s Merienda Buffet, you try to go at least earlier than 3:30 for you to be able to enjoy your experience at the restaurant. Kangaroo Jack’s Merienda Buffet is available every Monday – Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

To top it all, I give Kangaroo jack’s Merienda buffet a score of 9/10! It totally worth your money!


Kangaroo Jack

Branches SM City North EDSA, Araneta Center, Robinsons Place Manila, SM City Manila, SM City Fairview
Contact Number 02-3859452
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kangaroo-Jack-Steaks-Grills-Sizzlers/368578896529957
Store Hours Mon – Sat: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

 Written by Admin Xavier

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LET’S ALL ‘SNACK TO SAWA’ AT BARRIO FIESTA’S MERIENDA BUFFET!


Barrio Fiesta is known for its mouthwatering Filipino dishes. I have experienced dining there once, and I have to admit that their dishes are definitely extremely delicious. That is why no wonder that Barrio Fiesta is one of the most well-known and established Filipino restaurant in the country. Aside from offering delectable Filipino dishes, Barrio Fiesta is also known for its ‘Snack to Sawa’ a.k.a their Merienda Buffet, wherein they also offer famous Pinoy meriendas.

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Last Monday (March 16, 2015), I asked Admin Lavern to eat with me at Barrio Fiesta SM North EDSA. So we got to the place quite a bit late (3:00 PM). And as a consequence, some of the plates there are half empty, but lucky us it is not too late at that time that’s why the plates are still being refilled with food by the crews. We’re still able to enjoy the food at Barrio Fiesta when we dine. Haha!  I don’t want to make this story long, so without further ado, here’s our experience at Barrio Fiesta.

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Just after you step on the main door of Barrio Fiesta you’ll see the long buffet table at your left. It contains all of the food available in their merienda buffet.

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On the first part of the table there you have the different sauces (Soy Sauces, Vinegar Sauce and Sweet and Sour Sauce), Tokwa’t Baboy, Vegetable Balls, Puto, Okoy, Palabok, and Kakanin. I was able to taste all except for the Palabok because I find it unappetizing. As per the taste of those I was able to eat, it’s all good! I really liked the Tokwa’t Baboy and the Vegetable Balls the most! It’s very tasteful!

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The second part of the table contains Lugaw, Dinuguan, and Lomi (sorry for the messy presentation). Their Dinuguan was very great, so as their Lomi (which I loved the most!). I can’t believe that with only Php 150.00 we’re able to taste such delicious Filipino merienda! That’s totally worth the money!

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On the last part of the table are the desserts (except for the Ginilng na Baboy): Sandwich, Sweetened Banana Cuts, Camote Cue, Ginataang Halo-Halo, Biko, Kutsinta, and Maja Blanca. I was only able to taste the Maja Blanca, and it taste good! How I wish I was able to taste all of those food! Hmmm… maybe next time!

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So here’s our plate! It might look so few but I we really enjoyed it! Besides, we had our 2nd plate, which we’re not able to take a picture of because we’re so hungry at that time. Lol! The fodd at Barrio Fiesta really satisfied us. Actually, it even surpass our expectations because at first, we thought that the food there are just so-so given the fact that the buffet is only for Php 150.00, but then we’re wrong! Lucky us!

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To sum it up, our experienced at Barrio Fiesta was the most satisfying experienced we ever had! With only Php 150.00 you’ll be able to taste pure Filipino merienda at Barrio Fiesta! It’s totally worth your money! And I promise to come back there when I have my free time. I want to taste all of the food I wasn’t able to taste during my first visit. I would give Barrio Fiesta’s Merienda Buffet a score of 7.5/10! It is because they were able to surpass my expectations and the food was very delicious with a very affordable price of Php 150.00!


Barrio Fiesta

Branches SM City North EDSA, Ali Mall, SM Megamall, Caloocan City, Mandaluyong, Makati Ave., Marcos Highway, Malate, U.N. Ave., Fairview, South Triangle
Contact Number 02-9296474
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/BarrioFiestaOfficial
Store Hours Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

 Written by Admin Xavier

EXPERIENCE FILIPINO FOOD FIESTA AT KAMAY KAINAN!


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Eating is the medicine for our boredom. Since we don’t have anything to do, last Thursday, I, my sisters and my brother-in-law decided to go out to unwind due to stressful days we’ve been this past weeks. We went to Trinoma to look for a buffet restaurant, and there we find Kamay Kainan. With any hesitation we go inside and try to critic their service. Unfortunately we feel so disappointed about their foods. It doesn’t taste good for us. It is like an ordinary food that we’ve been eating at home. My eldest sister said that only the pinakbet tastes good among the dishes she tried to eat. I really feel bad that we eat there. I regret entering the restaurant. The Php 374 per head is not worth it.

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This is how their dishes are arranged. It is scattered into places. It is not synchronized to each other. It is supposed to be all the wet dishes are in one place, so with the dry one, and also the appetizers. But what they did was they will just put their dishes where ever they want it to be. They do not have the proper arrangement of dishes.

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This is their “pina-paitan” in our term. As you can see, the pan looks messy. They didn’t even wipe the excess mess in the round corner of the pan. I am a very oozy customer that’s why I don’t like this kind of service. Therefore, customers like me would definitely hate it.

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This is the other dishes that they are serving. Too bad that they did not put the names of their dishes for the customer to recognize the food.

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Here’s the shrimp, menudo, ginisang toge and the one with the shell, I don’t know what it is. The menudo tastes good because it is one of my favorite foods.

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They have here the sinigang na blue marlin, kare-kare that doesn’t suffice the cravings of my sister and the two other dishes at the back that I can’t recognize what it is.

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Here’s the dinuguan, caldareta and their adobo. As I tried their caldareta I told my sister that our mom is better in cooking caldareta than they are. I feel sorry for my sisters that it is our first time to eat in a buffet restaurant with our soon to be brother-in-law and yet he also feel disappointed that he can’t even explain what he eat when I ask him if how’s the taste of the food.

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And there’s the dinugaan, together with red egg, fried tilapia, fried shrimp and the ginisang toge. See their food is just place into whatever places they want it to place.

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Here are their other dishes that I can’t explain anymore how it taste because I did not bother to taste it anymore.

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Here is their kakanin that is very ordinary for us who really loves to eat. Their Japanese cake is just like only preheated.


Kamay Kainan

Branches Trinoma, Market Market, West Avenue, SM Makati, SM City Fairview, SM City North EDSA, Kalayaan, SM Marikina, Robinsons Galleria, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, SM Southmall, SM MOA, SM City Manila, SM Megamall, Robinsons Place Manila
Contact Number 02-9215904 / 02-9241998
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kamay-Kainan/48455343787
Store Hours Mon – Sun

> Lunch: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

> Dinner: 6:00 pm – 11 pm


 Written by Admin Jam

EXPERIENCE WORLD CLASS BUFFET AT DAD’S WORLD BUFFET RESTAURANT!


Last July 22, 2014 me and my girlfriends are thinking where to celebrate Alyssa’s 18th birthday. Then we search through the internet and look for the best restaurant that will suffice our cravings. There we found Dad’s World Buffet Restaurant. And as I search about Dad’s I found out that Dad’s is the one who first introduced the eat-all-you-can. They are pioneer in the food industry since they’ve been in 20 years of excellency in business.  Therefore, we are tempted to try their service. We decided to dine in at Dad’s World Buffet Restaurant and it really met our satisfaction. Everything that we needed was served more than what we’ve expected. There’s so much variety of food to choose from.

Dad’s Roast Turkey is the best roast turkey I’ve ever tasted. The meat is juicy and filled with flavor and it is easy to slice. This recipe was delicious. The turkey was moist and firm. Roast turkey somehow tastes the same as roasted chicken. But, turkey’s meat is a more little tender and juicy. I like it when it’s stuffed inside. The flavor of the stuffed ingredients brings twist to roasted turkey.

I also loved their crispy tempura. It is a Japanese classic dish that is loved by all – crunchy, salty and tasteful shrimps that when dipped in its sauce brings delicious gingerly flavor.

Chinese dumpling that is made out of shrimp, covered in a dumpling wrapper. Usually it is steamed. Some like it fried. But I love it steamed. It tastes like the typical siomai, but the only difference is that it is made out of shrimp.

When it’s your birthday, crew singers will surprisingly come to you and bring you a slice of cake while they sing ‘happy birthday’. By this ‘pakulo’ customers will feel delighted, most especially the celebrant. Other customers, of course, will get jealous of how fun these people make their customer’s day a little more special just by singing to them. These gestures of the singers will be passed on to others and customers will choose this restaurant to experience the ‘fun’ way of celebrating their day.

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Here’s a picture us during Alyssa’s 18th birthday that was celebrated at Dad’s world buffet Restaurant. It shows through our eyes and smile how we enjoyed the food and services that we’ve encountered at the said restaurant. No regrets we take nothing but happiness.


Dad’s World Buffet

Branches SM Megamall, Glorietta 3, EDSA, Manila, West Avenue
Contact Number 02-5281723
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/dadsworldbuffet
Price Schedule Monday – Friday

> Lunch: Php 688.00

> Dinner: Php 788.00

Saturday, Sunday & Holiday

> Lunch & Dinner: Php 838.00

Children’s Buffet Price: 4′ – 4′6″

> Weekdays: Php 348.00

> Weekend & Holiday: Php 398.00

3′ – Below 4’

> Weekdays: Php 298.00

> Weekend & Holiday: Php 348.00

Below 3’ – Free


 Written by Admin Jam

WEEKEND FOOD TRIP AT ATWAMANUKAN GRILL!


Since we are always visiting some buffet restaurants, we went again in one of the places in Quezon Ave., in Atwamanukan Grill restaurant. It’s a buffet restaurant for only P145.00 per head. Isn’t it affordable? For me, it’s a big YES! Seriously at P145.00, I can eat at the buffet restaurant like this. This is where you can have a truly cheap buffet lunch or dinner. For the price paid, there’s no doubt that you get excellent value for your money. However, don’t expect gourmet dishes or five-star ambiance or top-quality service. There’s no aircondition in the place but they have industrial electric fans. You go here for one reason alone: to have a full, hearty meal. With this in mind, you won’t go away disappointed.

Atwamanukan is an all Filipino dish buffet. They serve it in deep porcelain cookwares and palayoks for the soups. They serve the following dishes like sinigang na spareribs, tinola, papaitan, garlic rice, veggie rice, plain rice, grilled liempo, chicken barbeque, chicken inasal, chicken curry, chicken afritada, fried chicken, spicy chicken wings, bopis, pata, humba, lechon kawali, sisig, kare-kare, sweet and sour tilapia, fish sinigang, tahong soup, pansit canton, ginisang sayote, beef with ampalaya. Plus they serve different kinds of desserts: fresh pineapple cuts, watermelon, maha, ube, biko, sweetened banana and kamote, sapin-sapin and my favorite mangga with bagoong.

They also offer bottomless drinks (which I’m a fan off). If you get the bottomless ice tea, you don’t have to call the waiters and you wouLdn’t even notice you’ve drinking a lot of it because they keep on refilling it. One complain though, you can use all the plates you want but only one fork and spoon – that might be done also to other buffet restaurants. The staff are attentive, polite but I guess they’re not really that experienced yet.

Over all, the place is an open air, with clean dine-in and buffet area.  It has a big clean restroom with handwash soap and toilet tissue.  Take note, the dining area is available up to 9pm only.  If you feel the night still young, you may go to the nearby comedy bar, Punchline. So if you’re looking for a cheap buffet restaurant, go to Atwamanukan Grill Restaurant. Till’ next time.


Atwamanukan

Address Timog 1389 Quezon Ave. West Triangle Quezon City
Contact Number 02-3762748
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Atwamanukan-Grill-Quezon-Ave/138395186271872?rf=220934487989501
Store Hours Lunch Buffet: 11 am – 2 pm

Dinner Buffet: 6 pm – 9 pm


Written by Admin Lavern

KOWLOON HOUSE: AUTHENTIC AT ITS FINEST!


Wanna try some Authentic Cantonese Cuisine? With Excellent Service, Tradition of Good Taste and Affordable Price? Then let’s go to Kowloon House West Avenue branch. Kowloon House is known for their best dimsum and their super yummy Jumbo Pao (Siopao). There are many Kowloon House branches all over the metro but I choose the West Avenue branch because it’s so near in my house. Their West Avenue branch is actually divided into 3 segments, all with different entrance passages: First: The take-out counter (with drive-thru) where you can buy all variants of siopao, on the go. Attached to it is a casual non-air-conditioned dining area, known for its affordable beers. Second: The function hall, where private functions are usually held, set-menu is usually served. Third: Airconditioned Dining Room, where we dined.

Kowloon House West Avenue branch offers lunch and dinner buffets for only Php 295 including my super favourite bottomless iced tea (I’m a big fan of unlimited drinks). Kowloon House offer Seaweeds, Century Eggs (my least favorite), Sharksfin (I can eat 25 sharksfin in one meal), Pork Siomai (which have a unique taste) and their signature Kowloon Siopao.

Seaweeds, Century Eggs, Sharksfin, Pork Siomai and Kowloon Siopao.

It’s time for their Authentic Cantonese dishes.

Yangchow and Plain Rice

Brocolli and Taiwan Pechay

Chinese Style Fried Chicken and Lumpiang Shanghai

Kowloon House Stir Fried Noodles/ Lohon Vegetables

Steamed Fish Fillet with Bean Curd and Soy Sauce / Fragrant Chicken

Beef Tenderloin with Young Corn / Sweet and Sour Pork

Bacon Shrimp Roll / Pork Tausi Spareribs

The ambiance of the place is so calm. You don’t see people running around panicky and fighting for food. There are some people like that but majority of the people is calm getting their food since the waiters refill it from time to time. The place is not bad as well. The staff are friendly too and they keep your glass half full all the time. The foods?! Hmmm.. Some are so-so but some are tasty not bad for its price. For budget people wise this is one place you should put on your list. We are so going back to Kowloon House soon. Till next time.


Kowloon House

Address 16 West Avenue. West Triangle, Quezon City
Contact Number 02-3723685 to 92 loc 101-104
Website http://kowloonrestaurant.com/
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/KowloonCuisine
Store Hours Lunch Buffet: 11:30 am – 2:30 pmDinner Buffet: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 Written by Admin Lavern

NON-STOP GRILLING AT YAKIMIX!


These past few days I feel so tired and stressed because of some school works. I can’t find time to go to mall or to unwind. I’ve been craving for Maki for the past few days and I asked my mom if it’s okay with her to eat in Yakimix. At first she rejected it, but after 1 week she said yes.

Last Sunday (March 15, 2015), my Mom and I went to Yakimix Trinoma to have lunch. We all know that Yakimix is quite an expensive buffet restaurant but I guarantee you, it is really worth it. I really enjoy this kind of experience even if we lack of time and I want to share my experience in Yakimix Restaurant.

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I thought that if you eat in Yakimix Restaurant you’ll just grill your own food and eat it, but I was wrong. There are also cooked foods there wherein you have lots of choices; from the appetizers to desserts. I also thought Yakimix serves only a Japanese food, but in my surprise they have also Korean and Chinese cuisine.

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My first stop was on the Uncooked-food Area. This station was one of my favourite station because as you can see this are the foods that need to be grilled. You can get whatever you want. If you are health conscious, you can pick fish, vegetables, root crops, shrimp, crab stick and many more. In this station they also have beef and pork like hotdog, bacon, ham and many more. They also have a barbeque-like food which is a little bit spicy. Of course, they also have a plenty of seasonings, dips and sauces.

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My second stop was on the Sushi and Maki Area. I said earlier that I’m into Japanese food and one of my favourite Japanese foods is Maki. I never thought that this Sushi and Maki station will have more choices. If you guys love Sushi and Maki you will love this station also.

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My third stop was on the Fruits and Salad Area. In this station there are also lots of choices. I think mothers or parents will love this area because one of the varieties in this station is the vegetable salad, but also you can make your own vegetable salad. They also have fruit salad and macaroni salad. I like the taste of their macaroni salad and fruit salad.

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My fourth stop was on the Cooked-food Area. I think this station is for customers who want to taste how delicious Yakimix Restaurant their cuisines are. As I observed, in this station they have more healthy varieties, which I think parents or health conscious customers may like. In this area they also have Yang Chow and Plain Rice.

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My fifth stop was on the Korean and Chinese Cuisine. Actually, I don’t pick any of these because I’m not fond of eating Korean and Chinese cuisine, but if you guys are fond of eating one these cuisine I’m sure you will like this station.

My last stop is Desserts and Drinks Area. Because of my full stomach, I didn’t pick any of these. I totally missed the exciting part in Yakimix Restaurant and I regret eating a lot. Maybe after so many months, I will be back in this place and eat a lot from their dessert area. If you go here guys please don’t forget to drop by in this station and obviously their drinks are really delicious especially the Lemonade.

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Even though we lack of time in eating here in Yakimix still, I can say that I’m really satisfied.  I really enjoy this kind of experience especially in grilling your own food. About the food, I love the Sushi and Maki area because I really love eating Sushi and Maki. And as I’ve said earlier that Yakimix is quite an expensive buffet restaurant, but it is really worth it.

If you want to go there during Lunch time or Dinner time be sure to come early so that you can taste all of the food that they have and you can enjoy it. There is a cut off during lunch time: it’s from 11am – 2:00pm (Weekdays) and 11am – 2:30pm (Weekends).

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Here’s my picture last Sunday at Yakimix Trinoma. The way I look at the meat, it is really obvious that I really enjoy that experience. I hope you guys will try eating at Yakimix.


Yakimix

Branches Trinoma, SM North Edsa, SM Mall of Asia, Greenbelt3, Hobbies of Asia, The Podium, Alabang Town Center, Robinsons Place Manila, SM City Masinag, Bonifacio High Street
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/yakimix
Price Schedule Monday – Friday

> Lunch – Php 558.00

> Dinner – Php 658.00

Saturday – Sunday & Holiday

> Lunch/Dinner – Php 699.00

Children Below 4ft – Php 399.00

Left Over – Php 799.00


*All photos are enhanced via VSCOCAM

Written by Admin Steph

MOUTHWATERING LUNCH AT TONG YANG GRILL AND SHABU-SHABU!


My auntie always invites us to eat somewhere especially in a buffet restaurant. This buffet is one of my favourites because it has lots of choices just like the Yakimix Buffet Restaurant. They also have the same concept; you will also cook your own food. I want to share to you guys my experience in Tong Yang; Eat-all-you-can Restaurant! I’m sure, if you try here you will also enjoy!

Tong Yang is a Chinese Shabu Shabu (hotpot) and Barbecue Restaurant in one. Tong Yang has lots of choices from meat to fish and seafood and veggie; which everyone may like, especially those people who love to eat Fish and other Seafood.

As I’ve said earlier Tong Yang has lots of varieties, you can pick everything you want. Here are the uncooked dishes from meat to fresh seafood and veggies. If you love fresh seafood, of course this area will definitely satisfy you.

Next station is the fresh leaves and Japanese rolls (Maki). The fresh leaves and Japanese rolls are ready to pick. People who love eating maki will like this area. And if you are a vegetable lover, you will also love this section. And it can also put on your soup.

Tong Yang also has a cooked dish. If you want to taste their dish, they have it. Don’t forget to pick one in this area.

The last station is the desserts and drinks area. It wouldn’t be complete if you haven’t tried their desserts; of course it has lots of choices, such as cakes, fruits and many more. And about the drinks they also have lots of choices.

And here is the table where you will cook your uncooked foods; the shabu-shabu and grill area.

I really enjoyed eating in Tong Yang. Eating there is really worth it and of course the price is also quite expensive. The foods are really good. Tong Yang is open during Lunch and Dinner time. I’m not sure if there is a cut off during lunch time. If you want to know the price schedule you can see it below:


Tong Yang

Branches SM Megamall, Eton Centris Walk, SM Fairview, Malate, Robinsons Place Manila, San Juan, Jupiter St.
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tong-Yang-Smokeless-Grill-and-Shabu-Shabu-restaurant/316895074991905
Price Schedule Monday – Friday

> Php 399.00 (Lunch Buffet)

Saturday – Sunday & Holiday

> Php 515.00 (Shabu-Shabu only. Lunch/Dinner)

> Php 585.00 (Shabu-Shabu and Grill. Lunch/Dinner)


*Some photos are enhanced via VSCOcam

Written by Admin Steph