I am not a picky eater. In fact, my taste buds are really easy to please. I don’t know much about technicalities when it comes to food but nonetheless – allow me to share some of my thoughts whenever I dine somewhere new.
I’ve been to a number of places before which serves buffet, but I really haven’t tried such during midnight until I was invited by my friends to join them over for a midnight buffet in Somethin’ Fishy at Eastwood. The buffet is the restaurant’s promo from midnight to morning which serves Filipino dishes, breakfast meals and local desserts. I’ve tried eating on this restaurant before, but I haven’t really tried their buffet promo so when I was invited for this, I didn’t hesitate to join.
I arrived at my friend’s place at around 1AM. We took a jeepney from where Pure Gold used to be in Cubao (which is now an SM). The jeepney sign board said Rosario Pasig. You can also just ask around where the jeepney going to Libis is if you’re looking for directions. From Cubao, it is about 15 minutes to get to Eastwood City in Libis on a Monday mornight.
When we got to Somethin’ Fishy Eastwood, I immediately liked how it didn’t look like your normal boxy restaurant. It was very well lit; the decoration was very minimal with just pictures of fishes, and it also had French doors, and a staircase leading to the bathrooms in a mezzanine. The buffet area wasn’t the usual buffet table. At Somethin’ Fishy, it was sort of a long kitchen counter with kitchen staff behind the counter. I really loved how there was somebody cooking waffles and French toast and carving ham behind the counter. Somethin’ Fishy looked like a very elegant restaurant with a very high ceiling and big windows and a bar.
For me, Somethin’ Fishy’s Midnight to Morning Buffet is one of the cheapest buffets, because at the price of Php 159, you can have unlimited Waffles, Mini Pancakes, French Toasts, Sliced Bananas, Sliced Apples, Pandesal (yeast raised bread), Sliced Bread, Baked Ham, Fried Spring Rolls (fried lumpia), Fried Rice, Hotdogs, Spams, Plain Scrambled Eggs, Spanish Omelette, Tapa (marinated beef strips), Tocino (sweetened cured pork), Spanish Sardines, Sardines in Tomato Sauce, Fish Fingers, Sweet and Sour Pork, Siomai (dimsum), Stir Fried Noodles, Pancit, Palabok, Fried Milkfish (bangus), Adobong Manok (marinated chicken), Adobong Baboy (marinated pork), Tokwa’t Baboy (tofu and pork), Lugaw (congee), Champorado (chocolate/cacao rice porridge), Mami (noodle soup), Puto Bumbong (steamed glutinous rice), Bibingka (rice cake), Maja (coconut cake), Jello, Palitaw (sweet rice cake), Biko (rice cake) and Sliced Banana Fritters. I bet you didn’t expect that much! I wasn’t able to taste everything, but it was okay since there was just so much on the menu that it wasn’t humanly possible to try everything.
Plate Number 1 contains (I’m trying my best to guess their names, LOL!) Pansit Guisado, Longganisa (sweet, spicy, vigan), Bistek Tagalog, Tocino, Pork Adobo, Sweet Ham, Fish Fillet and Lumpiang Shanghai (spring rolls).
Plate Number 2 contains the breakfast essentials – Waffles, Pancakes and well, that dessert (that’s left from the kakanin table) called Biko or sweetened rice cake. They still have Palitaw (rice dumplings) but I did not bother to get any.
Plate Number 3 contains Omelet, Garlic Fried Rice, Sweet Ham and Stir Fried Tofu with Oyster Sauce.
Based on the empty spaces at the buffet table, I think we didn’t miss much. Too bad I didn’t get to try their pasta — I’m a big fan of pasta with lots and lots of meatballs. There’s also Pansit Palabok, but I’m not an advocate so I skipped it.
It was a decent breakfast, the choices were great and varied but none that really made a huge impression. I recommend Somethin’ Fishy’s breakfast buffet to those diners who are budget conscious and to those who aren’t really particular with the ‘ambiance’. But if you are, go find another restaurant. This is not a place for romantic dates, but I think would be awesome for family celebrations or group hang outs. In fact, I was overhearing happy family chatter and huge group of friends just exchanging stories over a hearty meal. They’re the ones who are making the place fun.
I’m not gonna try their lunch or dinner buffets because when I checked the menu, they are mostly sea foods. I’m not a fan of sea foods, sorry. Haha! But if you are, check ’em out and tell me what you think.
By the way, the service is OK. I did not encounter any rudeness, they were polite and accommodating. They refill your iced tea promptly and the restroom was fine too.
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|Address||Unit B2 & B3 Eastwood Citywalk, Bagumbayan, Quezon City|
|Contact Number||421-64-12 or 421-64-13 or 421-21-21|
|Store Hours||Midnight to Morning Buffet: 12:00 am – 10:00 am
Lunch Buffet: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dinner Buffet: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm