Unlimited Desserts

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

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

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

OOH LA LOVE DESSERTS!


It all started in the year 2013 when me and my best friends became buffet enthusiasts. We go to different buffet restaurants around Manila and Quezon City almost every week after our Saturday class. One day, while planning where our group will be going after our Saturday class, I randomly searched for an unlimited dessert restaurant since we’ve been always eating in buffet restaurants that offer full course meals. Surprisingly, I’ve found this restaurant located at Banawe Q.C. that offers unlimited desserts for only Php 199!

Love Desserts offers a wide variety of desserts from cakes to pastries to crepes to ice creams to Halo-Halo. Almost everything is there, ready to satisfy your cravings and ready to put some glucose in your veins!

At first, we thought that Love Desserts is an unpopular place until we noticed that the tables were never empty. As a matter of fact, some people have to wait outside for their turn, including us. We’ve already been there 10 times and I’ll tell you we’re only able to eat without having to wait outside only thrice.

Love Desserts allow their customers to stay only for a maximum of 2 hours. Make sense, since the place could only fit about 20-30 persons and you’ll never really need more than 2 hours until the sugar gets in your head and kick you out.

There are two main stations inside Love Desserts; the first station was filled with different pastries and desserts as well as the “umay” relievers while the second station had the crepe, ice cream, Halo-Halo and the drinks station (includes Milk Tea with some black pearls which you can place on your drink and Iced tea).

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1st Stop: Cookies, Brownies, Egg Pie, Tuna and Chicken Empanada (which you may request to be reheated by the waiters), Champorado (Chocolate Rice Porridge), and other pastries.

They also offer Lugaw (Rice Porridge) as a substitute to their Champorado, but it’s very seldom.

We liked most of the pastries from the cookies to brownies to tuna and chicken empanada to the champorado. All of the pastries were tasteful except for the egg pie. It’s bland and doesn’t taste like an egg pie at all. It seems that they’ve used only 2 eggs in making the whole pie to lower their cost, but it’s okay since they still offer a lot more dessert.

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2nd Stop: Cakes of different flavors!

Love Desserts offers around 4-6 different flavors of cake per day. They usually display 2 different flavors of cakes and then another two different flavors of cakes if the first two set of cakes are already done.

We also liked their cakes just like the other pastries, but the only drawback to these cakes is its texture. Again, it seems that they’ve used few eggs to make the whole cake. The cakes easily turn into grains when you try to slice a small part of it. But what do we expect? We only pay just Php 199 for an unlimited dessert experience. Well, that’s just a drawback that we saw, but the cakes were still presentable and tasteful anyway.

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3rd Stop: Shot Glass Desserts!

These shot glass desserts were tasteful as well and also comes with different flavors.

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4th Stop: The “umay” relievers’ station! Nachos, Singkamas (Turnips) with Bagoong (Fish Paste), Dynamite, Macaroni and Fruit Salad, and Coffee Machine (which you may request to be prepared by the waiters).

They also offer Mangoes instead of Turnips, but if you are lucky, you could see both Mangoes and Turnips on their menu. And by the way, that seldom happens.

The macaroni and fruit salad tastes great, as well as the dynamite and the nachos. Even though they used fried lumpia wrappers instead of corn made nacho chips, the nachos still tastes great and we thought that it is a creative way of cutting cost.

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5th Stop: The Crepe station!

They have mangoes, bananas, peaches, blueberries, and strawberries. They also have syrup such as chocolate, strawberry, toffee and a chocolate spread to go along with it. The crepe as like with any other is best serve while hot.

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6th Stop: The Ice Cream Station!

Just beside the crepe station is their ice cream station where they serve Big Scoop Ice Cream with different toppings of your choice such as choco wafer sticks, gummies, sprinkles, chocolate chips, big and small marshmallows and some colorful rainbow nips.

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Last Stop: The Halo-Halo and the Iced Tea and Milk Tea Station!

You know that you’re buying a great deal when the least you or you don’t expect to be there is actually there! Usually in many buffet restaurants, drinks are not inclusive of what you regularly pay. You will surely love Love Desserts for their unlimited iced tea and milk tea.

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To top it all, we’re all satisfied with our experience in Love Desserts. It was something unique and new to try though there were hits and misses too. But for the given rate of Php 199, we couldn’t ask for more. It was definitely worth it!

Treat yourself some heaven in Love Desserts. For just Php 199 you will experience joy and happiness with sweets in front of you!

By the way, according to one of their posts in Facebook they will open a second branch in Fairview Q.C. this month.

That’s all for this week, folks! Don’t forget to tune in next Saturday (January 10, 2015) as we evaluate another buffet restaurant. Have a great day ahead!


Love Desserts

Address 915 Banawe St. cor. G. Roxas St. Quezon City
Contact Number 239-07-45 or 09232833339
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Love-Desserts/332112096805039
Store Hours Mon – Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

*All pictures are enhanced via VSCO CAM.

Written by Admin Xavier