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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

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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