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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

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CHEAT DAY SATURDAY AT CABALEN!


Two weeks before September 11, 2013, I was thinking of a buffet restaurant where I can treat my friends for my eighteenth birthday. I ask suggestions from different people including my family, my classmates and my friends. One day, while I was strolling at the mall, I found Cabalen. I discovered that they offer full course meals composed of different Filipino dishes to choose from. I look up in the internet for feedbacks about this restaurant and found good comments about them so I decided to bring my friends there on my birthday.

Cabalen offers a wide range of Filipino-Asian dishes and is well known for their Capampangan style of cooking (Capampangan’s are famous for their sumptuous foods and delicacies because of their good taste and innate cooking talent) and an eat-all-you-can buffet for a very reasonable price. Cabalen buffet is available for only Php 298!

When we visited Cabalen Trinoma branch, we weren’t expecting that there would be a lot of people dining in there. There are group of students having a break from school, group of elder people catching up stories, families having their lunch, couples eating together, and groups of friends like us, celebrating special days.

From appetizers to desserts, every person can get to choose from over 50 dishes. Because my friends and I are certified food enthusiasts, we tried all of these dishes. We ate Tempuras for appetizers served with their sweet and spicy Tempura sauce.

For the main dish we enjoyed their famous Kare-Kare complemented by our favorite Bagoong Alamang (Fish Paste). When we talk about Filipino foods, who would forget our national food Lechon? Lechon is a well loved main dish during parties and other special occasions all over the Philippines. Their lechon is roasted with unique seasonings combined with their sweet and a bit spicy sarsa (sauce). Every chunk was juicy and yummy that it can compete with the best lechons in Cebu.

Other main dishes include sisig which we can choose from either pork or chicken. They also have Dinuguan, Adobong Kangkong, Bulalo, Pork Sinigang and a lot of native delicacies.

For the most awaited part of all, we end up this food trip trying all of their desserts. What we loved most in their dessert section is the mallows and stick-o dip in their chocolate fountain which satisfied our sweet tooth. On the other hand, it also includes healthy selection of fruits like banana, watermelon and pineapple. They also have special halo-halo where customers are the one who would choose their own toppings.

This kind of buffet is fit for people who have their own food preference, because in Cabalen they are the one who would choose their own food group as many as they can and as bizarre as they prefer.

After this experience, it is a no-wonder why Cabalen is one of the most-visited buffet restaurants in the Philippines for years. It has been a great experience for us to dine in there because it made us feel the authentic traditional home-cooked food. Cabalen is somewhere that one will surely come back to!

I guess that’s all for this week, folks! See you next Saturday (January 17, 2015) for another buffet story. Have a great day!


Cabalen

   

 

 

 

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Harbor Point Subic

Php 298/head

All day Buffet

Php 149/head

All day Buffet

West Avenue

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SM City Clark

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SM City Cebu

Glorieta 2

SM City North Edsa

Php 298/head

All day Buffet

Php 166.85/head

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Robinsons Place Manila

Php 350/head

All day Buffet

Php 270/head

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 Written by Admin Jam

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