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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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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

ASIAN FOOD TRIP AT THE BUFFET ASIA RESTOBAR!


Being a student, it is really hard to find time to relax because of the paper works and busy schedule. That’s why my friends and I always find time to have a short break from our paper works and busy schedules; we give ourselves a break like eating in a buffet restaurant.  They searched in different buffet restaurants and they found this buffet restaurant in West Ave., Quezon City, the Buffet Asia.

At first, I’m not the type of person that eats a lot. I’m just contented with small amount of food, that’s why I know to myself that I won’t enjoy eating in a buffet restaurant. As I’ve observed, people enjoy eating in a buffet restaurant because they can eat the food that they want. And because of my friends’ influence, I’ve enjoyed eating in a buffet restaurant. So here is my experience in Buffet Asia.

The first person who discovered Buffet Asia is one of my closest friends. He just invited us to eat there. Buffet Asia is a buffet restaurant that allows its customers to take out of their leftovers, and I think you guys may like it especially to those people who easily get bloated. I think they did that to be their advantage among other buffet restaurants, because some of the buffet restaurants around Manila and Quezon City do not allow their customers to have leftovers. And if it happens that their customers have leftovers, they are pressured to pay twice the amount that they’ll be paying. For only Php 399 you can eat what you want from their buffet table, including bottomless drinks.

The Buffet Asia offers Filipino, Japanese, Korean; Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai Cuisines and I think you guys will like it.

As I’ve said, Buffet Asia offers Filipino Cuisines. They have Sinigang, Bicol Express, Menudo, Kare Kare and Adobo Rice. When I was there, I was not able to taste their Bicol Express, Menudo and Adobo Rice, but I was able to taste their Kare-Kare instead. I like their Kare-Kare and I think it really tastes good.

Next is the Japanese Cuisine. They have different kinds of Sushi. I really like California Maki to the bones, that’s why I consider it as one of my favourite dishes among all the dishes on their buffet table. I was the only one who enjoyed eating Makis among our group, and my friends have the Dynamite instead.

They also have Korean Cuisine. We all know that Koreans are fond of eating Kimchi, so Buffet Asia wants its customers to experience what Kimchi tastes like (they also have Kimchi Rice). Moreover, Buffet Asia also has Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai Cuisines. They have Creamy Veggies for the Chinese Cuisine and Yellow Curry for the Vietnamese Cuisine. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to taste all of the food on their buffet table.

Lastly, Buffet Asia also offers desserts that obviously all of us will like. They have different varieties of desserts on their buffet table. They have salads, chocolates and some sugar-coated stuff there. I like most of their desserts. It tastes great!

Aside from being a buffet restaurant, Buffet Asia is also a RestoBar. Buffet Asia is the only buffet restaurant to have an Acoustic Live Band Entertainment that happens every Friday and Saturday from 6:00 pm onwards. Given the fact that Buffet Asia is also a RestoBar, it also serves alcoholic beverages to its customers.

I think that’s all for this week guys. Hope you guys could find time to drop by and taste the different cuisines in Buffet Asia RestoBar at a very reasonable price! You can eat all you want for only Php 399! Or maybe have some alcoholic beverages and listen to their acoustic live band guests every Friday and Saturday. It’s definitely a perfect place to chill with your friends! Until next Saturday! Have a good day!


Buffet Asia RestoBar

Address Unit 102, #77 Westria Residences, West Ave., Brgy. Paltok, Quezon City
Contact Number 09228983253 or 09088208108
Website http://buffetasia.ph/
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/buffetasiaresto
Store Hours Mon – Sun: 6:30 am – 11:00 pm

Written by Admin Steph

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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Php 298/head

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Php 149/head

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Php 350/head

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Php 270/head

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 Written by Admin Jam