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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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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

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