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Jul 20, 2012

Buffet 101: International Cuisine.


I had a feeling everyone will be super hungry after the DLSU vs UP game, and since I'm usually the one who they ask when it comes to food, I racked my mind for eat-all-you can-places in the area. I first thought of Vikings (read my blog entry on Vikings: A Feast By The Sea) then I remembered this new buffet place my colleague Karen told me about -- Buffet 101.




One perk of Buffet 101 over Vikings is that Buffet 101 is only a block away from the Mall of Asia Arena, where we were. It's beside the big ferris wheel so it'll be hard to miss.




Since Buffet 101 is fairly new, it seems that not that many people know about it yet. Or we were just lucky! We went there with no reservations but got a table.



How much is the dinner buffet? During weekends it's P1050/$25.




Take note of your table number before attacking the buffet. It'll be useful when asking for food to be cooked, especially in the grill area.



There's an aquarium beside our table with the sign "Live Suahe". They looked like prawns, only with lots of little feet they use to swim. I have a soft spot for all animals, on land or in water, so I can't bear to have one of these little critters cooked even if the server's telling me that they're delish.




I can't describe every single dish because there's too much food! I'll just mention my favorites like the White Pepper Crabs and Singapore Shrimps.




A closer look.



I didn't know where to start so I just went through it section by section. This is the Salad Station but I don't bother wasting stomach space on salads when I'm in a buffet ;)










I was curious about these mushroom-shaped bowls until one of our friends got one. It's Seafood Chowder.



This is the Seafood Grilling Station. You have to give your table number to the server assigned here so he'll know where to bring the seafood you picked out.






They also have an Italian Station with different kinds of pizza and pasta.




A closer look at the pastas.




Buffet 101 has a Spanish Section as well.




The first place I go to in any buffet -- the Carving Station.




They also have Barbecue Pork Ribs.




I like the Spicy Chicken beside the Stuffed Tomatoes. But it's really spicy! Like eating raw chili pepper.




This is the Japanese Section. I couldn't take a photo of the main dishes because it was always full of people! The tempura's really good.






I love that they have a Fruit Shake Station!




I didn't even get anything in the Juice Station because I was having fruit shake after fruit shake!




Beside the fruit shakes is the Halo-Halo Station. This is a popular dessert in the Philippines where different sweet ingredients are mixed in with milk and topped with crushed ice, flan, and yam.




Aside from the halo-halo, Buffet 101 has a whole corner devoted to desserts!




I didn't know where to start!



Chocolate fondue fountains are love :)




This is the Crepe Station.






They also have a yogurt machine beside the juices.





Coffee is a must to stay awake after eating so much!




We all left sleepy but with happy, full bellies. We had 20 minutes left before the mall closed so we rushed to Uniqlo and did a bit of shopping :)




Thumbs Up!
Place is clean and well-lighted.
Lots of different food selections.
They have a fruit shake section, which other buffets don't have.

Thumbs Down!
A bit far from Mall of Asia but still a walking distance.

Verdict
Yes, we'll eat here again but definitely not every weekend. Maybe once every few months.



Buffet 101
Dining date: 15 July 2012

Building K, Seaside Boulevard
San Miguel By The Bay
SM Mall of Asia Complex
Pasay City
Philippines

Tel No. (632) 556-2888; (632) 556-3888

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10 comments:

Tin | The Average Jane said...

I've read reviews stating that they like VIkings better than this place. Guess they upgraded a little. Love the yogurt machine! =)

Berylle said...

i miss buffet 101 :) Drooling on that seafood plate :)

Jen said...

Hi, which is better?vikings or buffet 101?

joei ♥ said...

JEN. Buffet 101 has less but better food while Vikings has more food but of lesser quality. But I'd dine in either.

Read my blog post on Vikings HERE :)

Paw Reyes said...

We tried dining here a few days ago. And I wasn't really satisfied. For me, it doesn't seem like to be worth the price. It was kind of steep for a very few choices.
And their lamb and prime roast beef was very tough. It wasn't just well done. It was overcooked. I've read othe blogs about vikings, and also read yours, and most are saying that food in Buffet 101 is better than in Vikings.
Since I didnt really enjoy the food in buffet 101, I'm not really sure if I would even try dining in Vikings. Especially now that their priceshave gone up.

Btw, I really like your blogs. I want to start blogging also, but I'm not very much of an orgnized writer. I just write whatever it is that comes into my mind. So it just ends up like a bunch of nonsense. Hahaha

Paw Reyes said...

We tried dining here a few days ago. And I wasn't really satisfied. For me, it doesn't seem like to be worth the price. It was kind of steep for a very few choices.
And their lamb and prime roast beef was very tough. It wasn't just well done. It was overcooked. I've read othe blogs about vikings, and also read yours, and most are saying that food in Buffet 101 is better than in Vikings.
Since I didnt really enjoy the food in buffet 101, I'm not really sure if I would even try dining in Vikings. Especially now that their priceshave gone up.

Btw, I really like your blogs. I want to start blogging also, but I'm not very much of an orgnized writer. I just write whatever it is that comes into my mind. So it just ends up like a bunch of nonsense. Hahaha

Paw Reyes said...

We tried dining here a few days ago. And I wasn't really satisfied. For me, it doesn't seem like to be worth the price. It was kind of steep for a very few choices.
And their lamb and prime roast beef was very tough. It wasn't just well done. It was overcooked. I've read othe blogs about vikings, and also read yours, and most are saying that food in Buffet 101 is better than in Vikings.
Since I didnt really enjoy the food in buffet 101, I'm not really sure if I would even try dining in Vikings. Especially now that their priceshave gone up.

Btw, I really like your blogs. I want to start blogging also, but I'm not very much of an orgnized writer. I just write whatever it is that comes into my mind. So it just ends up like a bunch of nonsense. Hahaha

Paw Reyes said...

We tried dining here a few days ago. And I wasn't really satisfied. For me, it doesn't seem like to be worth the price. It was kind of steep for a very few choices.
And their lamb and prime roast beef was very tough. It wasn't just well done. It was overcooked. I've read othe blogs about vikings, and also read yours, and most are saying that food in Buffet 101 is better than in Vikings.
Since I didnt really enjoy the food in buffet 101, I'm not really sure if I would even try dining in Vikings. Especially now that their priceshave gone up.

Btw, I really like your blogs. I want to start blogging also, but I'm not very much of an orgnized writer. I just write whatever it is that comes into my mind. So it just ends up like a bunch of nonsense. Hahaha

joei ♥ said...

PAW. Thank you :) That's really sweet! Happy reading!

joei ♥ said...

PAW. Oh! And don't get discouraged about blogging. Just keep writing! I feel that most of the time also. That I'm just blabbing nonsense ;)

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