To be honest, I do not know how to elaborately write about buffet meals, because I get so overwhelmed with the feast. It was so sinful. I just wanted to try them all. So, I’ll simply try my best to explain what I have devoured last August 13 at Chef Laudico Guevarra’s. Wow, even the date sounds sinful. Anyway, I wasn’t able to make it the first time I got an invite to dine at Chef Laudico Guevarra’s. This is why I made sure to attend the second invite that comes along. Fortunately, it came, but from a different person. It’s like I was destined to visit the place, lol. Here’s a shoutout to Ross for letting me experience the delightful Filipino buffet that is Chef Laudico Guevarra’s. From afar, the place looks like a White House.
Chef Laudico Guevarra’s is owned by Chef Rolando Laudico and Chef Jackie Laudico. Yep, they’re husband and wife. They met when they were in college in UPD and the rest was history. We weren’t able to meet Chef Rolando, but we were fully entertained by the sweet and charming Chef Jackie Laudico. I cannot, nor would you, believe that she is already in her 40s.
To start off, I tried the carvings section which features Angus beef, pork, and chicken. The pork (the one being cut out in the photo) was quite salty, but the meat was so soft. Their newest addition to the buffet is the Angus Beef. It’s thinly sliced, not chewy, and it was perfect. I also tried their Grilled Bangus Belly, but it wasn’t that special.
Their Angus Beef Kare-Kare is quite oily, but it’s delicious. I also like the bagoong paired with it. The Halabas na Hipon, on the other hand, was not that tasty. However, the Baked Pangat Dory was well-blended.
To finish off my meal, I tried their Pichi-Pichi, Brownies, and Leche Flan. I wish I picked the Chocolate Tart instead, because my fellow bloggers told me that it tastes good. They also have an ice cream section, but I was told that it was too creamy, so I didn’t give it a try anymore. I’m already too full anyway.
The place, as told by Chef Jackie, was an old house that was turned into a spa before becoming a restaurant. The house is very spacious and has a very bright ambience. It has a hint of having been built in the Hispanic era and the owners wanted to preserve its original structure. They have just repainted it and restructured some parts. In the mean time, part of their decorations are the plates signed by special people like celebrities, singers, newscasters, etc. After that, we were also given a plate to have us sign. Weeeeeee!!
When it comes to the location, I am not quite sure if it’s accessible for everyone, but the receptionist told me that the Shaw Boulevard MRT station is a few walks away. The price from Monday to Thursday during lunch time is P 399.00, while they charge P 499.00 for dinner. From Friday to Sunday, they charge P 599.00. There are also some hidden charges, so expect your P 399.00 to be around P 440 – P 450. It is highly suggested for customers to call beforehand, because walk-ins are mostly directed to the waiting area. They also sing Happy Birthday for celebrants and provide a slice of cake for free. The staff accommodated us well and they were so polite.
Chef Laudico Guevarra’s
387 P. Guevarra St. cor. Argonne St.,
Addition Hills, San Juan
Hours: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
telephone: (02)705-1811, 705-1874, 502-5006, 0917-3112222