Buffet 101, Glorietta

To be honest, I have dined-in to buffet a quite few but never blogs about it not unless it’s sponsored by the restaurant. The selection of food shocks me, then there comes the bewilderment of the food to choose. The next thing I know I’m in food coma and I can’t move because my tummy is so full. Now, I decided to try writing about buffet to get used to it. Please spare me this very informal blog with how my dining in Buffet 101 went.

The cuisine that Buffet 101 serves are mostly lined with Asian cuisines – Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and the local Philippine dishes. However, in wherever buffet restaurant I got to try, the roasted beef never comes off the list. See that chunk of meat on my plate below? There it’s there!
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Also, if you love shrimps, Buffet 101 has tons of dishes with it. (or maybe it was just the time when we dined-in). I happen not to have photos of shrimps in the chafing dish because it was already empty!
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Go scroll to drool!
For the soup
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My officemates said the seafood chowder (picture below) is yummy!
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Salad
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Bread

 

Rice
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Sushi and sashimi will always have a place for a buffet!

 

Chinese
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Meat

 

Sauce-based

 

Veggies

 

The dessert has a wide array of selections and it was heavenly good! At the back of my mind I was thinking if this was their specialty.

 

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Lastly, what I like about Buffet 101 is the herbal tea they offer. It’s not in the tea bags but the real deal, love it. Ang lakas maka-TEAtas of Manila! See the picture below what certain herbal leaves can do to your wellness.
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VERDICT!
Apparently, if we were to compare the food that Buffet 101 offers to Vikings, we know who would have won. Buffet 101 caters to class B & class C diners so we could not expect more but it’s good. My officemates and I ate at Dad’s, also a buffet restaurant, a few months ago but we all agreed that the food quality and so the selections are much better there than here. As for the ambiance, Buffet 101 has good interior and it’s roomy. It is well ventilated and their powder room is also classy! The waitstaff courteously cleared our table and attended to our needs as much as they can. The commis also served me with undivided attention.

Ambiance: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Serving: 5/5
Service: 4/5
Taste: 3.5/5

Buffet 101, Glorietta
Glorietta BPO 2 Building, Palm Dr, Makati City

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Kiss the Tiramisu, Makati

Kiss the Tiramisu that had been a talk-of-the-town sometime in December was featured in one of the known shows in the Philippines. The social media platforms were sprawled with ice cream contained in dainty gold-rimmed goblets that are surely worth a double tap in Instagram feeds because of its posh style.

However, it was not because of the hype that my officemates and I visited the said dessert parlor but it was already on our 2018 calendar to visit Kiss the Tiramisu. Yes, we were quite a foodie like that or should I say this serve as a reward for having the long patience of waiting for the payday? Lol, reasons! Anyway, a 20-minute walk from our office was enough reason for us to give it a try, I may say.

The original recipe which is the Classic Tiramisu (P265) got us to scoop first the ice cream and the chocolate shavings and it was a humble beginning. After a while, Irish had the fun to share it with us when there was a surprise in the middle – the mocha and chocolate cookie crumble and it had gotten impeccable when the coffee sauce drips over to the spoon. Oh, I’ve never loved tiramisu even more!
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The Matcha Tiramisu (P295), which was my order, is drizzled with a matcha sauce and matcha shavings. Since it was my ice cream, I’ve gotten to evaluate more how good the ice cream was. The vanilla ice cream is like a frozen cotton and little did I know that it is what they are known for – the soft-serve ice cream. (forgive me, please :p). The sensation in my mouth was different and I just kept praising how good it was that went like this,”Dahil ba laging ice cream lang ng convenience store ang nakakain ko kaya ako nasasarapan dito sa kinakain ko ngayon o dahil masarap talaga sya?“. It was soft but thick and not too sweet. I think the mascarpone cheese was behind of all its glory. It also has mocha and chocolate cookie crumble and dark chocolate in the layer of swirls.
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Being Kiss the Tiramisu is owned by a Korean, an injeolmi variation will always be there. Injeolmi is a sticky rice cake with a roasted soybean powder and what else could you expect on Injeolmi Tiramisu (P265) – roasted soybean powder, roasted soybean sauce and injeolmi balls at the bottom and core layer of the ice cream. Our mastermind, Eleanor, ordered that and let us taste it. This tiramisu version is the sweetest, I think.
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The ambiance of the cafe looks luxurious- the wine glass chandeliers impressed me. With that, the store reflects the price of the dessert they offer – expensive! Nevertheless, the ice cream they offer is not something I got to try anywhere so it was worth trying it out even if the ice cream is worth of one meal. There was a foreigner on the counter (the owner?) and I find her hospitable which is the exact opposite of the barista guy who wears a poker face look. Wow, that was colder than the ice cream! Our waiting hours were not that long and if should I come back? Guess I want to try the Midas Touch with a touch of an edible gold leaf!
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Ambiance: 5/5
Price: 4/5
Serving: 5/5
Service: 3.5/5
Taste: 4.5/5

Kiss the Tiramisu
GF Three Central, Valero, Salcedo, Makati, Kalakhang Maynila
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