|laking harang ng poste.. ano ba..|
|at least they got my name right|
Buffet 101's first branch opened in the Mall of Asia by the bay. Honestly the first luxury buffet that opened
would be Vikings. They elevated the buffet experience to a higher level. With affordable pricing and hotel-like ambiance and fixture, you can't go wrong with them. For a few months, it had a monopoly on the extreme buffet service. After some time, Buffet 101 opened up on the opposite side of the MOA Bay area. The rest is history. Vikings now has 3 branches (Sm Moa, Sm Marikina, Sm North Edsa) while buffet 101 only has 2 one in Moa and another in Robinson Magnolia.....
So one fine lunch time, I found myself eating in Buffet 101's Robinsons Magnolia branch.
So when I had asked for reservation, I asked them to place us near the buffet spread. The last time I was there, we were seated all the way in the back. Good thing too because I haven't had breakfast yet.
Their Rob Magnolia's branch has a large seating capacity. It even have an alfresco area which was almost full while we were there. I heard one guy said "parang palengke". Yeah that many patrons.
Here are the stuffs they served:
|notice anything? nothing to pick up the cheese cubes... I had to improvised. Even after asking for some. argh|
|Most of the cut up fruits are dry and aren't that fresh looking. Might have been there for a long time.|
|Loved the crepe. Freshly made. suggest to mix up the insides.|
|Their mantou was a bit hard. Peking duck wrap was juicy. Sweet and sour pork had more bones and ligaments than meat.|
|Angus, was a little chewy even if I asked for medium.|
|Clam Chowder- was creamy but one thing though, there was no clams in it.|
|The prime rib has the right amount of seasoning and it was cooked right. The temakis were small and had a lot of rice.|
|AVOID THE RADISH CAKE!! Dry and tasted weird! The pizza wasn't what was on the label. It didn't have that wasabi mayo flavor it said.|
|Fresh!!! YAHOO!!! One of the few things I liked.|
They also served tempura. Sadly, it was always almost gone. I was able to taste a few and it was freshly made. I noticed though that at around 1:00pm they never replenished the tempura. Maybe it took a longer time? Not sure though.
As I said, dessert was disappointing. They had pastries, fruits and candies but they even served cakes from Red Ribbon. Almost everything was dry.
|I tried but they are dry!! The yogurt was one of the saving grace.|
|Cute mug, but the jelly in it had a dry rough texture. Avoid.|
The price is very competitive seeing what they offer compared to other buffet restaurant in the metro. I believe their only main competitor in this field would be Vikings. Honestly, I would go for Vikings compared to buffet 101. For me, Vikings has more quality food items to offer. What do you guys think?
|Yeah... they didn't have any artificial sweeteners.. SAD!|
Buffet 101 Currently has 2 branches.
One in the Mall of Asia ground.
Here, Robinson's Magnolia
|sorry for the glare...|