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10 posts categorized "[Food] Best BUFFETS in Manila!"

October 03, 2014

NIU Birthday Celebration by Vikings Buffet (First Look) @SMAuraPremier

As featured in BEST OF TAGUIG: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in BGC & Taguig 2014! 

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NIU is a high-end buffet of the Vikings group, located on the topmost floor of SM Aura Premier in Taguig. The name literally means "nine" in the old Norse language and refers to the "Cloud 9" experience the buffet provides. Coincidentally, the buffet also has 9 stations with over 300+ dishes.

Is it a Spiral-killer or just a rebranded Vikings? We tried NIU on its first day of soft opening to celebrate wifey's birthday.  

NIU by Vikings
6F SM Aura Premier, 26th Street Corner McKinley Parkway, 1630 Taguig
Telephone: +632 478-3888, 847-3888
Mobile: +63 917 586-6888, +63 919 999-6888
Email: niubyvikings@gmail.com
FacebookNIU by Vikings: SM Aura

Here's our first look into the NIU experience... 

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December 11, 2013

SPIRAL BUFFET: Our Top 10 Favorites in SPIRAL Sunday Brunch, the BEST Buffet in Town! @SpiralManila @SofitelManila

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SPIRAL is the gold standard for the most extensive and interactive gourmet dining buffet in Manila. A year after it was launched, it continues to be hailed by foodies as Manila's BEST buffet. 

Here are our Top 10 Favorites in SPIRAL - the BEST buffet in town...

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April 19, 2013

DUSIT THANI: Sunday Family Crossover Brunch Buffet (Umu and Basix)

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Dusit Thani recently launched the Sunday Family Brunch Buffet, which is a streamlined and improved version of their famous Crossover Buffet across all the four restaurants in the hotel (Benjarong, Umu, Tosca and Basix).

The Sunday Brunch Buffet still features the same international cuisines: Japanese, Italian, Thai, and Continental, but it's a crossover between the first floor restaurants Umu and Basix so that people don't have to go up and down.

The Thai food of Benjarong is featured in Umu, and the Italian selections of Tosca are featured in Basix. Also, they added more emphasis on Filipino cuisine in Basix by including Lechon and Fresh Lumpia. This time, breakfast fare is added to the Basix spread to truly make it a brunch affair.

More focus has also been placed on kids' entertainment and family fun, hence the name Family Brunch.

Some foodies debate that the old format is better, but some like the streamlined crossover approach.

Here's our Family Brunch experience to give you an idea on what's new and different with Dusit Thani's Sunday Family Brunch Buffet...

Related Blog Post: Best Buffets in Manila: Dusit Thani‚Äôs Crossover Sunday Brunch

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April 17, 2013

SOFITEL: SPIRAL's Ultimate Sunday Champagne Brunch! @SofitelManila

UPDATE: SPIRAL BUFFET: Our Top 10 Favorites in SPIRAL Sunday Brunch, BEST Buffet in Town!

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SPIRAL recently upgraded and launched their Ultimate Sunday Champagne Brunch. The Sunday Brunch incorporates the best of the Spiral Buffet (like the Cheese Room) with drink-all-you-can Champagne and Mojitos served at your table, along with foodie favorites like Caviar, Foie Gras, and Roast Beef of Lamb. They also added fun elements for the kids to entertain themselves throughout the brunch.

Check out our Ultimate Sunday Champagne Brunch experience at Spiral in Sofitel...

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March 22, 2013

RAFFLES & FAIRMONT's SPECTRUM Luxe Sunday Champagne Brunch

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Raffles & Fairmont's SPECTRUM recently launched The Luxe Sunday Brunch to heat up The Battle for the BEST Sunday Brunch in Manila.

It's a carefully curated buffet with an interesting mix of Breakfast offerings, a Sunday BBQ Grill, Live Foie Gras station and unlimited Champagne, Singapore Sling and wine. The usual Spectrum buffet with an assorted Honey Buffet is expanded with more salad and starter options, more meat options, and more homemade desserts. :)

Here is our Spectrum Luxe Sunday Brunch experience:

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December 28, 2012

IMPRESSIONS Sunday Brunch Buffet - A Foodie's Buffet Favorite :)


IMPRESSIONS by Maxim Hotel has an interesting Sunday Brunch buffet strategy -- they only have 3 stations (hot, cold, and dessert) that serve limited but high quality food using only the finest ingredients in the buffet.

Foodies love it because it is not overwhelming but satisfying, and you can savor each of the carefully curated item in the buffet by Chef Cyrille Soenen also known as Cicou. Also, foodies love the live stations where the food is only cooked or prepared upon order -- as many as you like.

Here are some tips to enjoy the Impressions Sunday Buffet and highlighting our favorites:

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November 13, 2012

SPIRAL BUFFET: Guide to Asia's Most Dynamic Interactive Dining @ Sofitel Manila!

UPDATE: SPIRAL BUFFET: Our Top 10 Favorites in SPIRAL Sunday Brunch, BEST Buffet in Town!


After 13 months of re-conceptualization and an extensive USD 11 million investment, SOFITEL's flagship restaurant SPIRAL is back to provide the Most Dynamic Interactive-Dining Experience in Asia, and the Ultimate-Buffet Experience in Manila

SPIRAL's goal is "to bring the authenticity and warmth of the traditional French markets and Asian hawker stalls into a five-star hotel setting". It recreated 21 Ateliers (workshop for artisans) where secret recipes are masterfully prepared right before your very eyes.

I must admit, it can be overwhelming. This post provides a guide on what foodies rave most about, what not to miss, and offer suggestions on how to further improve the experience. 

Let me tour you around the New SPIRAL...

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November 11, 2012

MARRIOTT CAFE Sunday Brunch Buffet Crossover with CRU STEAKHOUSE!

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I was pleasantly surprised that Marriot Cafe offered a Sunday Brunch Buffet with a cross-over to Cru - one of the best Steakhouses in Manila.

It only costs P2,000 per head which is easily the cost of ordering one steak at Cru. You don't only get unlimited steaks and foie gras, you'll also get a wide array of other Meat and Fresh Seafood options, and different Asian Cuisines plus end your meal with the Chocolate Dessert Room. 

Here are tips on how to conquer the MARRIOTT CAFE Sunday Brunch Buffet:

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