Sunday, June 23, 2013

Buffet 101 International Cuisine (MOA)

Buffet 101 International Cuisine
MOA, SM By The Bay
June 13, 2013

Few days before hubby's set to go back to work, his joining port is in India, together with my equally voracious niece and nephews, we planned a last minute food indulgence. What better choice then than a buffet dinner.

Originally, we wanted to try Vikings, as my niece already tried it there, she swear by a great variety of good tasting food. However, when we got to Vikings, hoping that we would be accommodated as walk ins, we were nearly crushed when at 5 pm the waiting list is already long. So, we walked towards our second choice, Buffet 101. All the time joking, that our walk is a good exercise to prepare us for a feast!

Luckily, the five of us were accommodated. After our name's called,we were ushered to table 8 and our gastronomic experience, actually our first meal for the day started!

Scene outside, few minutes before the door opens at 5:30 pm for dinner.

My first click inside Buffet 101, I have to put this on as I unintentionally took the first "Five star hotel fee" photo.

Love the ceiling.
It was not too crowded on a Saturday for an early dinner when we went. However as it gets a little dark, more people pour in and reserved seats for 10-25 people are occupied. I noticed, walk ins are mostly 3-5 people. It's good that they're able to accommodate those who do not have reservations.

Tasted smoked prawn salad, loved it!

Wide selection of maki! I almost didn't eat rice, wanting to taste more of the maki. But, I felt full looking at the selection.
It's good to see that they instantly replenish their dishes and there are times when a certain food seemed untouched for a long time, it is replaced by a new batch


The empty plate is my fave shake sashimi, it is almost always empty (luckily, I always get to be the first served with the sashimi&tempura) just wait a few minutes and it is replenished, same with the ebi tempura. 

They also have pizza, sisig pizza is a must try.

Of course, dessert! On the other side is the ice cream and candy corner.
leche flan, mousse and cake squares

The drinks area.
            It's eat and drink all you can, so just feel free to choose from the Pepsi products juices and shakes. Of course, I got my coffee served.

Free flowing wine.

You can have your noodles cooked with your choice of toppings.

meat, cooked by order

My first plate :) obviously, I love Japanese food and I love shrimp! And though I'm slightly allergic, it didn't stop me to get some. Also, on my first serving is my ultimate favorite shake sashimi! Yum!

See another shake and tempura?

Kuya's one time trip to the buffet table. 

Nephew's chicken and mini burger plate.

Of course, we saved dessert for last. But I was actually of thinking to eat desserts first. However, when I saw the Japanese food selection, I dived in. We took plates of desserts for the five of us.

We love these dessert drinks in a shot glass.

For the 5 of us, we're pretty much full by dessert time!

Nope, not for our table. That night at least 3 guest celebrated their birthday at Buffet 101. They were serenaded by the wait people with a birthday song and this birthday plate. By the way, when you celebrate your birthday there, your plate is free!

The happy group!

Well, that's all lovelies! We spent more than three hours at Buffet 101, talking and eating. If you want to catch up with your family or friends, the ambiance and food is certainly great! Also, if you don't mind to ruin your diet once in a while, Buffet 101 is the place! We enjoyed our stay, the staff were always smiling and accommodating. The wide variety of food will keep you entertained :).
So, it is really a "Five Star Hotel Feel" after all!

1. If you can, have a reservation
     Although we were accommodated as walk ins, it's best to have a reservation. It can get really crowded.

2. Have a light meal all through out the day before dining at Buffet 101.
     We woke up past lunch time and let ourselves hold out with light food as we are decided to go.
     That way we didn't feel much guilt for over indulging, anyway it's just once in a while.

3. Wear loose clothing.
     I actually felt my tummy grow hahaha, be prepared!

4. Pay in cash.
     A 5% discount for cash payment.

Buffet 101

Building K, SM By The Bay, Sunset Boulevard

Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City

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