Filipinos love to eat. It is said that as long as they have food to eat, Filipinos are happy. This should not come as a surprise since Filipinos are known to be great cooks. Wherever you go in the world, usually there is a Filipino in the staff in the best restaurants. If you’re travelling to the Philippines, here are 5 of the best buffet restaurants around Metro Manila.
1) Kamayan/Saisaki/Dad’s- No this is not a triple tie. This is a group of restaurants owned by Triple-V that have a combined food buffet. Each restaurant has its specialty. Kamayan is known for it’s traditional Filipino Cuisine. Saisaki is a Japanese restaurant. Dad’s is an American or Western restaurant. You can get food from any of the restaurants which mean rows upon rows of food. It is the ideal place for family celebrations.
2) Tong Yang Hot Pot- Tong Yang is a shabu-shabu place but in a sense is still a buffet restaurant. You get the food raw and cook it on your hot plate at the center of your table. They have great seafood and a delicious meat selection as well.
3) Chinatowns Bestfoods- If you’re hungering for some exceptional Chinese cuisine, look no further than the buffet they have at Chinatown’s Bestfoods. They have a great selection of traditional Chinese food such as Peking duck and a wide variety of dumplings.
4) Something Fishy- Ok maybe this isn’t one of the best buffets in town but where else can you find a breakfast buffet at 3 am? The selection is pretty slim but at 100 pesos per person, you can’t really complain. They have traditional Filipino breakfast selections such as beef strips (tapa), milk fish, scrambled eggs, sausages and sweet pork (tocino). I personally come to eat the dessert/snack palitaw. Bury it under muscovado sugar and you’re good to go.
5) Freska- The Ilonggos are known for their cooking and if you want delicious Ilonggo cuisine which isn’t too hard on your budget, seek out Freska during the weekend. It will be one of the best food trips you’ll experience.