Sunday, May 19, 2013

Pigging Out @ City Buffet, Robinson Galleria

I had a big problem at City Buffet, Robinson Galleria. They laid so many delicious dishes on their buffet table that I had a hard time where to start.

The last time I visited City Buffet. I was with a close friend whom I am not ashame to show how voracious eater I am.

We were two hungry people when we came in. And you know that feeling when you are starving--you think you can eat everything but I did overestimated myself. We went out feeling doubled in size.


THE PLACE

The place looks posh as if you are in a fine-dining restaurant. It's a well-lit and well-designed place.

I first spotted the dessert and pastry station upon entering . Made me want to start with the mouth-watering cakes first but was able to successfully control myself. Then, there were the sushi and sashimi table, salad station, and the main entree table.

Hungry-pinay.blogspot.com: City Buffet, Robinson Galleria


BUDGET

For that festive meal, you'll be getting the value for your money or even more. It was a weekday when we visited City Buffet. We paid P499 exclusive of the drinks.

They serve Filipino and international cuisine that includes Japanese, American, and Chinese.

Here's the pricing information from their Facebook page: 

Robinson Galleria:
Mon - Fri (Lunch P399/ Dinner P499)
Lunch Time: 11:00AM - 3:00PM (Last Call 2:15PM)
Dinner Time: 5:00PM - 10:00PM (Last Call 9:15PM)

Sat - Sun & Holiday (P539)
Lunch Time: 11:00AM - 3:00PM (Last Call 2:15PM)
Dinner Time: 5:00PM - 10:00PM (Last Call 9:15PM)

Ortigas Robinson TEL:861-5449/696-9324
4th Level Galleria Corporate Robinson
Galleria Ortigas ,Quezon City

DRINK ALL YOU CAN (P55/ PER)
(SODAS , JUICES , COFFEE , & TEA)
BOTTLED WATER - 30.00/1 BOT
BEER IN CAN - 60.00/1CAN

Children Below 4FT (P259 / PER)
Left Over Price (P599)


FOOD

Having plenty of food choices can be confusing and challenging. City Buffet is said to offer over 160 dishes. No wonder it is a long buffet table.

Since our eating capacity is quite limited, I wasn't able to eat everything but I did try to taste as much as my stomach could carry. What I really enjoyed the most are the sushi, sashimi, maki and the dessert.

Hungry-pinay.blogspot.com: City Buffet, Robinson Galleria

Hungry-pinay.blogspot.com: City Buffet, Robinson Galleria

Hungry-pinay.blogspot.com: City Buffet, Robinson Galleria


Here are some mouth-watering photos I grabbed from their Facebook page:


Hungry-pinay.blogspot.com: City Buffet, Robinson Galleria

Hungry-pinay.blogspot.com: City Buffet, Robinson Galleria


Hungry-pinay.blogspot.com: City Buffet, Robinson Galleria




City Buffet
Locations: 
125-131 SM Fairview Quirino Highway Regaldo Avenue 
Level 4 Robinson's Galleria Qrtigas Ave, 
Telephone number: SM 709-1559 709-1769 /  Robinson's Galleria 696-9324 861-5449

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Makati City

"Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."--this is one of the most memorable quotes in the movie Forrest Gump. The film won multiple awards back in 1994 and it won and melted the heart of many movie watchers. If you have not watched that film, make sure to list it down on your to-watch list. This is one of the most beautiful movie of all time and everybody need to watch it.

The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., the restaurant chain, was born after the success of the movie. Taking its inspiration from the film, the restaurant offers a variety of seafood dishes with focus on shrimp.


THE PLACE

The Bubba Gump restaurant is pretty nostalgic because of the memorabilia of Forrest Gump, which I believe is among the many reasons patrons come here. As the fictional characters of Forrest Gump and Bubba Blue are from Alabama, you can instantly see where the interiors or the concept came from. The relaxing Southern atmosphere make you feel like drinking a cold beer while laughing with your friends. We did that except for the beer. We were so famished and we need a good laugh.

Bubba Gump - Makati, Caryl Estrosas

Bubba Gump - Makati, Caryl Estrosas

Bubba Gump - Makati, Caryl Estrosas

Bubba Gump - Makati, Caryl Estrosas

Bubba Gump - Makati, Caryl Estrosas


THE FOOD

If you are craving for deep-fried seafood and Cajun dishes, a trip to Bubba Gump could be the answer.

We ordered a bucket of boat trash (deep fried shrimp, spiny lobster and dory with fries) and chicken cordon bleu ( breaded chicken breast stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese, deep fried and served in lobster butter sauce, with mashed potatoes and asparagus spears). Servings were enough to fill 2-3 hungry stomachs.

bucket of boat trash
Bubba Gump - Makati, Caryl Estrosas

Bubba Gump - Makati, Caryl Estrosas
chicken cordon bleu

The next time I'll visit the place, I'll try some of these dishes (photos grabbed from their Facebook page).

Director's cut Rib Eye & Shrimp Combo
Backyard BBQ Combo
Seafood Pasta in White Sauce
"I'm Stuffed!" Shrimp

Bourbon Street Fish

BUDGET

Budget for three is around P1,500 to P2,000. Good thing we split the bill, which is the advantage of going out with a group. It's a lot cheaper when you all share the expenses. Besides eating at Bubba Gump is really meant for groups.

Prices of the dishes range from P200 to P1,500. The dishes are in hefty serving and are good for 2-3 people.


Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
www.bubbagump.com.ph
Facebook 
Unit 219, Level 2, Greenbelt 3
Makati City, 1200 Philippines
Tel: (632) 757-5154
Fax: (632) 757-5154