Sunday, August 9, 2015

QUEZON CITY | THE ASIAN FEAST AT THE BUFFET INTERNATIONAL CUISINE


The elegant and large chandeliers that hang on a high ceiling over a two-sided grand staircase leading to a balcony easily caught my attention.  The prominent signage that declares “The Buffet” fronts the national highway, Commonwealth Avenue to be specific, serving as an invitation to all.


It was a Saturday night and there’s a scheduled dinner with friends at The Buffet International Cuisine situated at R-7 Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.  Opening the door of this buffet restaurant, the interior design has a vibe of fine dining.

Ms. Cathy Sanchez, Marketing and Sales Manager of the restaurant fortunately was there and warmly welcomed us.  Other friends were already full and seated in one corner.  A mini-stage is set up fronting the arrays of cuisine and corners boasting of varied types. Live acoustic performances (I assume) are shown. 

QUEZON CITY | THE ASIAN FEAST AT THE BUFFET INTERNATIONAL CUISINE
THE MINI STAGE
A fine-dining ambiance and excellent service abounds The Buffet International Cuisine.  “This will be an Asian feast”, I said to myself as we do an initial walk-through of the buffet offerings before the actual dinner.  When you are in the company of blogger friends, this has become a habit when dining, we survey the area first then feast as much as we want after.  And this dinner is no exception.

Passing by the grand staircase, we went to the second floor of the restaurant where their ballrooms are located.  They have a Diamond, Platinum and Grand Ballroom distinguished from capacity.  There was an ongoing event on one of the ballrooms.  The facilities, exquisite interior, stage platforms, multi-media facility and amenities can definitely suit the prospective clients’ mood and preference.  Rates are definitely reasonable.  Apart from special occasions like wedding receptions and birthdays, business conference, trainings and seminars can likewise be arranged at The Buffet. 

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This is not all about buffet after all.  When stomach was already complaining, we then feasted at the ground floor and I had all my favorite Filipino cuisine tasted.  I seldom eat dinuguan (pork blood stew) when I don’t know who prepared the dish but when I tasted their version, the combined sweetness of sauce and saltiness of the pork innards was perfect.

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QUEZON CITY | THE ASIAN FEAST AT THE BUFFET INTERNATIONAL CUISINE
THE MAKI SELECTION
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QUEZON CITY | THE ASIAN FEAST AT THE BUFFET INTERNATIONAL CUISINE
MORE MAKI ROLLS
QUEZON CITY | THE ASIAN FEAST AT THE BUFFET INTERNATIONAL CUISINE
OYSTER ATTACK

There was a vast spread of Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, Korean and Filipino dishes.  There’s a pasta corner as well but I was too full to even try more.  I will definitely be back to try on their pastas.  The problem with buffets for me is that I easily get full that I can’t move to consume more of what is offered.

The grilled section was a favorite for me as well as I sample on pork, hotdog, chicken and liver.  I had to consume less rice as I finish everything ordered to be grilled.  The dish is freshly cooked by the resident chefs.

QUEZON CITY | THE ASIAN FEAST AT THE BUFFET INTERNATIONAL CUISINE

QUEZON CITY | THE ASIAN FEAST AT THE BUFFET INTERNATIONAL CUISINE
LIVER ANYONE?

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There’s a new innovation on refrigeration that is being used by the restaurant serving freezing iced cold beers.  Wines are also available at their mini bar in one corner.

QUEZON CITY | THE ASIAN FEAST AT THE BUFFET INTERNATIONAL CUISINE
SWEETNESS OVERLOAD
  
And to end the buffet dinner, desserts were the perfect treat of a selection you would get confused what to pick.  More than the food it offers, dining at The Buffet International Cuisine provided a luxurious and satisfying dining experience that comes with a reasonable price (as of June 1: PhP538.00 for weekday lunch; PhP588.00 for weekday dinner and PhP688.00 during weekends and holidays).

QUEZON CITY | THE ASIAN FEAST AT THE BUFFET INTERNATIONAL CUISINE
A GENTLE REMINDER
Last call was made.  In a matter of minutes, the dinner has to end and we were full and gastronomically satisfied that we only had one meal the following day – dinner again.

QUEZON CITY | THE ASIAN FEAST AT THE BUFFET INTERNATIONAL CUISINE
TIME FOR DINNER
THE BUFFET INTERNATIONAL CUISINE
No. 41 Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman,
Quezon City, Philippines, 1121
Restaurant Reservation: +63 917 6283338
Venue Inquiries:  +63 915 4545681 | (02) 351 5536 or 352 4075


Operating Hours:
Weekdays:
Lunch – 11:30am to 2:30pm
Dinner – 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Weekends:
Lunch – 11:00am to 2:30pm
Dinner – 5:30pm to 10:00pm


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