A guide to buffets in Metro Manila

A guide to buffets in Metro Manila

Whenever I go to Metro Manila, I always look forward to do food trips.

Let’s admit it, despite the abundant food in the province, there’s not enough choices of food dishes to eat. That’s why I urge people from the province to travel too, so their creativity be nudge a bit and invent more dishes than their traditional ones.


vietnamese food

I do this when I go back to our forest in Antique, I try to cook different dishes and hopefully my nieces and nephews gets to continue the hobby of cooking foreign dishes too.

Going back to Metro Manila, food choices are unlimited. Korean, Japanese, Indian, French, American cuisines are within reach.. I just need to be careful because I don’t want to be obese because of all these eating.. excessive fat is not healthy too. Here’s a sample of my food intake at buffets:

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Food trip is indeed one of my favorite activities to do whenever I travel.. and it’s best to experiene this eating activity in buffets. Because all types of food are in front of your eyes. Sushi on one table, turkey roast on the other table, then unlimited cakes are literally almost like 5 steps away.. oh and the drinks, you can break away from the usual softdrinks, iced tea or orange from fast foods, and delight your taste buds with chai, melon, chocolate, all seasons, and all other drinks possible.

buffet in chiang mai
Did I made you feel hungry? I’m sorry. I feel sorry more if you’re in the mountains reading this and suddenly you crave for your favorite food.. but then it’s like miles away and ingredients are faaarview.

To make those who are in far flung areas feel better, rest in the thought that at least you won’t be obese when you’re not always on a buffet.. too much fat is not healthy too you know, enjoy your fresh food.

Here’s my mom not being impressed in a japanese buffet restaurant.

mom in buffet
Anyway, there’s a catch when you eat at Buffets.. they’re expensive.. coz it’s Metro Manila dear, everything here is expensive and requires money.

Now I miss those buffets in Thailand where 100 baht can solve your hungry tummy specially if you can eat once but the food intake is for two days.

veggie buffet

However, I found ways to hack this, thank you to friends who are also lifehackers. There’s still ways to eat buffets without breaking the bank. Here’s a few ways:

1. Enjoy buffets in parties. This is good for those who have wide friends in the Metro. However, if you don’t have that many friends, welcome to my world. We suck at this tip LOL

2. If it’s your birthday, you get freebies in expensive buffets, just get another paying person and you’ve got no problem. So far, I’ve tried it out in Vikings, Dads Saisaki, Cabalen, and Yakimix… don’t forget to diet before the event.

3. There are actually buffet that are not very expensive and costs only around 300 pesos or 6-8USD. I don’t like to promote it because once I do, when I go back, it might be toooo fully booked and I won’t be able to enjoy my buffet… but feel free to ask and email me and I’ll virtually whisper the tip to you.

4. No birthdays and no parties in sight? There are conferences where member participants are allowed to get 1 companion for free, if you’re worthy, you’ll be invited.. if you are worthy. ^_^ If you’re just another regular gal like me, the next tip is always applicable.

5. Are you located in the province? You might not enjoy buffet selection of international dishes but there’s always fiesta you know… and the best thing about it? It’s free.

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Here you go. Do you have some tips to share? Please put them in the comment section and let’s give blessings to others. May you find happiness in food theraphy.

How I saved 50% of the original budget in our Makati staycation

How I saved 50% of the original budget in our Makati staycation

While people were going out of Metro Manila last holidays, on the other hand, we the promdis, took advantage of it and went to tour in the concrete jungle.

We stayed in a beautiful condo in Makati and the staycation was soooooo worth it.

makati at night
The place was situated in the 30th floor in the heart of Makati. It has complete amenities with swimming pool, gymn, wifi, aircon, hot shower and kitchen.. the place was very nice that we almost wouldn’t want to go out of the place during the whole staycation xD


It was near greenbelt and other malls, and near a park too. It feels so odd to be a tourist while you see busy people walking fast in the prime business district in the Philippines.. and to think that one time, I was once like that busy bitchy person wearing high heeled (name your shoe brand here) in the streets of the concrete jungle..


makati staycation
Well, the world is round people and we each have our highs and lows.. definitely, that day was a high for me.. don’t worry I’m going back to farm living when I get back to the boondocks ;D

Anyway, so you asked me how I was able to save 50%? Before we decided to go to the Metro, I was searching around on where to best spend a mini reunion. The most basic private pool that we can get is worth 10,000.00 pesos for 24 hours, excluding the food and the transportation expenses.

But when we had this staycation in the heart of Makati, the styled condo with complete amenities costs only (tada!) $75 for 5 people. We even had more budget for food and transportation which is an estimate of 2000 pesos. Total spending cost is around 5000.00 pesos only compare to spending 10000 pesos on a private resort in Laguna, the staycation in Makati is a super duper deal.


makati staycation2
I actually don’t want to reveal the location of the place because I discovered it.. finders keepers :P

But I also remember sharing is caring so I need to practice what I preach xD..

I also had a deal with the super gracious host Dianne and Louise because they gave me a discount, soooo if you want to have a perfect staycation like we did, feel free to ask me so I can refer you to them..

Want to have a discount too? I’m giving you P1,113 travel credit once you sign up at airbnb using this link… so there you go, hopefully, more Filipino people in different sectors of society, will get to travel their own country and also get to have fun.