Latitude: International Buffet at Traders Hotel Manila

We've been wanting to visit Latitude at Traders Hotel since passed by it when we tried Kitsho.  Traders Hotel is part of the Shangrila Group so we trust that their buffet would not disappoint even though its buffet price is more affordable than other hotels.

Latitude is the first thing that will catch your attention upon entering Traders Hotel Manila so its pretty hard to miss.  It has an elegant sign too.

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Latitude's buffet area is in the middle so its quite accessible regardless of where you are seated.  It has a beautiful circular arrangement enhanced by warn yellow lighting and its striped motif. 

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Although the buffet is limited in selection, the items are very organized as they are arranged by sections.  

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Our visit was on a Sunday evening and the place was packed with diners.  They have different themes per dining area and this booth type is only one of them.  


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Here's every item on the appetizer section.  There's Soy Marinated Tofu, Vegetable Terrine, Red Beet Salad, Pasta and Seafood Salad

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Thy also have a salad bar section where you can make your own salad.  They have an extensive choice of ingredients.

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Their cheese section has four types of cheese: Blue Cheese, Brie, Cheddar and Emmental.  

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There is also a pastry section with three types of bread.   I chose multi-grain because its the healthy option.

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♥ Lobster Bisque
I love Lobster Bisque.  Their version is so flavorful and creamy.  If only I had more stomach space, I'd drink another bowful.  The other soup choice is the plain Beef Broth.

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This is my plate from the Chinese dimsum corner except for the pasta.  I loved the ♥ Fish Fillet with Mango Sauce

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This is the main course.  All the items were pretty good.   But,  I was disappointed with the mashed potato because it taste like the instant ones.  

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We loved this dish because it has a generous amount of button mushroom which we are fond of.

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Carving Section
The highlight of the buffet is the Carving Section which offers Roast Beef and Roast Lamb Leg.  The server at the Carving Station is very nice.  We were seated just next to the Carving Station and was provided a top-notch service by this guy right here.

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Roast Beef
The Roast Beef is savory and tender.  It was also very succulent. It's good with or without their mushroom sauce.  I also got to try the Roast Lamb Leg which had a nice clean taste and perfect texture.  

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Dessert Station
latitude desserts
Dessert Station
For desserts, they had a white chocolate fondue, an assortment of cakes, fruits, bread pudding and halo-halo. 

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My Dessert Plate
The Creme Brulee is hands down one of the best I've ever tasted.  They actually ran out of it by the time I headed for the dessert station so I approached our server to check if there was more available in the kitchen.    Good thing there was a few cups left. =D  I am however saddened that I was not able to try the Cherry Panacotta which my mom was raving about.  I was waiting for a refill but it never came. 

ginataang halo halo
♥ Ginataang Halo-halo
I noticed that only a few dared to try the Ginataang Halo-halo so I got a cup and tried it out myself.  It was actually a water chest nut dessert similar to the Thai Red Ruby Dessert.  It was lightly sweetened and very refreshing to eat.  

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
For its price range, Latitude is a very worthy buffet.  The offerings are not as many as those charging a higher price but they are already fulfilling in terms of taste, variations and quantity.  We all reached our limits that night and we were all happy with the food.  Although not belonging to the finest class of hotels, its quite impressive that Latitude is a good competitor against those which are supposedly beyond its reach.

Tip: They serve a complimentary cup of coffee.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Latitude Buffet Price (As of Nov 25, 2012)
Ambiance Buffet Price
=Favorites or Recommended 

Latitude Traders Hotel
Business Address
Traders Hotel Manila
3001 Roxas Boulevard,
Pasay City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-10pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 1,000-1,500
Free WiFi Yes
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 708-4888
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