Nav Modern Thai Cuisine: Our Thai Feast in Kapitolyo Pasig

Despite our busy schedules, my friends from The Foodies Circle  just couldn't let 2012 past without a Christmas celebration together.  This is definitely a food trip to remember since its my first time in Kapitolyo.  I couldn't have wished for a better company than Sumi and Berylle who share the same love for Thai Cuisine as I do.  So naturally, our first stop is Nav Modern Thai Cuisine

nav modern thai cuisine
Nav Modern Thai Cuisine may be humble in terms of floor area but the place is cozy and clean with a contemporary minimalist ambiance.

Food
It took as quite some time to decide the food because we literally wanted to try most of the menu offerings.  But since this was only our first of many, the group settled with the best-sellers suggested by our server.

Nav's Starters
vegetable herb rice paper
Vegetable, Herb & Rice Paper (180 php)
It may come as a surprise to you but all of us are quite health-conscious so we decided to start with a light and healthy appetizer with the Vegetable, Herb & Rice Paper.  This was actually my first time to encounter this with two sauce options.  The crunchy vegetables, fragrant cilantro, bouncy noodles which you can dip in the tasty peanut sauce and tangy lime dressing was an enjoyable starter.

Rice
khao kluk kapi
Khao Kluk Kapi (Nav's Bagoong Rice) (230)
One of the dishes that the gang easily agreed on was the Khao Kluk Kapi.  We all love Thai Bagoong rice!  This version does not disappoint.  You can taste the bold presence of the bagoong with the rice and it is served with chopped green onions, shredded green mangoes and cucumbers and a fried egg on top.  But, the group just can't help but yearn for some meat which we customarily expect from this type of dish.

Nav's Main Course
crispy tilapia tamarind shallots
Crispy Fresh Water Tilapia, Tamarind and Shallots (450 php)
I was looking forward to a fish cooked similar to the crispy catfish so when the Crispy Fresh Water Tilapia, Tamarind and Shallots, I was surprised that it was cooked in a battered fish fillet style.  I guess this displays the modern Thai twist of Nav because prior to this, I have not encountered a battered fish fillet in a Thai restaurant.  It had a sour with a hint of sweet tamarind sauce which was supposedly enough to embellish the Tilapia fillets if only they didn't have a batter too thick to make the fish meat almost undetectable. 

navs pad thai
Nav's Pad Thai (Rice Noodles with Shrimp, Chicken & Egg) (285 php)
Another must-order for the group is the Nav's Pad Thai.  This is practically the first item in the menu that got our attention.  We're glad we did too because this has got to be one of the best I've tried.  It has generous amounts of shrimp, chicken, egg, bean sprouts and coriander.  The sweet and zesty sauce which perfectly coated every bouncy and chewy rice noodle was sensational especially with a tinge of lemon juice.   

wok chicken bamboo shoots yard beans
Wok Chicken, Bamboo Shoots & Yard Beans (225 php)
The Wok Chicken, Bamboo Shoots & Yard Beans is also a must try!  The chicken bits were tender while the crunchy maboo shoots and yard beans created a great mishmash of textures.  The sauce which had an essence of chicken and slight sweetness made this dish a success.  

Off the Wok
beef belly rendang curry
Beef Belly with Rendang Curry (395 php)
I'm a late bloomer when it comes to appreciating curry including dishes like this beef rendang.  But so far, the Beef Belly with Rendang Curry is one of the best I've tried.  I can't help but fall in love with the soft beef belly together with the creamy, savory and slightly spicy rendang curry sauce topped with potato and carrot slices.  In fact, I volunteered to swipe this clean with delight.

Update (October 18, 2014): Revisited and tried the Stuffed Squid (395 php), adding it to my recommendations. =)

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Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
If you're willing to leap beyond the Traditional Thai dishes, Nav Modern Thai Cuisine is the place to go to.  The price is at the right range and the proportions are good for sharing so bring some company.  I'm glad we came to the right place to celebrate our Christmas dinner.


Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Nav Modern Thai Cuisine Menu
Ambiance Menu 1 | Menu 2 |
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Nav Modern Thai Cuisine
Business Address United St. Kapitoyo,
Pasig City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11am-11pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 655-8395
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Kenny Roger's Roasters: Imperial Roast Chicken

I usually take my time when eating so I rarely eat at fast food chains.  And, most of my favorites are those that serve chicken.   One of them is Kenny Roger's Roasters.   As I came in, I'm captivated by their ad where the Younghusband Brothers who are obviously British-Filipino wearing Chinese emperor robes as they pose next to a bountiful plate of the Imperial Roast Chicken.

kenny rogers roasters
Imperial Roast Chicken (210 php)
The Imperial Roast Chicken meal includes the 1/4 Imperial Roast Chicken, Asian Twirl pasta, Asian Crab Rice, Tortilla Wraps with sliced carrots and cucumber and a Corn Muffin.  Eating the  Imperial Roast Chicken is like eating Peking Duck.  You slice as many chicken bits as you can, try to fit it in the tortilla wrap, add vegetables and glaze it with hoisin sauce then wrap.  It is an affordable alternative to the expensive Peking DuckIt's an interesting dish to try.  The Asian Crab Rice and Asian Twirl pasta does not disappoint too.  And, I'm glad it comes with my favorite Corn Muffin.  However, I miss those days when their Corn Muffin was more generous with the corn kernels.  Now, you'd be lucky if you find two.  


kenny rogers roasters
Solo A Meal

Deespite the contemporary twist, I still prefer the traditional meal though.  I like it juicy.  This is my default plate with macaroni and cheese side dish.  But price wise, the Imperial Roast Chicken meal is more bang for the buck.


Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Kenny Roger's Roasters serves roasted chicken that does not disappoint.  It's good that they continuously innovate new products.  In terms of price, it's a bit more pricey than other fast food chains.  Then again, none of them offers roast chicken like Kenny Roger's Roasters.  It would be wiser to dine here with company and avail of their group meals for more savings.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Kenny Roger's Roasters Menu
Ambiance Menu
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Kenny Roger's Roasters
Branches MAKATI AREA

Dela Rosa
Located behind dela Rosa Carpark 1, Legaspi Village
812-8314 / 893-5631

Glorietta 3
2nd Level, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City
752-7131 / 752-7132

Market Market
2/F, Global Market Market, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
886-6649 / 50

Rockwell
Lower Ground, The Powerplant Mall.

MANDALUYONG/ PASIG AREA

Greenhills Shopping Center
Manila Arcade, Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Avenue, San Juan
721-6054 / 721-6056

Robinsons Galleria
Level 3, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Ave. cor. EDSA , Quezon City
636-0673 / 636-0610

SM Megamall
Upper G/F, SMMG 151(A), Bldg A SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
638-7081 to 82 / 638-7085
 

QUEZON CITY

Katipunan
No. 303 Katipunan Road, Quezon City
426-7123 / 435-9469 / 435-1818 / 928-0112

Robinson's Magnolia
Unit 15-17 Lower Ground Floor
Robinsons Magnolia Town Center
Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City

Quezon Avenue
along Quezon Ave., cor Scout Albano St., Quezon City
929-2406 or 929-2408

SM City Fairview
Upper G/F, SMCF 1109-11, Quirino Highway corner Regalado, Fairview, Quezon City
935-0564 / 418-6053 / 418-6052

SM City Novaliches

GF, SM City Novaliches, Quirino Highway, Novaliches Quezon City
Store Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

SM City North Edsa
CC 212 2/F, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City
920-4676 / 920-4682 / 920-4683

SM City Annex
3/F, SM City Annex, North EDSA, Quezon City
332-6388 / 332-6389
Trinoma
Level M1, Tri Noma, North Avenue, Quezon City
901-3876 / 73

MANILA

Robinsons' Ermita
Level 1-049-055, Robinson's Place Manila, Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila
536-7876 / 536-7879

SM City Manila
Upper G/F, 140-142 SM Manila,Arroceros St., cor. Conception & San Marcelino, Manila
524-8014 / 524-8011 / 524-6084

SM City San Lazaro
Upper G/F, SM City San Lazaro, Felix Huertas cor Tayuman, Sta Cruz, Manila
7862678 / 58, Fax 7862668

SM Mall of Asia
G/F, South Wing, Mall of Asia
556-0688 / 89

Taft Avenue
No. 2576 Taft Avenue near corner Vito Cruz, Manila
536-6329 / 27

CAINTA AREA

Sta. Lucia
G/F Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, Phase 3, Marcos Hi-way cor Felix St., Cainta, Rizal
682-1568 / 682-1884 / 682-1582 to 83 / 682-1585
 

PASAY-PARANAQUE AREA

NAIA Terminal, 3
4th Level NAIA Terminal 3, Pasay City

Duty Free
Columbia Complex Food Center, Salubungan Food Court, New Duty Free Fiesta Mall, Parañaque
879-3536 / 879-3542

Festival Supermall
3F Festival Supermall, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
850-3674 / 771-0750

Newport
Star Cruises Centre R1, Andrew's Ave., Newport City, Pasay City
836-3976 to 77

Roxas Boulevard
Cuneta Ave., cor Roxas Blvd, Baclaran, Pasay City
551-6011 to 12 and 852-6011

SM Southmall
Upper G/F, 1038-40 SM Southmall, Alabang Zapote Road, Las Piñas City
801-9179
 

NORTH LUZON AREA

NLEX Caltex
Km 62 Mega Caltex, NLEX (Southbound) San Fernando, Pampanga
(045) 963-9526

NLEX Shell
Shell Service Station North Luzon Tollway
Balagtas, Bulacan
(044) 693-1156

Robinsons Starmills Pampanga
GF, Robinsons Starmills, San Fernando-Mexico Exit, San Fernando, Pampanga
(045) 636-3540 / (045) 636-3542

SM City Clark
GF, SM City Clark
(045) 499-0052 , Delivery 499-0053

SM City Marilao
G/F , SM City Marilao, Mac Arthur Highway, Marilao, Bulacan
(044) 933-2012 / 62

SM City Pampanga
Upper G/F, SMC-PP 113, SM Pampanga, San Fernando, Pampanga
(045) 963-7768 to 70

SM Dasmarinas
Upper Ground Floor, SM Dasmarinas Annex,
Pala-Pala, Dasmarinas City, Cavite

Marquee Mall Pampanga
Level 2, Marquee Mall, Francisco G. Nepo Ave., Pulung Maragul, Angeles City, Pampanga
(045) 304-0905

SOUTH LUZON

Paseo de Sta. Rosa
Paseo 5, Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Sta. Rosa City
(049) 508-2418 to 19

SM City Calamba
G/F, SM City Calamba, Brgy. Real, Calamba City
(049)530-0148 or 51 ; Manila line: (02) 519-4104
SM City Bacoor
GF, SMCB 1030-33, Aguinaldo Highway, Bacoor, Cavite
(046) 417-1978 / (046) 417-2250 / (046) 417-2947

SM Batangas
G/F, SM City Batangas, Brgy Palyokan, Batangas City, Batangas
(043) 724-8807, Delivery (043) 980-8881, Manila line 8856307

VISAYAS AREA

Ayala Center Cebu
3/F Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
(032) 415-8889, (032) 232-3232

SM Iloilo
Upper G/F, GF 1086-1088 SM Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Ave., Manduriao, Iloilo City
(033) 320-2622 / (033) 320-2712
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Izakaya Kenta 居酒屋けん太: Authentic Japanese Restaurant Near Remedios Circle in Malate


The family has spotted a new Japanese restaurant called Izakaya Kenta and like the most dining places on our turf, we just couldn't let this one pass. 

izakaya kenta
Although its facade looks like other authentic Japanese restaurant, you'd be awed by its grandeur once you step inside. 

izakaya kenta
On the left side are its private function rooms.   While, the right side were casual sturdy tables and chairs.  By the end of the walk way, you can find their sushi and sake bar.  The place had an solemn atmosphere with bright yet soft lighting. 

izakaya kenta
Private Function Room
Each private function room had a long table.  It is also equipped with its own air conditioner and sockets perfect for business meetings.  I'm amazed at how visually appealing and spacious the place is.  In fact, even the rest room is worth mentioning.

The staffs are very friendly and accommodating.  We greeted and served as if we were very important guests in a fine dining restaurant.  We were told that the owner is a Filipino engineer but their chef is Japanese so you can expect their dishes to be authentic Japanese.

Food

Speed Menu
gyoza
Gyoza
The Gyoza is plump and juicy.  It was savory even without the sauce.  This is cooked in perfect timing since the bottom is slightly crisp, the other parts of the shell is soft and the meat is succulent. 


Yakimono
iwashi shioyaki
Iwashi Shioyaki (200 php)
The Iwashi Shioyaki is an imported fish from Japan.  To assure quality, all their fishes are imported.  This is the best dish for that evening.  It was exploding in terms of flavor but not too salty.

yakitori momo negima
Yakitori Momo and Yakitori Negima (50 php/piece)
The Yakitori Momo and Yakitori Negima is almost the same except that the latter had leeks mixed in.  You have the option of having this either salty or sweet.  The lighter color is salted.  In terms of flavor, it's plainly salty.  It's my first time to try it like that and I did not appreciate it.  On the other hand, the sweet version is the typical yakitori we know.  I liked that better since it is more flavorful but the sweetness is controlled at the precise level.


Gohanmono
curry rice
Curry Rice (250 php)

I really enjoyed the Curry Rice!  I didn't even bother sharing it and finish it all by myself.  The Curry is appetizing especially with the thin beef strips but what made this meal even better is their quality Japanese rice.  According to a program I recently watch at the NHK World channel, there are over 24 varieties of rice grains in JapanI may not know which type this is, but I'm pretty sure its the best one I've tried here in the country. 

gomoku chahan
Gomoku Chahan (250 php)
I found the Gomoku Chahan a bit pricey despite the generous amounts of seafood and vegetable toppings because of its serving size.  But, it is one of the best one I've tried.  It probably has 5 main ingredients as indicated by its name.  This is served with a bowl of Miso Soup


Agemono
ika fry
Ika Fry (240 php)
The Ika Fry is a breaded and fried big-sized squid.  This is a bit rubbery so order this only if you want the thrill of chewing.


age dashi tofu
Age Dashi Tofu (120 php)
Another hit among us is the Age Dashi Tofu.  This is one of the best I've tried!  I'd give it a perfect score for texture and taste.

Noodles
ebi tempura soba
Ebi Tempura Soba (350 php)
I was never a fan of soba because the texture usually turns me off.  But, this Ebi Tempura Soba was definitely rave-worthy!  The soba noodles will surely make you slurp with glee and chew with delight.  The brought is light but appealing to the taste buds.  The Ebi Tempura is also cooked wonderfully!

kakiage tempura udon
Kakikage Tempura Udon (350 php)

This has to be the best Kakikage Tempura Udon I have ever tried.  The broth is a bowlful of umami flavors.  The kakikage is composed of not only crunchy vegetables but with shrimp bits too.  This is a must try!


Drinks
jasmine green tea
Jasmine Green Tea
For drinks, we enjoyed their complimentary Cold Brown Rice Tea and Hot Jasmine Green Tea.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
If you're looking for an authentic Japanese dining experience to remember, Izakaya Kenta is certainly a place to try!  The food, ambiance and service is superb!  Their price is a bit steep but since their still in the soft opening phase, prices will be adjusted to seem more reasonable.  Their menu will also be revised to be more comprehensible for non-Japanese.  I looked forward to coming back here and try their Nimono (stew) selections next.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Izakaya Kenta Menu
Ambiance Sashimi | Sushi
 Salad | Nimono | Speed Menu |  
Yakimono | Gohanmono
Agemono | Nabe | Itamemono | Noodles |
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Izakaya Kenta
Business Address G/F Malate Bayview Mansion, 
1781 M. Adriatico St. Malate
Manila,Metro Manila
Business Hours Lunch:  11 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner:  5 pm - 11 pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-600
Free WiFi Yes
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 523-1874
Other  Email: izakayakenta@gmail.com Facebook Fan Page
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Mochi Creme: Black Sesame Mochi Ice Cream

On summer days, I just can't keep myself away from cold treats.  While we Tsinoy Foodies were roaming around SM Megamall, I spotted Mochi Creme which was a really cute cart in pink and green.

mochi creme
On some days, I'd inhibit myself a bit knowing my companion is not fond of frozen sweet treats.  But, there are also times when my curiosity got the best of me.  I did offer to treat him but he refused so I went on to order trying to hide my enthusiasm and excitement of course since I feel guilty that he's missing out on something awesome.

mochi creme
Black Sesame, Purple Yam, Green Tea, Azuki Red Bean and Mango
I'm so lucky that a lot of flavors were available.  I noticed that the Azuki Red Bean has the least stocks so it must be the best-seller.  On the other hand, the Black Sesame is almost untouched.


black sesame mochi creme
Black Sesame (65 php)
I couldn't help but smile with glee at the sight of its cute wrapper!  I tried the Black Sesame because I've tried other versions of it and has always enjoyed it.  Since its frozen, you have to allow a few minutes for the coating to soften and become chewy.  I'd say the coating was pretty good in terms of consistency. 

black sesame mochi creme
Black Sesame (65 php)
The mochi ice cream is bite-size so I decided to take small bites to make it last longer.  It was delicious!  The Black Sesame is filled with vanilla ice cream with black sesame bits.  The sweetness is just right which is expected from Japanese ice cream.  It kind of looked like cookies and cream but definitely tasted of roasted black sesame with some crunch too.  My only concern is that it could have been more creamy. 

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Mochi Creme is a great treat for the summer.  It has ample amount of variety to choose from.  I'm looking forward to try the Azuki Red Bean next.  For the size and availability, the price is reasonable.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Mochi Creme Menu
Ambiance Menu 1 | Menu 2
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Mochi Creme SM Megamall
Business Address SM Megamall
EDSA corner Julia Vargas Ave.
Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10 am- 9pm (mall hours)
Payment Options Cash
Service Charge
Budget/Person 60-65
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact

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Eastwood Cafe: Weekend Brunch Buffet for the Family at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

Located in the center of the busy business district of Eastwood, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel's Cafe Eastwood offers a great lunch experience for the businessmen who find it difficult to travel far from their work area.  It doesn't come as a surprise that during weekdays,  the hotel's signature restaurant is packed with business clientele. 

eastwood cafe richmonde hotel

Cafe Eastwood has a spacious buffet area which is separated from the dining area.  The centerpiece is the dessert station which is definitely eye-catching.


eastwood cafe richmonde hotel
The dining area is brightly lit with soft yellow lighting.  It has a classy interior, with contemporary abstract art pieces on its walls and  the  large well-cushioned seats provide comfort while the spacing between tables give the diners privacy. 

wekend brunch buffet
With the introduction of its Weekend Brunch Buffet that is available from April to June 2013, Cafe Eastwood seeks to widen its customers by catering to the whole family which includes the kids.  The Weekend Brunch Buffet is the same as their weekday buffet but with an addition of the Kid's Station, Candy Buffet and Kid's PlayroomWhat makes this a great deal is that its priced at a lower rate than the weekday buffet. 

Weekend Brunch Buffet

Pastry Section
eastwood cafe pastry
Pastry Section
The Pastry Section is limited to three options: soft rolls, toasts and bread stick.  It's oddly placed together with the desserts.  I decided to skip this section to pursue the more enticing offerings ahead.

Salad Station
salad station
Salad Station
The Salad Station offers the usual ingredients needed for a garden salad with an addition of three kinds of dressing: Thousand Island, Balsamic and French. It also houses local ingredients such as tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, salted egg, bell peppers, onions and other garnishes, perfect for preparing a Pinoy Salad.

salad station
My Pinoy Salad and Traditional Garden Salad
Hot Pot Station
hot pot station
Hot Pot Station
At the Hot Pot Station, you can choose between beef, chicken, fish and pork as the meat component of your soup, but it doesn't discourage you from getting one of each. Other hot pot ingredients like fish balls and kikiam can also be added to mix.  To add flavor to its plain broth, there are five sauces you can add: Chili Garlic, Ginger Oil, Peanut Sauce, Soy Sauce and Hoisin Sauce.


hot pot station
Hot Pot Station
You can also add sliced cabbages,carrots, mushrooms, onions, beans, leeks, sprouts and green onions. 

hot pot station
Hot Pot Masterpiece

While one of our table companions requested the station chef to prepare his Hot Pot Masterpiece, I decided to go for a more simplified version of the Hot Pot soup, only consisting of pho noodles, tons of shitake mushrooms, a few leeks and sprouts and some slices of all types of meat.

hot pot station
My Hot Pot


Dimsum Station
dimsum station
Dimsum Station
The Dimsum Station includes Steamed Beef Siomai and steamed buns with ingredients to make your own Cua Pao.

steamed beef siomai
Steamed Beef Siomai
eastwood cafe dimsum
My Beef Siomai and Cua Pao
The Beef Siomai was served hot and it was tender. I had fun making my own Cua Pao but by the time I was done with it the steamed buns were no longer hot and moist so the paper was hard to remove.

And so, to avoid experiencing the same scenario, the first thing you should do upon receiving the bun is to remove the paper beneath.

Tempura Station
tempura station
Tempura Station
The popular dish that's a must-have for any buffet is the shrimp tempura.  The Tempura Station is regularly replenished so you can get as much as you want.


tempura station
My Tempura Plate
Who doesn't love tempura?  I had some perfectly crunchy Shrimp Tempura and Mixed Vegetable Tempura to my heart's content.

Main Dishes
spicy adobong pusit
Spicy Adobong Pusit

The Spicy Adobong Pusit had huge-sized squid rings with a light fiery flavor that tickles the taste buds.  I'm glad they were soft and easy to chew.
 

korean beef bulgogi
Korean Beef Bulgogi

The Korean Beef Bulgogi was tasty and the beef was tender.


vegetable kare kare
Vegetable Kare-Kare
The Vegetable Kare-Kare is my favorite among the viands. The greens were crunchy and the eggplant was soft.  The healthy twist to the usual kare-kare dish accompanied by the delicious bagoong got me hooked.

thai northern pork curry
Thai Northern Pork Curry
The Thai Northern Pork Curry is a pleasurable new sensation.  Though the curry taste was light, it was nonetheless satisfying.

Carvery Station
carvery station
Carvery Station
crispy lechon
Crispy Lechon
The Crispy Lechon was the highlight of the buffet so I had great expectations only to find out that the skin was not crunchy at all.  But the meat was so tender, it could have melted in your mouth.  

Mongolian Station

mongolian station
Mongolian Station
They have a Mongolian Station with a wide variety of ingredients and a choice of sweet and spicy sauce.

eastwood cafe mongolian
My Sweet Mongolian Bowl
Like the rest of the buffet, my sweet Mongolian bowl is my own creation.  I'm quite proud of this.

Barbecue Station
barbecue station
Barbecue Station
barbecue station
My Barbecue Plate
I'd say the barbecue is cooked wonderfully.  Each type of meat was soft and juicy especially the beef.

Filipino Desserts
The Filipino Desserts Station is the most extravagant station with its contents arranged in a colorful and festive Filipino theme.
filipino desserts
Fresh Fruits and Chocolate Fondue
filipino desserts
Fresh Fruits, Strawberry Cheese Cake and Moist Chocolate Cake
filipino desserts
Leche Flan, Maja Mais, Puto with Cheese, Yema, Biko and Palitaw
ginataang bilo bilo
Ginataang Bilo-Bilo
eastwood cafe dessert
My Dessert Plate
I wasn't able to try the Maja Mais so I guess that was the best item at the Filipino Dessert Station. I enjoyed the lightly sweetened Moist Chocolate Cake and Strawberry Cheesecake.  The Leche Flan was smooth and creamy.  The Puto with Cheese in red and the Yema in blue is not only visually appealing, but were delicious too.  I'm not much of a fan of rice delicacies but the Biko was pretty good.  I got some fresh fruits too for good health.

Halo-Halo Station
halo halo station
Halo-Halo Station
halo halo station
Halo-Halo Station

The Halo-Halo has a lot of topping options.  You can add some ice cream too.  Unfortunately, I was too stuffed to try it out.

Juice Station
juice station
Citrus Iced Tea and Pandan Juice
What's great about the buffet is that it's already inclusive of drinks!

juice station
Citrus Iced Tea and Pandan Juice
The Citrus Iced Tea was the usual lemon iced tea so I personally preferred the Pandan Juice.

Kid's Station
kids station
Spaghetti with Pinoy Style Sauce or White SauceHotdog on Skewers and Southern Fried Chicken
The Kid's Station has the classic kid's favorites like the Spaghetti with Pinoy Style Sauce or White Sauce, Hotdog on Skewers and Southern Fried Chicken.

Candy Buffet
candy buffet
Candy Buffet
More than the Kid's Station, I'm sure the kids eye's will widen with excitement upon seeing the bountiful and colorful Candy Buffet. It's got my favorite Wonka Pixie Sticks!  And it's not all sweets and chocolates, it's got Mini Donuts with sauces and toppings, Cookies and Cake Pops.

cake pops
Cake Pops
I'm no kid but to be honest, I wanted to try the Cake Pops which quickly emptied.

Kid's Playroom
kids playroom
Kid's Playroom
There is also a colorful and not to mention cute Kid's Playroom with balloons, mini tables and chairs, a television playing kiddie shoes, books and toys.


toys
Toys
Kids will have tons of fun playing after they've enjoyed their meal. 

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Eastwood Cafe's Weekend Brunch Buffet is one of the most affordable hotel buffets I've tried.  And I have to say for the price, it's worth it!  The selections are extensive and mostly customizable.  The food quality is good.  I'm also impressed with the arrangements they made for the kids.  I highly recommend that families especially those with kids to consider visiting the Cafe as one of their fun family activities.


Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Eastwood Cafe Weekend Buffet Rate
Ambiance
Adult: 880 php NET
Kids (6 to 12 yrs old): 440 php NEt
Kids (below 6 yrs old): FREE
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Eastwood Cafe at Richmode Hotel
Business Address Eastwood Richmonde Hotel
17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City
Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours Lunch: 11 am-2pm
Dinner: 6 - 9pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge

Budget/Person 444-888
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 570-7777
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