Dads World Buffet: International Culinary Journey and a 38th Birthday 50% Off Promo (SM Megamall)

August 20, 2015 Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines

I don't know why but this past fews weeks, I feel less efficient as I'm always behind my schedule despite missing some family eat outs, movie nights and game nights.  But above all the task mess, I accepted an invite from Dads World Buffet.  Why?  

Because two years ago, I tried the old Dads Ultimate Buffet and I was somehow unsatisfied and gave a few comments and suggestions as you can refer to it here.  And yet, they invited me.  That means they are very confident with their new Dad's World Buffet and I really respect confidence and openness a lot.  


I didn't notice a big upgrade with the interiors and ambiance.  But, the selections were a huge revamp.  Even though I thought I was full from my previous meal, I felt so enticed that I wanted to try it all.  So let's get on with the food.  


Food
Just like the Dads Ultimate Buffet, Dads World Buffet allows a culinary cross-over from Saisaki and Kamayan.  


Saisaki
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Sushi Station
Saisaki boasts of having over 200 sushi variantsI can tell from the crunchy seaweed wrap that everything is made.  I tried a lot as there were many options like Taro Sushi, Tuna Sushi, Salmon, Sushi, Alligator Roll, Isikari Roll, Lipstick Trace Roll and Golden Roll.  There's even a TemakiI really liked the Spicy Salmon Roll.  I'm sure you'll find your own personal favorite too. 

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There are also marinated sashimi and side dishes like Seaweed Salad and Kimchi.

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Sukiyaki Station
You can order an Udon Suki from the Sukiyaki Station.  It has the freshest vegetables and quality meat.  Those fresh shitake mushrooms are got me to try this and I'm so glad I did!  And, there's still my favorite Chawan Mushi too.

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Katsu and Tempura Station
If there's something that doesn't need to change in Saisaki, it would be its Tempura Station.  Since my childhood, I've always loved their Ebi Tempura.  The Katsu Station is now three times as it was before.  I really liked the Salmon Katsu and Menchi Katsu.

saisaki
The Agemono Station selection has become more extravagant.  There's Kani Bacon, Tori Kuwayaki and more.

Kamayan
kamayan
My friends and I had a lot of plate filled with Kamayan's offering.  They have all the Filipino favorites we can think of like Kare-Kare, Lechon de Leche, Crispy Pata, Sisig, Kuhol, Grilled Salmon Belly, Adobong Balut, Laing, Dinuguan and the hearty Bulalo we all kept coming back for. 
 
Dad's World Buffet
dads world buffet

Dad's now has a Bread and Cheese Stations as well as a Cold Cuts Station with Mussel Kilpatrick, Ham Roulade, Beef Carpaccio, Pesto Tuna Bites and Tomato Bruschetta.
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I'm a salad person!  Way to go Dad's the Salad Station is way way better than I remembered.

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Dads Ham and U.S. Roast Turkey
The Carving Station right at the center is definitely the highlight of Dads.

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New Zealand Leg of Lamb and U.S. Roast Beef
All the meats I've tried at the Carving Station is succulent and tender.  There's a lot of sauce and siding options too.  I appreciate that they even have Cranberry Jelly and Mint Jelly.

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Kebab Station
 The Kebabs are really good!  One of the best ones I've tried from a buffet.

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Seafood Souvlaki

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Grilled Seafood
They have live stations like the Grilled Seafood Station where you can request your choice of fishes to be freshly cooked for you. 

There's a live Pasta Station.  And, they are also prepared Italian dishes like Spaghetti and LasagnaThe American Station with Oysters Rockefeller, Buffalo Wings, Clam Chowder, Salisbury Steak, Beef with Mushroom Sauce, Texan Pork Ribs, Pork Spareribs w/ Honey, Cajun Chicken Lollipop, Turkey Tetrazinni is also a must stop.  The Oysters Rockefeller, Buffalo Wings, Clam Chowder stood out among the rest for me.

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Mexican Station

For Mexican, they had Tacos, Nachos, Chicken Quesadillas, Beef and Chicken FajitaThe Beef and Chicken Fajita were a bit too saucy for me but it was pretty good.

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Spanish Station
In addition to the Dads Paella, they now have Gambas, Turkey Croquetas, Dads Callos, Chicken Relleno and Calamares.  The Turkey Croquetas was my least favorite item for the night.  It was mostly breading.
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Chinese Station
I'm quite surprised that they now have an extensive Chinese Station.   They have a Dimsum Station with Pork Siomai, Shark's Fin and Chicken Feet.  

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And, there are the usual Chinese fare too like the Beef with Brocolli, Sweet & Sour Pork, Chicken with Tausi & Chilli, Steamed Fish Fillet with Garlic & Ginger Soy Sauce, Mixed Vegetables in Oyster Sauce and Yang Chow Fried Rice.  I can't help but wish they had some Chinese Cold Cuts too.   But, I guess they focused more on popular favorites.
 
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Hainanese Chicken
They have interesting Asian selections like India’s Red Curry, Singapore’s Hainanese Chicken (a bit tough and dry) and Cereal Prawns (similar to their Ebi Tempura with cereal bits), Thailand’s Chicken Pandan (love how they wrapped this in cute sizes), Malaysia’s Lamb Curry (delicious in yellow curry)...

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Greece’s Beef, Pork, Chicken
Indonesia’s
Beef, Pork, and Chicken Sate (delicious especially with their peanut sauce) and Korea’s Galbi Chim.

 
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Dessert Station
Leave space for dessert!  I recommend the Ube Flan Cake, Almond Lychee Jelly, Buko Pandan Salad, Cream Puffs and Soft Served Ice Cream.  Those who love Filipino delicacies will be happy as they have Bibingka, Puto Bumbong, Sapin Sapin, Maja Mais, Palitaw and more.  There's also a Halo-halo station, Chocolate fountain, Cookie Bar and an Ice Cream Station.  Being an Ice Cream lover, I was thrilled that they had many flavors but I'd suggest that they go beyond the classic flavors of Strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla.
 


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Their rate is inclusive of drinks!  You can choose from: Coca-Cola products, Dads Ice Tea, Red Iced Tea, Orange Juice, Mango Juices, Pineapple Juice, Milo, Lemonade, Blue Lemonade and fresh fruit shakes: Banana, Pineapple, Ripe Mango, Green Mango Four Seasons and Buko Pandan Shake.

50% Off  38th Birthday Promo on August 26, 2015

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  • 50% discount at P444
  • groups of 6 or more
  • 2 time slots guests can choose from to dine in during lunch and dinner
  • strictly on a pre-booked and prepaid basis
  • required to call any of the 5 branches to acquire a slot to avail of the promotion
 
Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
I'm very impressed with Dads World Buffet.  I'll definitely convince the family to try it here again once more.  Kudos to Dads for being one of the buffet pioneers and yet continuing to improve as it listens to its loyal diners.


Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Dads Buffet Rate
Ambiance
Monday-Friday Lunch - P588
Monday-Friday Dinner - P 788
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays - P838
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Dads World Buffet
Branches SM Megamall
Level 4 Bridgeway, SM Megamall EDSA, 
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila

Glorietta 3
2nd Level, Glorietta 3 Ayala Center, 
Makati City, Metro Manila

Edsa
207 EDSA, Greenhills, 
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
(02) 722-8125

Manila
 #523 Merchant Bldg., Padre Faura cor. Adriatico 
St., Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila
(02) 528-1723 to 24

West Avenue
15 West Avenue, Quezon City
(02) 372-8845
Business Hours 11am-9pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 600-1,000
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 501-0000
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