Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014
New Zealand Leg of Lamb

US Roast Turkey



I haven't been to all popular buffet restaurants in Metro Manila. Not yet. However, I've been to Dad's for three times already. First as a kid, then as a teenager, and finally as a young professional. Now called Dad's World Buffet, it has evolved to become a glorious celebration of international cuisine that it is today. I just made my fourth visit days ago with the anticipation that most of what I've come to love about the restaurant would still be there. I was wrong. There were more which made the experience better than my previous visits.

Better With More Choices

With a lot of new game players in the industry of buffet dining, Dad's World Buffet had to make things better. The inclusion of new cuisine stations is touted to lure more guests from different walks of life, including foreigners who will be surprised to discover dishes familiar to them. For locals like me, I find it interesting that the international cuisine selection is now more diverse and very much like a hotel buffet environment.

Kamayan Lechon De Leche

Festive Mood

One thing that has not changed is the charm of the festive mood inside the restaurant. Similar to a mood in a Filipino fiesta, the restaurant has managed to keep its energetic ambiance with the patronage of loyal customers like myself. It's not a good buffet dining area if you're not having a hard time scrambling for what you want. The experience starts with access to options. Once the guest is aware that there are a lot of options, each buffet plate can easily be mapped out. That's the best strategy.

My Buffet Plates

My first buffet plate had me stocking on various meats -- the New Zealand Leg of Lamb, Dad's Ham, US Roast Turkey, Crispy Pata, and the Kamayan Lechon De Leche.

Chicken Binakol
My next plate included a slice of Singapore's Hainanese Chicken, Japan's Katsudon and Gyoza, the Texan Pork Ribs Barbecue (US), Thai Chicken Pandan, Gyoza, and Latin America's Churrasco.

Side Dish Variety

Both plates had enough serving of side dishes which guests can choose from. There was no shortage of delicious options from mashed potato, baked potato, green vegetables with raisin and cashew nuts, marbled potato, corn on the cob, cauliflower to buttered veggies.

More To Have

There were more dishes available that I was not able to sample. I would have loved to have a third plate that included Indonesia's Chicken, Pork, and Beef Satay, the colorful Japanese beef rolls, Spain's Paella and the Batangas-favorite Chicken Binakol.

Design Your Own Salad

Guests can also whip up their own salad at the salad bar from options of mixed greens, eggs, carrots, cheddar cheese, pineapple, bell pepper, olives, cucumber, onions, tomato, mango and parmesan cheese. Dressing options include French, Thousand Island, Balsamic Vinaigrette and Caesar.

Food As Diverse As Travel Destinations

I finished the feast of international cuisine at Dad's World Buffet with a fun conversation that I shared with travel blogging friends Ramil and Edgar of and Ferds of

Dad's World Buffet - SM Megamall

Address: Level 4 Bridgeway, SM Megamall EDSA, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Phone: (632) 636-3785, (632) 633-1758, (63) 0917-8961757
Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday
11:00 am to 2:30 pm/ 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday – Sunday
11:00 am to 2:30 pm/ 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Promo: Extended up to July 31, 2014
Monday-Friday Lunch P 488 (reg. price P688)
Monday-Friday Dinner P 688 (reg.price P 788)
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays Lunch&Dinner P788 (reg.price P888)

Children’s Buffet Price:
4′-4′.6″ Weekdays P348 • Weekends & Holidays P398
3′ – Below 4 ft. Weekdays P298 • Weekends & Holidays P348
Below 3 ft. – Free

Note: 70-Years Old and above - 50% Off

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