Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tramway Buffet Experience

 the place
On my hubby's 34th birthday, we had our lunch in the famous Tramway Garden for an Eat All You Can dining experience. I've learned about this by searching for the cheapest eat all you can restos in Manila. I've read some reviews about the place and most of them are positive. Imagine, for P205 pesos only, you can splurge into their wide variety of menu which includes combination of Filipino, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. I've learned that the buffet lunch time starts at 12 NN so we left the house at around 11:30 am. It's just two jeepney rides away from our house so we arrived at around 12:15 PM.

When we came, the buffet table is still empty but there are already a number of people inside. We asked the waitress about their lunch hours and she promptly apologized and informed us that there has been some minor issues which caused the delay. Well, apologies accepted, we are not in a hurry anyway. But to be honest with you...I'm already dead hungry that time. We waited for about 15 minutes more when the food servers started to bring out the foodies.
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Maybe because of the long delay, the hungry people inside immediately rushed into the buffet table. I asked my hubby to get his food first and I'll just follow because nobody would be left in the table with our bags. But later on I've realized that we can just leave our belongings on the table because almost everyone stood up to get their fill. So I joined the crowd and had my first plate.

 the miso soup - apetizer

california maki, buchi, siomai, grilled chicken, fried rice, siopao, fried rice, pancit, stirred tofu and grilled fish

I took a little break after consuming my first plate. I tried eating those vegetable salad and buko pandan for a change. I want to try as many viands as I can.  I remembered my mom saying that if you want to make the most out of eat all you can buffet such as this one, minimize the intake of rice so you wont get easily full...in that way, you can get a taste of all the dishes available. With that in mind, I again went to the buffet table and had my second fill.

my second plate! lots of grilled chicken, steamed fish, sweet and sour pork, clams, california maki, fried dumplings

garden fresh salad with mayo and califonia maki

fresh fruits and 
buko pandan

It's really a great experience! It took us about two hours to finally say we're already full. The food tastes great  and with great variety. Such a value for money. I would definitely go back to this place this time with my whole clan.

Tramway Garden Buffet is located at:
65 Timog Avenue, Barangay South Triangle Quezon City
415-2005 / 410-4237 (Phone)


Saturday, January 15, 2011

REDBOX AND SUMO SAM ADVENTURE





I with my best buddies Malen, Ruthie and Janice decided to meet up after so many years since Janice just recently had her vacation from Dubai. We decided to have a videoke session first at Redbox Trinoma before having our dinner as it's still early. We met at around 5pm. I was surprised to know that they do have a current promo. For only P99 for a two hour videoke session - That is without any free drinks. Unlike before, it costs us P199 for a 3 hour videoke hours plus two free drinks. This is much economical as you will be given an option on what to order. I will write a separate post for Redbox.




gyoza
After a two hour fun filled videoke cum laugh trip session...we went straight to Sumo Sam also in Trinoma to have our dinner. We ordered a meal under "The Fight" category, their version of a boodle meal of Seafood Island named "The Arena". For only P1400 good for four persons, you will be able to enjoy a meal that is served with gyoza, beef yakitori, oyster teppan, mixed tempura, chicken, tuna sashimi, salmon sashimi, yusaitame, Japanese fried rice. It's a superb meal indeed and their oyster is so yummy I need to have two servings!
sashimi

Their sushi is delicious as well, this is the first time I've eaten raw fish and it isn't that bad as it seems. Their gyoza is like those of authentic Chinese's and their Japanese rice is a mixture of different flavors. Their oysters are the best, I had two servings! I didn't know that it's high in cholesterol that if I'll gonna eat more than enough of it...I might get a heart attack. Oh my.

the arena

SUMO SAM TRINOMA


The restaurant's ambience is so inviting...a real authentic Japanese resto. Their ceiling does have those Japanesse light fixtues in it and their interior Japanese caricatures. Ang refreshing ng ambiance promise! I would definitely go back to Sumo Sam for another sumptuous meal! Try it!

Sumo Sam is located at:
4/Lvl. Trinoma Mall, EDSA cor. North Ave.
Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines
Telephone number: (02) 901-3262

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