So far, I only know of three restaurants that offer buffet in Tagaytay. They are Bag of Beans, Sonya’s Garden and Celina’s Cafe and Restaurant. Among them, I’ve only tried the last one. Theirs is a lunch buffet price at P325 per head plus 3% city government tax. From what I gathered online, Bag of Beans offer brunch buffet during weekends at P495 nett per pax while Sonya’s Garden serves set menu (eat-all-you-can) for lunch and dinner at P683 per person.
The lunch buffet at Celina’s Cafe and Restaurant, based from my dining experience last Saturday, was quite good and affordable, too. The hubby and I, along with my parents, enjoyed simple, home-cooked meals in a cozy setting with a nice view of the famous Taal Lake. The building where the buffet was served and the restroom that caters to the guests need some serious maintenance, though.
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This morning, the hubby and I went to a double date with my parents in Tagaytay. We met them up at McDonald’s St-Dominic in Bacoor and after having breakfast there, we drove straight to the country’s second summer capital. Upon arriving there, we were welcomed by the chilly breeze. I liked that there was still no traffic but more people were already starting to come out in groups.
It was my parents’ first time in Tagaytay. So, we took tons of pictures for posterity’s sake. For lunch, we availed of the eat-and-drink-all-you-can offering of Celina’s Cafe and Restaurant. Price was P325 per head plus 3% city government tax. The food was okay but nothing special, just your simple home-cooked meals. What we appreciated more was the setting, it was cozy enough and gave us a nice view of the famous Taal Lake.
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Last Sunday afternoon, the hubby and I made a quick trip to Binondo to use our dining vouchers for The Original Salido Restaurant on Ongpin St. It was supposed to be a merienda but since we intentionally didn’t have lunch for the unlimited dimsum waiting for us, it turned out to be a late, long lunch.
For P299 per person, we had an eat-all-you-can dimsum at the restaurant. There were nine kinds on offer and we tried them all. Haha. Among them, my favorites were the hakaw, siomai and bean curd roll. We also ordered Yang Chow rice to go with everything. Our dining vouchers also included drinks and desserts. We got red iced tea for our drinks and had mango sago and almond lychee to cap off our dimsum-loaded lunch.
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Last Wednesday night, I had a fun time bonding with my mom, my brother and my two sisters. We went to SM Manila to have dinner together. The restaurant was Kebabers and I’m still thinking if I’ll write a review of it or not. The Persian food they served us was ordinary and I found the servings small and the price quite expensive for a fast food.
Anyway, right after dinner, my sister and I headed to our fave nail salon called Buff Spa to get a pedicure. This one I’m gonna write a review about because I’ve always been delighted by their service. One day when I have the time and some pictures, I guess.
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If there’s one thing I love doing the most aside from sleeping, that would be eating. I find joy in eating. I find pleasure in the company of food. I get a sense of freedom just by tasting various dishes. I remember I used to eat a lot when I was growing up. Now that I’m a grown up, I know I can’t eat a lot anymore. My metabolism is slower now which means I gain pounds easily. But that doesn’t stop me from appreciating good food, whether using my own money or thru food treats I get from friends every now and then.
You can say that I also love food trips, too. Travel plus food equals happiness in my book. When I say food trip, the food doesn’t have to be expensive and the trip doesn’t have to be far, either. It could be anywhere, so long as my feet and my tummy can take me there. My two recent memorable food trips (King Chef Fine Dining and Casa Roces), for instance, took place in the metro. When it comes to good food, I’m always ready to go.
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