Whether you’re celebrating your anniversary, a work promotion, or just itching for a culinary experience, pigging out at a buffet is always a great idea. But you know what’s better? It’s when you get to eat-all-you-can without burning a hole in your pockets. This weekend is payday weekend after all, and there's really no better way to treat your girl than with affordable yet delicious food. Now, bookmark this page for future reference!
1) If you are craving for legit Filipino food
Lunch (Mondays to Thursdays), P399 per person
Dinner (Mondays to Thursdays), P499 per person
1920's heritage house restaurant and events place, Guevarra’s by Chef Laudico, is known for its yummy offerings and homey ambiance. Balikbayans, foreigners, and just about anyone who is craving for good food flock to this restaurant to have a sample of the culinary masterpieces of Chefs Roland and Jackie Laudico. They offer all-time favorite Filipino dishes such as Angus Tapa (which is a must-try!), Bagnet, Kare-Kare, Lechon, and more. They also have various appetizers, soups, and desserts that will surely satisfy your taste for classic Pinoy flavors. Guevarra’s also offers an outdoor setting suitable for having a nice cocktail in a romantic ambience. Perfect for that anniversary date!
Guevarra’s is at 387 P. Guevarra St. cor. Argonne St., Addition Hills, San Juan City
2) If you have a solid K-Drama obsessed girlfriend
Lunch + Unlimited Samgyeopsal , P399 per person
Dinner + Unlimited Samgyeopsal , P499 per person
Don Day has the usual Korean dishes that will surely satisfy your cravings: kimchi, jap chae, and many more spicy, yummy favorites. Of course, there’s also the unlimited grill-all-you-can samgyeopsal—thick slices of pork belly best paired with your choice of paste! Better yet, order bottles of soju for the ultimate Korean dining experience!
Don Day is at Sunshine Boulevard Plaza, Quezon Avenue cor. Scout Santiago Street, South Triangle, Quezon City; and 75 Kalayaan Avenue, Diliman Quezon City
3) If you want tusok-tusok and ihaw-ihaw
P490 per person
Dubbed as the best charcoal barbecue buffet in Manila, Charaptor has juicy meats and fresh seafood, all waiting to be grilled to perfection. Taste the smoky flavors that can only be produced by a real charcoal grill, and quench everything with a bottle (or two) of ice-cold beer. After work chow and drinks? Kampai!
Charaptor's Makati Branch is located at 9755 Kamagong St. cor. Sampaloc St., Brgy. San Antonio, Makati City
4) If you have a crazy-for-sweets sweetheart
P199 per person
Score pogi points with your sweet-toothed missus and bring her to this dessert haven in Quezon City. For only P199, eat as many cakes, cookies, crepes, cream puffs, ice cream, and coffee as you can. No worries, if you’re not dessert-crazy, Love Desserts has a “normal” menu with various yummy offerings as well.
Love Desserts is at 915 Banawe St., corner Del Monte, Quezon City