We had planned to go out for a steak dinner since the other weekend but due to frenzy weather, our mood changed and just settled for my own cooking. Last Saturday though, we didn’t pass up the chance while the rain came to a halt for a while. However, when we’re about to leave, hubby declared we won’t travel far coz the roads to Mini’s steak house in Libis, QC may be flooded yet and he doesn’t want to get caught in heavy traffic jam.
No choice for us but the nearby SM Fairview Mall for a buffet dinner instead. We headed to the recently newly opened City Buffet. A waitress attended to our table as we proceeded to the buffet island to get our food. Hungry maybe, didn’t bother any longer to check first on the food offered. I quickly took a plate and spooned a mixed veggie dish (or Chop suey). Then on to the next, .. but had to let pass because it’s pork ( I don’t eat pork). Then to next, which I had to let pass again because it’s mongo sprouts, (bad for arthritis). Next .. I had to skip again because it’s all tofu, on to next food offered .. Pinakbet , I ignored (not fond of it for dine outs) then chicken dish that looked mushy.(not enticing at all). Daughter took a round on the other side of the food island and she was like kind of dismayed with what she saw. What they got there were nachos and the likes and other non-sense food. What??? only those kinds of fares for a whooping Php535.00/pax? Wehh.. are they kidding?
Still holding the plate with spooned food on it, I approached the crew in charge and sheepishly apologized for the dirtied plate coz we were backing out. I meekly explained and she understood. Hubby was still in the car park when we texted him to proceed to Tong Yang instead.
Thus, it was Tong Yang again for us for the nth time. Anyway, it has been a month since my last visit there with a friend and if I remember right, November was the last time the whole family ate there along with my sis and her family. Presumably, each one of us already missed shabu-shabu, crabs, shrimps, beef slices, sushis, and fresh fish slices, chicken or pork barbecues and fresh salad veggies. Alomg with choices of fresh fruits, ice cream, sweets and halo-halo for dessert . So what if we had to cook first before we could eat? We love the food anyway! And the best part is, it is only Php 399.00/pax. Way cheaper than City Buffet. And the price gets even lower if it's a weekday lunch which is only Php299.00! Btw, they also have drink all you can for Php65.00. Now, will you still be surprised why I like going back to TongYang?
Thank you everyone for taking time to read this post. Be well and stay happy! Hope to see you again!