Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cabalen Buffet Dinner

We love to eat out. It’s our way of  family bonding.  Likewise, it gives me the chance to break out from the monotonous daily chores of cooking.   Buffet dining is almost always the top choice when my family eats out coz we get to savour a variety of dishes.

Thus, when I saw Cabalen’s attractive promo in MetroDeal, I grabbed one without delay. I must say, MetroDeal has really improved its system somehow. Pretty convinced with the hassle free transaction this time around.  ..Well, back to Cabalen...  we have tried the Cabalen in Glorietta and their West Avenue branch years back when we brought out to dinner a Balikbayan relative who was yearning for Traditional Filipino Cuisine and next when we attended a baptismal occasion.  Now, MetroDeal gave us the opportunity to experience Cabalen’s Buffet Dining in Trinoma for our family Fridate.

My family were in Cabalen at exactly 7pm last Friday. The Restaurant was then almost full except for few vacant tables.  Glad that with this promo deal they require earlier reservations. Therefore,  no hassle of  queueing for us to be seated.  An array of various dishes was on display at the buffet counter.  You’d be confused which to get first.   Three hot pots of soup lined up the counter;  Bulalo, Tinolang Manok and was it Guinisang Mongo?. Not sure.  I only sampled Bulalo. I liked it because it’s really hot.  Then I came back for the main meal.  Although there were Dinuguan, Adobo, grilled liempo and Lechon or Roast Pig as among the many dishes offered at the buffet counter, my choices were limited coz I don’t eat pork.  I just indulged on the grilled seafood like squid, boneless bangus, catfish and  grilled chicken as well.  Thankful  that there’s seafood Kare-kare, Guinataan and Bringhe.  For dessert, they have Maja blanca, leche flan, marshmallow,  fruits,  chocolate fondue and other sweets which  I didn’t had the chance to taste coz they quickly disappeared from serving trays and I didn’t bother to wait for the serving plates to be refilled.  Anyway, I was so full to toss down a bit more of dessert.  There’s no doubt, DH and the big kiddos feasted much on  roast pig.  Ahh..  who cares about cholesterol! Lol

Twas another satisfying dinner out for the family. One real good family Fridate!  Haven’t reached home yet but already heard “where’s next?”

Acknowledgment:  Thanks to MetroDeal for the credits to purchase this promo deal from Cabalen Restaurant. 

11 Comentários:

PinayWAHM said...

Kabalen! Este Cabalen pala. Nasan naman yung mga pagkaing kafamfangan dyan tulad ng buro at palaka? hehehe...

O di ba ang saya ng Fridate nyo. Ayos.

Have a great week Ate Beng..


Batangala said...

i miss buffets. it's been a long time since we ate at cabalen. we've tried the one at robinson's place in manila and the one in glorietta. was also tempted to buy the voucher from metrodeal but alas, with my condition, i guess it would be a long time till i do another food review, ha ha ha

Beng Gee said...

Buro at palaka? I wish meron sila nun! Kaso pang super special yata nila yun e. Bkit ba iba talaga ang kapampangan pagdating sa lutuan Huling? Mana-mana ba yun? Pa-share naman!

Gandang araw sa 'yo!

Beng Gee said...

@Batangala: It's alright Noel, rest for a while from eating out. Better to miss eating out than risk your health. You've enjoyed so much anyway, right? Lol!

Always glad to see you, Noel! Ingat!

Mharms said...

hello Tita Beng, oo nga eh..miss ko na yung bahay naming yun. Pero wala na yun (nang dahil sa mga ganid na mga tao sa mundo). Anyway, na-miss ko ring kumain dito sa Cabalen.
It's one of my favorite restaurants.


Farida said...

Hi Tita Beng!

What was the specific promo of MetroDeal for Cabalen?

We frequently dined here in early 2000 but not lately. Are their food still good? I remembered eating their kare-kare with gusto! Kahit walang bagoong ang sarap :)

Beng Gee said...

Hi Marms! Sorry to hear na wala na sa inyo yung bahay na yun. Don't worry, God's blessings are endless.

Kami rin eh, na-miss namin ang Cabalen kahit nandito lang kami. Thank you for the visit. Ingat!

Beng Gee said...

Hi Ida! Yes, Cabalen's cuisine stays good like before. Great deal talaga ang MetroDeal promo na ito coz you pay only Php600. for the Php1000. worth of food. Their regular All Filipino Food Buffet cost P298. so for 4 heads, it would only costs P198/head. Sulit na, di ba?
Their seafood kare-kare is worth coming back. Yun talaga ang in-enjoy ko. =)

Hope you are having a wonderful week! Take care!

Pearl said...

nakakagutom dito!:-)

Beng Gee said...

@Pearl: Tara, come home and let's eat! :)

Thanks for the visit, Pearl!

Buzz Lightyear said...

Oh, Beng Gee, you're killing me LOL! It's now 5:27 PM and I'm already hungry, and now you're torturing me with photos of this wonderful Filipino food buffet we can't get here in the U.S. (and then the 3 or so other posts above it!!). My stomach is rumbling.

All kidding aside, this is a great and very informative post, the buffet looks wonderful, and the prices you describe in the comments above are very reasonable (I'm not familiar with MetroDeal though). I can't wait for the next time we go to the Philippines.

Thanks for the great post; all the best to you and your lovely family!

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