Monday, 26 November 2012

Tony Roma's Steakhouse - A Culinary Adventure



I remember the first time I ate at Tony Roma’s, before using my MetroDeal voucher for this review. I was looking for a place to eat at Glorietta when I spotted the homey looking restaurant. I was really satisfied with my meal but I was so shocked when the bill came! I just graduated from college that time and I wasn’t exactly drowning in money

When I saw MetroDeal selling Tony Roma’s vouchers, I immediately snagged two vouchers. Who doesn’t want to eat glorious food in a lovely dining establishment?

The cone of happiness O_O
 
Since I’m from the south, I used my voucher at Alabang Town Center. With just one voucher, I was able to order a lot of food. I got bread, mozzarella sticks and half slab of the heavenly original baby back ribs. I also got two side dishes – baked potato and ranch style beans.

The sticks of goodness O_O

Oh, in case you were wondering: I didn’t eat all of that. That amount of food is enough for two people with a whole lot of appetite. J I loved every single thing.  The ribs were tender and fall off the bone. The potato was baked to perfection and it was so loaded. And I usually hate beans but I devoured all that was served. Good thing I have one more voucher left and I can go back anytime to satisfy my cravings for ribs and steaks.


 

The wonderful thing about this experience is that I get to eat at a great restaurant without doing serious damage to my wallet. For me, good food brings happiness. To end this post, I will echo what the ever famous J.R.R. Tolkien said: “If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.” Thank you MetroDeal :)

Friday, 16 November 2012

Midas Café Buffet Review - Why I Love It :-)



I tried Midas Hotel’s Japanese buffet a couple of weeks ago with my MetroDeal voucher. I loved the food so I it’s not such a big surprise that I came back for more. This time, I tried their International buffet called the Midas Café.
Midas Café is located at the second floor of Midas Hotel. The restaurant is so posh that it literally reeks of elegance. That is the reason why they have a strict dress code – only business attire and smart casual clothes are allowed. If you are planning to try their buffet, make sure that you are not wearing shorts or sando.

It's a foodie's dream come true O_O

I got excited when I saw the buffet spread because everything looked inviting. They have everything that I wanted – salads, cold cuts, cheese, freshly-baked breads and pastries plus a small selection of Japanese and Chinese cuisine. They have a lot of hot dishes to choose from – maple glazed pork belly, lamb curry, breaded fish fillet, roast beef and so much more.



 

They have a Mongolian, noodle and pasta station in which you can mix and match ingredients according to your taste.  The pasta that I had was so delicious! 

The deli station - I feel like in Europe :)
What I loved most is their seafood station where fresh seafood such as shrimps, crabs, squid are laid out on ice.  All you need is to pick whatever you want and it will be grilled by a chef.

To eat or not to eat... EAT :)

Drinks are free unlike most buffets. You can choose from fruit juices, iced tea, hot tea or coffee. You can even make your own halo-halo.


I have been disappointed with buffet desserts too many times that I didn’t expect too much. I guess I should have raised my bar a little bit higher since Midas Café desserts are unforgettable. The cakes and pastries all taste good; I think I tried more than 10 different kinds! I would have tried the crepe if I wasn’t too full.

I tried to sample almost everything there – from parmesan cheese to crème brulee. I wasn’t disappointed with a single thing that I’ve consumed that day. I only wished that they had more sushi selections (That’s not such a big deal though). I still enjoyed and savoured every dish that they served.

This buffet offers more than delicious food alone. It provides ambience that can’t be matched. I would be very proud to recommend Midas Café to anyone.

Thousands of people bought this deal from Metrodeal already. It’s time for you to try it!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Not a scam but only YUMMY: Fatboy's Pizza Experience



I was supposed to claim the Fatboy’s pizzas last Saturday at SM Southmall thanks to my MetroDeal vouchers. I wanted the pizzas to be our “movie food” while watching Skyfall on IMAX but my plan got thwarted. We ended up watching Skyfall at Greenbelt. 

Since I’m a big Walking Dead fan, I figured that I’d enjoy watching the latest episode if I’m eating delicious food. Good TV Show + Yummy Pizza = Great Time!

These boxes will be empty a few seconds later... O_O

I asked my friend to pick-up the pizzas for me since the mall was on her way anyway. She simply showed the Metrodeal vouchers and got the Sweet Corn Pizza and Ham and Cheese Pizza (two pizza choices for the promo) after 10 minutes. 

 I know what you are thinking….sweet corn on a pizza? It may sound kind of weird, but you have to give it a chance. I actually liked it! The flavor of the corn blended well with the mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce.

This can only be amore :)

My friend, on the other hand, feasted on the Ham and Cheese pizza. She loved it so much because they didn’t scrimp on cheese and sweet ham. 
 
The so called "pizza view" (as opposed to a "bird's view")

Oh, I forgot to mention early on that I got the two enormous pizzas for only Php250.  What an amazing deal!