Monday, December 17, 2012

Traders Hotel Buffet Experience

I went straight to Traders Hotel right after I visited Ocean Park Manila. I initially didn’t plan to eat there that night because my tummy was acting up when I woke up. But after the Ocean Park visit, I was tired and hungry! It’s a good thing that Metrodeal vouchers can be printed anywhere. Once I got my vouchers, I called Traders to reserve a table for two.

We arrived at Traders with our MetroDeal vouchers around 7:30 pm. We headed directly to Latitude and the restaurant hostess checked my reservation. I gave her my vouchers and I only had to sign and give my contact details. She then guided us to our table and we got our free drinks.

The place was not crowded at all unlike other buffet places such as Buffet 101 or Vikings. It was so refreshing not to bump into other people while getting food on my plate. There’s lot of elbow room making it a comfortable for people dining there. To add to that, the servers were nice, efficient and non-intrusive, as expected with deals offered at MetroDeal.

The buffet is not really that big. The buffet is separated into several sections - soups, fruits, desserts, salad and food for grilling. In the middle, you will see the different viands of food plus rice. Right behind that, you will see the pork and beef roast as well as some Mexican food. Never mind the size of the buffet since the food is delicious! 

Since I was extremely hungry, I got barbecue baby back pork ribs and braised pork belly first. Mama Mia! Both were so yummy. I wanted to eat more but there were so many dishes that needed my attention. I tried a lot of food – Singaporean chicken barbecue, grilled shrimps, pork and roast beef, kare-kare, shrimp siomai, tacos and pasta. I can truly say that I enjoyed everything. 

The desserts that I tried were so great that I almost forgot that I was eating at a buffet. Oh, I loved their crème brulee! It’s actually my absolute favorite dessert. I wanted to have another serving but sadly they didn’t refill. I had to content myself with their pudding (which was absolutely amazing by the way).

I will never get tired of eating at buffets. I guess as long as I don’t do it excessively since I know that too much of anything is bad. Thanks to Metrodeal, I get to try different hotel buffets. You can try these hotel buffets too. Cheers to living a good life!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

My Visit to Manila Ocean Park 2012

It was my first time to visit Ocean Park Manila thanks to MetroDeal. I’ve been planning to go there since it opened four years ago. It’s a good thing though because they only had the Oceanarium then. Now, they have so many attractions and I hope in the future it will be like the one in Hong Kong!

Anyway, I went to Ocean Park Manila on a holiday. And, oh my, there were so many people that I almost wanted to go back home! Since I really wanted to have a look at the place, I pushed through. When I fell in line to redeem my tickets, I noticed that there were a lot of people holding Metrodeal vouchers. For me, that proves that Metrodeal is indeed very famous!

I got entrance to four attractions – Oceanarium, Musical Fountain Show, Jellies Exhibit and Penguin Talk Show. They were supposed to give me tickets for the All Star Bird Show but I arrived late. Therefore, they let me chose between Fish Spa and the Jellies Exhibit. I chose the latter since I didn’t want to get my feet wet. That’s actually a very nice gesture because I thought that they wouldn’t offer anything in exchange. 

I love animals. In fact, I have three dogs and a couple of birds. So, I enjoyed the experience. But my favourite part of the trip was the Musical Fountain Show. I actually didn’t expect it to be spectacular but I really enjoyed it. I’m pretty sure the rest of the audience had a great time too. It’s truly a wonderful experience that you should try!

Smile for the camera ^_^

So-called tickets to happiness O_O


As poisonous as the teacher in high school that would always annoy you O_O
I know for sure that I’ll be back again. Next time, I’ll arrive in the morning so I’ll have the chance to watch other shows. Thank you, Metrodeal!