Thursday, July 25, 2013

Visiting DADS Kamayan Saisaki Buffet

They say that good things come to those who wait. I can definitely attest to that! I patiently waited for a good buffet voucher from MetroDeal and one day I just saw Dads deal. I immediately bought one for myself and some of my family members.

You see, when I was younger, there used to be a Dads (or maybe just Saisaki) branch near our place. Whenever my parents ask us where we wanted to eat, my older sister would always answer very quickly “Saiksaki. Ironically, we never ate there... ever. So that became like an inside joke for us.
When we grew up, we discovered Dad's in Glorietta and we loved the place. For us their price was affordable and their food taste great. Unfortunately, when other buffet places sprouted like mushrooms, we have forgotten about Dads.

I wanted to use my vouchers when my mom visited the Philippines. But during that time, it was extremely hard to call the reservation line. I dialed about a hundred times without success. Good thing when I called in last June, it was able to reserve easily.

Last June 24, we arrived at Dads Glorietta around 5:30 pm and they immediately attended to us. We had to wait until 6:00 pm for the buffet to start. I tell you, that 30 minute wait was pure torture for me since I was super hungry. When it was time to finally start, I immediately headed to the tempura station! Yummy!

Looking back, it has been about 2 years since I've last been to Dads. I must say, they improved a lot! There were so many new and old dishes that I tried. I had pasta, sukiyaki, sushi, grilled food, and all kinds of meat dishes. I tried every Filipino dessert and sampled some of the cakes.

I thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. The singers were so amazing! I spent a lot of time just listening to them (and not eating). I also love the fact that they have new promotions such as the free birthday buffet. It's also cool that they have people going around the restaurant offering food.
I will definitely go there back again! Maybe on my birthday? Thanks Dads and MetroDeal!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Muhlach Ensaymada Indulgence

I am a big fan of Ensaymadas. I’m not totally addicted to it but I buy when cravings kick in. I even buy 3-peso ensayamadas from our neighbourhood bakery. I know that there are lots of high-end ensaymadas being sold in the market. I’ve tasted some of those ensaymadas but I’m not going to name them here. Besides, one remains my favorite, and that is Muhlach Ensaymada from the Megamelt Bakeshop, for which MetroDeal has a deal.


Their ensaymada doesn’t look like the old-fashioned ensaymada which is flat and has the coiled design. It may be small but it is so delicious! The bread is soft, moist and has lots of cheese on top. Best of all, it is not expensive as compared to other commercial ensaymadas.

I’ve been talking about my mom from the past few posts. I just can’t help posting about her! She loves Filipino delicacies and she loves Muhlach’s ensaymadas just like me! Besides, she was the one who introduced the tasty pastry. I didn’t have the money back then so she was the one who bought the delightful bread by the box. Because we were 6 in the family, one whole box was usually consumed within an hour! Thanks MetroDeal!

I bought a couple of Muhlach Ensaymada vouchers from MetroDeal. I gave one to my mom and we claimed it at Alabang Town Center. Claiming was as easy as 1-2-3! Within just a few minutes of showing the voucher, my mom got her box of delicious classic cheese ensaymadas. She brought it to the US two days ago and I’m sure the box is empty now.

Oh, I can’t wait to get my own box this week! Thank you MetroDeal for the savings!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Foodie Alert at Soi and Thousand Cranes

They say that love is sweeter the second time around. I think I can say the same exact thing about buying vouchers from Metrodeal

I bought Soi and Thousand Cranes vouchers some time ago. You can see my blog entries here and here. I enjoyed my experience at both restaurants so I bought the same vouchers for my mother’s homecoming.
If you have been following this blog, you already know that my mom came home from the US for my older brother’s birthday. I’ve been busy entertaining her so this is kind of a late post. This entry is actually about her arrival in the Philippines which happened last May 23.

My mom arrived here in the Philippines around 4 am (two hours earlier than her ETA). That time, we were all tired so we rested and eventually fell asleep. Surprise surprise! We slept for nearly 10 hours!  We weren’t able to eat breakfast and lunch so we just called the two restaurants to make dinner reservations

We started our food marathon at Thousand Cranes, Alabang. We ordered two hotpots and one plate of tempura. We didn’t order a lot since we didn’t want to eat too much. For some reason, we were so full after the meal! My mom didn’t only enjoy the food, she also enjoyed the magnificent view of the city from the restaurant! She was impressed by the timely service and the attentive staff as well.

After we ate at Thousand Cranes, we went to Soi located at Alabang Town Center. We originally planned to order dessert since we already ate dinner at Thousand Cranes. With the scrumptious selections, we decided to get
Fried Spring Roll, Fried Tofu in Tamarind Sauce, Padsiew, Chicken Pandan and Sticky Rice with Mango. Although we said we were too full, we still managed to finish everything!

My mom had an amazing homecoming, thanks to Metrodeal, Thousand Cranes and Soi!