Vikings Luxury Buffet – SM Jazz, Makati

Being the big eaters that we are, we gave Vikings SM Jazz a visit. We chose this branch because it’s near my place and because people say the ambience is as good as Niu by Vikings in SM Aura Premier.

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I did not call to reserve a table, thinking we won’t have any troubles getting one because we’d be there as early as 6pm and SM Jazz doesn’t really get much foot traffic. Boy, was I wrong. We waited for almost 45 minutes to be seated. Hence, picture muna. :p

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Good thing we had merienda at Purple Oven first before going to Vikings so hindi pa ako hangry (hungry + angry) when we were waiting. Also, I doubt I could get pissed as I expected to eat tons on food from the many, many choices of their reasonably priced buffet. (Click on image below to see the rates.)

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The first place we visited was the carving station. Meat overload! They have spicy lechon belly, lamb chops, roast beef, turkey leg to name a few.

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The lamb chops was really good, but I didn’t like the mint jelly so much.

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It’s near the Italian Corner where you can get pizza, pasta,

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and other Italian faves, like this seafood dish.

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I wasn’t in the mood to eat grilled meat that night,

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but they have my childhood favorite– samaral! used to eat this fish a lot whenever we’d go to Pangasinan to visit my grandparents.

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I had the grilled samaral with they soy-vinegar-chili sauce, but I prefer it with grated green mango with bagoong. Ayayayay!

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I didn’t get anything from the Hongkong Noodle and

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Hot Pot station even if the colorful fresh ingredients were tempting,

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because I was saving a large portion of my tummy space for sushi and sashimi!!! I two had plates filled with salmon and tuna sashimi and a variety of sushi.

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Also had a few pieces of shrimp and vegetable tempura.

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Here’s Miko with his odd combo (that he seemed to really enjoy)– salmon sashimi and Milo Freeze. Yes. They have Milo Freeze. They also have a coffee station, a milk tea station, a soda station, and even a beer station! And yes, that is already inclusive of the 888php weekend dinner buffet price.

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They also have several kinds of iced teas and juices to choose from.

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Watermelon the best! :D

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Other stations that I visited were the salad station. Loved the choices of cheese and greens. May nuts pa.

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Panalo ‘yung potato and egg salad. Gagayahin ko ito sa bahay.

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Visited their appetizer station kinda late. I was already full, but I still managed to get deviled eggs and ceviche shots.

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 The bread station has good ciabatta.

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I did not go gaga over the Korean, Chinese, and Filipino stations. I think I only got crispy spicy salmon skin from Korean, three-cups chicken, long-life noodles, hochailai soup (not sure if this is the name o sounds like lang) from Chinese, and lamb caldereta from Filipino.

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After 5 plates of some meat, dozens of sashimi, and lots of veggies, it was time for dessert.

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I got little cheesecakes, cherry crepe with caramel, and frozen brazo de mercedes. They have the best dessert spread among all buffets of similar rates.

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Well, not just desserts. They have the best dishes among all buffets in that price range. Only problem was the buffet is so huge, it’s overwhelming. Nakaka-panic kung paano ko kakainin lahat! :p #takawproblems

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Vikings Luxury Buffet
SM Jazz Mall, Nicanor Garcia Corner Jupiter Street,
Bel-Air, Makati City
02 891-3888, 02 891-4888

// listening to Stone Temple Pilots – Sour Girl

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