Sunday, April 20, 2014

Vikings Luxury Buffet : Now Open in SM Megamall's Mega Fashion Hall!


BEER early in the morning?!

Of course not! Or is it.... Well, it is not, it just apple and cinnamon juice :) But when I first saw it, totally thought it was beer!

I just can't believe how fast Vikings is expanding. To me it just feels like they have just opened their 1st branch in the Mall of Asia and now they are now on their 5th branch!

How time flies so fast. Happy high five to them alright! 

  • SM Mall of Asia
  • SM Marikina
  • SM North Edsa
  • SM Megamall
  • SM Lanang

I have been to their mother branch in MOA a couple of times and the experience was truly CAPTIVATING each and every time. I loved how grandeur the place is, very Viking of them. There were tons of food, drinks and desserts to choose from.

They have beautiful presentations, beautiful interiors.

I remember a few years back, my friends and I would always celebrate my birthdays in Saisaki, but not anymore.

For me their lunch rate of P688 and dinner rate of P888 is totally worth it! Beats spending a thousand bucks for buffet that is just as good.


Like a true Viking. They do live it large and make it large. They have over 200 dishes freshly prepared everyday, especially for you and 500 other people (max capacity).

They have a ton of DIY- design it yourself counters which I totally enjoyed from the simplest to the most complex ones. You'll see it in a few photos down..

Let us start off with the fresh catch of the day.


Fishies!! We all know that when the fish isn't fresh anymore, there would be an irritating smell tingling inside your nose and we all know that it just goes down hill from there.. But here at Vikings, there is no foul smell because everything is fresh down to the sausages!



Look! They even have fresh Oysters and Clams and a friendly reminder for us because they do care about their customers.


They even have fresh fishies kissing! Hihihi So sweet <3


Here starts the DIY's I was talking about.

DESIGN IT YOURSELF- SALAD BAR
I love to start my meals with a good salad, but sometimes I skip it because it makes me 
DESIGN IT YOURSELF - PIZZA

I love a good buffet place but what won me over is their ever growing DIY's -DESIGN IT YOURSELF! From pizza, pasta, shabu-shabu, Mongolian barbecue, crepe station, yogurt bar, etc

It is a dream come true. Feels like I've got my own personal chef. Isn't that every foodie's dream?!

DESIGN IT YOURSELF - PASTA


DESIGN IT YOURSELF - SHABU-SHABU

DESIGN IT YOURSELF - MONGOLIAN BARBECUE

Grab yourself a bowl of Sukiyaki! Definitely don't miss this one. Ask by the Mongolian Barbecue Station. They will serve you hot and fresh on your table.

DESIGN IT YOURSELF - CREPE STATION

This may be silly to some, but this is actually my favorite! If only I can have it TO-GO!


Now that I've covered the DIY sections, we now move onto the prepared dishes.

Let us start off with one of their finer creations for me.. The international cuisine section.. When I was there, it felt like I was else where.. The dishes were some of the things I wouldn't normally order in a regular restaurant, just because I am not sure if I would like it or not, where if the later is what would happen.. It would be a complete waste. But here I can just have a piece and figure out if I like it or not. Which is a great thing.

It is a great place to expand your food preference because they will always surprise you with something new.


There are tons of potential favorites like their :

LAMB KOURMA
  • Lamb kourma 
  • Seared St. Peter's fish in lemon, capers and pepper corn sauce
  • Beef steak in Madagascar sauce 
  • Clams, mussels, oysters and crabs in Louisiana sauce, etc

SEARED ST. PETER'S FISH IN LEMON, CAPERS AND PEPPERCORN SAUCE
Since they were made with love, of course they were good! Dishes are change up at least after a week and so on and so forth because they are in business the whole year round, it would definitely be a bummer if they have a stagnant menu, right?!

It only means that you can be totally excited again when you come back!


Next favorite is their MEAT CARVING STATION and guess who I am with! THE PICKIEST EATER! Guess what he is having??

I definitely loved their lamb! It may sound cruel to some, but lamb is actually pretty good, especially if the chef knows what he is doing.


I may not be a fan of lechon, but "Oh yes! They do have Bellychon"!!! They also have turkey and Angus beef!


Because they were good. Richie had to have some more!


They do have everything. They have Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, American, Italian, Filipino food!

I am Chinese, but I feel no bias towards Chinese food. But for the record, they do serve great Chinese food. Wish they would serve xiao long bao's! Haha


Just take a look at this Lapu-Lapu fish. Ain't she a beauty? She is very fresh and tasty! At least I think it's a she.

Cold Cuts Section

ROASTED CHICKEN


My 3rd favorite part. The Japanese section. I don't know why but I have a weakness for sushi, sashimi, or just anything from a Japanese cuisine! 

Just no live things please.


Their CHAWAN MUSHI is definitely a must try even if it is just egg.


Why eat egg at a fancy place? Because it is my life's simple joys and it is down right good.

It might be crazy but when I went to Taiwan a few years back, it was one of the things that I really loved and miss.

Even at a fancy Japanese restaurant I would still order a plate of TAMAGO (which they have), just because (and the fact that I can't make it myself HAHA!).


It may seem like I am drinking again but I just had to, it was in a tea cup!


It is hard to eat without having something to push it down with right?

This HONEY DEW that The Pickiest Eater is having is truly a delight! It is sweet without killing your plate combo.

They don't have this out in the open, ask for it in their drinks bar.


They also have a bunch of other things to drink like an ice cold Milo (had a full glass of it), four season juice (had a glass of it), tea, iced tea, soft drinks, coffee or WINE (but with extra pay).


After eating, you can have all the coffee you want to help you stay awake. Don't eat and sleep!

Their coffee maker had a weird UFO glow. Dun dun dun dun!! Which is totally cool and awesome.

Up next is a little of the Spanish dishes that they had.


It is always a pleasure to have lunch with the world's most amazing people!


But wait.. There is more!

I am a bread person. I love eating all sorts of pastries and they have tons for you to choose from.

But what made me happy is their bread toaster. The one you can press down and eject (like a boss), not like the everyday normal person's home toaster. The pastry section sits by the pizza and pasta section.

You won't miss it because the bread-y goodness will be calling you out.



Since I am talking about pastries, I thought "Why not throw in these lovely donuts!?"


They look too good to be eaten, but just like Homer Simpson, I can't resist them!


I don't know if it is humanly possible to eat one of each of them. There was just so many to choose from! Good thing lunch starts at 11 am to 2:30 pm! and dinner starts at 5:30 to 10 pm! Talk about eating like there is no tomorrow!


Don't forget to check out their dessert fridge, it's got sago't gulaman, RED VELVET, panna cotta, etc..


If you aren't in the mood for foreign desserts, they do have a couple Proudly Pinoy desserts.

Some people like my mom can't live without fruits, good thing Vikings has a good spread of fresh fruits to choose from.

FRESH FRUITS
If you like cheese and if you are totally impressed and head over heels by Spiral's CHEESE ROOM, you would not be so happy here. But still they do have a pretty decent cheese selection for cheese-lovers. Just don't expect a room dedicated to it, more of just a tray of cheese.


When my life gets tough, sometimes all I need is a good bowl of fool's gold.

By that I mean ONION RINGS!! I am crazy for a good onion ring and a whooping dip. I know it is deep fried and it is so crazy oily, but who cares. Sometimes all we need in life is good grease food.

Here they have the all American grub! Chicken fingers, potato wedges, chicken lollipop and my personal favorite "onion rings"!

Totally wished there were some curly fries too Haha!

At Vikings, your special occasion is their special occasion! They have a birthday promo where celebrants eat for free!



Let us not forget the future bums of the world, kidding! The fresh grads deserve to have a hearty meal with their loved ones after all their hard work "to stay away from the world's distraction". And where else to celebrate but here at Vikings!


They also have WEDDING ANNIVERSARY promos (but it is limited for now to their SM Marikina and SM Lanang branch).

And let us not forget about our lolo's and lola's a.k.a. "the Seniors", but it doesn't start from the age of 60. Promo starts at the age of 75 and above.

We definitely don't qualify for all those thing, but thank Ms. Raquel for inviting us!


With my favorite person in the world! "Mr. Pickiest Eater!"


This post is already crazy long, but I cannot leave this part out just because I totally enjoyed my stay here because I felt like I was breaking the ultimate law. NO EATING IN A MUSEUM. It was totally how I felt like I was at Vikings SM Megamall.

I must say that their interior is truly a masterpiece!

Art in unexpected places are the best ones. Like this piece, it sits in the middle of the table.

Or the criss cross table in the photo below. But there are tons more scattered all over the place.


Everything is a masterpiece right down to the chairs! Even the boring black chit book is colorful in Vikings!


Take your sweet time and enjoy every piece of art in the new Vikings branch in Sm Megamall!


I can't believe that there are so many people lined (or should I say seated) up outside for dinner time! These early birds will surely get the early worm.. food! I meant to say food!

 
Easter is the perfect time to go check out Vikings Sm Megamall! We can all eat meat again yey!!!! ^^,

Branches : 
  • Mall of Asia : Building B, by the bay

(846-3888 ; 846-4888; 846-5888) (0917-565-3888; 0923-730-3888)

  • Sm City Marikina : 2nd floor

(570-3888; 570-4888; 570-5888) (0917-876-6888; 0919-999-3888)

  • Sm North Edsa : 4th floor, the block

(376-3888; 376-4888; 376-5888) (0917-554-3888; 0917-895-4888)

  • Sm Lanang Premier (Davao) : Ground floor, Fountain Court


  • Sm Mega Mall : 4th floor, Mega Fashion Hall, Bldg. D

(656-3888; 656-4888; 656-5888) (0917-824-1888; 0932-816-3888)

Website : Vikings
Twitter : @vikingsbuffet
Instagram : @vikingsluxurybuffet

1 comment:

  1. Hey working girl!! When are we gonna food trip again?!!?

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