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The Mid-Autumn Festival is considered to be as one of the most important Chinese holidays and has long been celebrated worldwide for centuries in thanksgiving for the abundant season. It is usually held on the fifteenth day of the eight month of the Chinese lunar calendar, which also happens to be the first night of the full moon, hence it is also labeled as the Moon Festival. This year, the festival took place on the 27th of September.  

In celebration of this festival, I was invited to an elegant dinner buffet at the Lotus Court at the Marco Polo Davao. The buffet spread included special signature dishes from the Lotus Court such as the Seafood Delight and specialty dimsum.



The festival would not be complete without the highlight of the tradition - the moon cakes. It has been thought that sharing and eating moon cakes during the week of the festival brings completeness and unity among families.


The restaurant was filled with a festive vibe when Grades 4 to 10 students from Colegio de San Ignacio entertained the guests with their song and dance performances that depicted around the celebration of love, freedom, prosperity, to name a few of the crucial things in life which are truly worth celebrating for.



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C.M. Recto St. Davao City
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In light of the 2014 Kadayawan Festival in Davao City, Vikings Luxury Buffet, the Philippines' largest buffet restaurant introduces their special Kadayawan menu. From August 11-17, 2014, favorite Filipino dishes with a twist of Davao flavor are added on top of their usual buffet selections. 

Here are the following dishes included in their special Kadayawan 2014 menu:

STARTERS

VIKING'S SPECIAL KINILAW
Not your usual Kinilaw as this one comes with tuna, salmon and lechon, seaweed and pomelo.

ENSALADANG TALONG WITH MALUNGGAY PESTO

BAGNET SALAD

BALUT A LA POBRE PATE

PINIRITONG LUMPIANG TINAPA AT MANGGA
Instead of having the usual pork meat in lumpia, this one has tinapa and a subtle taste on mango in it.

SOUPS

PANCIT MOLO SOUP

BALBACUA

SEAFOOD ENTREE

BAKED IMBAO WITH SPINACH

GINATAANG ALIMANGO (CRABS IN COCONUT MILK)

POULTRY ENTREE

RELLENONG MANOK WITH MANGOSTEEN SAUCE
Surprisingly, the mangosteen sauce that comes with it gives off a well-complemented flavor to the tasty and tender rellenong chicken.

ADOBONG MANOK

CHICKEN TERIYAKI

INIHAW

BABY BACK RIBS IN DURIAN BARBECUE SAUCE
One's experience in Davao will not be considered complete without tasting the king of fruits and the city's most popular fruit, the Durian. Others may even cringe at the idea but what more if it's incorporated in a dish? Surprisingly, the durian in this barbecue sauce did not come off as offensive and overwhelming but rather, it gave off a very interesting and unique blend of flavor. Seriously, I was blown away with this dish! 

BEEF/MUTTON ENTREE

BEEF STEAK TAGALOG
 

SPICY BAKED CALDERETANG KAMBING

VEGETABLE ENTREE

LAING WITH TINAPA

GISING-GISING
A very spicy dish usually made up of beans, Vikings' version is made up of water spinach and the right amount of chili sauce that will literally wake your senses up.

NOODLES/RICE

SATEMI

BIHOD NA PASTA

FILIPINO PAELLA

DESSERTS

CHEESECAKE SAMPLER

LECHE FLAN

BRAZO DE DURIAN
I would not really mind all the calories I would get after indulging in this delectable dessert. It was my first time to try a durian variety of my favorite brazo de mercedes dessert which was also presented in a different look, and I totally fell in love!

MANGO SANSRIVAL

For tourists and guests visiting Davao City for the Kadayawan Festival, Vikings Luxury Buffet at SM Lanang Premier is launching its Traveler's Discount.

Traveler's Discount: Kadayawan Festival Edition

1) Tourist(s) will receive 10% discount off when paying in cash or 5% discount off when paying in card. This discount is applicable on a per pax basis.

2) Tourist(s) must present a valid boarding pass or travel ticket while supported by a passport or government issued I.D. to prove that he/she is a tourist visiting Davao City during the Kadayawan Festival.

3) Tourist(s) must be visiting Davao City, and their most recent inbound ticket or boarding pass should show that they arrived within the month of August 2014. They must show that they're traveling from a different city to Davao City.

4) This promo is only applicable in Vikings Lanang.

5) This promo can't be used in conjunction with other in house promotions or discounts.

6) Gift Checks will not be honored with this promo.

7) This promo is valid from August 11 - 17, 2014.

REGULAR RATES:
Weekdays
LUNCH | DINNER
Adults P588 | P788
Kids 4ft – 4ft 6’ P388 | P588
Kids 3ft – 4ft P188 | P288
Kids Below 3ft FREE
75 years old and above 50% discount

Weekends & Holidays
LUNCH | DINNER
Adults P788
Kids 4ft – 4ft 6′ P588
Kids 3ft – 4ft P288
Kids Below 3ft FREE
75 years old and above 50% discount
All prices are subject to 5% service charge.
All prices and promotions are subject to change without prior notice.




Eat like a Viking on your very special day! Vikings is giving away a free birthday feast whenever you celebrate your birthday not just during the day or the week of your birthday, but for the entire month!

Isn't that exciting? Read more below the mechanics for their new birthday promo.


Mechanics:

1) Birthday celebrant of all ages can avail the birthday promo on the day itself and on their birthday month.

2) Celebrants can eat for free ON THE DAY of their birthday on both lunch and dinner, as long as accompanied by ONE FULL PAYING ADULT.

3) Celebrants can eat for free for ONE MONTH on both lunch and dinner per day, as long as it is within the month of his/her birthday and accompanied by FOUR FULL PAYING ADULT.

4) One full paying adult are adult guests who will be paying full rate without any discounts.

5) Requirements for Celebrants: Celebrant must bring an ORIGINAL and VALID government issued picture I.D. with the birthdate imprinted on it, both local and foreign I.D.s are accepted, for proof (such as S.S.S., N.B.I., Driver’s License, Pag-Ibig, P.R.C., Barangay, Unified, Police Clearance I.D. and Passport) In the case that the celebrant doesn’t have a government issued picture I.D., he/she may bring his/her birth certificate supported by any picture I.D. (school I.D., parent’s I.D., company I.D.).

6) This promo can’t be used in conjunction with our current promotions or discounts.

7) Gift certificates to avail this promo is not honored.

8) This promo is available across all branches.

9) This promo is available until December 31, 2014.

For reservations and inquiries, kindly call their hotlines (located on the bottom of our website and the left tab on Facebook) or PM them on Facebook. For more information on other promotions and our current rates, please visit http://vikings.ph/

*Price and promotions are subject to change without prior notice.


I truly enjoyed having my birthday celebrated at Vikings and I'm giving away this piece of information so that you can also have a great time as well. 

Enjoy the feast and eat like a viking! 



I am not the usual "buffet foodie" but sometimes, stress takes too much toll on me that I succumbed to rewarding myself with good food. And although, there are a lot of buffet restaurants already available in the city, I bet that like me, you're the type who doesn't want to come back and taste the same food again and again, that's why trying out new buffet restaurants won't really hurt. 

For over a month of occupying my news feed in Facebook, I finally got to try the latest addition in the list of buffet restaurants in Davao City - the VIKINGS. Davao City was chosen to have their first branch outside Metro Manila, and take note, this restaurant is proud to be the largest buffet restaurant in the Philippines with a seating capacity of five to six hundred guests.

Photo from Vikings SM Lanang Premier Facebook page
The interiors of their branch in SM Lanang Premier really blew me away making me feel like I was transported to a different location.  The restaurant was indeed really huge and that even though it is jam-packed with customers, it didn't give a claustrophobic feeling. Now, that's one good reason why hotel buffets should be threatened. 

Vikings boasts of seven stations with a full live show kitchen that also provides entertainment as their chefs showcase actual preparation of high-quality and fresh food. Allow me to share with you my latest gastronomic adventure at Vikings wherein I was one of the lucky bloggers invited to enjoy a luxurious buffet experience.



When Davao City got famous again for putting an end to a kidnap situation and was placed under red alert, me, myself and I  braved all the way from my workplace to SM Lanang Premier to attend an exclusive food tasting event by Claw Daddy's. My physiologic need for food outweighed my need for security. Patay gutom lang ang peg! 

Kidding aside, the invitation from Claw Daddy's Great American Picnic was definitely something one cannot resist. Of course, who could resist having a dibs on the delectable offers and dishes provided by Claw Daddy's for their All-You-Can Eat Ribs and Crabs Great Weekend Buffet? Try to take a look at what they served us and let me know if you can resist them or not.

Well, the following are just what's in store for their weekend buffet. Expect that some of these may or may not be available on your time of visit.

APPETIZERS
Seafood Cocktail Salad
Bacon and Spinach Croquettes
Other Appetizers:  Tuna and Penne Salad, Shellfish and Penne Pesto Salad, Tuna and Citrus Salad, Tuna and Cucumber Salad, Roasted Vegetable and Penne Salad

SOUP OF THE DAY
Mushroom Soup (delightfully creamy!)
MIXED GREENS WITH YOUR CHOICE OF TOPPINGS AND SALAD DRESSINGS

It's not what you think.

It's not my 30th birthday, nor my boyfriend's 30th birthday and not even our 30th monthsary/anniversary. It just happened that this 30th of the month is something that I had waited for so long. LOL! 

It's actually Tsuru's Grand Japanese Buffet which happens every 15th and 30th of the month. Tsuru has always been my top restaurant of choice when it comes to authentic Japanese cuisine. Months ago, le bf promised to treat me to a Japanese buffet dinner when his first paycheck arrives. That's because he knew that I love Japanese food a lot and I also knew that he loves me so much too! Pardon the cheesiness!

So last night, we had a sumptuous buffet at Tsuru. Even though the buffet was pretty expensive at a price of P755.00 per person, the restaurant was jam-packed with Japanese food fanatics like me. Good thing was, the food they served was more than enough to feed hungry tummies like mine. They actually have lots of stuff to offer - from katsudons, tempura to different varieties of maki, and not to mention, the very fresh servings of salmon, tuna and white fish sashimi and loads of delicious desserts. You'll definitely get what you pay for.

Here's what we ate for Round 1. (Taken via Instagram)

I was not able to practice food photography at that moment because I was so busy devouring all the delicious food I had in my plate. Plus, I was also too shy to take pictures since there were a lot of people dining. But because I really wanted to share what's in store for you when you dine at Tsuru, here are some pictures from their online menu.





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Aren't these dishes so enticing? I bet you're already drooling right now.

And yes, you can definitely EAT ALL what you see in these photos during their buffet. My top picks are their salmon sashimi, crazy maki, ebi tempura and kani bacon rolls. 

Tsuru has three branches in Davao City - in Damosa, in Abreeza and J. Camus St. The buffet is only available at J. Camus St. every 15th and 30th of the month. Don't forget to call them before going in for lunch and dinner buffet. 

Once again, thank you to my beloved sponsor for this gastronomic treat!

What's your favorite Japanese food? Share your thoughts!