Cabalen Eat All You Can Buffet at Trinoma

We love buffet style restaurants because we get to taste a wide variety of dishes while taking control of the ones that we want to have more of. And in our experience, most of the time, it was worth the price. So, we’ll be featuring more eat all you can buffet-style food places here, like Cabalen restaurant.

Cabalen Eat All You Can Filipino Asian Favorites

One weekend in June, our family was out for a whole afternoon of food trips and we were scheduled to watch a flick around 3pm. So, we had a lot of time to spare for lunch. I’ve been wanting to eat at Cabalen for the longest time so we decided to head on there to try their eat-all-you-can buffet.

Cabalen’s buffet in Trinoma features Filipino and Asian dishes. The price is Php 468 per adult, Php 270 for kids (4 feet and below). This buffet is available only at their branches in SM Clark, SM Mall of Asia Glorietta and SM Megamall. Their other branches only feature Filipino dishes.

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Gelatissimo Christmas of Chocolate Buy One Take One Promo : Until January 8th only!

Gelatissimo Christmas of ChocolateI know, it’s December and the cool breeze we get now even in the afternoon might not put you in the mood for anything iced or cold, but I just got to tell you a promo Gelatissimo is offering to anyone who’s subscribed to their newsletter – a free scoop of their featured gelato for every scoop you buy.

Currently, you can avail of their buy one, take one promo on their 16 chocolate gelato flavors with their Christmas of Chocolate promo. Take note that this is only available until January 8th!

These are the 16 chocolate flavors you can choose from: Veronese Chocolate, Chocolate Fondant, Chocolate Sorbet, Belgian Chocolate, White Chocolate, Chocolate Truffle, Black Forest, Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Almond, Chocolate Orange, Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate Rum Cake, Chilli Chocolate and Sugar-free Chocolate.

You MUST present the voucher that they send out to their newsletter subscribers for you to avail of this. Simply go to the Gelatissimo website and click on the register link under “Join our Mailing List” on the right. If you’ve already subscribed and haven’t received the voucher yet, leave your email below and we’ll forward it to you. 😉

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C2 Classic Cuisine Restaurant Signature Series Featured Pinoy Favorites

Yesterday, I posted about the Unlimited Cakes and Coffee promo at Cravings Center Katipunan. I mentioned we were invited by C2 Classic Cuisine to try their Signature Series featuring Pinoy dishes that we all love, with their own spin to it. Upon seeing the options we have, Ken and I looked forward to a hearty meal.

C2 Classic Cuisine Signature Series

The Signature Series sets below are no longer available since November, but you can order each dish separately from C2. Now, look at these choices and guess which set we chose.

Pinoy Favorites Sets at C2 Classic Cuisine

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Unlimited Treats from Cravings Restaurant

Last October, Ken and I were invited to try out C2 Classic Cuisine Restaurant’s Signature Series featuring Pinoy Favorites like their own version of Kare-kare and Bangus Belly (our post about this is up next!). Since the closest to us was C2 in Cravings Katipunan, there we went.

Cravings Restaurant

As soon as we entered the restaurant, this display of cakes made us look forward to the end of our meal. Our invite from C2 didn’t include desserts, but we found out Cravings has an Unlimited Cakes and Coffee promo for only Php 150 per person. How can we pass that up?! 😀

How can you resist not availing of their unlimited cake promo

Their unlimited menu includes a wide selection of cakes, but you can only order their four featured cakes at the time you were dining in. When we were there though, we had five different cakes because we had to stay a bit longer as Ken prepared a list for our shopping for our birthday celebration.

Unlimited Coffee and Cakes from Cravings for only Php 150

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Yurakuen Teppanyaki in Manila Diamond Hotel

Manila Diamond Hotel’s award-winning Japanese restaurant Yurakuen is proudly offering a totally unique Teppanyaki Eat-All-You-Can experience for all us buffet lovers out there. Instead of getting food from buffet spreads and cooking them on your table’s hot pot and griddles, Yurakuen lets you sit back and relax as you watch your personal chefs prepare food at your very own tables.

Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant in Manila Diamond Hotel - Teppanyaki Eat All You Can Buffet Promo

Available during lunch and dinner, enjoy the Teppanyaki Eat-All-You-Can with unlimited flow of local drinks, local beer, and Japanese Kirin beer, all for the price of Php 1,970++ per person. My sister, Mhel, and I got to experience it ourselves when they invited us to experience a Teppanyaki dinner. It may be a little pricey, but we can seriously say that it’s worth every penny! Not convinced? Let me walk you through it.

Yurakuen's Teppanyaki menu

First, above are photos of the long lists of food you can order with the Teppanyaki Eat-All-You-Can promo (click to zoom), which include appetizers, soups, noodles, meat dishes, and even desserts!

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Win FREE Tickets to The Big Holiday Outlet Sale 2011

We haven’t completed our holiday shopping yet so it’s just timely that The Big Holiday Outlet Sale 2011 is happening this December 16th up to the 18th at the SMX Convention Hall in SM Mall of Asia. There are a TON of popular lifestyle brands and a couple of new ones joining this sale so it’s something you shouldn’t miss!

The Big Holiday Outlet Sale 2011

Yes, you can get up to a whopping 90% DISCOUNT on your favorite brands like Adidas, Nike, Puma, Maldita (likeee!), Plains & Prints, R.A.F, JB Sports, Daniel Hechter, CMG, Melissa Shoes, Giordano Ladies, BOSE, Switch, Hush Puppies, Sebago, Cushe, Ipanema, Grendha, Digital Walker, Light Room, Skechers, Desigual, Repetto, HTC (weehhh!), Lenovo, Nokia, Philips, Canon (woot!), Timex, Monster Cable, And1, Gola, Ryka, Reva, Triumph and a ton more!

If you’re a BPI cardholder, you already get FREE entrance as long as you present a valid ID. And all BPI Express Credit Edge cardholders also get additional perks plus a chance to win in the hourly raffle draws!

Again, here are the details of this mega-sale event of the year:

  • What: The BIg Holiday Outlet Sale 2011
  • When: December 16 to 18, 2011 – 10am to 9pm
  • Where: SMX Convention Centre Hall 4, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City


But, WAIT! We here at Certified Foodies are giving away FREE entrance tickets to all our readers and friends. All you have to do are the following and you can get up to THREE (3) free tickets each:

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Malibu Lifestyle Bazaar 2011 : Get FREE Tickets Here!

Here’s another sale event organized by Malibu Enterprise, the same people behind The Big Outlet Sales – The Malibu Lifestyle Bazaar 2011 – happening on the same dates as The Big Holiday Outlet Sale 2011 (win free tickets here too!).

This is a one of a kind bazaar as big brands like Robinson’s Department Stores, Robinsons Appliances, Hanabishi, Philips, Homedics, Powermat, Hamilton Beach, Samsonite, Canopy Home, Jockey, Giordano, Reva’s, Rudy Project, Triumph, etc, along with specialty merchants, offer you great deals in time for your gift-shopping this holiday.

Details on this bazaar are below:

  • What: The Malibu Bazaar
  • When: December 16-18, 2011, 10am to 9pm
  • Where: The Megatent, 30 Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City


Take note that BPI Edge and My E-Prepaid cardholders get FREE entrance with a Valid ID.

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Lola Maria Restaurant at The Legend Villas

Back in August, I invited three of my blogger friends to dine with me at Lola Maria Restaurant at The Legend Villas at Pioneer Street in Mandaluyong City. I had four (4) vouchers I bought from Mega Deals (oh, don’t you just love these group-buying sites!) that we decided to use. We agreed they’d be tagging along their families and I’ll be with Ken, like always. 🙂

Lola Maria at The Legend Villas

It was easy to locate The Legend Villas. Lola Maria is right at the entrance so you’d immediately see it. The outside of the restaurant reminds me of old Spanish homes. And when we entered, even the interior setup gives you a somewhat nostalgic feeling, like you’re inside the house of a family of mestizos back in the days.

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Dillingers 1903 Steak Brew RestoBar in Greenbelt 3

A few weeks ago, my nanay and I went out for our much-needed mother-daughter date. I had four vouchers bought from CashCashPinoy for 52% off on food and drinks from Dillingers 1903 Steak Brew restobar in Greenbelt 3. After hours of pampering from rO2 Beauty and Wellness Center, we were starving so we headed straight to the restaurant.

Dillingers 1903 Steak Brew in Greenbelt 3

Upon our arrival on the third floor of Greenbelt 3, we immediately saw Dillingers 1903. Okay, I asked a guard for the exact location. 😀 It was beside Red Box. And as soon as we got there, I couldn’t help but admire the design of the outside of the restaurant.

The wooden doors, the brick wall, the mix of hues of black, gold and gray, and the wide glass windows are reminiscent of something you’d see in a mafia movie. So, let’s go inside…

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Certified Foodies Ultimate Taste Test 7 Experience and Top Picks

Ultimate Taste Test 7 in Mercato CentraleNovember 17, 2011 – It was that time again for foodies to come together and discover new offerings from various home-based food suppliers at the Ultimate Taste Test 7.0. This time, the venue was in Mercato Centrale in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

The food showcase was scheduled for 3 hours only so we were hoping to be there on time. But, unfortunately, we arrived almost an hour late. Thankfully, we were able to have a taste of all except 3 out of all the purveyors who were there to present their products.

When we got there, a lot of fellow foodies were still coming in and there was a long queue outside the tent area in Mercato Centrale. We were glad to see that there were a lot of tables set up inside and outside the air-conditioned area where people can sit and relax while they enjoy the food.

Foodies were lined up and seated inside the tent area in Mercato Centrale

Since we needed to take photos of the food for our feature here, we had a hard time squeezing in. Of course, we didn’t want to cut the line as that’ll be unfair so we opted to stay in line. It was a long wait and it did test the patience of most people. But, hey, we were excited to taste all the food there ‘cause they were all new to us, except for one dessert purveyor – meaning they weren’t at the Ultimate Taste Test 6 in Rockwell or we haven’t had the chance to taste their products yet. So, we waited for our turn.

We thought UTT 6.0 was better though in the sense that there were more room for people to move around, going from one booth to another. We didn’t get to sit at the tables ‘til the very end when we were rating the food because we wanted to, as much as possible, go through all the 30+ booths.

Now, on to our top picks. We’re not unanimous with our favorites so we’re not going to rank them again, just like in our UTT 6 Top Picks. Here we go! 🙂

Note: Pardon the quality of the photos. We had to take quick shots ‘cause there was a long queue of people behind us. We didn’t want to irritate them. 😉


Sweet Favorites



(Food for the Gods and Queso de Bola with Fiesta Ham)

Merry Moo Food for the Gods and Queso de Bola with Fiesta HamBetween the two, we LOVED the Queso de Bola with Fiesta Ham. The bits of meat made this so delectable, mixing in with the sweet-salty flavors of the cheesy ice cream. We wanted to have seconds! Definitely, we’re coming back for this! 🙂

Merry Moo Ice Creamery
Contact #: 0917-528-9590

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