Wednesday, February 29, 2012


You must be wondering why we are now at the Gumbo Restaurant, A Taste of New Orleans in the Mall of Asia.
Strictly speaking, we chose the place because it was in line with the stage for the Third International Pyromusical Competition and at the balcony of the Mall of Asia at that.

The front and second seat rows at the balcony cost P1,500.00 for the buffet while the third line of seats cost P1,200.00. I wasn't able to ask how much the buffet would be if they ate inside the restaurant but the sign in the menu says P750.00.

see my tripod at the balcony

Here is the buffet menu for that night.
P750.00 if in the restaurant and doubled if at the balcony 
The food.
Classic Caesar's Salad

pepperoni pizza

Penne carbonara

Seafood Jambalaya

Where is the Bourbon-style ribs? Must be a bestseller!

Fish and Chips

The gracious waitstaff.

Leiz's plate.

Food is good especially the Bourbon-style ribs.

The view of the Ferris Wheel.

Some images of the Fireworks Competition by the UK group.

This is one of the best vantage points for photographers for the Pyromusical Competition. The BEST indeed!


It seems these few days visit in Manila is the Steak Visit.

From Outback, now we are going to eat at the Tagaytay Highlands in the Mall of Asia.

The Menu. 

The meal.

Hagendaas ice cream for dessert. Crème Brûlée for us.

The place.

The rest room signs.

The food was good and the place, too but pricey. I guess that is the price range if we intend to indulge in high end steaks.

For the Pyromusical Competition, the place wasn't the most ideal since you can't get the whole view. For those who don't intend to shoot, the place is okay. 
But for photographers, this is not the place to be.

Anyway, this was a special treat for us!!!


When we went to Buffet 101, I remember a year ago that this is the exact place where we sat to watch the MOA fireworks for the Pyrotechnic was sooooo different then.

The place is now very modern.

This is located perpendicular to Microtel at  Seaside Drive, within the Mall of Asia Complex and was opened last November 29, 2011.

BUFFET 101 now looks like this.
Just outside the main door, we see this.
The lady outside (beside this sign) had a "map" of the restaurant and the staff would lead us where to go, while the lady placed "push pins" at the map referring to the table where we were brought to.
As we enter, I am impressed with the beauty and class of the place... a far cry from the small seafood restaurants by the seaside.

We find our place in this huge restaurant with international cuisine. 
Isn't the place lovely... so five star in ambience!

There are so many choices, so you can imagine me shooting first before eating. I became full from the plenty choices.

Main Buffet Island.

More from the Main Buffet Island including Filipino food and... pizza!

Steaks and Grill Corner.

Japanese Buffet with tempura, sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, katsudon and teppanyaki.

Chinese buffet.

Honey Spareribs

Noodle soup components... you can choose your ingredients for the Mami!

Dimsum  = = siomai and dumplings

Still in the Chinese Buffet.
Live Suahe

Then the live suahe is steamed

Fresh fish, shrimps, prawns, fish and lobsters can be cooked per request as part of the Buffet.

Dessert Island with special  desserts, mousse, cakes, ice creams and crepes before your eyes.

Chocolate fountain with fresh fruits!

Crepes made before your eyes.

the strawberry filling!

ready for Madame...
Ice cream with toppings.

Sodas and soft drinks.

And a separate bar for fresh fruit juices and shakes. I loved the watermelon shake... refreshing!

The restaurant was almost full this lunchtime.
Most people who came there were large families, group of friends, a whole large group of Medical students, people who work together and I even saw them hold the informal lunch meeting there.

Senator Alan Cayetano also ate lunch there and many requested for the photo opportunity.

I guess he was looking at my camera.

It was an amazing buffet with lots of International cuisine to choose from. It is impossible if you couldn't find what you would like!

It would be good if you had all the time in the world, so you could taste the different selections with pacing.

Come and try this place out!