Category Archives: desserts

[Recipes] Jolly Guinataan Corn w/ Gelatin

Its almost summer, how do most of us celebrate summer? Some go on vacations, or go on the beach or do other outdoor activities since most schools are having their break. Most of us spend our summer with family at home, or on picnics. If you enjoy cooking, here is a  simple dessert I want share to you. An ideal dessert for the summer season!

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If you like eating something with guinataan or you like maja? or something cold like halo-halo.. you will like this simple recipe.

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Ingredients:

90 g Unflavored Gulaman       200 ml Jolly  Coconut Milk

500 ml Water                                60 ml Jolly Condensed milk

200 g  Jolly Corn Kernels

Procedure:

  1. Combine Gelatine Powder and water  in a pot, stir until powder is well dissolved. Bring to a boil and then pour into moulds. Let it set. Once set cut Gelatine into small cubes.
  2. Combine Coconut milk and Condensed Milk in a bowl. Add in corn kernels and gulaman. Add crused ice.. Chill and serve.

Enjoy summer with this Simple recipe! 😀

Ideas on How to enjoy Lotus Biscoff?

It was just last saturday that I got to know about Lotus Biscoff at the DDI Acquaintance Party.  Upon my first taste of it, it reminds me of cookie butter, which was popular way back. Lotus Biscoff is best paired with coffee, but since I am not a coffee drinker, I had thought of some ways of enjoying biscoff my way!

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How to enjoy Lotus Biscoff? Here my top 3 Ideas:

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#1 I enjoy pairing Biscoff with my Wheat grass drink when I am in a hurry on breakfast!

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#2 Oatmeal w/ Peaches & Biscoff is such a treat for people who love dessert but doesn’t love the taste of oatmeal! 😀

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#3 Dessert: U can enjoy it as toppings for desserts.. its like sweet for my sweets 😀 another idea is coffee ice cream with Lotus Biscoff! 😀

I know you may have more ideas on how to enjoy your Lotus Biscoff.. What do u think of my ideas?  For those who haven’t yet discover the great chemistry of coffee and Biscoff.. give it a try!

[Food] Vikings World Street Food

I love to explore the world not just viewing it through pictures, watching it through the television, but tasting the different food it offers.  As I go out and explore the world through travelling,  aside from seeing their famous sights, knowing a bit of their culture, shopping for some goodies, my first priority as always is to taste its food, especially its street food. But since I don’t get to frequently travel the world, I guess tasting its food through dining in restaurants which offers different dishes and through this World street food would suffice for now.

This August, Vikings SM Lanang Premiere brings you World Street Food. Here are the Menu:
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Tacos Al Pastor (Mexico)- Is a dish developed in Central Mexico, an adaptation of the shawarma spit-grilled meat brought by Lebanese immigrants to Mexico. Similar to Turkish Kebab & Greek gyros, but this one is made from thin strips of pork marinated in spices, chilies and stacked onto a long spit called a trompo. This is very flavorful, one of my favorite dish during the food tasting. –MUST TRY!  IMG_20150723_181158 Rou Jia Mo (China)-  means meat burger, is a street food originating from Shaanxi Province and now widely consumed all over China. The meat is most commonly pork, stewed for hours in a soup containing over 20 spices and seasonings. This is somewhat similar to “Cua Pao” or ” Hong Ma Pao”.       IMG_20150723_181441 Espetinho (Brazil)-  A  Portugese word which means “little skewer” and is the word that Brazilian use to describe what is known in English as Kebab. For the food tasting, we had Seafood kebab, which had fish, shrimps, mushrooms and the sauce under the kebab that was sweet n tangy.      IMG_20150723_181516 Pork Satay (Indonesia)- Satay is a dish seasoned , skewered and grilled meat, served with sauce. It may consist of diced or sliced of different meats, the more authentic version uses skewers from the midrib of the coconut palm frond. These are grilled or barbecued over a wood or charcoal fire, then served with variety of spicy seasonings. Satay originated in Java, Indonesia. Its the national dish of Indonesia. This  grilled pork satay is dipped in peanut curry sauce, I like the taste of the mixture of the peanut curry dip. –MUST TRY!    IMG_20150723_182029

Suppli (Italy)-  An Italian snacks consisting of rice ball, generally risotto, w/ tomato sauce, and raw egg. This rice balls contains rice, mozzarella cheese, tomato, a bit of meat, something new to my tastebuds.

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Jerk Chicken (Jamaica)-  Jerk is a style of cooking native  to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice.  The chicken was flavorful and a bit spicy, the rice was also flavorful, a bit strong taste.. both are my favorite during the food tasting- MUST TRY!

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Crepe (France)- is a type of very think pancake made from wheat flour or buckwheat flour.  You can put fresh fruits, jams, meats or other sauces for savory crepes. As for this, we were served crepe with banana & nutella topped with ice cream to cap off our World Street Food tour.

Now, we can explore the world through the food of this various countries.

Vikings World Street Food available on Dinner every Weekdays, Lunch/ Dinner on Weekends, for the whole month of August. 

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VIKINGS LUXURY BUFFET DAVAO
Ground Floor, The Fountain Court, 
SM Lanang Premiere,
 J.P. Laurel Ave, Davao City
Phone: (082) 285 3888

[Event] Greenwich Choco banana Crisp

Greenwich’s favorite pizzas and pastas bring friends together. and when the meal is over and its time to part, Greenwich leaves no room for bitterness.

For only P109 (dine-in), have a sweet ending to every meal especially on this sweetest month of the year with all-new #ChocoBananaCrisp, a 9-inch dessert pe made with bananas, chocolate, and your favorite Italian hazelnut cream, Nutella.

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The crispy and tasty dessert is designed to be shared, so grab your barkada and visit the nearest Greenwich store to enjoy the #ChocoBananaCrisp today.

Had lots of food and lots of fun with Blogger friends at the launch 🙂 here are some of what we had that night :

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Choco Banana Crisp, Chicken, Lasagna & Barkada Ultimate Overlaoad Pizza

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Ultimate Special & 7 Cheese Pizza 

Aside from the launch of the Choco Banana Crisp. They are promoting their Greenwich Card which customers can avail by paying P100 and they can reload it everytime they order food, they can enjoy discounts and perks by using the card.

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Davao Delivery Hotline  : (082) 225- 1000

  • for orders www.greenwich.com.ph
  • www.greenwichdelivery.com

 

[Food] Saging Repablik

Have you been to the latest hang-out place in Davao? At first glance, we may see it as just  a coffee and dessert place. But on second look as you enter the place, you may find the place not too posh but of unique interiors as they use different are into industrial type of interior. As we got invited to Saging Repablik Bloggers night, we got the chance to explore more about what does this place has to offer?  They don’t just offer banana cue or Coffee and desserts. They also offer a wide selections of rice meals and drinks.

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Among the dishes offered, here are a few of my personal faves:

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Beef Tenderloin Salpicao

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Orange Chicken w/ Walnuts – Chicken fillet w/ Walnuts

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Sisag- Sisig w/ minced Saging

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Spareribs w/ Banana Barbeque Sauce– Pork adobo w/ a twist of banana bbq sauce..something sweet!

As for Appetizers & Desserts everything was good! 😀

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Turondue– Turon Fondue, a unique dessert to look forward to when you visit

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Banana Cream Pie- this one is like banana cream pie w/out the crust plus little banana cue on top!

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Linginging – Lingin (circle) Ging (saging)

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Frosted double Gatcholatto– this drink is good for sharing

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Pomelo juice– this pomelo juice is refreshing! they also offer Calamansi juice

This place is somewhat unique as they offer almost everything banana, from chips, food & drinks.

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they also are selling Saging Repablik Merchandise

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 Davao bloggers @ Saging Repablik bloggers Night

A must visit place as they offer unique dishes, and a cozy place to hang-out w/ family and friends.

Saging Repablik

Tionko Avenue, Davao City

Instagram: SagingRepablik

[Food] Vikings Davao Kadayawan Menu

Vikings Davao launches its Kadayawan Menu, in preparation for next week’s Kadayawan Celebration. Kadayawan is a celebration of Fruits harvest in Davao. In line with the celebration, they are featuring a line-up of dishes that has a Taste of Davao. Its a good time to celebrate Kadayawan with Family and Friends by dining at Vikings SM Lanang Premiere Davao.

I was happy that once again I was invited to another round of food tasting by Vikings. Well, I would say it was another first for me, since I get to taste some of the dishes that I don’t really get to try.  Here are what we had during the Food Tasting:

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Balut ala Pobre Pate -It was my first time to try this since I really don’t eat Balut. since I really have to try this for this food review, I have to convince myself, and I think Balut Pate wasn’t that bad after all. For Balut lovers, this is something you’ll want to try.

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Bagnet Salad (MUST TRY!) – This is one of my favorite during the Food tasting, its Bagnet, a popular Ilocano dish mixed with greens, its like eating Bagnet minus the oiliness or in (Tagalog its called “Umay”) since the salad is a good complement to the bagnet.

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Ensaladang Talong with Malunggay Pesto (MUST TRY!) -Salad made from grilled eggplant, vinegar, tomatoes and onions. this starter is good since the Spicy Malunggay Pesto compliments with the Eggplant salad.

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 Piniritong Lumpiang Tinapa at Mangga (MUST TRY!) – If your fond of eating green mangoes, mango n tinapa mix goes well-together, its like having green mango n bagoong in one dish.

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Vikings Special Kinilaw – A mix of tuna ceviche, grilled pork, veggies and Davao Pomelo.

SOUP:

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Molo Soup – A Filipino soup made from pork dumplings and chicken or pork broth.

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Balbacua– its a popular dish that is made of cow/ buffalo skin and meat boiled for hours to make it tender. It was another first for me to try this.

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Baked Imbao with Spinach (MUST TRY!) – Imbao is known in Davao, this baked Imbao is really good, reminds me of baked oysters and spinach dip mixed together.

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Baby Back Ribs in Durian BBQ Sauce (MUST TRY!)– Grilled Baby back ribs with durian BBQ Sauce, the durian isn’t too strong, you get to taste both the bbq sauce and the durian flavor. Another dish with a twist of Davao flavor.

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Rellenong Manok with Mangosteen Sauce– Stuffed chicken something similar to the usual home-made meat loaf with Mangosteen Sauce, the sweet mangosteen sauce gives a twist to the stuffed chicken.

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Bihod Pasta (MUST TRY!)–  Bihod, Female tuna Egg is mixed with Olive oil, a unique pasta dish. Its my first time to taste Tuna Egg.

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Spicy Baked Calderetang Kambing- another first to try this dish since I don’t eat kambing, this dish is flavorful with a modern twist by adding mozzarella cheese.

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Beef Steak Tagalog (MUST TRY!) –  For steak lovers, try this Filipino version of beef steak.. Its juicy & flavorful!

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Ginataang Alimango– Fiesta or Lauriats aren’t complete without the King of Seafood.. the crabs! Try Vikings version of crabs in Coconut Milk, spicy yet with a twist of  coconut milk!

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Laing at Tinapa- a spicy dish made of gabi leaves and dried fish.

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Gising Gising – A Bicolano dish mixed with coconut milk and lots of chili!

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Adobong Manok– Fiesta’s in the Philippines won’t be complete without the ever popular Adobo! Try Vikings version of chicken adobo.

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Filipino Paella (MUST TRY!)– Filipino version of the popular Spanish dish Paella, Vikings version of Paella is a must try!

 DESSERTS:

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Mango Sans Rival – A feast wouldn’t be complete without desserts, as the desserts were served, we were so excited to taste them. One of the desserts that caught my attention is this Mango Sansrival, not too sweet too!

 

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        Leche Flan- topped with mango and strawberry, its not too sweet. Definitely a good meal-ender.

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Durian Brazo (MUST TRY!)- mild durian cheesecake with brazo on top.

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Cheesecake Sampler – Cheesecake for the night had a mix of banana bits and mango.

Food posted above are only made available for the Kadayawan 2014 Celebration next week! Come celebrate Kadayawan with your family and friends this August 11-17, 2014 at the Largest Buffet Restaurant in Town! Vikings SM Lanang Davao.

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Vikings  SM Lanang Davao

Fountain Court Area, SM Lanang Premiere

 

 

 

[Food] The Stairwell

A few weeks back,  I had the chance to try another new restaurant at Matina Town Square (MTS) area. I rarely go to that area since I live downtown. We would prefer to dine on the downtown or Lanang area. I got to taste new dishes from The Stairwell as we were invited for a food tasting event held at their restaurant. The owner of the resto is a  dentist who just took the Dental Board exam, who also had planned to have her own restaurant, with the help of some friends and relatives, her dream of having a restaurant has came true. Her dental clinic is just a few stores away from the restaurant.

Gastropubs have been one of the latest “in” thing since some restobars are more into drinks and pulutans, Gastropubs usually offer bar drinks, beer matches (pulutans) and good meals for diners who prefer to have lunch/dinner and chill at the same place. It somehow is a 2 in 1 place for diners.

The place is quite small at first glance, but resto has its 2nd floor dining area and you can opt to either dine inside their aircon area or outside for al-fresco feel while chillin’ with friends over good food and live music via MTS Taboan. The resto serves different dishes but with a touch of Filipino. During the event, here are what we had during our gastronomic adventure at the Stairwell:

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Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup this was the crowds fave soup as it was light and flavorful. MUST TRY!

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Imbao Chowder – this hearty bowl of chowder has a mix of local clams. MUST TRY!

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Gambas al Ajillo @ P288 –  Sauteed shrimps in Garlic & olive oil

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Camaron Rellenado – shrimp coated w/ special pork filling, breaded and fried to crisp.

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Salpicao @ P278 – beef tenderloin chunks sauteed in garlic & olive oil w/ a hint of Jalapeno kick. Its an ideal match for beer and other drinks MUST TRY!

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Croquetas de Jamon– Creamy filling with bits of ham & encased on crisp crust. MUST TRY!

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Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Lumpia)– Mix of Pork & Veggies wrapped in delicate soft crepe. MUST TRY!

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Dinakdakan -An Ilocano dish made of fried Pork & entrails in our secret blend of spicy white sauce

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Spiced Beef & Cheese Roll-ups – Perfect beer match for people who likes something spicy. MUST TRY!

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Nachos Supreme- a mound of Tortilla chips w/ Salsa cruda, seasoned beef and cheese.

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Grilled Chicken & Salsa on Pita Crisps – Grilled chicken,slices, freshly made salsa on fried Pita Crisps

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Twice-Baked Oriental Chicken – flavorful tender sweet0-salty chicken. This is also one of my fave MUST TRY! Good for sharing..

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Chicken Pepper Steak – seasoned chicken boneless steak grilled.  this one is good.. but the twice baked chicken got me hooked! Good for sharing

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Salisbury Steak – Pan-seared beef patties served on sizzling plate with gravy. The patty was made of pure beef, its juicy! MUST TRY!

Our food tasting didn’t just stop there, we were surprised to have the finale dish which you should not want to miss!

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Durian Crepe was the star for the night! It really had won my heart! 🙂 MUST TRY!

My Stairwell dining experience was great! Happy eating everyone!

Tell me about your Stairwell dining experience… Drop me a line soon! 🙂

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The Stairwell..

Stall No. 1, Row of Restaurants,
Matina Town Square,
MacArthur Highway,
Davao City

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheStairwellDavao

[Food] Vikings 4th of July Menu

As we all know, 4th of July is a well-celebrated holiday, as it is the Independence Day in America. Vikings has prepared some featured dishes in celebration of the  U.S. Independence Day. I was privileged to be invited to the food tasting yesterday on their SM Lanang Premiere Davao.

These dishes are available on SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Only!

As the featured food was served, we were happy to feast on some interesting new dsihes that were created by Chef Anton & his crew, here are the featured dishes:

First off, we started with soup

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Pier 39 Clam Chowder

this hearty bowl of clam chowder is really good, with fresh clams and with mozzarella cheese is a MUST TRY!  for me.. my new Favorite!

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 Barbeque Chicken Salad is real good, ideal for people who wants to stay fit but still want to have something good to eat! MUST TRY!

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Buffalo Wings w/ Bleu cheese dip

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Shrimp Popcorn w/ Ranch dip

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 Southwestern Fried Chicken w/ Pan Gravy the chicken should be dip on the Pan Gravy to make it taste good. I would say its not tasty. but worth a try!

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New Orleans Seafood Gumbo- I love this combination of fresh seafood in Gumbo Sauce  MUST TRY!

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 Root Beer Cajun Steak -on my first bite I find this something unique, its like u get to eat root beer marinated steak which is a bit sweet with a kick of cajun spice. One of my fave during the food tasting MUST TRY!

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Mac & Cheese

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Louisiana Crab Creole

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Texas Baby Back Ribs & Hickory Chicken BBQ

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Cheese Stick

Desserts

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New York Cheesecake – among the dishes that was served, this was the one who stole my heart! I love the creamy goodness of this melt in your mouth cheesecake MUST TRY!

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Apple Pie

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Peach Cobbler – this one is also a MUST TRY!

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THE NEW BIRTHDAY PROMO!

Is your birthday coming up? Get ready to feast for FREE for ONE WHOLE MONTH! Here are the following 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 our hotlines (located on the bottom of our website and the left tab on Facebook) or PM us 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.

— with Avain Drilon and Lean Nazario.

 

Rates for SM Lanang
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% discountWeekends & 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

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Vikings Luxury Buffet @ SM Lanang Premiere 1st floor Fountain Area

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