Saturday, June 4, 2016

7 Flavors Buffet in San Juan

My office friends and I love having lunch outs in buffet restaurants. We've been to popular ones like Vikings, Buffet 101, Yakimix and Dad's, and also to less popular ones like Primero Casa Filipino and Quezon (Posts on these two coming up soon!). 
Recently, I learned about 7 Flavors owned by my favorite celebrity chef Boy Logro of the Idol sa Kusina fame and talked my friends into going. Of course, I prevailed. Haha! It was kinda hard going to Greenhills from Quezon City with the traffic and all but nevertheless, we were there for lunch one Wednesday last May. The place was pretty impressive from the outside but was rather simple on the inside, particularly the second floor, which is the buffet area. The first level houses a cafe and has prettier interiors than the second. Upstairs, the buffet spread, however, looked delicious 
although not so many dishes were available.  
Here were the dishes that made up the buffet spread on that day:

Different kinds of salad

Clockwise from bottom left: Meatballs with tangy sauce; Seafood paella; 
Chicken with asparagus; Fish fingers ala Orly
Clockwise from bottom left: Kare-kare, Meatballs with tangy sauce; Seafood oriental; 
Napoleon vegatables; Soy tofu 
Clockwise from bottom left: Fried chicken; Porchetta; Pancit canton and tonkatsu; 
Salmon head hoisin
Desserts - Halo-halo; Brownies; Cream puff; Mango tapioca; 
Blueberry panna cotta; Mango panna cotta; Cupcakes

As you may have noticed, the buffet spread is a mixture of Filipino, Western and Spanish cuisines. I wasn't able to taste all of the dishes but among those that I did, it was the kare-kare, seafood paella, tacos and porchetta that I liked best. And of these, the tacos was tops for me and my friends. The taco shell they used was their own, not store-bought. And the ground beef was very flavorful. It was so good especially when you top it with lots and lots of cheese. Yummy!
Among the desserts, my favorite was the mango tapioca because while it was delicious, it also was not too sweet.

Did you know this? I didn't know about astringet till i saw this. I always thought astringent was used to clean the face. Hahaha!
Chef Boy Logro on his cooking show Idol sa Kusina being shown on TV

This is the cafe on the ground floor. (Sorry, I didn't make a good shot 
of the buffet area on the second floor)

Waiting area outside the lobby
7 Flavors Buffet is at 196 A. Mabini Street, San Juan, Metro Manila

By the way, lunch here costs P400. from Monday to Thursday and P600. on Fridays to Sundays. Weekday dinner is P500. and P600 for weekend (Rates from Zomato). Like most buffet restaurants, they have a birthday promo where the celebrant gets to eat free of charge when he/she dines with five companions 

and until 7 days after her/his natal day. 
Going there is easy if you're coming from the Greenhills Shopping Center and going to San Juan, passing thru Wilson St. After Cardinal Santos Medical Center, look for A. Mabini St. and turn left. 7 Flavors is at left when you're already on 
A. Mabini, just a few meters from the corner of Wilson St.
For inquiries, call 5430325 / 7210653/ 5036750 or visit their Facebook page.
Try 7 Flavors, folks and enjoy. 
Happy eating!

1 comment:

  1. For foodie lover like me, having this nearby me while living at condo in greenhills would make my stay worth every penny.