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Dinner Buffet in MIDAS CAFE of the Midas Hotel and Casino

November 2013 - Just a few weeks before we welcomed the year 2014, my family and I were able to dine in the Midas Cafe of Midas Hotel for the celebration of my mom's birthday! Since, I had a great buffet experience there, I decided to share the wonderful experience with you here.

Note: I know this post was long due, but I just found the inspiration and energy to finish up this now. #stressedlife

Midas Cafe - The Place
The interior of Midas Cafe - lights, prisms and greens!
The interior of Midas Cafe - lights, prisms and greens!
Deviating from the minimalist style, the interior of Midas Cafe was ironically bright and dark at the same time. The place is supposedly dimly lit, but the mirrors tend to spread out the glow. This created the oxymoron-ic ambiance.

Also, I was half-way into totally liking the place, because I found the interiors complex and distracting, but that wasn't exactly the point because the food deserves so much attention rather than the place itself.

The Dinner Buffet
It was a nice thing that Midas didn't stop me from taking photos of the place as well as the food. However, I tried taking the photos as discretely as possible. Sadly, this resulted to a set of not-so-great photos. Still, I hope you will be able to appreciate them!

Let's begin with the appetizers first - specifically with the fruits!
Fruits for appetizers in Midas Cafe Buffet
Fruits for appetizers in Midas Cafe Buffet
Now, how about we take a brief tour of the cheese station:
Midas Cafe Cheese Station
The selected cheeses - limited but fantastic! 
Apparently, there was only a limited selection of cheeses, but still I found them sufficient enough to kick up my taste buds!

How about we check out the salad bar?
Salad Bar in Midas Hotel Restaurant
Salad Bar of Midas Hotel Restaurant
Dress up your salad with 5 varieties to choose from: (1) Caesar Dressing, (2) Thousand Island, (3) Balsamic Dressing, (4) Midas Dressing and (5) French Dressing

If you can't get enough of the healthy eating, why not satisfy your Japanese Raw cravings with the sushi and sashimi of Midas Cafe?

The Sushi Bar of Midas Cafe - Sushi, sashimi and more!
The Sushi Bar of Midas Cafe - Sushi, sashimi and more!
As you may notice, the sushi bar is not filled several varieties; however, everything offered tends to be refilled fast. Plus, you will really enjoy the great quality and freshness of all the sashimis here!


A plateful of Salmon and Tuna Sashimi - perfect for the night!
A plateful of Salmon and Tuna Sashimi - perfect for the night!
If you want to load yourself up with some carbs, why not drop by the Bread Station of Midas Cafe.
Bread and Pizza Station of Midas Cafe
Bread and Pizza Station of Midas Cafe
There was a handful of breads to choose from, plus you may go double carbs with the pizzas!

Alright, if you are into soups, Midas Cafe offers at least one soup for the night. This one varies per day, but what we had that time was some cream of pumpkin.
Freshly Made Cream of Pumpkin Soup
Freshly Made Cream of Pumpkin Soup 
Seafood Delight
If you are so into seafood like I am, you will feel a short bliss here in Midas. You may go for some fish (e.g. salmon), shrimps and mussels. Also, with the grilling station of the restaurant, you can have it cooked the way you want it to be!
Fresh Seafood Bar of Midas Cafe - Dinner Buffet
Fresh Seafood Bar of Midas Cafe - Dinner Buffet

Well, if you happen not to like seafood, here's something harder to resist - roast beef!
The tantalizing roast beef of Midas Hotel - tender but rare
The tantalizing roast beef of Midas Hotel - tender but mostly rare

Just to let you know, the beef was mostly rare, but fret not, you may have it seared in the grilling station.

Now, let's go check out some of the offerings:
Beef Bourguignon - tender beef matched with savory and tasty tomato-based sauce
Beef Bourguignon of Midas Cafe
Beef Bourguignon of Midas Cafe

Lengua Estofada - perfectly cooked ox tongue marked with tenderness and interesting flavor
Lengua Estofada - a Spanish-Filipino favorite!

The Bicol Express - taste the spiciness of this Bicolano dish!
Bicol Express - a local treasure
Bicol Express - a local treasure
Fresh from the Grilling Station - the cheesy baked mussels!
Grilling Station - have-it-your-way Baked Clams of Midas Restaurant
Grilling Station - have-it-your-way Baked Clams of Midas Restaurant
Here's something a little interesting - the beef kebab. Sadly, the recipe sometimes gets inconsistent because weeks before this particular dinner, I was able to try it, and I intensely loved the kebabs. However, this one we just had went a little overboard in terms of the curry taste.

PS: I disliked the taste of curry, so if you happen to be the opposite. You may really enjoy this one.
Midas Cafe Beef Kebabs - inconsistent but has a great potential!
Beef Kebabs - inconsistent but has a great potential!
Dessert time!
One thing I personally love about buffets is the desserts section. It was a relief that Midas offers a decent line-up of desserts!
Crepe, Ice Cream and Halo-Halo Station of Midas Cafe - craft your own!
Crepe, Ice Cream and Halo-Halo Station of Midas Cafe - craft your own!
Like common buffet restaurants around town, Midas has an ice cream/halo-halo/crepe station. The great thing about this is that you may request for anything you'd like for your dessert!

Desserts in a shot-glass in Midas Cafe!
Desserts in a shot-glass in Midas Cafe!
Make Your Own Halo-Halo in Midas Cafe!
Make Your Own Halo-Halo in Midas Cafe!

Sugar-rush in Midas Hotel's Dessert Bar!
Sugar-rush in Midas Hotel's Dessert Bar!

Midas Hotel Desserts Photo
Close Up Dessert - Chocolate Goodness is a tea-cup shaped plate
Anyway, like I've mentioned the dessert selection is not as wide as you may expect, but it is wide and sufficient enough to satisfy your sweet needs.

Dessert Bar Selection of Midas - Grand Manier Cream Puff
Dessert Bar Selection of Midas - Grand Manier Cream Puff 

Midas Cafe in a Nutshell and Rating Overview
Place:  
Taste
Service
Price

Budget:
At least P2088 each person
Well, practically, that's about it! Basically, I just gave a run-through of what you can find there. Hopefully, you found this interesting and pleasing as well. Highlights of the night include the baked mussles, Lengua Estofada, Beef Bourguignon and the sashimis.

Without questions, I recommend that you check out this place because Midas Cafe is definitely a "something" too!





Midas Cafe
Location:
Midas Hotel and Casino
2702 Roxas Boulevard,
San Rafael, Pasay City

Contact No: (02) 902-0100 (from Zomato)

Dinner Buffet Price:
P2,088+ (as of November 2013)



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2 comments:

  1. Not bad for the price. I'll indulge on the Roast Beef when I visit. hehehehe

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    1. Thanks for the visit Michy! Roast Beef station always fascinates me. I don't know why, or maybe I just don't see a huge chunk of meat from time to time. :)

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