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Feasty Buffet Experience in Basix Restaurant of Dusit Thani

Dusit Thani's Basix Restaurant - the cozy and warm interior!
Dusit Thani's Basix Restaurant - the cozy and warm interior!
Celebrating my graduation, we decided to reserve for a dinner buffet in Dusit Thani. We chose this place because of its relative cheapness as opposed to other buffet hotel restaurants we know such as Sofitel and the like. Anyway, I decided to make this blog post as exhaustive as possible, so I took the urge to take a photo of almost everything!

I hope you will enjoy, and let me know what you think of the place! Here it goes!

The Fresh Salad Bar
The Salad Bar of Basix Restaurant
The Salad Bar of Basix Restaurant
Here are the vegetables available for your DYI Salad!
  • Sprouts, Beetroot, Cherry Tomato, Green beans, carrot julienne, broccoli florets, cucumber, sliced mushrooms and corn kernel
  • Others: shaved parmesan, bacon bits, pumpkin seeds, croutons, anchovies and tapenade
As for the dressing, you have the following choices:
  • Italian dressing, French dressing, Caesar dressing, tomato dressing, Japaense dressing, egg vinaigrette, vegetable vinaigrette, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar

Good Service in Dusit Thani's Basix
Good Service - Someone else may make the salad for you and for effective tossing!
The Cheese Station
Since I was so eager with my salad, I forgot about the cheese set which is a big favorite of mine. Here are the available cheese from the selection:
  • Devondale Cheddar
  • Gorgonzala
  • Gruyere
  • Parmesan
  • 2 more that I can't read from the photo
The Cheese Station of Basix - 7 Kinds of Cheese Available!
The Cheese Station of Basix - 7 Kinds of Cheese Available!
The Bread Station
Considerably, the bread station of Basix is abundant. Although I am not a bread-person, I already felt nice just knowing that I have a lot of choices.
Bread Station of Dusit Thani's Basix
The abundant bread station - choose your bread away!
Cold Cuts Selection
The cold cuts area brings you something to tickle your taste buds for appetizers. Unfortunately, I am not yet fond of munching on these (in any buffet places), but don't worry I am slowly integrating it to my food-routine!
Cold Cuts Selection - salami and more!
I suggest that you try 'em all if you can because definitely your taste buds will appreciate the diversity of flavors!
Marinated Salmon, Smoked Salmon, Yellow Bell Pepper Mouse and more in Basix!
Marinated Salmon, Smoked Salmon, Yellow Bell Pepper Mouse and more in Basix!

Anyway, for this section, I urge you to try the Yellow bell pepper mouse, marinated salmon, smoked salmon and the others as well!

The Yellow Bell pepper Mouse of Basix Restaurant
The Yellow Bell pepper Mouse
The Japanese Corner
If you are into sushi and sashimi (like I am), you will find this corner heavenly! It offers the following:

  • At least 3 types of sushi
  • Tuna Sashimi, Salmon Sashimi and Maya-Maya (if I can remember it correctly, which I doubt as of the moment). 

Sushi and Sashimi in Dusit Thani's Basix!
Sushi and Sashimi in Dusit Thani's Basix!
Japanese Station of Basix Buffet Restaurant
The Japanese Corner - Sushi, Sashimi and Tempura!

Everything else was fine for the sushi and the sashimi. I assume that they were all of great and fresh quality. However, let me have a confession. I don't really know how to differentiate the sushi and especially the sashimi across restaurants. So, in case you know how, please do tell and share. I really want to find out.

The Tempura of Basix Restaurant
The Fresh Tempura of Basix Restaurant
The tempura was really a smashing hit for me  The prawns used were remarkably of great quality evidenced by the soft texture and fresh taste. Along with it was a semi-sweet sauce which I found just right for my taste.

Japanese Tempura in Basix Buffet
Japanese Tempura in Basix Buffet

The Pasta Station

Comparing my experience months back when I visited Basix, I would say that the pasta had a major improvement. I requested for a Carbonara but they provided me more than just that! It was indeed a good treat that made me feel special - aside from the fact that I indeed feel that way because it was a graduation celebration.

The Roast Beef and Other Grillables
The tender and tasty Roast Beef of Basix Restaurant
The tender and tasty Roast Beef of Basix Restaurant
It is good note that the roast beef was of pure madness! I just love the way it was cooked! I got myself a medium well portion which I totally adored! To top this, the sauce that went with it was a a perfect match - so much for the upcoming valentine's day!

Basix's Roasted Chicken
Roasted Chicken - Yummy flavor together with the great sauce!

Also, I didn't have any problem with the roasted chicken, and again the sauce just heightened the excitement in tasting the dish.

Basix (Dusit Thani) Grilling Station - What's available?
Lamb chops, lamb patties, beef tenderloin, pork medallion and pork liempo!

Basix (Dusit Thani) Grilling Station - Meat, Fish and More
Chicken breast, salmon belly, mahi-mahi and stuffed squid!
As you may see above, there are a handful of choices when it comes to Basix's grillables! So, what are you waiting for, it's grilling time!

Basix Restaurant - Seafood Offerings
The seafood basket - prawns, clams, crab and oyster!

Fresh clams of Basix - Dusit Thani
Seafood galore - fresh clams for grilling or baking!
The Baked Oyster of Basix - Delightfully Fresh!
The Baked Oyster of Basix - Delightfully Fresh!
One of the finest Baked Oyster I had was definitely in here! I just love the freshness and the texture! They sure do how know how to maintain the incredible softness and fluidity of the oyster!

Craving for some decent baked oysters? Check out Marina Seafood Restaurant

Lamb Chops of Basix - Dusit Thani
The oh-so-spectacular lamb chops of Basix together with the Roast Beef and Chicken!

Above all these, I really fell in love with the lamb chops together with the mint jelly (which was definitely a soul mate). The chops didn't have a strong overpowering taste common to other lamb chops, plus the cooking was top-notch as evidenced by the tenderness of the meat! Ahhhh, I can still remember the sensual touch of this on my taste buds!

The Chinese Dimsum and Carving Station
The Chinese Carving Station of Basix Restaurant
The Chinese Carving Station of Basix Restaurant
The Carving Station of Basix Restaurant often offers the following:
  • Singapore braised duck
  • Pork and chicken with tofu and eggs
On the other hand, the Dimsum station usually has the following:
  • Pork Siomai
  • Shark's Fin
  • Shrimp Hakaw

The Chinese Dimsum Dishes - Siomai, Hakaw, Shark's Fin of Basix
The Chinese Dimsum Dishes - Siomai, Hakaw, Shark's Fin

I enjoyed the shark's fin, siomai and hakaw! They were pretty lovely, although I think texture can be further improved to result to a more comfortable chewing. I know this may be a tough job which I think a lot of restaurants are still mastering or sometimes still starting to work on. For Basix, I think they are more than halfway already, and I regard this as a compliment.

Crepe Station Plus Other Desserts
Basix - The Crepe Station together with the Crepe-Maker!
The Crepe Station together with the Crepe-Maker! 
Basix Dusit - Chocolate Fondue at the center of the Desserts Station
Chocolate Fondue at the center of the Desserts Station
The Make-It-Your-Own Halo-Halo in Dusit Thani's Basix Restaurant
The Make-It-Your-Own Halo-Halo in Dusit Thani's Basix Restaurant

Basix has a relatively wider array of dessets compare it with other hotels such as Midas Hotel. However, my sister noted that when you make other hotels of similar rank the benchmarks. The desserts collection of Dusit's Basix would appear few to normal, depending on the specific benchmark used. In general, I personally found the number more than decent already. Here are the desserts available during our dinner buffet!

Click on the photo to enlarge:

Mango Tart of Basix

Let me grab this moment to immortalize a memory - my graduation day celebration! Finally, I am out of college!
A Not-So-Popular Kid celebrating graduation with the family in Basix of Dusit Thani
A Not-So-Popular Kid celebrating graduation with the family in Basix of Dusit Thani

Basix Restaurant of Dusit Thani - Ratings 
Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars.
Place ★★
Taste ★★
Variety ★★
Service ★★
Price ★★
Budget: P1,800 for Dinner Buffet, 50% off if you have with you a Wine and Dine Card

To sum things up, I really give my thanks and praise to Basix for making this day extra special! If I can remember it correctly, I had nothing that disappointed me. Consequently, I now hail Dusit Thani's Basix Restaurant as my most favorite buffet to date!

Related Post: Midas Hotel's Buffet Restaurant

Basix Restaurant of Dusit Thani
Location:
Dusit Thani Manila, Lobby Level, 1223, Ayala Centre, Glorietta Complex, Makati City

Contact No.: (02) 238-8888 - from Zomato.com


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