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F1 Hotel's Lunch Buffet - An Enjoyable Feast for Foodies!

Lunch Buffet in F All Dining Restaurant of F1 Hotel Manila
Lunch Buffet in F All Dining Restaurant of F1 Hotel Manila
As you may have read in my previous post, "Experience Filipino Hospitality in F1 Hotel Manila of Bonifacio Global City", I was given the opportunity to spoil myself with a staycation. I gave an exciting sneak peek of the hotel in the said post, so you may want to check it out. Anyway, here in this blog post, I will focus on the lunch buffet of F1 Hotel's F All Day Dining Restaurant.

However, before we actually delve into the food here, let me share with you first about the Christmas Special F All Dining Restaurant is currently offering.


Christmas Special

Regular Buffet Rate for Lunch and Dinner as of 12/08/2014
P1,399+

Special Christmas Rates
December 24, 25, 30 and January 1 || P1,999 (inclusive of one glass of wine)
December 31, 2014 (Special Lunch) || P1,999 (inclusive of one New Year's Countdown Party Ticket)
December 31, 2014 (Dinner) || P2,999 (inclusive of one New Year's Countdown Party Ticket)

Stuffed Pork Belly with Arroz Valenciana and Christmas Boneless Chicken Galantina
Stuffed Pork Belly with Arroz Valenciana of F1 HotelChristmas Boneless Chicken Galantina of F1 Hotel Manila

Both of these dishes are exclusive only for this holiday season, and you may have the chance to try them when you avail the Special Christmas Buffets. However, I asked the Marketing Coordinator regarding the availability of these two dishes, and he said that you may still catch them on a regular lunch or dinner buffet by chance depending on the cycle of the menu.

In case these two become so evasive, and coincidentally you can't dine here during the said dates, you may still indulge on the pork belly and the chicken by ordering them here in the restaurant.

Christmas Boneless Chicken Galantina || P1,980
Let it be a hassle-free feast and dig-in to the Boneless Chicken Galantina. Imagine savory layers to be relished from beginning to end until you reach that satisfaction
Whole Christmas Boneless Chicken Galantina of F1 Hotel Manila
Whole Christmas Boneless Chicken Galantina of F1 Hotel Manila
The first thing that hit me like a wave was the immensely rich sauce that had a subtly sweet and fruity essence. Next was the brushing of a ticklish combination of flavors coming from the juiciness of the chicken presumably form the tasty marinate that seeped into the dish.

Stuffed Roast Pork Belly with Arroz Valenciana || P2,200
Prepare for the lavishing ingredients of Arroz Valenciana that instantly linger on your taste buds and let the tasty meat of the perfectly roasted Pork Belly burst more flavors making you experience a piece of sumptuous Holiday
Stuffed Pork Belly with Arroz Valenciana of F1 Hotel Manila
Stuffed Pork Belly with Arroz Valenciana of F1 Hotel Manila
This dish was simply top-notch with its incredibly juicy flavors that literally gave me that guilty pleasures! As a friendly foodie tip, eat this in moderation as it may be deadly tasty!

Salads

Generally, I found the salad fresh and the sauces ordinary to good. It was a nice way to start off my pig out here in the lunch buffet.
The salad station of F All Day Dining Restaurant, F1 Hotel
The salad station of F All Day Dining Restaurant
Since I was preserving the space of my tummy for other delights, I skipped some of the available salad, but just so you'll have an idea of what you can find here, let me share these photos.

Thai Beef Salad
The Thai Beef Salad in F All Day Dining Restaurant
The Thai Beef Salad in F All Day Dining Restaurant
Macaroni and Ham Salad
The Macaroni and Ham Salad of F1 Hotel Manila
The Macaroni and Ham Salad
Seafood Vietnamese Salad
Seafood Vietnamese Salad of F All Day Dining Restaurant
The healthy and presumably fresh Seafood Vietnamese Salad
Maki, Sashimi and Seafood

Philadelphia Maki
The interestingly flavored Philadelphia Maki of F Day All Day Dining
The interestingly flavored Philadelphia Maki of F Day All Day Dining
I found this maki incredibly awesome due to the harmony of the fantastic flavors coming from the sesame seed, salmon, kani, cream cheese and nori.

Salmon and Tuna Sashimi
Wonderfully Fresh Salmon and Tuna Sashimi - F1 Hotel Manila
Wonderfully Fresh Salmon and Tuna Sashimi - F1 Hotel Manila
Prepared in thick slices, the salmon was really fresh and fine evidenced by the taste and texture.The same is true for the tuna.

Oysters in the Lunch Buffet of F1 Hotel Manila
Oysters in the Lunch Buffet of F1 Hotel Manila
Fresh and Tasty Prawns in F1 Hotel Manila
The lovely fresh and tasty prawns!
Fresh Local Lobsters in F All Day Dining Restaurant
Local Lobsters at their finest! 
Seafood galore in F All Day Dining Restaurant -- mussels and more
Seafood galore in F All Day Dining Restaurant -- mussels and more!
Generally, all the seafood delights offered here in F All Day Dining Restaurant were fresh and incredibly tasty.

Baked Lobster and Mussels
Buttered mussels and lobster - magically tasty and fresh!
Buttered mussels and lobster - magically tasty and fresh!
I had my lobster and mussels further cooked by the in-house chef of the restaurant, and they were amazing! Now, my friendly suggestion for you is to go for the lobsters! They were really good!

The awesome Chefs Billy and Martin of F1 Hotel Manila
The awesome Chefs Billy and Martin of F1 Hotel Manila
Main Dishes

Here are the main dishes for the lunch buffet, and I honestly think that they were amazing.

Glazed Ham with Pineapple and Cherries
Sweet Glazed Ham with Pineapple and Cherries!
Sweet Glazed Ham with Pineapple and Cherries!
Christmas wouldn't be complete without the traditional ham, and so I was so happy seeing this on the buffet table! It had this sweet nostalgic flavor that further woke up the Christmas spirit within me.

Lengua with Corn and Mushroom
A Filipino-Spanish dish - Lengua with Corn and Mushroom
A Filipino-Spanish dish - Lengua with Corn and Mushroom
Another dish that you shouldn't miss here in the lunch buffet of F1 Hotel Manila is the Lengua with Corn and Mushroom. It was tremendously flavorful, creamy and tender!

Roasted Garlic Crabs
Roasted Garlic Crabs of F1 Hotel Manila
Roasted Garlic Crabs - a seafood delight!
Organic Lechon
Filipino Organic Lechon in F All Day Dining Restaurant
Organic Lechon - that uberly tasty and juicy son of pork! 
The organic lechon was also highly commendable because it will take you to a gastronomic ride with scrumptious tender meat with frequent spikes of potently salty taste as you chew along.

Roasted Salmon with Orange and Rosemary Beurre Blanc
Roasted Salmon with Orange and Rosemary Beurre Blanc
Roasted Salmon with zesty creamy sauce!
Seafood Marinara Pasta
Seafood Marinara Pasta of F1 Hotel Manila
Seafood Marinara Pasta
Prawn Tempura
A basket of tempura in F All Day Dining Restaurant
A basket of tempura in F All Day Dining Restaurant
Seafood Paella
Seafood Paella of F1 Hotel Manila
Satisfy your Filipino-Spanish cuisine cravings with this Seafood Paella

Chocolate Drink and Desserts

To top everything off, let's head on to the desserts! Are you ready?


Preparing the Batirol Chocolate Drink in F1 Hotel ManilaThe Batirol Chocolate Drink of F All Day Dining Restaurant

Warm and semi-sweet batirol chocolate drink of F1 Hotel Manila
Warm and semi-sweet batirol chocolate drink! 
Even if the Batirol was considerably watery, it became an instant favorite the moment I had my first sip. It was simply awed by the subtle bitterness of the chocolate sweetened by maple syrup and made creamy with milk.

Brazo de Mercedes dessert in F All Day Dining Restaurant, BGC
Brazo de Mercedes dessert in F All Day Dining Restaurant, BGC

The following cakes are available in the regular buffet from time to time; however, you may want to have one of these for your Christmas celebration at home.

Queso de Bola Cheesecake || P1,750
Classic zest of cheesecake empowered more with the distinguished kick of Queso de Bola, making this goodie a powerhouse dessert
Queso De Bola Cheesecake of F1 Hotel Manila
The overly awesome and epic cake of F1 Hotel Manila - Queso De Bola Cheesecake!
This cheesecake had this immensely bountiful potent flavors that really hit the right spots of your taste buds! The taste of the queso de bola was purely incredible and distinct making every bite sensational.

F1 Red Velvet Savarin || P1,430
Cream cheese frosting and mixed berries sprinkled all over this confectionary!
The upgraded Red Velvet Cake by F All Day Dining Restaurant
The upgraded Red Velvet Cake by F All Day Dining Restaurant
This special ring cake featured a controlled level of sweetness enhanced by the subtly creamy, salty and fruity sour frosting that blends well with the cake itself.

Pandan Log Cake with Baguio Strawberries || P1,500
Pandan leaves melted religiously to assure the perfect extraction of its aroma and chocolate frosted strawberries from Baguio are mixed together to produce this delectable masterpiece
Pandan Log Cake with Baguio Strawberries of F1 Hotel Manila
Pandan Log Cake with Baguio Strawberries of F1 Hotel Manila
Although it was a little above my tolerable level of sweetness, this Pandan Cake was really something to fall in love with because of the playful pandan zest that simply sweeps you off your feet. The strawberry bits also added more taste to the already delectable cake!

Now, there you go my fellow foodie friends! I hope you enjoyed this feature on the lunch buffet of F1 Hotel's F All Day Dining Restaurant! 

How about you - do you recommend this place?


F All Day Dining Restaurant
Location: F1 Hotel Manila, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City

Reservation Number: (02) 928 9888 or 908 7888



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3 comments:

  1. My problem with most buffets is that I rarely find something spectacular. Something that would make me want to go back. How does F1's buffet compare to other popular buffets in the same price range?

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  2. Hello Isel! Thanks for sharing your insights! I personally believe that the concept of buffet is derived mostly on the want of foodies to explore a wide array of cuisine and dishes, and due to this concept there is hardly any specialization (possibly explaining why you rarely find something spectacular).


    Now, with regard to the comparison, I believe F1 fairs wells with other popular buffets, but I think I need to qualify this. What I have tried so far in F1 Hotel is the Christmas Special buffet; hence, I am not quite sure whether my commentaries are applicable to the year-round one.


    Also, I noted in the post that although F1 has relatively slimmer selections, it was able to leave a "good to great" impression.

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  3. I'm not worried about the selection. As long as there's meat and a carving station, I'm good. lol. The cheese plate looks nice too!

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