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The Newest Vikings Buffet Branch in SM BF Parañaque

Deviled Eggs of Vikings SM BF Parañaque
Deviled Eggs of Vikings SM BF Parañaque
Vikings is indeed fast expanding with the rise of its latest branch in SM BF Parañaque. Over the years, I witnessed how people's hearts were captured by the affordable yet quality buffet of Vikings, and the great thing is, Vikings was able to effectively maintain the bond formed with its foodie friends across that duration. I'm guessing this is because Vikings always offers us creative surprises and innovations such as the Birthday Promo and Kiddie-Themed Sundays to name a few.

Vikings Buffet Rates/Prices - SM  City BF Branch

Weekday Lunch
Kids between 3ft to 4ft || P188
Kids between 4ft to 4.5ft || P388
Adults || P688

    Weekday Dinner
    Kids between 3ft to 4ft || P288
    Kids between 4ft to 4.5ft || P588
    Adults || P888

      Weekend & Holiday Lunch and Dinner
      Kids between 3ft to 4ft || P388
      Kids between 4ft to 4.5ft || P688
      Adults || P888
        Kids below 3 feet are FREE of charge!


        Vikings Branch Hopping
        Being a lover of buffet, I was able to give a visit to 5 branches of Vikings already. My very first one was in SM Megamall, followed by SM North Edsa, SM Aura (in the form of Niu by Vikings), SM Jazz Mall and the latest in SM BF Paranaque. In each of these branches, there is always something unique be it in terms of the ambiance and/or the variety. Here, let me share with you a few of my observations regarding the things particularly special to a branch.

        • Vikings SM Megamall - this is perhaps the one with the most variety among the regular Vikings (i.e. excluding Niu); also, you'll find here the most enthusiastic birthday singers/greeters
        • Vikings SM North Edsa - quaint ambiance with high ceiling; the skewered meat here is something to look out for
        • Vikings SM Jazz Mall - modern Venetian interior with incredible wall paintings/designs; also, you'll find here the Spicy Tuna Tartare and homemade ice cream!

        The buffet highlights for Vikings SM BF will now be highlighted in this post.

        Vikings SM BF Center Buffet Table
        Vikings SM BF Center Buffet Table
        However, before we dive in the highlights, let me share with you a little more about some parts of the buffet here in SM BF Parañaque.

        Japanese Cuisine Section
        Sushi and Maki in Vikings SM BF Paranaque Crab Meat Sushi in Vikings SM BF Fresh Tuna Sashimi of Vikings SM BF Paranaque Fresh Salmon Sashimi of Vikings

        Generally, across all the Vikings branch, the sushi, rolls, maki and sashimi section is always top-notch! And with its wide range of options, such as those found in the sushi boat, you'll really get your cravings fixed here!

        Each time I got to Vikings buffet, this is the first stop I go to.

        Seafood and Grilling
        Fresh seafood - choose your own way of cooking - Vikings Baked Oyster of Vikings Buffet

        Another thing that I always eye out for is the seafood section, most particularly the baked oysters. I just find them highly enjoyable. However, let me remind you once more that you should not eat these fresh treasures of the sea with an empty stomach.

        Vikings is equipped with highly skilled chefs that are innovative
        Vikings is equipped with highly skilled chefs that are innovative

        Italian Pasta Station
        Create Your Own Pasta here in Vikings SM BF Parañaque
        Create Your Own Pasta here in Vikings SM BF Parañaque
        The not-so-memorable carbonara that I requested for - Vikings SM BF
        The not-so-memorable carbonara that I requested for
        I've always been a huge fan of Vikings because of its create-your-own sections (i.e. pasta, pizza, mongolian and etc.), and often times, I always look forward to have my own pasta cooked because they do it really great! This is why I got a little unhappy with the carbonara served to me for this particular dining experience, because it lacked the zing I am well-acquainted with.

        The Carving Station
        Carving station of Vikings SM BF Parañaque
        Carving station of Vikings SM BF Parañaque
        Vikings is most famous with its generous carving station!
        Vikings is most famous with its generous carving station!
        The Carving Station is one of those sections wherein Vikings is usually consistent with the goodness and tastiness. There are usually five (5) meat to choose from: Lamb, US Angus Beef Belly, US Beef, Boneless Lechon, Turkey, but sometimes there are variations across branches.

        Vikings SM BF Highlights
        Now, let's proceed to some of the highlights I was able to note and experience myself here in this newest branch, Vikings SM BF Parañaque.

        Japanese Specials - Chawan Mushi, Okonomiyaki and Octopus Sashimi
        The unexpectedly tasty and bewildering Chawan Mushi of Vikings
        The unexpectedly tasty and bewildering Chawan Mushi of Vikings
        Although this Chawan Mushi may not be excellent as compared to that of prime restaurants, it was certainly notable! In fact, in my personal evaluation, this Chawan Mushi of Vikings belongs to the top tier among those that I've tried.

        Well, yes it may have lacked some bountiful ingredient such as shrimps, mushrooms and etc, but I definitely enjoyed its silky texture and tastiness.

        Note: The best Chawan Mushi I have tried so far is that one of Sugi Japanese Restaurant in Greenbelt

        Okonomiyaki of Vikings
        Japanese' version of pancake as an appetizer - the Okonomiyaki
        Upon seeing this dish on the buffet table, I told myself that I should not miss this one. However, I did. Anyway, this doesn't change the fact that I felt happy seeing this dish here in Vikings SM BF.

        Octopus sashimi of Vikings SM BF Parañaque
        Octopus sashimi of Vikings SM BF Parañaque
        This Octopus Sashimi is uncommon for Vikings because not all branches feature this dish in its sashimi section. Without doubt, this is something to look forward to here in this branch.

        Chinese Special - Scallop Dumpling
        Dumplings and dimsum in Vikings
        Dumplings and dimsum in Vikings
        Another uncommon dish served here in SM BF branch is the Scallop Dumpling. Since it was something really new (and foodies were curious about it), it got all consumed up the moment I went to the Dimsum Station.

        Italian Specials - Black Mamba and Seafood Carbonara Pizza
        I didn't expect that the pizza here in this branch would be extremely fine. In fact, if my memory serves me right, this is the branch wherein the pizza really got my attention!
        The Black Mamba of the Vikings here in SM BF Parañaque
        The Black Mamba of the Vikings here in SM BF ParañaqueI
        The Black Mamba was such a surprise with its tastiness that further lifted my already bubbly mood. It was somehow close to a hawaiian pizza but a little different altogether. You shouldn't miss this one!

        Seafood Carbonara Pizza of Vikings SM BF
        Another interesting dish - Seafood Carbonara Pizza
        The visually appealing Carbonara Pizza had this equalized flavor of cheese and cream sauce that was extremely palatable (especially when it's freshly served). One interesting characteristic of dish was the egg on top which added a layer of softly balancing flavor.

        Grilling Specials - Barbecue and Chicken Satay
        Skewers and Barbecues in the Grilling Section of Vikings SM BF
        Skewers and Barbecues in the Grilling Section of Vikings SM BF
        The Interesting Chicken Satay of Vikings
        The interesting Chicken satay of Vikings!
        Just like the octopus sashimi and scallop dumpling, the skewers and barbecues are usually uncommon for a Vikings branch. Hence, I got excited upon finding out that this branch is serving them here.

        Spanish-Filipino Special - Seafood Paella
        Seafood Paella - a Filipino-Spanish cuisine!
        The Spanish-Filipino favorite - Paella! 
        Even if I wasn't able to try this one personally (because I reserved my appetite for other dishes), I am guessing that this one tastes good. Also, I was informed that the Spanish-Filipino dishes found here in Vikings SM BF is something to look forward to.

        Dessert Special - Pavlova
        The delectable delicate dessert of Vikings - Russian delicacy called Pavlova
        The delectable delicate dessert of Vikings - Russian delicacy called Pavlova
        One interesting dessert found here in SM BF is the Pavlova. It's a meringue-based Russian delicacy but made delicate and bite-sized by Vikings. Due to this quality, it melts easily once you pop it in your mouth, and the fruity berry sweetness unravels.

        Meeting the Corporate Executive Chef
        During my dining experience here in Vikings,  I got to meet the newly promoted Corporate Executive Chef -- Chef Anton! Also, he showcased to me his cooking prowess with these specially crafted dishes.

        A Dish by Chef Anton of Vikings
        Special Teriyaki with Mango Crabstick on top nestled in a nori sheet
        Another Dish by Chef Anton of Vikings
        Stuffed Squid with a special playful sauce
        Since I really enjoyed the dishes, more particularly the Teriyaki Chicken, I felt like it was necessary for me to go fan-mode with Chef Anton, so here's a snapshot of Chef and I with his specially crafted Stuffed Squid!

        A Not-So-Popular Kid with Chef Anton, the Corporate Executive Chef of Vikings
        A Not-So-Popular Kid with Chef Anton, the Corporate Executive Chef of Vikings

        Vikings SM BF in a Nutshell
        I was really surprised by the thrilling food variety here in Vikings SM BF Parañaque. There were quite a handful of dishes that are not too common to find in other branches! The good news is, despite having such selections, our old-time favorites are still ready to be found here. All of these make this place really interesting. Hence, if you want to explore a little something different, why not try branch hopping here in Vikings SM BF Parañaque?

        How about you - do you recommend this place?


        Vikings - A Feast from the Sea
        Location: Second Level, SM City BF Parañaque, Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Parañaque, Metro Manila

        Contact No.: (02) 811-3888, 811-4888 (retrieved from Facebook page)

        Service Charge: 5% before VAT
        Store Hours: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm and 5:30 - 10:00pm



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        2 comments:

        1. We will celebrate our post-Mother's day and despedida party on this branch this coming May 18. I'll let you know my experience! Thanks for the review! (Note: Is the price list updated? We moved our appointment from Friday to Monday because I've read that the rate during Friday night is more expensive, I think it's 1,000.00?)

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        2. Yes, rates during Weekends and Fridays are more expensive at P888 + 5% SC, but I believe there is usually more offerings. If you'll go on Monday, you'll pay P688 + 5% SC on lunch and P888 + 5% SC on dinner. Hope your Mom and the rest of your family enjoy it here! :)

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