7 Tips to Make Your Buffet Sulit
When in Manila, restaurants offering unlimited food are popping up everywhere and are becoming too tempting to ignore. So, why not indulge, loosen your belts and splurge (both money and calories) on these buffets every once in a while?
Be it The Buffet, Vikings, Spiral or any other buffet place, it would be best to try and make the most of what you pay for, though, because buffets generally do not come at a cheap price. In fact, people always say “Sulitin niyo, mahal ‘yan.” when they get to these places. Well, we are here to help draft your game plans with…
7 Tips to Make Your Buffet Sulit
1. Watch out for promos.
Buffets sometimes offer birthday, graduation and other occasional discounts. Promo sites like Groupon also offer some sweet deals sometimes. The last time I ate at Vikings, the original Php688 price was stripped down to around Php540 just because of a voucher that I used for 6 people priced at Php3250.
2. Go for Lunch.
Do your research first regarding the difference between lunch and dinner selections. Most of the time, they are almost the same. Aside from the money you’ll save during lunch time, however, lunch is also a better time to pig out because you’ll still have the rest of the day to digest everything.
3. Scan the Territory.
Just like any other game plan, it is important to get a better picture of everything before jumping in. Most buffets offer a variety of different food. Before getting too excited and filling your plate with every kind of your favorite sushi, though, check out everything else first. This way, you can judge which food is the most expensive, which food you haven’t tried out yet or which food you won’t be able to eat anywhere else.
4. Grab the Expensive Food First.
Don’t push yourself if you hate meat or tempura, but these are common targets for wise buffet eaters for a reason. Take note that meat carving stations often give out limited servings every time you ask, too, so don’t be shy to ask for one of each cut or a serving for two if you want more.
As for dessert, I must say that frozen yoghurt typically goes unnoticed at buffets. However, if you think about it, a bowl of froyo normally costs around Php200. Talk about a great dessert deal!
5. Try Out New Stuff.
Because of the multi-cuisine areas, take this opportunity to try out food that you don’t get to try out anywhere else. Be careful about how much you get in terms of exotic food, though, because leftovers sometimes come with corresponding penalties.
6. Skip the Soda.
Aside from the glass of fluid that is meant to jumpstart your digestion before eating, I suggest you skip the soda station because they won’t just make you bloated, but will reduce your stomach’s capacity and make it impossible for you to eat a lot, as well.
7. Have some tea.
Do not underestimate the power of tea. It instantly relieves bloated feelings and aids in digestion at the same time. This can restart your stomach for that next round of gluttony!
Apart from the tips mentioned above, don’t forget to just sit down and enjoy your meal without any rush or pressure. It’s all about enjoying the moment, after all.
Since it’s not everyday that you get to dine in an eat-all-you-can restaurant, make sure that you make sulit choices to make both your tummy and wallet happy.Buffets are always tempting, but now you won’t have to worry about wasting money, thanks to the tips mentioned above. Enjoy! :)