Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day Menu Celebrates Its Homegrown Filipino Roots

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day Menu Celebrates Its Homegrown Filipino Roots

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day

Vikings Buffet has come up with a special Philippine Independence Day Menu only for June 12. Please do check them out because the dishes consist of authentic Filipino cuisines that are homegrown from the provinces of the chefs who created them.

When In Manila, June 12 is a very important date for Filipinos. It’s the day when our nation declared independence from colonization. Finally, we had an identity of our own, united as one nation and proudly called Filipino henceforth. In celebration of this, the Filipino enterprise Vikings Buffet has decided to go back to its homegrown roots and come up with 12 new special edition dishes collectively called the Philippine Independence Day Menu.

The full-course Philippine Independence Day menu at Vikings Buffet includes appetizers, soup, main dishes and desserts. It’s a melting pot of flavors and influences. Who doesn’t love Filipino food? 

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day

The in-house chefs of Vikings Buffet created these dishes especially for you to savour on Philippine Independence Day. It’s their way of celebrating homegrown roots and our identity as Filipinos.

  

The Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day Menu

First in their lineup is the Kuhol Cassoulet in Vol au Vent. Don’t you just love the chewy texture of kuhol? Kuhol lovers will find this appetizer an interesting starting point for the exclusive menu. I super rarely eat snail, but when I tasted it, boy, was I converted! The sauce tastes like pesto and gives a lot of life to this dish. 

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day

Kuhol is one of the Filipino favorites and with a twist of pesto flavor in its sauce, it’s a combination that makes this dish taste fulfilling!

Lumpiang Ubod. This nostalgic food is created by Chef Albert who constantly craves for home-cooked meals. This classic dish has a mild yet nutty flavour and differs from the others because the gravy is mildly sweet.

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day

Another classic recipe that Filipinos love so much: the Lumpiang Ubod!

Sisig Pizza is a fusion of Filipino and Italian influence. The chewy gelatin texture of the sisig sharply contrasts with the crispy crust. With a kick of pepper, the combination actually works and is very fulfilling.

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day

Sisig with a twist. It’s a fusion of Italian and Filipino cuisine and the contrast between crispiness and chewiness tingles with a lot of electricity. 

Pumpkin Blossom Soup. It’s served with bits of bread and is very heartwarming. It is mixed with pumpkin blossom, too, which gives it the sweet potato flavour that it has. Bonus perk: pumpkin is also a rich source of Vitamin A.

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day

We all love the nutritious flavor of pumpkin, and with pumpkin blossom added, this dish has a buttery sweet potato-ish flavor to it. Flows smoothly in your throat, and is sure to brighten up your day.  

Ginataang Pagi. Pagi is the Filipino word for stingray. This very exotic dish is finely ground and basically tastes like tuna with a heartwarming kick of pepper and spices to it. This dish goes perfectly with a mountainous heap of rice! 

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day

Has anyone tried pagi? This is a very exotic dish — the meat is finely ground and very soft and has a mellow taste that resembles tuna. Contrary to what most people think, its meat actually tastes very good.

Pinangat is a dish from Bicol which is made of shredded young coconut, crab meat and tiny shrimps, wrapped in taro leaves and glazed with pumpkin sauce. This dish leaves a moderately spicy and stimulating flavor.

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day

Super crunchy young coconut, a kick of spiciness, and the green taste of taro leaves. Pinangat is perfect for those who like mild flavours in their dish.

Their Bicol Express is a miracle for me because it’s not painfully spicy at all. In fact, it only has a mild taste, so even kids can take it without breaking a sweat.

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day

Bicol Express is another one of my favorites in this lineup. Why? It’s not too spicy at all! I was surprised when I tasted it and it was only mildly spicy. Kids would also love to try this.

Callos de Manileña is made of pork bits, chick peas, chorizo, and tomato-based sauce. It’s different from menudo although the taste is almost similar. According to Vikings Buffet, the quality of the chorizo is what makes the overall flavor of this dish. It actually has a smoky nutty flavor and the chick peas add an interesting texture to the softness of the meat while you’re chewing it.

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day

Callos de Manilaña. The softness and smoky flavor of the chorizo and the nuttiness of the chickpeas make it a very interesting dish to savor. A must try.

 


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