Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day Menu Celebrates Its Homegrown Filipino Roots


Guinumis is not your ordinary ‘pampalamig’ or refresher. It’s made up of gulaman and tapioca in coconut cream and syrup. The concoction is cool enough to relieve any hot afternoon. What I like about this is that it’s just mildly sweet and not overloaded.

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day

When a dessert is overloaded with sugar, it just doesn’t taste good anymore. With this Guinumis, you can clearly distinguish the coconut cream/syrup. Plus, the flavors of gulaman/tapioca create a symphony in this mildly sweet dessert to cool you down in the afternoon. Yes, I love this, too!

Sayongsong is a purple glutinous rice wrapped in banana leaves generously sprinkled with chopped nuts and glazed with sweet caramel. The rice part is a mix of glutinous and regular rice. The result is a chewy and sweet dessert, like heaven and earth on a good summer day.

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day

What I find very interesting about the Sayongsong is that the soft glutinous rice comes alive in flavor with the caramel glaze. Sweetness to perfection.

To finish off the Philippine Independence Day courses, we were served more desserts: the Choco Pili Tart and Buchi con Yema. The Choco Pili Tart is sweet and crunchy. I like it because the chocolate isn’t too sweet, and I’m a fan of pili nuts, too. The Buchi con Yema, on the other hand, adds a bit of a twist to the familiar dessert with its yema filling. As you can see, the buchi is fully filled inside. 

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day

Oh my, these desserts really satisfies my craving! The Choco Pili Tart was beautiful, but I had to break it down. I’m gaga over pili nuts and to make it taste even more interesting, there’s a touch of sweet chocolate and cherry topping in the mix. The Buchi con Yema is yet another satisfying dish as it adds a twist to the buchi that we all love by using yema as its filling.  

While this menu will not be available until June 12, the When In Manila team was invited to be the first to preview what’s cooking. My top 3 favorites? Choco Pili Tart, Bicol Express, and Ginataang Pagi. I would surely love to try them again!

Vikings Buffet Philippine Independence Day

The WIM team had a wonderful afternoon bonding together with Vikings Marketing Team. Thanks for having us! 

Please allow us to give you a quick tour of the dishes and a few messages from the Vikings Buffet team. Here’s a short video as your guide to the upcoming dishes on June 12! Thanks again to Vikings Buffet for this preview and we wish you great success. #VikingsPinoyAko



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