New ways with the buffet

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    In 1939, the Swedes, brought the smorgasbord to America at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, and this would inspire buffet type restaurants in the 1950s.

    The French offered a more refined model, filling their lavish buffets with as a sign of prominence and as a way of entertaining rather than cooking.

    There is something magical about walking up a row of hot and cold items, a carving station for meats, a bakery station, a salad station, and a dessert station.

    The good news is that, after a brief hiatus during the pandemic, buffets are back at SM City North Edsa at Vikings Luxury Buffet, Cabalen, Tong Yang Plus and Yakimix. Each restaurant implements safety protocols such as checking of temperature, alcohol or sanitizer upon entry and no facemask/no face shield no entry. And of course, social distancing.

    Vikings Luxury Buffet serves hundreds of delicious world-wide delicacies. Cabalen has a spread of Filipino and Asian (in Cabalen Plus) cuisine, as well as exotic food, appetizers and desserts.

    Prime Steak House offers steak-all-you-can and features quality beef produce – T-bone, NY Strip, Flat Iron, Salisbury Steak, Beef Salpicao with Hickory Pork Ribs all-inclusive of fries, mashed potato, buttered corn and rice!

    Tong Yang Plus serves a variety of Filipino, Chinese, Japanese and Korean specialties, while Yakimix offers the best of both Japanese, Chinese and Filipino food on your own smokeless grill and hot pot. Both restaurants also serve unlimited cooked meals, desserts, drinks and more.

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