Thursday, November 10, 2016

Affordable Bites: 7flavors

It was one random day when I got an email from A inviting me to visit 7flavors buffet in San Juan. His name sounded so familiar that I just have to fish. And true enough, A and I have met before back in 2012 when I was still with Summit Media handling Yummy magazine. The foodie community is indeed big yet so small. 

Hello, 7flavors.
This spacious two-storey restaurant is headed by celebrity chef Boy Logro and all the dishes served here are based on his recipes. The first floor is designed for diners who do not fancy buffets and prefer to order a la carte. The second floor tends to be more crowded with its pocket-friendly lunch (PHP399.99 on weekdays and PHP599.99 on weekends including Fridays) and dinner (PHP499.99 on weekdays and PHP599.99 on weekends including Fridays) buffets. 
I read through a handful of reviews before going to this place and most reviews gave it a fair rating and mentioned that it covers the basic dishes and would be considered a value for money place. True enough, the buffet was a simple spread of viands, appetizers and desserts. I spotted DIY taco and halo-halo stations and took a mental note to try it after my first plate. 
My first plate was a combination of crispy kare-kare, steamed fish, oil-based pasta and buttered chicken. All dishes tasted pretty average and something you’d get from the price you pay. 
I went for the tacos next and true to what others mentioned in their reviews, it was pretty good. 
I liked the flavorful ground meat and stuffing the taco shell with all the ingredients made the whole experience more interesting. 
I went straight to the desserts after and tried the DIY halo-halo. I went crazy with the beans and jellies that half of my glass was just that and I had a hard time putting shaved ice on top. Too bad though that they were out of leche flan and ube when I visited. I also didn’t know that they had ice cream. I could have topped my halo-halo with that. 
As for drinks, 7flavors offer a couple of Nestea products to choose from. 

I read somewhere that one of the reasons to come back is Chef Boy Logro’s ensaymada priced at PHP50 a piece . I wasn’t able to try this one as it is part of the a la carte menu. I guess I just found a reason to drop by when I’m around the area. 

Note: Lunch buffet service is from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. while dinner buffet service is from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. 

7flavors is located at 196 A. Mabini Street, Barangay Batis, San Juan. 

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