Last month in Hong Kong when we had a day tour at Disneyland, we dine in at the Plaza Inn Restaurant which houses yummy Cantonese cuisines.
Plaza Inn’s Interior was inspired by the movie Mulan. Color changing Chinese lanterns were hanging o the garden setup in the middle of the restaurant.
I forgot the name of the rice but it’s yummy… and that’s the biggest Hakaw I’ve seen so far and it was tasty!
And so the smokeless electric grill was powered backed on again and this time to celebrate Nanie’s Birthday!
We were supposed to go to Resorts World to watch Green Lantern and try our luck at the casino. However, due to weather we decided to follow our Greedy self and binge eating with Yakimix’s food!
Waiting for Jobane and Orville and The Ayala Lounge
Nanie wanted to try the Photo Booth at Time Zone so we went on while waiting for Jobane.
The Birthday Celebrant
Yakimix Staff had to sing a Happy Birthday song for Nanie
After Yakimix, we needed something to help digest the excessive amount of food we eat.
It was fun catching with you guys. Thanks Nanie for the treat! We will celebrate more on the 9th!
Aunt Hattie is leaving soon so instead of the usual Despidida party at home wherein the entire barrio would stock up your handa for the next day consumption, we decided to just eat out with the immediate family members.
So even if it’s raining non-stop yesterday, we manage to bring the entire Reyes clan to Yakimix at Greenbelt 3.
We had to be at the mall early as my sister wants to go shopping and we need to list down our reservation at Yakimix.
Bonding Time with the Kiddos
Everyone seems to be satisfied with the food they eat and enjoyed the time we had spent in Yakimix even if its just 3.5 hours (we were planning to stay till it closes).
So as we call out the night, here’s a Major Major way to end Tita’s Despidida!
A group pic with Venus Raj
After claiming my gift pack in Shangri La, I took a cab to Megamall (yes I took a cab ‘coz its too Hot to walk along Edsa) to check some stuffs for my future niece at Sanrio and to meet my sister.
We bought some baby clothes from Gift Gate and check out the other Sanrio shop in Building A. Sanrio don’t have stock of the bag we were looking for so they have to check on other branch who has one. The attendant told us they have one in Greenhills so we decided to drive to Greenhills so we can try dining in at the infamous Lugang Cafe.
It was too early to dine in at Lugang as it was Tea Time when we found the place. We decided to buy the stuffs we needed in Sanrio be back during dinner time.
Lugang Cafe is owned by Peter and Annie Chua who serves cuisine from Taiwan, Beijing and Shanghai. It is said that the owners of Lugang lives in front of the restaurant which I think is a good move in setting up a business since you can look over your business 24/7.
At first look, Lugang’s exterior and interior can be intimidating as it has the look and feel of a fine dining. I like the look of the high ceiling area. You can enjoy the water falls like on the wall, the overhanging lights are magnificent, the doors, and the chairs and tables.
We supposed to drive back to Lugang by 6PM we spent quite some time in car displays and 5th wheel insurance terms. So we arrived few minutes before 7PM which is just right in time that parking area is not yet jam packed.
Here’s what we ordered:
Taiwanese Stewed Pork Php 190
For someone who have tried Din Tai Fung already, there’s always high expectations when dining in a restaurant who serves Xiao Long Bao. I have tried several places here in Manila that offers XLB but I can say Lugang’s Xiao Long Bao’s the best in Manila. Of course no match for Din Tai Fung’s.
As a whole, the food is great and dimsums are the best. However, their servings too small for our appetite (that we have to order another set of fried rice and a cup of plain rice for our satisfaction) and for the price. But dining in a place with such great ambience, I don’t have any complaints. Not to mention that I’ve enjoyed my Cranberry Juice – the best so far!
Here’s the address and other information:
116 Connecticut St.
Northeast Greenhills, San Juan, Philippines
(632) 721 9100/ (632) 570 9011
After our weekend in Baguio and right before I flew in to Hong Kong, Sally and I decided to meet up one Friday afternoon after my shift to catch up for more stories. Since I was planning to get my hair done, we decided to meet at the Salon before heading out to Makati.
Sally arrived in her long sleeve pull over and some jeans skirt at this broad day light. It was so freaking hot and we have to line up to wait for a cab that will drive us to our super late lunch!
I was longing to dine-in at Yakimix but I don’t know which one to drag as dining alone in a buffet is the last thing on my mind. For me it’s not appropriate though I have done that in San Diego few years back when I went to Las Americas to shop alone.
We arrived around 4PM in Greenbelt and headed to Yakimix. The dinner buffet starts at 6:00 PM and that means we just need to leave our name and stroll around the mall for a while and be back when it starts.
Yakimix is a buffet type of restaurant. It serves Japanes, Chinese, Korean and Mongolian type of food you want to grill on their Smokeless Griller and eat. People would gather around at the entrance for a while and waited for name to be called. As soon as your name was called, an attendant will bring you to your table and assist you in firing up the griller.
They have wide variety of foods to offer. All kinds of meat, sushi, soups, appetizers, salads, noodles, and desserts. I find the food ok for my palette.. actually its more than ok as I enjoyed the soup, sushi and grilling. If they have a branch closer to where I live and offer restaurant delivery, I would call them as often as I can.
Sally and I enjoyed our meal and sharing of stories that we haven’t noticed that we stayed for hours on our table. The restaurant was actually jammed and you can say that the Manager is having a problem on how they can accommodate all the pre-listed customers and the people waiting outside.
I would recommend Yakimix to those who are heavy eater and would love to experience Smokeless Grill Restaurant. Dinner starts at 6PM and continues until 11PM. It costs Php 580 (not bad actually) per head and Php 55 for a bottomless drinks.
I think Yakimix has more to offer on dinner than on lunch.. but I’m not sure, I just noticed when we tried dining in TriNoma branch during lunch hours.