There’s no doubt that husband and I enjoyed dining out (it pretty shows on our bulging tummies 🙂 ), so, last Saturday prior driving to Cavite for the long weekend, we gave our palate a taste of international cuisine as we sampled Basix at Dusit Thani.
We arrived Dusit at 11am because I booked for lunch this time instead of the usual dinner, so, to kill time while waiting for the 11:30 lunch buffet we lounge at the hotel lobby and found ourselves amused on the Thai music played by this charming lady.
The Thai Zither was something very new for me and probably to most of the people who were around that day.
I shy away when husband told me to strike a pose beside the girl, I content with my own hehehe…
It was an advantage that I booked a month earlier so that gives us a comfy window seat, and soon as husband and I get settled with our seats we started our feast.
I went around first to check the spread, it wasn’t wide compared to Spiral and Circles but if you’re like me who gets easily pleased with seafood stations and rich display of desserts then Basix is not bad to be an option.
I had pumpkin soup and soft rolls at the start
And had a plate of California maki and slices of ham at the same time. I favored the black pepper ham 😀
I bumped with husband at the salad station busy with his own creation
And he also had grilled salmon and shrimp skewers to share. I especially love the skewers!
The next set we enjoyed,
Steamed veggies, boiled shrimps, mixed vegetable tempura. On this part, I suddenly asked myself, how come there were no shrimp tempura at all?
Grilled lamb chop, I only wish it was cooked well done. Nonetheless, despite the slight redness it was so tasty!
At the carving station, this is the star –Roast Beef!
I sampled and had it well done. I pour plenty of gravy to give flavor to and surprisingly husband liked it,
so, he gets another serving for us which we paired with our glasses of wine.
I sampled some of this, I don’t know how it’s called but it’s like a seafood salad with shrimp, squid and fish garnished with bell pepper and dill.
I didn’t try anything from the Indian Tandoori Kabab Station as it looks so dry for me.
By the way, there was also a Soup Station where you can choose your own toppings and since it was raining last Saturday it was a hit compared to its nearby Lumpiang Ubod Station, which I guess was a miss 😐 .
Amongst the fare we tried, the shrimp skewer became our favorite. I think we ate more than 10 sticks, and if not saving room for desserts I can finish off another 3 sticks or even 5, hehehe…
The final round – crepes, slices of cakes, fresh fruits, ice cream, chocolate fondue and halo-halo. Everything looks so delectable!
I had two servings of mango crepe with vanilla ice cream.
And husband and I sampled these slices!
Chilled juices are self-served while you have to request local beers and wines. Believe that I had two glasses of red wine while the husband had white wine and San Mig Light.
We even had the chance to wash out a little with the aid of Camomille tea 🙂 .
I couldn’t complain much despite the deceiving highlights which Cash Cash Pinoy put in prints. Like the fresh oysters, newly-cooked tempura, sliced tuna which were all missing that day. For P699 per head it’s fairly reasonable + I get to bring home pasalubong from Dusit Gourmet, yummy Cheese Rolls for P25 per piece.
Now, if you will ask me if I want this deal back. Yes! I would love to bring my family here and let them experience the good food combined with nice ambiance, it rarely happen that we dine out lavishly as a family, so, I guess this one would be a good deal then 🙂 .
For Inquiries and Reservations:
Dusit Thani Manila
Ayala Centre, Makati City
Tel. +63 (2) 2388888 ext 8430
Lunch Buffet – P1600 net
Dinner Buffet – P1800 net
***Additional P500 net for free-flowing drinks (softdrinks, chilled juices, local beers and wines)
Children 6-12 year old are entitled for 50% discount, while 5 years old and below are free of charge
Breakfast Buffet, 6:00am to 10:00am
Lunch Buffet, 11:30am to 2:30pm
Dinner Buffet, 6:00pm to 10:00pm