While the nation cheers on the much awaited JuanMa and Pacman ultimate fight Live! on pay-per-view husband and I took advantage of the traffic-less streets of Mandaluyong. We drive away from the scene and alight at the World Wide Corporate Center in Shaw Blvd. to treat ourselves.
“Tramway has proudly established its name as the affordable Chinese buffet venue for family and friends. Little do people know that Tramway started in 2001 as an ala carte restaurant serving authentic Cantonese cuisine. Enlightened in serving more and more Filipinos, Tramway saw the opportunity to grow and catered more by offering a unique eat-all-you can dining experience. Gone are the days when buffets used to be expensive and eaten occasionally; because in Tramway, everyone can now experience luxurious dining. Read more HERE.”
I first heard of Tramway in Banawe few years ago but because of its distant location husband and I never look at the possibility of dining here. It’s only when a branch nears us opened this year I consider and mark it as a place to lunch out during weekend.
Husband and I arrived just in time for the 2nd batch of lunch buffet (read schedule HERE) however, when I asked the wait staff if that was the second round she told me that it’s the same buffet that started at 11:00am and that the Christmas Special Buffet would start in December. How come your tarp at the entrance says “Christmas Special Buffet” already when it’s not? Anyway, I don’t care more what they call it for as long as the rate would be the discounted one.
I went on to check the buffet spread and it didn’t surprised me that the choices were only some. Besides husband and I went there for the Chinese dimsums and California maki at first. 🙂 So we had more than two servings of it.
The siomai taste way better from the fast food chains and kiosk offering as well as the shark’s fin dumpling though I cannot tell about the authenticity of it.
I also favored the California Maki though I would still be partial to Cold Storage’s serving.
There’s also Fried Wanton, Century Egg and Japanese Steamed Egg. I love the latter! 🙂
You can also make your own Vegetable Salad (Tossed Lettuce/Carrots/Cucumbers/Boiled Egg/Onions) with Thousand Island and Ranch dressing.
From the main dishes, husband and I enjoyed the Sweet and Sour Pork and Fried Chicken.
Steamed Fish, Sautéed Sponge Gourd, Hot Salad, Sweet and Sour Pork
We skipped the staple dishes –Yang Chow Fried Rice, Pancit Guisado and Pasta (with choice of white and red sauce).
The additional feature of the Christmas Buffet is the Noodle Station; we had a single serve in pork soup stock. It’s flavorful and the only downside was they serve it in plastic bowls. Sorry but I dislike it that way. 😐
Buchi is the prominent dessert when dining Chinese so we didn’t miss to sample it.
We also had Buko Pandan, Assorted Gelatin and Fresh Fruits.
The second round, this time with Pichi-Pichi and Maja Blanca
I remember husband had a plate of Bilo-Bilo with Peanut Toppings and Assorted Puto. The tiny cupcakes were the bonus portion as this was not listed on the online menu. If not so full by that time, I could have more than two of the chocolate cupcakes –it’s moist and delicious. 🙂
To date, this was the fastest buffet we ever had (less than 2 hours), burp! Actually, we also don’t want to overstay because our free parking is valid for two hours only, hehehe…
Despite it’s no drinks inclusion it’s still cheap at P238.00, Tramway Buffet is truly value for money. And I won’t be surprised anymore if husband would request to visit this restaurant again. There’s no doubt that he enjoyed the dumplings very much! 😀
By the way, the place is so big and function rooms are available for occasions.
Tramway Buffet Plaza
Store Hours: 11:30am-3:00pm / 6:00pm-10:00pm
Address: UGF Worldwide Corporate Center, Shaw Boulevard cor. Edsa, Mandaluyong, Manila
Tel No: 861-7129 / 706-6351